Largest media groups in Norway
Below you will find a list of the largest media groups in Norway, ranked according to annual turnover (operating revenue) in the Norwegian market. Data are based on the companies' annual accounts, web sites, and on information obtained directly from the companies' management. Turnover figures are based on group accounts: revenue between subsidiary companies in the same group has been eliminated; revenue in subsidiaries is included with 100 per cent; turnover in co-owned companies is divided between the owners.

When turnover for Norway is not available, data are estimated based on information directly from the companies. Turnover in foreign currencies has been converted to NOK according to average exchange rates the relevant year. When ownership shares are not given, company is wholly owned.
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Largest media groups in Norway 2013

Group Owners per 31.12. Media activities,
brand names
Turnover
Norway
(mill. NOK)
Turnover
total
(mill. NOK)
Norwegian
share (percent)
Schibsted Blommenholm Industrier (Tinius Trust) (26%), Folketrygdfondet (7%), State Street Bank and Trust Co. (4%), Nya Wermlands-Tidningens AB (4%) Newspapers (incl. VG, Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad), online classifieds (Finn.no), books (Schibsted Forlag), music streaming (Wimp) 7 726 15 232 51
Egmont Fonden (Denmark) Self-owned foundation TV channels (TV 2 Gruppen), books & magazines (Cappelen Damm 50%, Egmont Hjemmet Mortensen, Egmont Kids Media Nordic), film distribution (Nordisk Film), cinemas (Oslo Kino), news site (Nettavisen 50%) 6 738 12 658 53
- TV 2 Gruppen Egmont (Danmark) TV channels (incl. TV 2, TV 2 Zebra, TV 2 Bliss, TV 2 Nyhetskanalen, TV 2 Filmkanalen, TV 2 Sportskanalen), web-TV (TV 2 Sumo), TV distribution (RiksTV 33%) 3 473 3 473 100
Telenor
(Telenor Broadcast)
Norwegian state (54%), Folketrygdfondet (5%), Clearstream Banking SA (2%) TV and radio distribution via cable, satellite and DTT (incl. Canal Digital, Norkring, RiksTV 33%), TV channels (C More 35%), newspapers (Amedia 44%), web portal (ABC Startsiden) 5 660 8 921 63
NRK Norwegian state TV channels (incl. NRK1, NRK2, NRK3), web-TV, radio channels (incl. P1, P2, P3), TV distribution (RiksTV 33%) 5 356 5 356 100
Amedia Telenor (44%), LO and affiliated labour unions (45%), Amedia AS (8%), Fritt Ord (3%) 66 local newspapers, 14 free newspapers, online news (incl. Nettavisen 50%), online directory (Digitale Medier 1881) 4 876 5 318 92
Thor Norway Topco (Get) Quadrangle, GS Capital Partners TV distribution via cable (Get) and fibre (Homebase), broadband and telephony 2 437 2 437 100
Bonnier (Sweden) The Bonnier family (Sweden) Books & magazines (Bonnier Media, Cappelen Damm 50%), film distribution (SF Norge), cinemas (SF Kino 40%), TV (C More 65%) 2 203 24 078 9
Modern Times Group, MTG (Sweden) The Stenbeck family (Sweden) (contol through direct og indirect ownership) TV channels (TV3, Viasat 4, TV6, pay-TV), web-TV (Viaplay), radio channels (P4, P5, P6), TV production (Strix Televisjon, Monster), TV distribution (Viasat) 2 088 12 747 16
Gyldendal Erik Must AS (85%), Fr Falck Frås (4%) Book publishing (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Tiden, Kolon), book shops (Ark Bokhandel), book distribution (Forlagssentralen 50%), book clubs (De norske Bokklubbene 50%) 1 932 1 932 100
Polaris Media Schibsted (29%), Nye Wermlands-Tidningens AB (26%), Must Invest (15%), Sparebank 1 SMN (11%) 26 regional and local newspapers (incl. Adresseavisen and Sunnmørsposten) 1 787 1 787 100
Notes:

Telenor's turnover in the media sector is estimated by medianorway. Total turnover of the whole Telenor Group, worldwide, was NOK 104 billion in 2013.

Amedia is the result of A-pressen's aquisition of Edda Media from British Mecom in 2012. The merged company was renamed Amedia.

A-media's operations outside of Norway consist of printing presses in Russia.

TV 2 Gruppen is from 2012 wholly owned by Egmont, after Egmont bought A-pressen's holdings in the company.

In 2014 Get was sold to the Danish telecom group TDC.

Egmont Fonden is both a self-owning, charitable foundation and a business-operating company. Information about turnover in Norway is provided by Egmont's management.

Gyldendal's turnover includes the group's share of De norske Bokklubbene.

Important:
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