|Launched||27 February 1966|
11 June 2015 (relaunch)
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9|
|Audience share||3.5% (2/4/2018-8/4/2018, AGB)|
|Formerly called||ET2 (1987–1997)|
|Replaced||Armed Forces Information Service|
ERT Sports HD
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 2|
|NOVA Greece||Channel 103|
|COSMOTE TV||Channel 104|
|COSMOTE TV||Channel 104|
|ERT2 Live||Watch Live|
ERT2 (Greek: ΕΡΤ2; short for Ellinikí Radiophonia Tileórasi 2; Greek: Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση 2; Greek for Hellenic Radio and Television 2), formerly NET (short for Néa Ellinikí Tileórasi; Greek: Νέα Ελληνική Τηλεόραση; Greek for New Hellenic Television), is the second television network of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (Greek: Ελληνική Ραδιοφωνία Τηλεόραση), the public broadcaster of Greece. It broadcasts documentaries, talkshows, current affairs programs, sporting events and children's shows.
It was originally referred to as ERT2 and ET2 (short for Ellinikí Tileórasi 2; Greek: Ελληνική Τηλεόραση 2; Greek for Hellenic Television 2) but the name was later changed to NET, before changing back to ERT2 by technically replacing NERIT Plus. Amid protests of the government's decision to close the public broadcaster, ERT staff continued to operate NET via satellite and internet. until November 7, 2013, when riot police stormed into ERT headquarters and took the internet programming of NET off the air.
On the 27th of February 1966, a second television channel was created by the Hellenic Armed Forces, the Armed Forces Television, which in 1970 became a fully-fledged second broadcaster as the Armed Forces Information Service (YENED). It contained news, sports, fashion, music, drama series and more rarely documentaries, films, and children programming.
On 3 November 1982, YENED passed under civilian control and was renamed as ERT2. Public broadcasters were the only broadcasters in Greece. ERT2 followed the same programming. In 1987, ERT and ERT2 became one company, ERT and the channels rebranded ET1 and ET2.
In 1997, ET-2 was restructured as a news and information channel, airing documentaries and sports. It was therefore renamed as NET (Nea Elliniki Tileorasi/New Hellenic Television).
On June 11, 2013, NET was taken off air after the Greek government announced its decision to close ERT. Amid protests, NET continued to be broadcast via the Internet with the help of the European Broadcasting Union until November 7, 2013, when police forces invaded the ERT building and took the program off.
By ERT relaunch on June 11, 2015, the station returned as ERT2, technically replacing NERIT Plus in its space.
ERT2's shows included: