NPO 1 Extra
CountryNetherlands
Broadcast areaNetherlands
NetworkAVROTROS
BNNVARA
EO
KRO-NCRV
MAX
Programming
Language(s)Dutch
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerNPO
Sister channelsNPO 1
NPO 2
NPO 3
NPO 2 Extra
NPO Politiek en Nieuws
History
Launched1 December 2006; 17 years ago (2006-12-01)
Former namesHilversumBest (2006–2009)
Best 24 (2009–2014)
NPO Best (2014–2018)
Links
WebsiteNPO 1 Extra
Availability
Streaming media
NPONPO 1 Extra - Live tv
Ziggo GOZiggoGO.tv (Europe only)

NPO 1 Extra is a television channel jointly operated by Dutch public broadcasters AVROTROS, BNNVARA, EO, KRO-NCRV and MAX. It was originally launched as HilversumBest on 1 December 2006. NPO 1 Extra presents highlights of more than sixty years of Dutch television history. The channel was founded by Han Peekel.[1]

History

In April 2009, HilversumBest was renamed as Best24.[2] On 10 March 2014 the channel changed its name to NPO Best.[3] On 26 March 2018 the channel was renamed as NPO 1 Extra.[4]

NPO 1 Extra (along with NPO Zapp Extra) became a 24-hour channel on 25 December 2018. Previously, NPO 1 Extra time-shared with NPO Zapp Xtra.[5]

Programming

NPO 1 Extra broadcasts programmes created by the public broadcasters from the NPO. Most programmes are from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. NPO 1 Extra is mainly focused on programmes from the eighties and nineties of the last century. Television programmes from other decades regularly passes in shortened or compiled versions. NPO 1 Extra has a linear programming with many regular program titles in the early evening. The soap Onderweg naar morgen and the comedy series Zeg 'ns AAA are scheduled daily on NPO Best.

Logos and identities

References

  1. ^ Jarco Kriek (11 January 2013). "Hilversum gaf Han Peekel terecht lintje". TotaalTV.nl. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. ^ Jan-Hein Visser (16 April 2009). "Publieke themazenders nu onder noemer 24". TotaalTV.nl. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ Jarco Kriek (12 February 2014). "NPO vernieuwt digitale themakanalen". TotaalTV.nl. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Digitale kanalen NPO gaan NPO 1, 2 en 3 extra heten". MediaCourant.nl. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Extra kanalen NPO vanaf 25 december 24 uur per dag te zien". NPO.nl. 20 November 2018. Retrieved 20 November 2018.