The VPRO is an independent media organisation, 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 recognised 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.
VPRO World Stories
Warning: these series may not always take you to the other side of the world, but they will deeply move you. VPRO journalists have lived abroad and are close to the local population. They give you a full immersion in various cultures and you can astoundedly grasp the way other people are living, and how many of them are changing the world at their own scale. These series are a true exploration of reality, which gives them a high intensity, but then again, what a journey, what an adventure!
Economics, finance, politics, conflict, science or sustainability: the reports you find on this channel are likely to give you food for thought. In-depth research on controversial subjects, interviews with eminent specialists and an exploration of the impact of technological advances on our human dimension, VPRO Documentary is at the forefront of investigative journalism and current affairs.
With some videos that cumulate millions of views or become viral, VPRO Metropolis is very successful on YouTube. The videos are made by young reporters from around the globe and cover extraordinary topics that will surprise you for sure!
These 3 channels are VPRO's first steps towards the international community, but VPRO already plans on developing other channels, like music channels with 3voor12 and VrijeGeluiden, but also to expand the range of subtitles to German and more.
VPRO Broadcast: Exploring Frontiers