NPO 1 Extra

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NPO 1 Extra
NPO 1 Extra logo 2018.svg
Country Netherlands
Broadcast areaNetherlands
Language(s) Dutch
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Owner NPO
Sister channels NPO 1
NPO 2 Extra
NPO Politiek en Nieuws
Launched1 December 2006;15 years ago (2006-12-01)
Former namesHilversumBest (2006–2009)
Best 24 (2009–2014)
NPO Best (2014–2018)
Website NPO 1 Extra
Streaming media
NPO NPO 1 Extra - Live tv
Ziggo GO (Europe only)

NPO 1 Extra is a television channel jointly operated by Dutch public broadcasters AVROTROS, BNNVARA, EO, KRO-NCRV and MAX. It was originally launched as HilversumBest on 1 December 2006. NPO 1 Extra presents highlights of more than sixty years of Dutch television history. The channel was founded by Han Peekel. [1]



In April 2009, HilversumBest was renamed as Best24. [2] On 10 March 2014 the channel changed its name to NPO Best. [3] On 26 March 2018 the channel was renamed as NPO 1 Extra. [4]

NPO 1 Extra (along with NPO Zapp Extra) became a 24-hour channel on 25 December 2018. Previously, NPO 1 Extra time-shared with NPO Zapp Xtra. [5]


NPO 1 Extra broadcasts programmes created by the public broadcasters from the NPO. Most programmes are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. NPO 1 Extra is mainly focused on programmes from the eighties and nineties of the last century. Television programmes from other decades regularly passes in shortened or compiled versions. NPO 1 Extra has a linear programming with many regular program titles in the early evening. The soap Onderweg naar morgen and the comedy series Zeg 'ns AAA are scheduled daily on NPO Best.

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  1. Jarco Kriek (11 January 2013). "Hilversum gaf Han Peekel terecht lintje". Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. Jan-Hein Visser (16 April 2009). "Publieke themazenders nu onder noemer 24". Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. Jarco Kriek (12 February 2014). "NPO vernieuwt digitale themakanalen". Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  4. "Digitale kanalen NPO gaan NPO 1, 2 en 3 extra heten". 16 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. "Extra kanalen NPO vanaf 25 december 24 uur per dag te zien". 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.