BBC Two

second television channel operated by the BBC

BBC Two is a television channel in the United Kingdom and The Second BBC Channel in the Franchise. It was released on 20 April, 1964, and was the third television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel was published by BBC. BBC Two was channel of the year in 2007.

BBC Two
BBC Two.svg
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaNationwide. Also widely available in Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands.
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerBBC
Sister channelsBBC One
BBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
CBBC
CBeebies
History
Launched21 April 1964; 56 years ago (1964-04-21)
Former namesBBC2 (21 April 1964 – 4 October 1997)
Links
WebsiteBBC Two
Availability
Terrestrial
Freeview
  • Channel 2
  • Channel 102 (HD)
Digitenne
(Netherlands)
Channel 20 (HD)
Cable
Virgin Media (UK and Ireland)
  • Channel 102 (HD; UK)
  • Channel 109 (SD; ROI)
  • Channel 852, 865 (network variation)
(UK)
Ziggo
(Netherlands)
  • Channel 62 (HD; England)
  • Channel 953 (SD; England)
Satellite
Freesat
  • Channel 102
    (SD: NI; HD: Eng/Scot/Wal)
  • Channel 106
    (HD: NI)
  • Channel 110
    (SD: Eng)
  • Channel 120
    (SD: Wal)
  • Channel 174
    (SD: Scot)
  • Channels 968, 969, 971, 979
    (regional variations)
Sky
  • Channel 102
    (SD: NI; HD: Eng/Scot/Wal)
  • Channel 115
    (HD: NI)
  • Channel 142
    (SD: ROI)
  • Channel 802
    (SD: Eng/Scot/Wal
  • Channels 969, 971, 972, 980 (regional variations)
Astra 2E (28.2°E)
  • 10773 H 22000 5/6
  • 10788 V 22000 5/6
  • 10803 H 22000 5/6
  • 10818 V 22000 5/6
  • 10847 V 23000 2/3 (HD)
BFBS
  • Channel 2
  • Channel 12 (delayed)
Streaming media
BBC iPlayerWatch live (UK only)

ControllersEdit

This is a list of the controllers of BBC Two.

As of August 2008, the controller of BBC Two was Roly Keating. He took up the post in June 2004. Keating was formerly the controller of BBC Four. He became controller after Jane Root departed in May 2004 to become the executive vice president and general manager of the US-based Discovery Channel. Jane Root was appointed in 1999 and was the first woman to be appointed controller of a BBC television channel.

On 20 January 2016, Kim Shillinglaw announced that she was leaving the BBC and her job as Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four. As a result of a reorganisation, the position was closed, but it was reopened just over a year later. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "BBC Two 2015 with 90s idents: NEW: Dragons Den ident with a nod to the past - Page 118 - Post 1050123 - TV Forum". tvforum.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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