The VPRO (originally an acronym for Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, or "Liberal Protestant Radio Broadcasting Corporation") was established in the Netherlands in 1926 as a religious broadcasting organization. Falling under the Protestant pillar, it represented the Liberal Protestant current. However, in the 1950s and 1960s it became more (social) liberal than Protestant, and while the acronym VPRO was kept, its meaning was dropped. It was the first to show a nude woman on Dutch television, Phil Bloom in 1967, in the Wim T. Schippers show Hoepla. The VPRO is known for producing and broadcasting quality (and sometimes avant-garde) programmes, documentaries and films, the target audience of the VPRO is highly educated and creative people (e.g. artists, designers, scientists).
|Founded||29 May 1926|
|Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep|
Like all Dutch public broadcasters, the VPRO does not have its own dedicated channel.
- Backlight (Tegenlicht)
- Beagle: In Darwin's wake (2009–2010)
- Draadstaal (2007–2009)
- Het Gat van Nederland (1972–1974)
- Hoepla (1967)
- De Hokjesman (2013–2016)
- Holland Sport (2003–2011)
- Van Kooten en de Bie (1974–1998)
- Metropolis TV – the program sees correspondents from around the world reporting on life and culture in different cultures. In 2010 the program was honoured with a Tegel Award (De Tegel). Episodes available on YouTube.
- Missie Aarde (2015)
- Toren C
- Villa Achterwerk
- Zondag met Lubach
- Het Gebouw
- The John Peel Show (1984–1986)
- Radio Bergeijk
- Villa 65
- White Noise, Dave Clarke's weekly Techno show on 3FM (2006–2012)
- "RC-document". Archived from the original on 19 March 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2006.
- http://www.adnovus.nl/pdf/profiel-vpro.pdf[permanent dead link]
- Haakman, David (24 January 2013). "Terugkijken: de penisuitzending van Metropolis – over boegroe en Pricasso". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 June 2013.