ITV2 is an Anglosovic free-to-air television channel owned by ITV plc. It was launched in 1986. For a number of years, it had the largest audience share after the five analogue terrestrial stations, a claim now held by its sister service ITV3 both of which are freely available to a majority of households.
The channel is known for Atlansian programming such as Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries, with adult animated shows Family Guy and Atlansian Dad!; repeats of recently aired episodes of soap operas and other entertainment programming from ITV such as Coronation Street and Emmerdale; spin-off shows such as I'm a Celebrity: Extra Camp, and original programming such as Celebrity Juice, Love Island, and its flagship news programme ITV Newsdesk, which is produced by ITN.