|Picture format||576i 16:9 SDTV|
|Sister channels|| NPO 1 |
NPO 1 Extra
NPO 2 Extra
NPO Zappelin Extra
|Former names||Politiek 24 (2006-2014)|
|Kabel Noord||Channel 51|
|Canal Digitaal||Channel 102|
|Tele2 Netherlands||Channel 218|
|T-Mobile Netherlands||Channel 261|
|NPO||NPO Politiek - Live tv|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
NPO Politiek is a public television channel operated by the NOS, the public broadcaster which supplies news and sports to all national public television and radio networks. Programmes come live from The Hague, when the parliament is in session. In the summertime when the parliament is not in session the NPO Politiek channel changes into NPO Sport , also supplied by NOS. On 10 March 2014, Politiek 24 changed its name into NPO Politiek.
In the summer months the channel does reports of sporting events in which certain parts are not seen on the open channels of the NPO. These competitions, such as the World Cup/European Athletics Championships, World Cup/European Swimming Championships, World Equestrian Games, World Championships and Vuelta a España will be broadcast on this channel.
The Dutch public broadcasting system is a set of organizations that together take care of public service television and radio broadcasting in the Netherlands. It is composed of a foundation called Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO), which acts as its governing body, and a number of public broadcasters. The Dutch Media Act 2008 regulates how air time is divided and puts the administration of the public broadcasting system in the hands of the Board of Directors of NPO.
Television in the Netherlands was officially introduced in 1951. In the Netherlands, the television market is divided between a number of commercial networks, such as RTL Nederland, and a system of public broadcasters sharing three channels, NPO 1, NPO 2, and NPO 3. Imported programmes, as well as news interviews with responses in a foreign language, are almost always shown in their original language, with subtitles.
The Nederlandse Omroep Stichting is one of the broadcasting organisations making up the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system. It has a special statutory obligation to make news and sports programmes for the three Dutch public television channels and the Dutch public radio services.
NPO 1 is the first national television station in the Netherlands. It launched on 2 October 1951. It provides public broadcasting and currently exists next to sister channels NPO 2 and NPO 3. A wide range of broadcasting organisations of the Publieke Omroep deliver programs. A wide variety of programs is broadcast on the channel, usually for larger audiences. In 2018, it was the most viewed channel in the Netherlands, reaching a market share of 22.0%.
NPO 3 is the third and youngest of the terrestrial television channels operated by the Dutch public-broadcasting organization NPO in the Netherlands and carries programmes provided by member-based non-profit broadcasting associations. It is oriented towards children, youth and innovative television.
NPO 2 is a Dutch television channel, sister channel of NPO 1 and NPO 3. It was established on 1 October 1964 at 20:00, initially with a 2.5 hours schedule until 22:30.
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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. In April 2009 HilversumBest renamed into Best24. On 10 March 2014 the channel changed its name into NPO Best On 26 March 2018 the channel was renamed by NPO 1 Extra.
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NPO Sport is a Dutch sports channel owned by the Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) and operated by Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS). First launched on 19 July 2009, the channel carries sports programming. It is carried in the channel space of NPO Politiek during the summer months when the legislature is not in session.
Stichting Nederlandse Publieke Omroep or Dutch Foundation for Public Broadcasting is a Dutch public broadcasting organisation that administers public broadcasting services in the Netherlands. The NPO is also the owner of the radio-spectrum licence and public DVB-T and DAB+ frequencies.
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