TV 538 is a music television channel that airs music videos and live coverage of its radio broadcasts. Dutch radio station Radio 538 launched the TV channel on 4 July 2011. The channel is owned by Talpa Network. It broadcasts 24 hours a day and airs across the Netherlands.
|Launched||4 July 2011|
|Owned by||Talpa Network|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||TV = 538|
|Canal Digitaal||Channel 98 (SD)|
|Joyne||Channel 27 (HD)|
|Ziggo||Channel 538 (SD)|
|DELTA||Channel 538 (SD)|
|Caiway||Channel 538 (SD)|
|KPN||Channel 538 (SD)|
|Tele2 Netherlands||Channel 538 (SD)|
|T-Mobile Netherlands||Channel 538 (HD)|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)|
|KPN iTV Online||Watch live (Europe only)|
Radio 538 started a television channel called TV 538 on July 4, 2011 in the Netherlands. The channel is passed via UPC and since September 2011 also at Ziggo. On July 4 TV 538 launched with a live broadcast of Barry Paf. The radio programs Evers Staat Op, de Coen and Sander Show and Daniël Lippens will be simulcast live every workday. On Friday between 17:30 and 18:00 De Week Van 538 will be shown, between 18:00 and 21:00 hours De Frank en Vrijdag Show with Frank Dane and on Saturday between 19:00 and 21:00 hours Top 40 with Jeroen Nieuwenhuize, in which only the most popular clips will be shown. At the weekend the radio program of Barend van Deelen can be seen. The programs Release Reacties, Lovers X Haters and The Beat can also be seen on the channel.
The primary focus is on non-stop music videos that can be requested by listeners. In addition, the channel airs entertainment, news, live performances, interviews and events, accompanied by the DJs of 538. The live broadcasts are both broadcast from a TV studio and on location while Turn up the Beach, Live38XXL, 538PUUR, 538 voor Warchild or 538 Demo Duel.
- Robert Briel (17 June 2011). "Radio 538 TV starts July 4". Broadband TV News.
- Jan-Hein Visser (5 July 2011). "TV538 vanaf september ook bij Ziggo" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.
- Programma van Ruud de Wild vanaf maandag op TV538 RadioFreak.nl
- Jarco Kriek (5 January 2019). "TV538 voortaan in HD: Joyne heeft de primeur" (in Dutch). TotaalTV.