BNT 2 (БНТ 2)
Launched 1 January 1974 (1974-01-01) (original channel)
16 October 2011 (new channel)
Closed 31 May 2000 (original channel)
Owned by BNT (Bulgarian National Television)
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Audience share 0.41% (April 2017 (2017-04), Nielsen Admosphere)
Country Bulgaria
Language Bulgarian
Broadcast area Bulgaria
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Formerly called Second Programme (1974-1992),
Efir 2(1992-2000),
BNT Sofia, BNT Pirin, BNT Sever, BNT Plovdiv, BNT More
Replaced by bTV (original channel)
Sister channel(s) BNT 1, BNT HD, BNT World
MUX3 Channel 7
Bulsatcom Channel 12
Vivacom Channel 12
Mtel Channel 17
Mtel Channel 17
NET1 Channel 82
Vivacom Channel 12
Mtel Channel 17

BNT 2 (BNT Dvе) is a Bulgarian state-owned TV channel, operated by the Bulgarian National Television. It is the successor to the defunct second program of the national television - Efir 2. Launched on October 16, 2011 the channel replaced the five regional television centers of BNT - BNT Pirin, BNT More, BNT Sever, BNT Plovdiv and BNT Sofia by combining their programmes into one. The new channel broadcasts original programs, newscasts and sporting events. The program includes a "Regional programming bloc" with local opt-out broadcasts of the former regional television centres. It also broadcasts sport events like National Basketball League (Bulgaria), volleyball (national team) and other.


The second programme of the Bulgarian national television was founded in 1974 and discontinued transmission on May 31, 2000, being replaced by the private bTV the following day. Efir 2's most popular programme was its weekly magazine show "Vsyaka Nedelya" (English: Every Sunday) and for broadcasting the Italian Serie A football games (which in fact were part of the same Sunday show).

At 21:10 on May 31, 2000 Efir 2 "said Good-bye!" to the Bulgarian viewers with a film, produced by Ekaterina Genova, called "Efir 2 - a photo for a memory" (Bulgarian: Ефир 2 - снимка за спомен). After this movie, Efir 2 broadcast the last news and sports reports, movie and Ricky Martin's "One night only". 40 minutes after midnight the signal of Efir 2 was switched off.


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