Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO)


Netherlands Public Broadcasting, Dutch: Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (abbr. NPO), is the name used in the Netherlands to refer to the country's public-service broadcasting system as a whole; it is used, for instance, as the name of the joint web portal coordinated by the NPO on behalf of all the broadcasting associations. Public-service broadcasting in the Netherlands is provided jointly by a number of broadcasting organizations under the tutelage of NPO. Since September 2002, the Dutch membership of the European Broadcasting Union is held by Netherlands Public Broadcasting (since March 15, 2007 renamed Nederlandse Publieke Omroep). The Netherlands Radio Union (Nederlandse Radio Unie) was one of 23 founding organisations of the EBU.