World of television
The world of broadcasting companies, both public and commercial, is changing continuously as a result of recent developments in digital tv and internet.
Producing television programs
The production of television programs is done by various producers. They work for both commercial and public broadcasting companies. Television is financed by commercial revenues. Public broadcasting companies are financed by government funding as well.
Most public broadcasting companies work on drama productions (televisiedrama) in all forms and for various channels.
Broadcasting in the Netherlands
Public broadcasting companies
In one respect, the Dutch broadcasting system is unique in the word: In the Netherlands, several broadcasting corporations- and foundations broadcast programmes through three channels of the national public broadcasting system. England has only one broadcasting company, the BBC, for six national public channels. The Dutch media market is considered one of the most competitive in Europe. Besides these, there are many regional and local broadcasting companies.
Commercial broadcasting companies
There are many national commercial broadcasting corporations. Read further for a short description of the profiles of the various channels.
National and international policy
The Media Authority supervises everything that is broadcast on radio or television. The organization also has an important role in the field of broadcasting rights and supervision on rules regarding commercials and sponsoring.
The European Commission also develops audiovisual and media policies. The Commission developed several media programmes aimed at stimulating the audiovisual sector in Europe and improving cooperation between member states.
World of television in numbers
|The Dutch public broadcasting company had an income of 843 million in 2009.That is 50 euros per capita.|
|754 millions come from the Ministry of Culture and Science (OCW).|
|Source:NPO - Meerjarenbegroting 2011-2015|