|Launched||1 October 1964|
|Picture format||576i (PAL) 16:9
|Audience share||6.8% (2012, )|
|Slogan||"Vertelt het hele verhaal"
(Tells the whole story)
|Broadcast area||National. Also available in Belgium and Germany.|
|Formerly called||TV2 (1990-2000)
Nederland 2 (2000-2014)
|Sister channel(s)||NPO 1
|Website||NPO 2 website|
|Digitenne (FTA)||Channel 2 (SD)|
|CanalDigitaal (FTV)||Channel 2 (HD)|
|TV Vlaanderen (Belgium)||Channel 17 (HD)|
|Ziggo||Channel 2 (SD/HD)|
|CAIW||Channel 2 (SD)
Channel 402 (HD)
|Setar (Aruba)||Channel 52|
|Mine TV||Channel 2|
|Belgacom TV (Belgium)||Channel 21|
|Horizon||Horizon.tv (Netherlands only)|
NPO 2 (formerly Nederland 2 Dutch pronunciation: [ˌneːdərlɑnt ˈtʋeː] until 2014) is a Dutch television channel, one of three alongside NPO 1 and NPO 3. It was established on 1 October 1964 at 20:00, initially with a 2.5 hours schedule until 22:30. In September 1967, colour broadcasts were introduced on NPO 2.
NPO 2 tends to broadcast sports, light entertainment, news and current affairs programming.
Until the launch of NPO 3 in 1988, NPO 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.
NPO 2 simulcasts NPO 1 news with sign language.
- "Jaarrapport 2012" (PDF). Stichting Kijk Onderzoek.
- JK (2009-06-16). "Nederlandse Publieke Omroep dicht bij start HDTV". TotaalTV (in Dutch). SBS Broadcasting. Retrieved 2009-06-03.