BBC Two

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BBC Two
Launched April 20, 1964
Network BBC
Picture format 576i (PAL) 16:9
Audience share 7.3% (September 2018, [1])
Country United Kingdom
Sister channel(s) BBC One,
BBC Three,
BBC Four
Website www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue 2 (Normally)
Freeview 2/102/980/615
Satellite
Freesat 102
Sky Digital On BBC Red Button 102/980
Cable
Virgin Media 102
IPTV
Tiscali TV 2/102/615/980

BBC Two is a television channel in the United Kingdom and The Second BBC Channel in the Franchise. It was released on 20 April, 1964, and was the third television channel in the United Kingdom. The channel was published by BBC. BBC Two was channel of the year in 2007. On 17 October 2007, The Virgin Media Version Was Released For The Sky's Virgin Guide On Sky.

Controllers[change | change source]

This is a list of the controllers of BBC Two.

As of August 2008, the controller of BBC Two was Roly Keating. He took up the post in June 2004. Keating was formerly the controller of BBC Four. He became controller after Jane Root departed in May 2004 to become the executive vice president and general manager of the US-based Discovery Channel. Jane Root was appointed in 1999 and was the first woman to be appointed controller of a BBC television channel.

On 20 January 2016, Kim Shillinglaw announced that she was leaving the BBC and her job as Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four. As a result of a reorganisation, the position was closed, but it was reopened just over a year later. [2]

References[change | change source]

  1. BARB channel viewing report
  2. "BBC Two 2015 with 90s idents: NEW: Dragons Den ident with a nod to the past - Page 118 - Post 1050123 - TV Forum". tvforum.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-02.

Other websites[change | change source]