|Founded||7 January 2009|
PowNed is a Dutch broadcaster, which broadcasts radio and television programmes on the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system. They air a daily satirical news show during the workweek called PowNews on Nederland 3, in which politicians and other public and non-public figures, are confronted with provocative questions, and often ridiculised.
The broadcaster is affiliated with and was started up with the help of the popular GeenStijl shock blog.
The director of PowNed is Dominique Weesie (who also presents PowNews) and their star reporter is Rutger Castricum. Other reporters include Jojanneke van den Berge, Jan Roos (also presenter of the radio programme Echte Jannen with Jan Dijkgraaf) and Daan Nieber. Several other people involved with PowNed programmes (radio and television) are DJ's Rob Stenders and Bert van Lent, sports presenters Henk Spaan and Hugo Borst (of the TV football programme Heilig Gras), Bas Paternotte (political commentator for Echte Jannen) and Brenno de Winter (ITC commentator for PowNews).
The name is a backronym for Publieke Omroep Weldenkend Nederland En Dergelijke (English: Public broadcaster (for the) well-thinking Netherlands and the like). They claim to serve the network generation and argue heavily (in a tongue-in-cheek style) against baby boomers whom they see as clinging on to power.
- "Two new broadcasters added to public sector". The Holland Times. 4 November 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
- (Dutch) Official website
- Outlandish TV station recommended to minister, RNW, 30 September 2009
- Jackass sues Dutch TV channel Powned, Dutch Daily News, 5 June 2011
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