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ATS Two, also known as ATS 2, is the second state-run channel owned by ATS; Launched in 1972, is also the first channel broadcasting 24 hours.

Unlike ATS One, is more specified on younger audiences, also counts with institutional advertisement (like El TV Kadsre 2, RTP 2 Portugal, BBC Two UK, PBS USA and NHK Educational TV Japan)

History

In 1972, ATS Second Program (now ATS Two) was launched and started broadcasting 10 hours a day. In 1981 expanded its schedule to 18 hours, and started broadcasting in stereo in 1989.

1978 Strike

ATS Two was closed temporally during September for the industrial strike; in October 1978 ATS Two returned to air.

24 hours

On 14th November, 1991, ATS 2 introduced 24-hour television overnight on Fridays and Saturdays, eventually becoming 24/7 on 19th October, 1994.

Highest rating

ATS 2's highest-ever rating broadcast was the BBC Panorama interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, which screened on 21st November, 1995. 1.148 million Alexonians tuned in, or 39 percent of Alexonia's population (3.626 million). The broadcast remained the country's most watched television broadcast until 31st August, 1997, when ATS One's breaking news of Diana's death gained 1.703 million viewers.

16:9 Era

In 2001, ATS Two started broadcasting in 16:9 aspect ratio in some cities, in 2010, they decided to broadcast nationally in 16:9.

Modern days

In 2011, ATS 2 renamed ATS TWO but still using its previous name as corporate.

Programming

Current

News programming

  • ATS Newsnight (1985-present)

Cartoons (branded as ATS Kids and ATS Jr.)

  • SpongeBob SquarePants (2000-present)
  • The Fairly OddParents (2003-present)
  • The Loud House (2016-present)
  • Countryballs: The Animated Series (2017-present)
  • Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Catnoir (2016-present)
  • Malachi Tyrus (1999-present)
  • Guardians of The Galaxy: The Animated Series (2015-present)
  • Skylanders Academy (2017-present)
  • Ruby Gloom (2019-present, shared with Twelve)

Anime

  • Dragon Ball Z (1997-present)
  • My Hero Academia (2016-present)
  • Cowboy Bebop (2001-present)
  • Show By Rock (2015-present)
  • Space Patrol Luluco (2016-present)
  • Kemono Friends (2017-present)
  • Little Witch Academia (2017-present)
  • Yo-Kai Watch: Shadowside (2018-present)
  • Dr. Stone (2019-present)
  • Fairy Tail (2014-present)
  • Gurren Lagann (2008-present)

Action

  • Kamen Rider EX-Aid (2017-present)
  • Technic Heroes (El Kadsre) [2001-present] [older episodes]
  • The Flash (US) [2014-present]
  • Marvel's Jessica Jones (US) [2016-present]

Drama

  • Neighbors (El Kadsre) [1981-present]
  • Codename: Saviors (2007-present)
  • Sherlock (UK) [2010-present]
  • Shortland Street (New Zealand) [1992-present]

Entertainment

  • Attack of the Show (Alexonia) [2005-present]
  • Pop Chart (1985-present)

Comedy

Events

  • Eurovision Song Contest (1972-present)

Former

Cartoons

  • Fred's Head (2010-2011)
  • Trickanssters (2004-2006, moved to ATSK where it aired new segments until 2017)

Anime

  • Cowboy Bebop (2001-2020, moved to ATS Spike)
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