What next in the Netherlands?

From Big Brother to The Voice via Deal or No Deal and Splash! Dutch producers have proved time and again that they know how to construct an international television hit. But do deep budget cuts at the public broadcast group and the increasing influence of international content threaten the Netherlands’ status as a creative powerhouse? […]

NPO preps premium Dutch VOD service with US movies

Dutch public broadcasting organisation NPO is set to launch a subscription video-on-demand service early next year, which will carry major US movies. NPO Plus is designed to have less advertising and more content than the NPO’s existing free NPO Uitzending Gemist catch-up service. The service will roll out on a one-year trial and will offer […]

News brief: EBU selects new TV committee chair

The European Broadcasting Union has named Jean Philip de Tender as chairman of the EBU Television Committee. De Tender, general manager of Dutch-language channel Eén at Flemish public broadcaster VRT, has assumed the post from outgoing chair Ruurd Bierman of Dutch pubcaster NPO. The new EBU committee, which will serve until 2015 comprises de Tender, […]