Logo Nederland 2
|Launched||October 1, 1964|
|Picture format||576i (PAL) 16:9
|Audience share||6.8% (2012, )|
|Broadcast area||National. Also available in Belgium and Germany.|
|Formerly called||TV2 (1990-2000)|
|Sister channel(s)||Nederland 1
|Digitenne (FTA)||Channel 2 (SD)|
|CanalDigitaal (FTV)||Channel 2 (HD)|
|TV Vlaanderen (Belgium)||Channel 17 (HD)|
|Ziggo||Channel 2 (SD/HD)|
Channel 2 (HD)
Channel 2 (SD)
Channel 72 (HD)
|CAIW||Channel 2 (SD)
Channel 402 (HD)
|Setar (Aruba)||Channel 52|
|Mine TV||Channel 2|
|Belgacom TV (Belgium)||Channel 21|
|UPC Horizon||Watch live (Netherlands only)|
Nederland 2 (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌneːdərlɑnt ˈtʋeː]) is a Dutch television channel, one of three alongside Nederland 1 and Nederland 3. It was established on October 1, 1964 at 20:00, initially with a 2.5 hours schedule until 22:30. In September 1967 colour broadcasts were introduced on Nederland 2. Nederland 2 tends to broadcast sports, light entertainment, news and current affairs programming.
Until the launch of Nederland 3 in 1988 Nederland 2 was the mainstay of the broadcasters AVRO, TROS, VOO/Veronica and VPRO, earning it the nickname ATV. In 1995 VOO/Veronica split from the Netherlands Public Broadcasting to become a commercial channel.
On 16 September 2007 the NPO channels Nederland 1, Nederland 2 and Nederland 3 switched completely to anamorphic widescreen, before that time some of the programming was already broadcast in widescreen.
On 4 July 2009 all three channels began simulcasting in 1080i high-definition. Before the launch of the permanent HD service, a test version of the Nederland 1 HD channel was made available from 2 June 2008 until 24 August 2008 in order to broadcast Euro 2008, the 2008 Tour de France, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in HD.
Nederland 2 broadcasts Nederland 1 news relay with sign language.
- "Jaarrapport 2012". Stichting Kijk Onderzoek.
- JK (2009-06-16). "Nederlandse Publieke Omroep dicht bij start HDTV". TotaalTV (in Dutch). SBS Broadcasting. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
- (Dutch) Nederland 2