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|Shula Rijxman(Chairman of the Board of Directors)|
The Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (often abbreviated to NPO, literally "Dutch Public Broadcaster") or Dutch Foundation for Public Broadcasting is a Dutch public broadcasting organization that administers the public broadcasting service in the Netherlands. The NPO is also the owner of the radio-spectrum license and public DVB-T and DAB+ frequencies.
According to Article 2.2 the Dutch Media Act of 2008, NPO was appointed as the governing organization of the public broadcasting system of the Netherlands until 2020. At the head of the organization there are two bodies: The Board of Directors that administers the whole public television and radio broadcasting system and the Supervisory Board.
Prior to the 2002 reorganization, the Dutch public broadcasting system was managed by another public broadcasting organization, Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS).
The objectives of NPO are:
In 2013, NPO became the winner of the Prix Europa award for the Best TV Fiction Script by a Newcomer (for the screenplay of the film The Deflowering of Eva Van End, written by Anne Barnhoorn in collaboration with NPO).
The Dutch Foundation for Public Broadcasting (NPO) is the cooperation and coordination body for the implementation of the public media mission on a national level. The NPO is required to provide information to the Minister of OCW. Also, a report must be submitted annually.