|TV 2 Science Fiction|
|Launched||24 April 2009|
|Closed||31 December 2011|
|Owned by||TV 2 Gruppen|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Sister channel(s)||TV 2, TV 2 HD, TV 2 Filmkanalen, TV 2 Nyhetskanalen, TV 2 Sport|
TV 2 Science Fiction was a Norwegian television channel showing science fiction programs, TV-series and movies. The channel was run in cooperation with the Swedish channel TV4 Science fiction and from April 2009 was available only as a Web-TV channel (on TV 2 Sumo).The channel where planned to be available via TV 2's IPTV distributors, but in January 2012, the channel was closed.
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