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BBC Two Northern Ireland
BBC Two.svg
Launched 20 April 1964
Owned by BBC Northern Ireland
Audience share 7.6%
(As part of the BBC Two Network) (February 2008, [1])
Formerly called BBC 2 NI (20 April 1964 - Mid 1979)
BBC 2 Northern Ireland (Mid 1979 - 15 February 1991)
BBC Northern Ireland on 2 (16 February 1991 - 3 October 1997)
BBC Two NI (19 November 2001 - 17 February 2007)
Sister channel(s) BBC Two
Analogue Usually Channel 2 (Northern Ireland only)
Freeview Channel 2 (Northern Ireland only)
Sky Digital Channel 102 (Northern Ireland)
Channel 992 (Rest of UK)
Channel 142 (Republic of Ireland)
Virgin Media Channel 102 (Northern Ireland only)
UPC Ireland Channel 109

BBC Two Northern Ireland is a television station operated by BBC Northern Ireland. It is broadcast via analogue and digital television.

The channel was branded onscreen as 'BBC Two NI' from October 2006 until February 2007, though not referred to as such by continuity announcers. Unique idents for Northern Ireland featuring the robotic figure 2 were used during this time, showing the Giant's Causeway and the feature eating an Ulster Fry.

Until 28 October 2006, there were two separate services - 'BBC Two Northern Ireland"', an analogue-only service, referred to as "BBC Two", both in idents and continuity, and a digital-only opt-out, 'BBC Two NI', (the successor to BBC Choice Northern Ireland) which carried extra regional programming and continuity between 6pm and midnight. This has all now ended and the two Northern Ireland services have been merged.


Unlike BBC Two in the rest of the UK, the channel broadcasts regular news and regional weather updates between programmes. Programmes on the service have included the following:

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