Yes, as you may have sussed, we have a hot Belgian guy working here. Named Dirk Hendrickx. And he keeps up with the Belgian and Dutch news via the internet and passes some of it on to us at the WOW Report. Often, though, it’s in Flemish or translated by him in strange English and we can’t read it. But today he sent us something he calls “Desperate housewives rule the world and cause a minor media battle in the low countries.”
Flemish TV had the European honor to be the first to air Desperate Housewives. The successful show is subtitled in Dutch and the Flemish TV is also aired in Holland, as it has been for decades. Now Net5, a Dutch channel has bought the right to air the show in Holland, but the Dutch are already hooked on the show by watching the Flemish channel. Net5 asked the Flemish channel to stop airing the show and to go to black during the show. Lets see how this battle will end. (Het Nieuwsblad)
And, no, Flemish is not the language spoken in Flemland.