The Dutch Museum TV is a video-on-demand platform that offers mini documentaries of exhibitions and museums throughout the Netherlands. The service has been available online for some time, but is now part of KPN’s VOD offer.
In more than 100 mini documentaries, conservators tell about the latest exhibitions and collection presentations. Every month new videos appear on MuseumTV, an initiative of the Foundation Onze Museum. Meanwhile, more than 75 museums are connected to the platform including the Hermitage, the Kröller-Müller Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Drents Museum, the Cobra Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, the Westfries Museum, the Singer Laren and more.
“This partnership is a milestone for our partner museums and MuseumTV,” says Marieke van der Donk, founder and director of MuseumTV.
“With MuseumTV we can bring the Dutch museums and their versatile exhibitions to a wide audience. Due to the high quality video content, we lower the threshold to museums for new audiences. ”
“By adding MuseumTV to Interactive TV, we make it easier for our customers to discover art and culture from various museums or to watch an exhibition they missed,” said Marnix Laurs, content manager at KPN.
KPN offers MuseumTV at no addtional costs in the Basic Package of the KPN, Telfort and XS4ALL IPTV offer. Museum TV should not be confused with the French Museum Channel, which is available in French, English and Russian on satellite, cable, IPTV and fibre networks in Europe and Russia.