|Picture format||720p HDTV|
|Owner||TV 2 Group (Egmont Group)|
|Sister channels||TV 2 Zebra, TV 2 Nyhetskanalen, TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Barclays Premier League, TV 2 Livsstil, TV 2 Sumo, TV 2 Humor|
|Launched||13 November 1991|
|Digital terrestrial television|
92% household coverage
|Canal Digital||Channel 5|
TV 2 is a Norwegian terrestrial television channel. Its headquarters are located in Bergen. TV 2 began test broadcasting on 13 November 1991, and a year later, it was officially launched on 5 September 1992, becoming Norway's first commercial free-to-air television channel. In 1992, TV 2 A/S was admitted as full active member of the European Broadcasting Union. As is common with television (and cinema) in Norway, most foreign-language shows and segments of local programmes with foreign language dialogues (e.g. interviews with foreigners) are subtitled in Norwegian, not dubbed (with a notable exception being children's programmes). Since 2012, TV 2 is owned by one of its co-founders, the Danish media company Egmont Group.
TV 2 started broadcasting in high-definition on 25 June 2009. Initially, the channel was only available on the terrestrial RiksTV platform. The first programme broadcast in HD was Allsang på grensen . Other broadcasts in HD during 2009 include Tour de France , Friday and Saturday movies, Sunday night football, Jakten på kjærligheten , Skal vi danse and American series such as Grey's Anatomy , Cleaners , Scrubs , Brothers & Sisters , Modern Family and Criminal Minds .TV2 also produces original programming, including the award-winning show Gylne tider .
TV 2 HD is transmitted in 720p50.
Although TV 2 is a terrestrial channel, a paid subscription with RiksTV is required to view the channel in that manner. The channel is also available on cable, satellite, and IPTV platforms nationwide as well as selected pay-TV platforms in neighbouring Sweden.
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