TV2 (Hungarian TV channel)

TV2 is a Hungarian free-to-air television channel operating since 4 October 1997, providing a large variety of programming. It was owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE until early 2014 when it was sold to two investors and then to Andrew G. Vajna in 2015. Vajna died on 20 January 2019, and then the whole group was sold to József Vida on June 2019. It is rivaling with RTL Klub for the first place in Hungarian television ratings. Among its most popular self-produced shows were Megasztár ("Mega Star", an adaptation of Pop Idol), and the daily prime time soap Jóban Rosszban, and US shows like Desperate Housewives, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Numb3rs, Heroes, Smallville, House M.D., Ghost Whisperer and Lipstick Jungle. TV2 is aired throughout Hungary.

Launched4 October 1997
Owned byTV2 Group (József Vida)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Broadcast areaHungary, Romania
HeadquartersBudapest, Hungary
Sister channel(s)FEM3, Mozi+, Super TV2, Spíler 1 TV, Spíler 2 TV, Izaura TV, Zenebutik, PRIME, LiChi TV, Kiwi TV, Humor+, Jocky TV, Moziverzum
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 11
UPC RomaniaChannel 753 (digital with DVR)
Channel 186 (digital)

Its parent company, the TV2 Group, which was formed in 2013 replacing MTM-SBS, operates a portfolio which includes TV2 and its 14 sister channels. The sister channels are Super TV2, FEM3, Mozi+, Zenebutik, Izaura TV, Spíler 1 TV, Spíler 2 TV, PRIME, LiChi TV, Kiwi TV, Humor+, Jocky TV and Moziverzum. TV2 also operated Irisz TV, which timeshared with Chellomedia's Zone Club and was broadcast at primetime between 13 September 2004 and New Year's Eve 2006, and PRO4, which was launched on 3 January 2011, and was replaced by Mozi+ on 11 July 2016.

TV2 was one of the channels that was carried on the national analogue terrestrial service, along with M1, RTL Klub and the local channels, but those transmitters were shut down on 2 zones, on 31 July and 31 October 2013 respectively.

Current programming


Original title Hungarian title Type Original country
Under the domeA búra alattDramaUnited States
The Good WifeA férjem védelmébenDramaUnited States
Early EditionA kiválasztott - Az amerikai látnokDramaUnited States
Fairly LegalBékétlen békítőComedy-dramaUnited States
Bűnök és szerelmekBűnök és szerelmekDramaHungary
Családi titkokCsaládi titkokDocu-realityHungary
BetrugsfälleCsapdába csalvaDocu-realityGermany
L.A. DoctorsDoktorokDramaUnited States
Law and Order: LAEsküdt ellenségek: Los AngelesDramaUnited States
GrimmGrimmDramaUnited States
Jóban RosszbanJóban RosszbanDramaHungary
Royal PainsLuxusdokiComedy-dramaUnited States
MonkMonk - Flúgos nyomozóComedy-dramaUnited States
NCISNCISDramaUnited States
NCIS: Los AngelesNCIS - Los AngelesDramaUnited States
The EventÖsszeesküvésScience-fictionUnited States
RingerRinger - A vér kötelezDramaUnited States
ElementarySherlock és WatsonDramaUnited States
Sue Thomas: F.B.EyeSue Thomas: FBIDramaUnited States
Desperate HousewivesSzületett feleségekComedyUnited States
Xena: Warrior PrincessXenaFantasyUnited States
New Zealand
7th Heaven7th HeavenFamily-dramaUnited States
JoeyJoeySitcomUnited States


Title In English Type English version
9 hónap9 monthsLifestyle-
A SzépségkirálnyőThe Beauty QueenBeauty contest-
AktívActiveCelebrity news-
Aktív extraActive ExtraCelebrity news-
Az ének iskolájaThe School of SongTalent showMasterclass
BabavilágBaby WorldLifestyle-
Én is menyasszony vagyok!I'm a Bride Too!Reality-
Frizbi Hajdú PéterrelFrisbee with Péter HajdúLate night talk show-
Hal a tortánFish on the CakeRealityCome Dine With Me
Magyarország, jövünk!Hungary, Here We Come!Travel-
MegasztárMegastarTalent showPop Idol
MokkaMochaBreakfast television-
Mr. és Mrs.Mr. and Mrs.Game showAll-Star Mr & Mrs
The Voice - Magyarország hangjaThe Voice of HungaryTalent showThe Voice
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