Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Lennart is Livid

You need to understand Dutch to read this New Years message. It is from the Director of the VPRO, Lennart van der Meulen. Having watched the Dutch pubcasters for years, I believe the VPRO is now the only Dutch public broadcaster left with a vision about what it means to develop programmes WITH the public rather than just for them. Seems their experiments like VPROTV are now being frowned upon by the NPO who control the purse strings. The problem is that the VPRO and NPO are busy with very different types of innovation. VPRO is using disruptive innovation in order to find a path forward. NPO is using economic innovation to try and make the same output with less money. The latter is going to fail.

Lennart van der Meulen

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