La 2 (Spain)
|Launched||November 15, 1966|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9, 4:3)|
|Audience share||2.4% (2013, )|
|Broadcast area||Nationwide and Andorra|
|Sister channel(s)||La 1
La 1 HD
|Digital||Spain: Depends on each province
La 2 (also called "La Dos", or "TVE2") (literally, The Two), is Spain's second state-owned television channel for the public broadcasting service. Its first broadcast was on 15 November 1966. Unlike sister channel TVE1 ("La Uno"), it is not an overtly populist channel, and rather like BBC Two in the UK is famous for a more "intellectual" style of programming (often popular with university students) featuring wildlife and cultural documentaries, classic films from home and abroad, more "alternative" American TV series - Will & Grace, Six Feet Under, Veronica Mars etc. - investigative reporting and the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.
However, TVE2 has a very low audience rating, the lowest among nation-wide TV channels. From 1 January 2010, all TVE channels no longer show commercials during and between programmes, because of the new Government's law which removed all kinds of advertising from all TVE channels.
|November 1966 - January 1990||January 1990 - September 1991||September 1991 - August 2000||August 2000 - August 2003||August 2003 - September 2008||September 2008 - Present|
- Official Site (Spanish)