NPO 1

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NPO 1
Npo1.svg
Launched 2 October 1951
Owned by NPO
Picture format 576i (PAL) 16:9
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 21.4% (2012, [1])
Slogan "Wij zijn 1"
(We are 1)
Country Netherlands
Broadcast area National. Also available in Belgium and Germany
Headquarters Hilversum
Formerly called NTS (1951-1964)
Nederland 1 (1964-2014)
Sister channel(s) NPO 2
NPO 3
Website NPO 1 website
Availability
Terrestrial
Digitenne (FTA) Channel 1 (SD)
Satellite
CanalDigitaal (FTV) Channel 1 (HD)
TV Vlaanderen (Belgium) Channel 16 (HD)
Cable
Ziggo Channel 1 (SD/HD)
UPC Netherlands Horizon
Channel 1 (HD)
Mediabox
Channel 1 (SD)
Channel 71 (HD)
CAIW Channel 1 (SD)
Channel 401 (HD)
Telenet (Belgium) Channel 14
Setar (Aruba) Channel 51
IPTV
KPN Channel 1
Mine TV Channel 1
Belgacom TV (Belgium) Channel 20
Streaming media
UPC Horizon Watch live (Netherlands only)
KPN iTV Online Watch live (Netherlands only)

NPO 1 (formerly Nederland 1 Dutch pronunciation: [ˌneːdərlɑnt ˈeːn] until 2014) is the first national television station in the Netherlands, it was launched on 2 October 1951. It provides public broadcasting and currently exists next to sister channels NPO 2 and NPO 3. A wide range of broadcasting organisations of the Publieke Omroep deliver programs. A wide variety of programs is broadcast on the channel, usually for larger audiences. In 2008, it was the most viewed channel in the Netherlands, reaching a market share of 22.5% for the evening (18:00–00:00 hours).[2]

On 16 September 2007, the NPO channels Nederland 1, Nederland 2 and Nederland 3 switched completely to anamorphic widescreen—before that time, only some of the programming was broadcast in widescreen.

On 4 July 2009, all three channels began simulcasting in 1080i high-definition.[3] Before the launch of the permanent HD service, a test version of the Nederland 1 HD channel was made available from 2 June 2008 until 24 August 2008 in order to broadcast Euro 2008, the 2008 Tour de France and the 2008 Summer Olympics in HD.

Programming[edit]

Currently, most of the biggest productions of Dutch public broadcasting television programs are shown on NPO 1, sometimes called the flagship of the Publieke Omroep. Some notable programs broadcast through the year are:

Programme Rough translation1 Broadcaster Description
Buitenhof NTR, VARA, VPRO Sunday-morning interview show, politically oriented.
Blik op de Weg View on the road AVRO Traffic programme, about traffic and traffic violations.
Boer zoekt Vrouw Farmer wants a Wife KRO Dutch version of Farmer Wants a Wife
De Reünie The Reunion KRO Human interest, old classmates from high school reunite and talk about their lives.
De Rijdende Rechter The driving judge NCRV An official judge holds a trial on location for consumers.
Detective fiction programmes mostly KRO Several detective series, for example Midsomer Murders or A Touch of Frost
EénVandaag OneToday AVRO, TROS Current affairs
Koefnoen AVRO Satirical, sketches with impersonations of famous Dutchmen.
Lieve Paul Dear Paul VARA Entertainment, it consists of celebrity interviews, variety performances and interaction with the studio audience.
NOS Journaal NOS News NOS News
NOS Studio Sport NOS Sport, the most viewed episodes consist of summaries of Eredivisie football matches, but in other episodes, several other sports and sports events (ranging from big international, to smaller national events) are covered.2
De Wereld Draait Door The World keeps turning VARA Talk show
Sesamstraat Sesame Street NTR Dutch version and spin-off of Sesame Street
Spoorloos Without a trace KRO Reality programme where people are helped in finding missing persons, with a focus on finding the biological relatives of adopted people.
Te land ter zee en in de lucht On land, at sea and in the air TROS Game/entertainment show, people must race through an obstacle course in self-made vehicles.
TROS Radar TROS Consumer programme
Tussen Kunst en Kitsch Between Art and Kitsch AVRO Similar to the British Antiques Roadshow
TV Show TROS Interview programme with several famous national and international guests.
Vermist Missing TROS Reality programme where people are helped in finding missing persons
Villa Felderhof NCRV Interview programme, from a luxurious villa in St. Tropez.
Wie is... de Mol? Who is... the Mole? AVRO Dutch version of The Mole.

1 Translation added only when it clarifies the original title of the programme.
2 Special, extra long broadcasts are made during important events such as the FIFA World Cup, the Tour de France or the Olympic Games.

Previous logos[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jaarrapport 2012". Stichting Kijk Onderzoek. 
  2. ^ SKO, annual report (Dutch)
  3. ^ JK (2009-06-16). "Nederlandse Publieke Omroep dicht bij start HDTV". TotaalTV (in Dutch). SBS Broadcasting. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°14′21″N 5°10′09″E / 52.2391028°N 5.1691576°E / 52.2391028; 5.1691576