Nederlandse Omroep Stichting

The Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈneːdərlɑntsə ˈʔɔmrup ˈstɪxtɪŋ]; NOS [ˌɛnoːˈɛs]; English: Dutch Broadcasting Foundation)[1] is one of the broadcasting organisations making up the Netherlands Public Broadcasting system. It has a special statutory obligation to make news and sports programmes for the three Dutch public television channels and the Dutch public radio services.

Nederlandse Omroep Stichting
TypePublic service broadcaster, news network
Founded29 May 1969 (1969-05-29)
HeadquartersHilversum, Netherlands
Former names
NRU, NTS (Merger)
Official website

The foundation's remit derives from the Dutch Media Act 2008, which stipulates that the NOS produce regular and frequent programming of a public service nature, including, notably, a full and impartial news service and coverage of parliamentary procedures and debates, as well as reporting on sporting and other national events. The NOS also acts as technical co-ordinator for the Dutch public broadcasting system as a whole. In the event of emergencies and/or the breaking of a major news story, it can assume control of the public networks in order to provide co-ordinated coverage of events in co-operation with the other members of the systems.

The NOS has correspondents in multiple countries, including a permanent studio in Washington, D.C. Programmes produced by the NOS include its daily television and radio bulletins, the NOS Journaal. Parliamentary reports are shown from a special studio in The Hague. It also supplies news programmes aimed at children (Jeugdjournaal), teens and young adults (NOS op 3) and sports fans (NOS Langs de Lijn, NOS Studio Sport). Programmes are made available via television, radio and online. The NOS also broadcast text pages and a website, which are both often used by the public.