Bravo 2


Bravo 2

Infobox TV channel
name = Bravo 2
logosize = 100px
logofile = Bravo UK.svg
logoalt = Bravo 2 logo
owner = Virgin Media Television
picture format = 16:9, 576i (SDTV)
launch = 2 March, 2006
share = 0.1%
share as of = April 2008
share source = [http://www.barb.co.uk/viewingsummary/monthreports.cfm?report=monthgmulti]
former names = Player (until September 2006)
sister names = Bravo, Bravo +1
web = [http://www.bravo.co.uk/bravo2/ www.bravo.co.uk/bravo2]
sat serv 1 = Sky Digital
sat chan 1 = Channel 153
cable serv 1 = Virgin Media
cable chan 1 = Channel 139

Bravo 2 is a British TV channel that launched as Player on March 2 2006. It originally replaced the Player late night slot on Challenge. On September 28 2006, Player relaunched as Bravo 2 and became a sister channel of Bravo.

The channel's content consists of gambling and sports programmes. The ident for Player was the same as that of the original slot, except with yellow colouring and without the famous club p. The World Poker Tour will still continue to be shown on Challenge but no longer under any slot. Bravo 2 also shows Adult Swim every weekday from 5pm-6pm and 12am-1am.

Recently, as Player, Bravo 2 added exclusive coverage of the FIA GT Championship to its portfolio of sports events. The channel also carries a limited amount of Serie A matches under the production of Bravo. From January 2007 Bravo 2 started broadcasting "Total Nonstop Action" Wrestling progamming and was the only channel in the UK which has the exclusive rights for TNA Wrestling Programming which consists of a two day delay for the American broadcast TNA weekly show "TNA iMPACT!" and a three day delay for the TNA Monthly Pay Per Views. [cite web |url=http://www.tnawrestling.com/news/fullnews2.php?all=1103 |title=Bravo 2 Gets TNA |accessdate=2006-12-29] Since January 5 2008 TNA iMPACT! was moved to Bravo, with replays of the show on Bravo 2. [cite web |url=http://tnauk.blogspot.com/2008/01/tnas-message-on-impact-move-to-bravo.html |title=TNAs message on iMPACT! move to Bravo |accessdate=2008-01-03] Bravo's original contract for TNA Wrestling Programming was an 18 month contract and was distributed by RDA TV. [cite web |url=http://tnauk.blogspot.com/2007/09/bravos-contract-with-tna-wrestling.html|title=Details regarding Bravo's deal with TNA Wrestling programming
accessdate=2007-10-20
] The deal was extended on the 1st of July 2008 for another 18 months which was once again negotiated by RDA TV. [cite web |url=http://tnauk.blogspot.com/2008/07/tna-signs-video-on-demand-deal-with-bt.html|title=TNA Wrestling extends deal with Bravo channels
accessdate=2008-07-01
] Bravo 2 is available on Sky Digital and Virgin Media.

Programming

Current Programming

*"2006 World Cup Poker"
*"Cops, Cars and Superstars"
*"Cops Uncut"
*"Costa Del Street Crime"
*"Holy Bleep"
*""
*"Laid Bare"
*"Monster Jam"
*"Poker Superstars"
*"Real Football Factories"
*"Sea Rescue"
*"Sin Cities"
*"Sports Disasters"
*"The Ultimate Fighter"
*"UFC Unleashed"
*"Ultimate Fighting Championship"
*"Ultimate Poker Challenge"
*"Vegas Virgins"
*"World's Craziest Outdoor Outtakes"
*"World's Most Amazing Videos"
*"World Poker Tour"
*""
*"Gamer TV"
*"Red Hot Retards!"

Former Programming

*"Adult Swim"
*"The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air"
*"That 70's Show"
*"TNA iMPACT!"

External links

* [http://www.bravo.co.uk/bravo2/ Bravo 2] at BRAVO.co.uk
* [http://thetvroom.com/otheruk The TV Room] looks at presentation/branding on Bravo 2

References


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