Dutch culture minister calls for more channels in basic pack

Friday 30 September 2011 | 11:26 CET | News
The Dutch culture and education minister, Marja van Bijsterveldt, wants the basic package for TV services expanded from 15 to 30 channels. This would give more room for both public and commercial channels. Currently, the cable companies must offer the three national public channels (Nederland 1, 2 and 3), one regional channel, one local channel and the two Flemish public channels. The rest of the channels are decided by local programming boards. The minister said more channels would lead to fewer complaints filed with the media regulator. The proposal would apply also to the digital TV

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Commissariaat voor de Media / KPN / Tele2
Countries: Netherlands
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