VPRO

The VPRO (originally an acronym for Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, or "Liberal Protestant Radio Broadcasting Corporation") was established in the Netherlands in 1926 as a religious broadcasting organization. Falling under the Protestant pillar, it represented the Liberal Protestant current. However, in the 1950s and 1960s it became more (social) liberal than Protestant, and while the acronym VPRO was kept, its meaning was dropped. It was the first to show a nude woman on Dutch television, Phil Bloom in 1967, in the Wim T. Schippers show Hoepla.[1] The VPRO is known for producing and broadcasting quality (and sometimes avant-garde) programmes, documentaries and films, the target audience of the VPRO is highly educated and creative people (e.g. artists, designers, scientists).[2]

Omroepvereniging VPRO
TypePublic broadcaster
Country
Netherlands
AvailabilityNetherlands
Founded29 May 1926 (1926-05-29)
OwnerMembership Association
Former names
Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep
Official website
vpro.nl

VPRO often collaborates with other broadcasting organisations such as WDR, the BBC, and Arte.

Like all Dutch public broadcasters, the VPRO does not have its own dedicated channel.

Programming

Television

Radio

Documentary

Radio sessions

See also

References

  1. "RC-document". Archived from the original on 19 March 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2006.
  2. http://www.adnovus.nl/pdf/profiel-vpro.pdf%5B%5D
  3. Haakman, David (24 January 2013). "Terugkijken: de penisuitzending van Metropolis – over boegroe en Pricasso". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 June 2013.
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