La 2 is Spain’s second state-owned television channel for the public broadcasting service. Its first broadcast was on 15 November 1966. Unlike its sister channel La 1, it is not an overly populist channel, and rather like BBC Two in the UK is famous for a more “intellectual” style of programming featuring wildlife and cultural documentaries, classicfilms from home and abroad, more “alternative” American TV series – Will & Grace, Six Feet Under, Veronica Mars etc. investigative reporting and the two semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.
However, TVE2 has a very low audience rating, the lowest among nationwide TV channels. From 1 January 2010, all TVE channels no longer show commercials during and between programmes, because of the new Government’s law which removed all kinds of advertising from all TVE channels.
On 7 September 2017, during the presentation of the new season of the channel, Televisión Española announced the launch of the high definition signal of La 2, which started issuing 31 October 2017 in Madrid, 7 November 2017 in the rest of Spain (except Catalonia and Canary Islands), 14 November 2017 in Catalonia and 21 November 2017 in Canary Islands.
New frequency of TVE La 2 and TVE La 2 HD
Astra 1KR/1L/1M/1N at (19.2° East)