Public broadcasting delete websites and theme channels




The public broadcaster is scaling back the number of websites. The number of thematic channels is reduced from eight to five. In this way, the public broadcasters provide “greater focus”, the umbrella organization NPO.

NPO It wants free money “to excel,” says program director NPO French Klein v De Volkskrant. In 2011, the Dutch Public Broadcasting gave also want to delete all redundant sites, but according to Klein was not nearly enough.

Klein will include deletion of the 600 sites for various programs the majority: there were fifty should remain there. These should be well maintained. “We choose Fewer but bigger and better,” says Klein opposite De Volkskrant. Sites that draw less than 100,000 visitors should disappear.

The public broadcaster wants to put the knife in thematic channels. Of the eight thematic channels, such as NPO NPO News and Politics, five would have to remain. It is not known which channels have to disappear. Finally, portals such as those on history and health disappear; only the portals, and remain. The individual broadcast sites like and, will remain.

A spokesman for the NPO was not available for comment.


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