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El TV Kadsre 2 is an El Kadsreian free-to-air television channel operated by El TV Kadsre. The television channel started its regular broadcasting on May 25, 1968. Nowadays, El TV Kadsre 2 is a public service and ad-free channel that serves as an alternative to the mainstream channel of El TV Kadsre 1. Simliar to BBC Two and Arte, El TV Kadsre 2 aims at cultural, community (including El TV Kadsre Community Support Foundation), alternative, and more intellectual content.

History

During the 1990's, the channel heavily used music by Paddy Kingsland, Alan Hawkshaw, Masato Nakamura, and Harry Forbes.

Broadcast hours

  • 1968-1978: 7:00pm to 11:00pm
  • 1978-1984: 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • 1984-1986: 4:00pm to 12:00am
  • 1986-1993: 12:00pm to 1:00am
  • 1993-2011: 7:00am to 1:00am
  • 2011-present: 24 hours

Programs

Current programs

News & information

Imports drama

  • Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (United Kingdom) [2019-present]
  • Death in Paradise (United Kingdom) [2012-present]
  • Ray Donovan (United States) [2013-present]
  • Giri/Haji (United Kingdom) [2020-present]
  • Pose (United States) [2019-present]
  • Luther (United Kingdom) [2011-present]
  • Wild Bill (United Kingdom) [2020-present]

Imports soap opera

  • Shortland Street (New Zealand) [1992-present]

Imports comedy

  • What We Do in the Shadows (United States) [2019-present]
  • Schitt's Creek (Canada) [2015-present]
  • Inside No. 9 (United Kingdom) [2014-present]
  • Kim's Convenience (Canada) [2017-present]

Imports documentary

  • The Nature of Things (Canada) [1968-present]
  • Nova (United States) [2012-present]

Children's programming (branded as Gethers)

Youth programs (branded as DEF II)

  • My Life Me (Canada) [2011-2014, 2019-present]
  • Heartland (Canada) [2008-2014, 2019-present]
  • 13 Reasons Why (United States) [2020-present] [Also aired on ETVKK]

Arts & culture programs

  • The South Bank Show (United Kingdom) [1989-2010, 2012-present] [Also aired on El TV Kadsre 4
  • Thema [1992-present]
  • The Theme Night [1998-present]
  • Artsville [2001-present]
  • Bravo! (Mahri) [2010-present]

Others

  • Police Ten 7 (New Zealand) [2003-present]
  • Asia With Keith Bradley [2012-present]
  • SparkShorts (United States) [2019-present]
  • Animated 2 [1981-present]

Former programs

News & information

Imports drama

  • Republic of Doyle (Canada) [2010-2015]
  • The Border (Canada) [2009-2011]
  • The Clinic (Ireland) [2004-2010]
  • City Life (New Zealand) [1996-1998]
  • City Homicide (Australia) [2008-2012]
  • Outrageous Fortune (New Zealand) [2006-2011]
  • Nothing Trivial (New Zealand) [2011-2013]
  • Step Dave (New Zealand) [2014-2017]
  • Flithy Rich (New Zealand) [2016-2019]
  • Ride with the Devil (New Zealand) [2008]
  • The Hothouse (New Zealand) [2007]
  • Burying Brian (New Zealand) [2009]
  • Monroe (United Kingdom) [2012-2013]
  • Rectify (United States) [2014-2017]
  • Jekyll (United Kingdom) [2008]
  • Vincent (United Kingdom) [2006-2007]
  • London's Burning (United Kingdom) [1989-2003]
  • Street Legal (New Zealand) [2000-2004]
  • Being Erica (Canada) [2009-2011]
  • Newton's Law (Australia) [2017]
  • The Wire (United States) [2003-2009]
  • Spooks (United Kingdom) [2003-2012]
  • A Touch of Frost (United Kingdom) [1993-2011]
  • The Beautiful Life (Australia) [2016]
  • Fortitude (United Kingdom) [2015-2019]

