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Latest logo from 2022-present
Country Belgium
Broadcast areaNational, also distributed in:
Picture format 576i SDTV
Owner VRT
Sister channels
Launched1 December 1997 (on Canvas)
1 May 2012 (on VRT3)
Former names
  • BRT TV2 (1977–1991)
  • BRTN TV2 (1991–1997)
  • Ketnet (1997–2023)
Norkring (FTA DVB-T2)Channel 12
Digitenne (Netherlands)Channel 31
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Ketnet is a Dutch-language public children's television channel in Belgium owned and operated by the VRT, Flemish public broadcaster. It broadcasts a mix of locally produced and imported productions on the VRT3 channel from 6 am until 8 pm.



On 1 December 1997, BRTN 2 was replaced by Canvas and Ketnet. From the start of the channel, the program offering from Flemish soil has been diversified. The best-known and/or longest-running titles are Amika, Dag Sinterklaas , De Boomhut , Karrewiet, Kulderzipken , Mega Mindy , Samson en Gert , Spring , and W817. In addition, various foreign series are also purchased.

Ketnet started as a channel for 4 to 15-year-olds. Programs were broadcast to young teenagers such as Studio.Ket, King of the Hill , NBA Jam , Ultratop, Ready or Not and Married... with Children , among others. In September 1999, the target group was changed to 4 to 12-year-olds, and no new teenage programs were purchased. [1] Ultratop was last broadcast on 31 December 2000 [2] and King of the Hill on 12 January 2001. [3] Nowadays Ketnet broadcasts for 2 to 12-year-olds.

Since Ketnet underwent a major renewal operation in April 2006, many old (regular) programs have disappeared from the programming, including Zorro , Skippy, Tintin, Once Upon a Time..., The Busy World of Richard Scarry , Tik Tak , Bassie and Adriaan, Allemaal beestjes , Alfred J. Kwak, Hey Arnold! , Liegebeest, Postbus X and Pingu . Many of these programs were also broadcast by the predecessor BRTN TV2 before the creation of Ketnet.

On 1 May 2012, Ketnet has been moved on a new channel, timesharing with OP12. OP12 closed on 31 December 2014. [4]

The preschool programmes are broadcast on Ketnet Junior between 10 am to 7 pm on VRT Canvas.

Its French-language counterpart is Auvio Kids TV  [ fr ] on La Trois.


As with VRT's main television station één, Ketnet employs in-vision continuity announcers. In the case of Ketnet, the announcers also present various programmes for the station and are known as Ketnetwrappers.




  • AbraKOdabra
  • Amika
  • Back to School met Zita
  • Bol & Smik, the Flemish version of Big & Small
  • Boris en Binti
  • Campus 12
  • D5R
  • Daar is Dobus
  • Dag Sinterklaas (every year November and early December)
  • De elfenheuvel
  • Galaxy Park
  • Go Go Stop
  • Go IV
  • Ghostrockers
  • Hopla
  • Ketnetpop
  • Kwiskwat, the Flemish version of Kerwhizz
    1. LikeMe
  • Mega Mindy
  • Musti
  • NT van Ketnet - Presented by Peter and Heidi, the show is broadcast in Belgium and the Netherlands. [5]
  • Piet Piraat
  • ROX
  • Samson en Gert
  • Sintressante Dingen (every year November and December)
  • Spring
  • Stafari
  • Tip en Tap
  • Van-a-1, Van-a-2 (formerly aired from BRTN TV2 until 1 December 1997 on Monday)
  • W817




On 17 November 2007, Ketnet launched KetnetRadio, an online radio station consisting of a looped 3-hour programme, broadcast for 24 hours. A new programme is produced and broadcast every day. KetnetRadio is presented by Ketnet presenter and continuity announcer Kristien Maes. Listeners can tune in on Ketnet's website.

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