The broadcasting of RTM TV2 began on 17 November 1969 when Televisyen Malaysia (currently known as RTM TV1 split into two channels. It offers local and international entertainment programs, films and dramas. Some elements such as sex and violence are censored as RTM is one of the government departments.
RTM2 is also available over the Astro direct broadcast satellite platform on channel 102 (formerly on channel 6, then channel 2).
On 1 January 2006, this channel began to broadcast in 24 hours daily, offering more programmes for viewers who stay up late to watch television.