Belgian TV to broadcast in English

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The new third channel plans to carry children’s programmes during the day and after 8pm programmes targeted at specific groups will be offered. These groups include foreigners living in Brussels and Flanders.

The new management contract negotiated between the Flemish government and the Flemish public broadcaster has expanded the VRT’s international role. The VRT also has the task of helping to form the image that European and other foreigners living here have of Flanders and the Flemish.

“As the biggest cultural body in Flanders the VRT is bound to play an important role in this thanks to the strengthening of its online output and new English language programmes on TV,” says Chairman of the VRT Board, Luc Van de Brande. The exact nature of the new offerings is currently being established in consultation with international people living in Flanders.