NPO Zappelin

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NPO Zappelin
Broadcast areaNational. Also available in Belgium and Germany
Sister channelsNPO Zapp
Launched4 September 2000; 23 years ago (2000-09-04)
Former namesZ@ppelin (2000–2012)
Zappelin (2012–2014)

NPO Zappelin is a Dutch television program block for younger children that launched as Z@ppelin in September 2000.[1]

Before Z@ppelin, the programmes were scheduled on all three public channels (Nederland 1, Nederland 2 and Nederland 3). On 4 September 2005, Z@ppelin became a channel for children aged 2–6 years.[2] The @ in the name of the channel was dropped on 10 September 2012.[3]

On 12 March 2013, the NPO announced that Zapp and Zappelin would be renamed as NPO Zapp and NPO Zappelin. The reason for this change is to make the channels and its programmes more recognisable.[4] The rebranding completed on 19 August 2014.[5] Together with NPO Zapp it broadcasts on NPO 3 during daytime. It is also part of the 24-hour children's channel NPO Zappelin Xtra.

Current and former programming[edit]

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  1. ^ "Publieke tv voor jeugd heet: Zappelin". Adformatie (in Dutch). 19 July 2000. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Z@ppelin wordt Z@pp". Adformatie (in Dutch). 10 May 2005. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  3. ^ Maarten Hafkamp (3 September 2012). "Nieuwe vormgeving kinderzenders Zapp en Zappelin". Adformatie (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  4. ^ Jarco Kriek & Jan Hein Visser (12 March 2013). "NPO wil namen publieke TV- en radiozenders wijzigen" (in Dutch). Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  5. ^ Robert Briel (14 July 2014). "Dutch pubcasters rename all radio and TV channels". Retrieved 8 October 2015.

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