|Launched||September 15, 1986|
|Owned by||Turkish Radio and Television Corporation|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV) (1080i, HDTV)|
|Formerly called||2. Kanal (1986-1993), TV2 (1993-1997), TRT2 (1997-2010)|
|Türksat 2A||11919 V, SR 24444, FEC 3/4|
|Türksat 3A||11094 H, SR 24444, FEC 3/4|
|Eutelsat W3A||11492 V, SR 30000, FEC 3/4|
|Turksat Kablo TV||s05|
TRT Haber (English: TRT News) is a Turkish television station. Prior to March 18, 2010, it was known as TRT 2.
TRT 2 started test transmissions on September 15, 1986 as "2. Kanal", and is now TRT's second most watched TV station. TRT 2 programs include education, culture (documentaries, arts, culture programs and debates), news (daily agenda, economics, arts and culture), sports, various music, drama (drama series, modern adaptations, selected works from Turkish and world cinema, cartoons and series for children).
The channel has a focus on culture and arts and offers highbrow programming. Programmes and content include:
Cinema 7 - News about the latest cinema releases in Turkey, interviews with top directors plus other features.
From World Cinemas - A subtitled world cinema film every Friday night.
Documentaries - Produced by TRT and/or international broadcasters. Examples include "How Art Made The World" and "Pilot Guides".
Sinemasal - Selected examples of fine and more arty Turkish cinema, every Sunday night.
European Vision - Following Turkey's progress with regards to European Union membership, Avrupa Viziyonu provides expert advice and analysis on the process, covering all areas from agriculture to youth.
Rengahenk - Daily programme covering the latest news from the world of culture and art.
News - During the day TRT 2 functions mostly as a news channel with on the hour news plus analysis, local news, economic news, health advice, sports news and discussion. Prime time news programmes also exist in the form of Kirmizi Hat.
Music - Classical music concerts, ballet and opera, Turkish folk and classical music, world music.
In the past
Like its sister channel TRT 1, TRT 2 aired many world-known series for the first time in Turkey. Among them were Married… with Children, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Hill Street Blues, Beauty and the Beast, Yesenia, The Young and the Restless, ALF, Los Ricos También Lloran, Lovejoy, Small Wonder, Stingray, MacGyver, Airwolf, The Yellow Rose, Mike Hammer, Fame, The Twilight Zone, Matlock, Crime Story, Tour of Duty, Lottery!, Diff'rent Strokes, Gimme a Break!, St. Elsewhere, Happy Days, My Secret Identity, Who's the Boss? and The Jeffersons.
From 1989 to 2001 TRT Gap was broadcasting on TRT 2.
On screen identity
- Like other TRT channels, TRT 2 broadcasts 24 hours. A short startup is broadcast at 5:53 am. On this start-up, first the TRT ident is shown, followed by the daily programme list and Turkish National Anthem.
- It is famous for having an on-screen clock at the top right of the screen all the time except for commercial breaks.