Gert-Jan Hox, one of the two BNNVARA board members who took office in 2018, states that Jeroen Pauw no longer has a contract with BNNVARA. This is the result of a proposal from Pauws production company TVBV about the future of the Pauw talk show that has since been stopped .
The NRC reports on Friday that this proposal meant that Pauw's new contract was linked to an increase in TVBV compensation and also to BNNVARA's obligation to purchase 500,000 euros of programs from the production company in 2020.
This would have the effect that the company would make more sales and so Pauw as director of TVBV would earn more. That salary would be on top of the money that the presenter would receive from BNNVARA for his earnings as a presenter. This would bring Pauw above the Balkenende standard of 194,000 euros, which is now prohibited when a new contract starts.
According to the NRC , Hox and his management partner Karin van Gilst did not agree with the proposal, with the result that Pauw is no longer employed by BNNVARA and therefore the talk show Pauw has come to an end .
In a reaction to this, Hox said that he did not want to accept the proposal, but he did confirm that this content was the reason for not agreeing to it. As a result, BNNVARA no longer has a contract with Pauw, Hox confirms to the newspaper.
"Stupid to talk about something that didn't happen"
The NRC reports that Frans Klein, director of NPO, still made agreements with TVBV and Pauw. This resulted in the production company Op1, the new talk show being broadcast on Pauw 's time slot , producing. Pauw and his company are also allowed to make programs for public broadcasting.
Pauw himself also does not want to respond to the NRC. "To be honest, it seems absurd to talk about something that has not happened. There is no contract, there are no agreements."