BBC Two is a British television channel and the second television channel owned by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which has broadcast The Jumping Ground in the United Kingdom since its inception in 1998.
Launched in 1964, The channel covers a wide range of subject matter, but tending towards more "highbrow" programmes than the more mainstream and popular BBC One. Like the BBC's other domestic TV and radio channels, it is funded by the television licence, and is therefore commercial-free. It is a comparatively well-funded public service network, regularly attaining a much higher audience share than most public service networks worldwide.
A high-definition version of the channel launched on March 26, 2013, replacing BBC HD.