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Utv2 logo.png
Launched 28 June 1999 (1999-06-28)
Closed 22 January 2002 (2002-01-22)
Owned by Ulster Television plc
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audience share ITV2: 1.2% (January 2002, BARB)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Broadcast area Northern Ireland
Headquarters Havelock House, Belfast
Formerly called TV You (1999-2000)
Replaced by ITV2
Sister channel(s) UTV
Website u.tv
(at time of closure)
ONdigital Channel 6
NTL Channel 117

UTV2 was a television channel, owned by Ulster Television plc (now UTV Media). The channel was on digital terrestrial television and NTL cable in Northern Ireland.

The channel launched on 28 June 1999 as TV You, but was rebranded as UTV2 in 2000. The programming consisted primarily of simulcasts with ITV2, as broadcast in England, Wales and the Scottish Borders, although they did also use archive programmes from UTV.

Unusually, for a commercial station, UTV2 did not carry any advertising. This was presumably due to their failure to attract advertisers to UTV2, which was only receivable by a few thousand viewers.

UTV2 closed on 22 January 2002 following a deal with ITV Digital and was replaced by ITV2.[1]

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  1. ^ "Northern Ireland gets ITV2". Media Guardian. 23 January 2002. Retrieved 2011-06-27. 

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