|Launched||11 September 1961|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
South Tyrol (Italy)
|Formerly called||Versuchsprogramm (1961-1967)
ORF 2 (1992-)
|Sister channel(s)||ORF eins
ORF Sport +
(DVB-T MUX A, free-to-air)
(DVB-T MUX D, Irdeto)
ASTRA 1N (Europe)
|12.692 GHz H / 22000 (BetaCrypt, Cryptoworks, Irdeto 2, Nagravision 3 & VideoGuard)|
ASTRA 1L (Europe)
|11.303 GHz H / 22000 (BetaCrypt, Cryptoworks, Irdeto 2, Nagravision 3 & VideoGuard)|
ORF 2 was launched on 11 September 1961 as a technical test programme. Since 1970, ORF 2 broadcasts on seven days a week. Today it is one of the four public TV channels in Austria.
Whereas ORF eins focuses on TV series and movies, ORF 2 broadcasts cultural programming and regional information. There are regional broadcasts for each county in Austria but mostly only a half hour when ORF broadcasts "Bundesland Heute", regional news, at 7PM.
ORF 2 is available via DVB-T in Germany near the Austrian border and in parts of Munich. Unlike the German TV stations (which are generally available free-to-air), ORF eins and ORF 2 are encrypted over satellite.
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