TV 2 Zulu

TV 2 Zulu is a Danish television station and it indirectly traces its origins back to Næsby Lokal-TV which launched in 1976 as Denmark's first private TV station, but was later closed down in 1978 after finishing its local-TV trial. In 1984, it was relaunched as Kanal 2 København which become popular in the late 1980s and the early 1990s, but it stopped broadcasting on 7 April 1997 after TvDanmark acquired its frequencies. On 15 October 2000, it was later revived with a new name known as TV 2 Zulu. Eventually, the station resumed its broadcasts although it is a sister channel to TV 2 Denmark.[1] It is primarily aimed at viewers between 15 and 30 years of age.[2]

TV 2 Zulu
TV 2 Zulu.svg
Broadcast areaDenmark
NetworkTV 2 Denmark
SloganFordi vi elsker TV (Because we love TV)
HeadquartersCopenhagen, Denmark
Picture format16:9 / 4:3
OwnerTV 2 Denmark
Sister channelsTV 2
TV 2 Charlie
TV 2 Fri
TV 2 News
TV 2 Sport
Launched13 January 1976 (as Næsby Lokal-TV)
(hiatus from 1978 to October 1984)
13 October 1984 (as Kanal 2 København)
(hiatus from 7 April 1997 to 14 October 2000)
15 October 2000 (as TV 2 Zulu)
Former namesNæsby Lokal-TV (1976-1978)
Kanal 2 København (1984-1997)

TV2 Zulu has been noted for Danish comedy shows and programmes such as Langt fra Las Vegas, Gustne Gensyn, P.I.S., Klovn and FC Zulu, the latter of which was nominated for an International Emmy in 2005 for best Non-scripted Entertainment. From 2000 to 2007, TV2 Zulu broadcast live NFL games.

TV2 Zulu is also known for its award shows such as Zulu Awards and Zulu Comedy Galla. Zulu Comedy Galla is a part of Zulu Comedy Festival, where comedians, both Danish and foreign, are performing in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. In 2011 it was introduced that comedians would also be performing in Aarhus. During the festival, the TV channel also broadcasts much comedy.

In the summer TV2 Zulu tours Denmark with an outdoor cinema, Zulu Sommerbio (Zulu Summercinema). In the cinema you get access to newly released movies for free, and in the meantime on the TV channel, TV2 Zulu broadcasts movies, sorted by themes for the different weeks. Every place Zulu Sommerbio visits they stay 3–5 days, and on the last day, the audience gets to decide the last movie, via a vote on the television stations website.

On satellite, TV 2 Zulu (as well as TV 2 Charlie and TV 2 Film) was initially exclusively available via Canal Digital. The competing Viasat platform started broadcasting the channels in January 2009.[3]


  1. ^ "TV 2s Historie" (in Danish). TV 2. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
  2. ^ "TV 2 Zulu – Når du skal have fat i de unge!" (in Danish). TV 2. Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
  3. ^ "TV 2 Zulu, TV 2 Charlie og TV 2 FILM på satellit – også efter 2009". Viasat. 8 November 2007.

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