Last updated
Ketnet 2021.svg
Country Belgium
Broadcast areaNational, also distributed in:
Picture format 576i SDTV
Owner VRT
Sister channels
LaunchedDecember 1, 1997 (on Canvas)
May 1, 2012 (on VRT3)
Former names
  • BRT TV2 (1977-1991)
  • BRTN TV2 (1991-1997)
Norkring (FTA DVB-T2)Channel 12
Digitenne (Netherlands)Channel 31
Streaming media
Yelo TV Watch live (Belgium only)
TV Overal Watch live (Belgium only)
TV Partout Watch live (Belgium only)
Ziggo GO (Netherlands) (Europe only)
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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 6am until 8pm.


On 1 December 1997, BRTN 2 was replaced by Canvas and Ketnet.

On 1 May 2012, Ketnet has been moved on a new channel, timesharing with Op 12. Op 12 closed on 31 December 2014. [1]

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

Its French-language counterpart is Ouftivi 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. [2]
  • 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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  2. "Najaar Ketnet: NT van Ketnet".