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K2
K2 new logo.svg
Country Italy
Broadcast area Italy
Network Telenuovo, Super 3, NuovaRete, Telecapri, Telequattro, Telefriuli
Headquarters Rome
Programming
Language(s) Italian
English
Picture format 576i 16:9 (SDTV)
Ownership
Owner Jetix Italy S.r.l. (Jetix Europe) (2004-2009)
Switchover Media (2009-2013)
Discovery Italia (2013-present)
Sister channels Nove
DMAX
Food Network
Frisbee
Giallo
HGTV
Motor Trend
Real Time
History
Launched October 1, 2004; 16 years ago (2004-10-01) (block)
June 15, 2009; 11 years ago (2009-06-15) (channel)
Replaced Fox Kids (Block)
Former names K-2 (Block)
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital LCN 41
Satellite
Hot Bird 8 12322 / 27500 / 3/4 H
AtlanticBird 1 12515 / 17455 / 3/4 H
Sky Italia Channel 626
IPTV
TV di FASTWEB Channel 66

K2 is an Italian free-to-air television channel owned by Discovery Networks Europe. Its registered office is in Rome. It launched on 1 October 2004 as an analogue terrestrial television channel managed by the Italian subsidiary of Fox Kids Europe, Fox Kids Italy S.r.l.

Programs

The channel is programmed for different age groups throughout the day. Preschool programming is on In the early mornings and early afternoons with shows like Babar (Only Episodes 1-13, 2010). The preteen and teenage age groups is the focus in the afternoon with action and comedy series mix including Pokémon, The Fairly OddParents (also on Nickelodeon), Mr. Bean (also airing on Boomerang) and Sabrina. Families is the focus during primetime hours with programming like The Cosby Show with animated series such as Total Drama Action and game shows Wipeout and American Gladiators.

Movies

From 2011 to 2013, the channel broadcast movies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and DIC Entertainment.

(in Italian)
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