In the past REM Eiland had the function to create an experience. As a former broadcast platform, it ensured that millions of viewers enjoyed the first commercial TV programs. TV Noordzee was a rebellious pirate channel that was able to reach a large audience.
Despite the success of the viewer it did not take long before the government adopted the anti-REM law. This made the broadcast practices of TV Noordzee illegal. The Netherlands would not be ready for this new form of entertainment and therefore the broadcasts had to stop, according to the government.