La 2 (translated, The Two) is Spain's second state-owned television channel for the public broadcasting service. Its first broadcast was on 1966-11-15. Unlike its sister channel La 1, it is not an overly populist channel, and rather like BBC Two in the UK is famous for a more "intellectual" style of programming (often popular with university students) featuring wildlife and cultural documentaries, classic films from home and abroad, more alternative comedy TV shows such as Will & Grace, Six Feet Under, Veronica Mars, and others.
However, the channel has a very low audience rating, the lowest among nationwide TV channels. From 2010-01-01, all TVE channels no longer show commercials during and between programs, because of the government's new law which removed all kinds of advertising from all TVE channels.