about us

Meet an independent public broadcasting company that is widely recognized, both in the Netherlands and abroad, as an innovative organization.

The vpro is an independent media organization, tracing its public broadcast heritage all the way back to 1926. Through the decades it has continued to reinvent itself, thus remaining relevant to many different audiences within a constantly changing society.

The vpro has built a global reputation for exploring issues that matter and building audiences in new and avant-garde ways.

Across countries, the vpro is widely recognized as a media pioneer. Our creative teams explore what’s happening at the edges of society, chase innovation and contribute to the public discourse.

Our audience can find us on a multitude of platforms: on the television or radio, in a weekly magazine, on websites, in apps, during live events... And we are always looking for new ways to stimulate meaningful conversation.

Global citizenship and creativity are core values at the vpro.

We encourage interest, engagement and participation by being involved in a broad range of cultural and scientific activities.

We have won numerous awards, including Emmy Awards, Prix Europa and many prizes at internationally renowned film festivals.


broadcasting rights

Interested in using, broadcasting or showing (part of) our programs? Most of them are available for international distribution. A catalogue of current vpro productions can be found at the NPO Sales website. Or contact us via international@vpro.nl.

Please notice: international rights aquisition is handled by Netherlands Public Broadcasting (NPO) on our behalf.


For all questions about this website and its contents, please contact international@vpro.nl. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are working on a production in the subject areas that we cover. We often collaborate on international coproductions, provided the editorial independence of all parties involved is respected.


Visiting address
Wim T. Schippersplein 1
1217 WD Hilversum
the Netherlands

Postal address
Postbus 11
1200 JC Hilversum
the Netherlands

+31 88 2058 911

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social media

Follow us on Facebook in English: @vprobroadcast

Facebook in French: @vprobroadcastFR

On Twitter: @vprobroadcast

On YouTube: vpro documentary - vpro world stories - vpro metropolis

Or look us up on LinkedIn