BNT 2 is a Bulgarian state-owned TV channel, operated by the Bulgarian National Television. It is the successor to the defunct second program of the national television - Efir 2. Launched on October 16, 2011 the channel replaced the four regional television centers of BNT - BNT Pirin, BNT More, BNT Sever and BNT Plovdiv by combining their programmes into one. The new channel broadcasts original programs, newscasts and sporting events. The program includes a "Regional bloc" with local broadcasts of the former regional tv centres.