The Dutch Public Broadcasting (NPO) is allowed to expand streaming service NPO Start. For example, users of the free NPO app can already look forward to programs that are shown on TV in the evenings during the day. This was already possible in the NPO Plus app for paying subscribers.
State Secretary Gunay Uslu (Culture and Media) gave the NPO permission for this on Wednesday. Earlier this year, the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) ruled that such an expansion will have only a limited effect on the markets in which NPO is active. The Media Authority and the Culture Council also gave positive advice.
Uslu’s permission also makes it possible to expand the offer of the freely accessible platform NPO Start with programs specially made for the streaming service.
A VIP series by Au Pairsa documentary series by Fidan Ekiz about the cancel culture and Pointer Check are the first titles that will soon appear on NPO Start. Programs that until now could only be seen via the online channels of the broadcasters can now also be viewed via NPO Start.