Imports comedy

  • I Rock (Australia) [2010]
  • Facelift (New Zealand) [2005-2009]
  • Portlandia (United States) [2012-2019]
  • Sensitive Skin (United Kingdom) [2006-2008]
  • The Whitest Kids U' Know (United States) [2008-2012]
  • Puppets Who Kill (Canada) [2003-2007]
  • Radiradirah (New Zealand) [2010]
  • Dead Ringers (United Kingdom) [2003-2008]
  • Room 101 (United Kingdom) [1995-2007]
  • Frontline (Australia) [1994-1997]

Imports documentary

  • Eyewitness (United Kingdom) [1995-1998]

Imports science fiction

  • Doctor Who (United Kingdom) [2005-2009]

Imports animated

  • Daft Planet (Canada) [2003-2006]
  • Punch! (Canada) [2008-2010]
  • Life's a Zoo (Canada) [2009-2010]
  • Station X (Canada) [2005-2006]
  • Delta State (Canada/France) [2005-2007]
  • South Park (United States) [1998-2001] [moved airs to El TV Kadsre 3]
  • Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World (United States/Canada) [2008-2010]
  • The Simpsons (United States) [1991-2003]
  • Bob and Margaret (United Kingdom/Canada) [1999-2002]
  • 2DTV (United Kingdom) [2001-2004]

Imports anime

  • Genji Tsushin Agedama [1992-1993]

Youth programs (branded as DEF II)

  • Girl vs. Boy (New Zealand) [2012-2014]
  • The Wannabes (United States) [2010-2014]
  • 18 to Life (Canada) [2011-2012]
  • Instant Star (Canada) [2008-2012]
  • Karaoke High (New Zealand) [2008]
  • DegrassI: The Next Generation (Canada) [2008-2014]
  • Tower Prep (United States) [2012]
  • Unnatural History (United States) [2011]
  • DEF II Top 5 [2009-2013]
  • Fred's Head (Canada/France) [2008-2009]
  • Soul Eater (Japan) [2011-2012]
  • Delilah & Julius (Canada) [2008-2010]
  • Kodocha (Japan) [2008-2010]

Children's programs (branded as Gethers)

  • Touhou Project: The Animated Series (1999-2001, aired on Saturday morning block before its reruns moved to ETVKK.)
  • Magical Angel Sweet Mint (1991-1992)
  • Floral Magician Mary Bell (1994-1995)
  • Hime-chan's Ribbon (1993-1994)
  • The New Adventures of The Sweet Treets (1997-2005)
  • Nurse Angel Ririka SOS [2000-2001]
  • What Now? El Kadsre [1989-1998] (move aired on ETVKK)
  • The ZhuZhus [2017-2019]
  • Spliced [2010-2013]
  • Tokimeki Tonight [1990-1991]
  • The Secret Show [2007-2008]
  • Skyland [2006-2008]
  • Shuriken School [2007-2008]
  • Edgar & Ellen [2008-2009]
  • SuperTed [1990-1995]
  • Danger Mouse [1984-1998]
  • Victor & Hugo [1992-1997]
  • Britannica's Tales Around the World [1994-2010]
  • I Spy [2004-2005]
  • Animated Tales of the World [2002-2008]
  • Pinwheel [1988-1995]
  • ToddWorld (United States) [2005-2020]
  • Anpanman (Japan) [1989-2020]
  • Planet Sketch (United Kingdom/Canada) [2006-2020]
  • A Bunch of Munsch (Canada) [1992-1998]
  • Tomorrow's Nadja (Japan) [2003-2007, 2018-2020]
  • Count Duckula (United Kingdom) [1989-1995, 2008-2020]
  • Eckhart (Canada) [2018-2020]

Others

  • First Row Features [1981-1983]
  • Backch@t (New Zealand) [1998-2000]

Movies

El TV Kadsre 2 doesen't usually broadcast Hollywood movies, they tend to broadcast European, short films, classic movies, arthouse, documentary or independent films.

  • BBC Films
  • IFC Films
  • Rialto Distribution
  • Drafthouse Films
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • The Criterion Collection

Slogans

  • The Second Network (1968-2003)
  • The Red Network (1979-1991)
  • A second home (1991-2008)
  • Connected 2 (2008-2018)
  • The red television (2018-2020)
  • Arthouse television (2020-present)

See also

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