The Public Broadcasting Service2, known on air as PBS2, is a publicly funded non-profit distribution service (founded on November 3, 1969)that serves a variety of television stations in the United States, as well as some areas of Mexico and Canada. PBS2 is also a secondary channel to the more popular channel PBS, a difference being that instead of how PBS airs educational/informational shows, PBS2 airs entertainment shows. PBS replaced its predecessorNE2inOctober 5, 1970, the same day that PBS replace NET. PBS2 uses the same affiliates as PBS.
(May 17, 1970-Late Summer 1971)
Nicknames: "The Text of Boredom's Twin" "The Text2" "Public Boredom Service2"
Logo: Just a black background with the words:
stacked on top of each other in red, yellow, and blue.
FX/SFX: Unknown, though it is believed that
Music/Sounds/Voice-Over: Usually, a live announcer says "This is PBS2. The second Public Broadcasting Service." Some instances used no announcer.
Avalibility: Extinct. There is no current video footage of this logo.
Editor's Note: This logo is infamous for being one of the most heavily searched for idents in PBS history. Only one PBS
(Late Summer 1971-September 30, 1984)(March 14, 2016- )
Nicknames: "P-Head's New Friend" "PBS2 P-Head"
Logo: Same as PBS's 1971 Logo, but the "PBS" letters are pushed to the top-right to fit the "2" and the word "TWO", which pops up after the S appears.
- This is the only PBS2 logo to refer to the company as "Public Broadcasting Service Two".
- This is also the only PBS2 logo to have it's identity un-plastered in reruns.
FX/SFX: Same as PBS's 1971 Logo.
Music/Sounds: Same as PBS's 1971 Logo.
Music/Sounds Variants: On the B&W Reran Variant, the descending synthesizer beginning part is cut out.
Avaliability: While the original variant is very rare to come by today, the B&W Reran Variant is still commonly seen on old programs.
Editor's Note: This logo is considered a fan-favorite, and is the most popular PBS2 ident. This feedback brought it's revival in early 2016.
(September 30, 1984-September 17, 1989)