BBC Two Wales

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BBC Two Wales (BBC Dau Cymru)
Launched 20 April 1964
Network BBC Two
Owned by BBC Cymru Wales
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
Country Wales
Formerly called BBC2 Wales (20 April 1964–15 February 1991)
BBC Wales on 2 (16 February 1991–3 October 1997)
Sister channel(s) BBC One Wales
Freeview Channel 2
Freesat Channel 102 (Wales)
Channel 971 (Rest of UK)
Sky Channel 102 (Wales)
Channel 971 (Rest of UK)
Virgin Media Channel 102

BBC Two Wales is the national variation of BBC Two for BBC Cymru Wales. It is broadcast to Wales from Broadcasting House in Cardiff. The channel can opt out from the main BBC Two schedule to show Welsh made programming, however this is used less frequently than in the past.

Between 5 November 2001 and the 2 January 2009, BBC Two Wales was the name of the analogue service broadcasting to Wales, and was the brand used on the digital service outside the broadcasting hours used by BBC 2W. BBC 2W was the sister channel to BBC Two Wales, until the Digital Switchover saw the end of analogue broadcasts in Wales. The specific BBC 2W service was closed down and the BBC Two Wales brand used.


Programming is much the same as BBC Two, with the exception of some Welsh-oriented programming. Frequently, schedules are changed as a result of an additional programme being inserted and other programmes seen on the BBC Two network being delayed until a slot becomes available.

Presentation is parallel to that of BBC Two itself, with BBC Two Wales sharing the same idents and channel design. The primary addition is the word 'Wales' under the BBC Two logo inside the box.


BBC Two Wales can be seen both in Wales on all television platforms, usually on Channels 2, or 102 depending on the system, and in other regions of the UK via most satellite providers and on some other digital television providers. Programmes shown exclusively on BBC Two Wales can also be seen again, for 7 days after broadcast on the BBC iPlayer service. [1]


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