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Utv2 logo.png
Launched28 June 1999; 20 years ago (1999-06-28)
Closed22 January 2002; 17 years ago (2002-01-22)
Owned byUlster Television plc
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audience shareITV2: 1.2% (January 2002, BARB)
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaNorthern Ireland
HeadquartersHavelock House, Belfast
Formerly calledTV You (1999-2000)
Replaced byITV2
Sister channel(s)UTV
(at time of closure)
ITV DigitalChannel 6
NTLChannel 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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