TV 2 (Norway)
13 November 1991 (test broadcast)|
5 September 1992 (official broadcast)
|Owned by||TV 2 Group (Egmont Group)|
|Picture format||16:9 (720p, HDTV) (576i, SDTV)|
|Audience share||18.3% (2016, )|
|Sister channel(s)||TV 2 Zebra, TV 2 HD, TV 2 Nyhetskanalen, TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Science Fiction (2009 - 2012), TV 2 Barclays Premier League, TV 2 Bliss (2010 - 2015), TV 2 Livsstil, TV 2 Sumo, TV 2 Humor, TV 2 Filmkanalen (2006 - 2015)|
|Norwegian television channels||
92% household coverage
|Canal Digital||Channel 05|
TV 2 is the largest commercial television broadcaster in Norway. Its headquarters are located in Bergen. TV 2 began test broadcasting on 13 November 1991, and a year later, it was officially launched on 5 September 1992. In 1992, TV 2 A/S was admitted as full active member of the European Broadcasting Union. As is common with television (and cinema) in Norway, most foreign-language shows and segments of local programmes with foreign language dialogues (e.g. interviews with foreigners) are subtitled in Norwegian, not dubbed (with a notable exception being children's programmes). Since 2012, TV 2 is owned by one of its co-founders, the Copenhagen-based Scandinavian media company Egmont Group.
TV 2 HD
TV 2 started broadcasting in high-definition on 25 June 2009. Initially, the channel was only available on the terrestrial RiksTV platform. The first programme broadcast in HD was Allsang på grensen. Other broadcasts in HD during 2009 include Tour de France, Friday and Saturday movies, Sunday night football, Jakten på kjærligheten, Skal vi danse and American series such as Grey's Anatomy, Cleaners, Scrubs, Brothers & Sisters, Modern Family and Criminal Minds. TV2 also produces original programming, including the award-winning show Gylne tider.
TV 2 HD is transmitted in 720p50.
- "TV 2 går i HD fra 25. juni". TV 2. June 16, 2009.
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