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Country Romania
Broadcast area Romania
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Owner Televiziunea Română
Sister channels TVR1, TVR3, TVRi
Launched28 December 1968 (in Romanian), Short history of the Romanian Television, accessed on 6 March 2012</ref>
Former namesProgramul 2 (until 1985)
Analogue Channel 2
Digital Channel 2
Digital TelevisionChannel 2 Sat serv 1= Digital Network
UPC Romania Channel 02 (digital with DVR)
Channel 03 (digital)
2 (analogue)
RCS&RDS Channel
EUTELSAT W2/16° EST. Transponder D1; Reception Frequency: 11.471 MHz, polarity: vertical; SR: 29,950 Msymbol/sec; FEC: 3/4

TVR2, Televiziunea Română 2 (TVR Doi, Romanian pronunciation:  [ˌtevere ˈdoj] , translated: Romanian Television 2), is the second channel of the public broadcaster TVR. The channel was created in 1968, but it was suspended from 1985 until after the fall of the Communist regime in 1989. From 2003 it has been market leader in Romania with some very well thought shows as Tonomatul DP2, the British show Doctor Who and always makes huge rating points during the Callatis Festival, which it airs live for a whole week.

The main news show of the channel is Ora de ştiri ("News Hour") broadcast daily, at 22:00. Also, the 14:00 Jurnalul TVR is re-broadcast at 16:00 on TVR2. TVR 2 has launched an HD broadcast on 3 November 2019.

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