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NTR-director, advocates for a commercial-free public broadcasting

NTR-director, advocates for a commercial-free public broadcasting

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The public broadcaster would be better off if there are no advertisements more appear. “You’re doing the viewer a favor and we get 12 percent of broadcasting time.”

That argues for Paul Römer, managing director of broadcaster NTR, in an interview in The Telegraph Saturday.

Also disappears thus, the commercial press. “If you take that off, would NPO 1 can experiment,” says Römer. “Farmer wants a wife and all of Holland bakes are great programs, but we are also addicted because they are important for our market share.”

A kijkcijferkanon “is good for the STAR income, and understand the public broadcaster would not need to think”. According to Römer runs the public broadcaster or 180 to 200 million euro in revenue, but that may in part by tax dollars are collected.

Rigorous choices

Also sets the NTR director for for rigorous choices to make to save money. “I’d like to kick now a lot of people on their souls, but then I would still see if you still need to continue with a real music channel such as Radio 2 or the small 5.”

As an example, in the NTR, he called it quit with The great dictation. “Sometimes you have old things dropped, otherwise everything was like in 1972.”

Sesame street

One of the programs offered by the commerce under pressure is sesame street. “It is made for 3 – to 6-year-olds, we have around 500,000. When there is only 20,000 to 30,000 look, it is not surprising that a network manager itself to ask questions.”

Nevertheless, it promises to Römer that sesame street the next time, even just on tv is to see. “For the moment, we go through with it.”

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