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. Until 2014 turnover in joint ventures was divided between the owners. Due to changes in international accounting standards, revenue from joint ventures is excluded 2014 onwards. The effect of this change varies between media groups, depending on the scale of co-ownership.

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, companies are wholly owned.
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Largest media groups in Norway 2014

Group Owners per 31.12. Media activities,
brand names
(mill. NOK)
(mill. NOK)
share (percent)
Schibsted Blommenholm Industrier (Tinius Trust) (26%), Folketrygdfondet (6%), Nya Wermlands-Tidningens AB (4%), Goldman Sachs (3%) Newspapers (incl. VG, Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad), online classifieds (, books (Schibsted Forlag), music streaming (Wimp) 7 801 14 975 52
Egmont Fonden (Denmark) Self-owned foundation TV channels (TV 2 Gruppen), books & magazines (Cappelen Damm 50%, Egmont Hjemmet Mortensen, film distribution (Nordisk Film), cinemas (Oslo Kino), news site (Nettavisen 50%) 6 421 12 964 50
- 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%) 3 777 3 777 100
(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%), newspapers (Amedia 44%), web portal (ABC Startsiden) 5 995 9 020 66
NRK The Norwegian state TV channels (incl. NRK1, NRK2, NRK3), web-TV, radio channels (incl. P1, P2, P3), TV distribution (RiksTV 33%) 5 510 5 510 100
Amedia LO and affiliated labour unions (45%), Telenor (44%), Amedia AS (8%), Fritt Ord (3%) 66 local newspapers, 12 free newspapers, online news (incl. Nettavisen 50%), online directory (Digitale Medier 1881) 4 306 4 687 92
Modern Times Group, MTG (Sweden) The Stenbeck family (Sweden) (controlled through direct og indirect ownership) TV channels (TV3, Viasat 4, TV6, pay-TV), web-TV (Viaplay), TV distribution (Viasat), TV production (Strix Televisjon, Monster), radio channels (P4, P5, P6) 2 739 14 461 19
Get TDC (Denmark) TV distribution via cable (Get) and fibre (Homebase), broadband and telephony 2 635 2 635 100
Discovery Networks Norway Discovery Communications (USA) TV channels (TVNorge, Fem, Max, Vox, Discovery, TLC), radio channels (Radio Norge, Radio 1) 1 721 1 721 100
Gyldendal Erik Must AS (85%), Fr Falck Frås (4%) Book publishing (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Tiden, Kolon, Bestselgerforlaget), book shops (Ark Bokhandel), book distribution (Forlagssentralen 50%), book clubs (De norske Bokklubbene 49%) 1 678 1 678 100
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) 1 659 1 659 100

TV 2s turnover in 2014 is revised based on new information from the company.

Turnover in Discovery Networks Norway is estimated by medianorway. Until 2015 the turnover includes radio activities in SBS Radio Norway. In 2015 the radio company was sold to the British company Bauer Media which is owned by the German Bauer Media Group.

Turnover data 2014 onwards are no longer comparable to previous years, due to changes in the international accounting standard IFRS. From 2014 revenue in joint ventures cannot be included in total group turnover. The effect of this cange varies between companies, depending on the scale of co-ownership.

Telenor's turnover in the media sector is estimated by medianorway. Total turnover of the whole Telenor Group is more than ten times the media turnover.

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

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.

When using data from this database please refer to medianorway as well as the original source of the statistics.

Medienorge may have more detailed data than presented here. Please contact us by phone or e-mail.