Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting

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Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting
Type Public broadcaster
Country Netherlands
Availability Netherlands
Founded June 30, 1999 (1999-06-30)
Official website
boeddhistischeomroep.nl

Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting (abbr. BOS: English: Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation) was a special broadcaster on the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, which was allowed to broadcast on radio and television because of their religious background. It was one of the "2.42 broadcasters" (named after the Article 2.42 of the Mediawet, the Dutch media law, which allowed faith-based broadcasters to get airtime on radio and TV without having to have any members). The broadcaster was known for broadcasting from a Buddhist perspective.

On January 1, 2016, the 2.42 broadcasters were extinct, including BOS, due to budget cuts at the public broadcasting system.[1] After that, Christian broadcaster KRO-NCRV, in cooperation with the Boeddhistische Unie Nederland (BUN),[2] became responsible for producing programming for the Buddhist community,[3] such as De Boeddhistische Blik.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaken, Ministerie van Algemene. "Media Act: rules for broadcasters and programming". www.government.nl. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Boeddhistische Omroep Stichting". Boeddhistische Unie Nederland (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  3. ^ "Nieuwe naam boeddhistische tv bij de KRO/NCRV". Bodhitv (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  4. ^ "De Boeddhistische Blik". www.kro-ncrv.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-02-04. 

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