Telegraaf television on its way

Two potential broadcasters, both owned by the Telegraaf Media Group, should be admitted to the public television and radio system, the public body’s management board and the arts council told culture minister Ronald Plasterk on Wednesday.

WNL, owned by the Telegraaf newspaper, says its aim is to present a true conservative liberal voice. Powned, set up by TMG’s shockblog GeenStijl, is to focus on younger right-leaning viewers.
Meanwhile, the NRC reports that the media commission has recommended that popular channel Tros lose its public broadcaster status for breaking the media law with a children’s programme devised by a supermarket group.
It is also opposed to WNL because the channel has not broken its links to the newspaper as promised, the NRC says.
The public broadcasting board, the arts council and the media commission all make recommendations to the minister on how to reform the public broadcasting set up. Plasterk will decide on the winners and losers at the end of the year.

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