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 2012

Group Owners per 31.12. Media activities,
brand names
(mill. NOK)
(mill. NOK)
share (percent)
Schibsted Blommenholm Industrier (Tinius Trust) (26%), Folketrygdfondet (7%), Nya Wermlands-Tidningens AB (4%) Newspapers (incl. VG, Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad), online classifieds (, books (Schibsted Forlag), music streaming (Wimp) 7 842 14 763 53
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) 6 215 12 078 51
- TV 2 Gruppen Egmont (Danmark) TV channels (incl. TV 2, TV 2 Zebra, TV 2 Bliss, TV 2 Nyhetskanalen, TV 2 Filmkanalen, TV 2 Sport), web-TV (TV 2 Sumo), TV distribution (RiksTV 33%) 3 441 3 441 100
(Telenor Broadcast)
Norwegian state (54%), Folketrygdfondet (5%), Franklin Resources (4%) TV and radio distribution via cable, satellite and DTT (incl. Canal Digital, Norkring, RiksTV 33%), TV channels (C More 35%), newspapers (Amedia 44%) 5 417 8 798 62
NRK Norwegian state TV channels (incl. NRK1, NRK2, NRK3), web-TV, radio channels (incl. P1, P2, P3), TV distribution (RiksTV 33%) 5 168 5 168 100
Amedia Telenor (44%), LO and affiliated labour unions (45%), A-pressen AS (8%), Fritt Ord (3%) 66 local newspapers, 14 free newspapers, news sites (Nettavisen 50%) 3 853 4 310 89
Bonnier (Sweden) The Bonnier family (Sweden) Books & magazines (Cappelen Damm 50%, Bonnier Media), film distribution (SF Norge), cinemas (SF Kino), TV (C More 65%) 2 226 25 737 9
Thor Norway Topco (Get) Quadrangle, GS Capital Partners TV distribution via cable (Get) and fibre (Homebase); broadband and telephony 2 132 2 132 100
Modern Times Group, MTG (Sweden) The Stenbeck family (Sweden) (>50% through direct og indirect ownership) TV channels (TV3, Viasat 4, pay-TV), radio channels (P4, P5), TV production (Strix Televisjon), TV distribution (Viasat) 2 059 11 460 18
Gyldendal Erik Must (85%), Falck Frås (4%) Book publishing (Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Tiden, Kolon), book shops (Ark Bokhandel), book distribution (Forlagssentralen 50%), book clubs (De norske Bokklubbene 50%) 1 872 1 872 100
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) 1 840 1 840 100

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

In 2012 A-pressen bought newspaper group Edda Media from the British owner, Mecom, and took the new name Amedia. Edde Media's revenues are included from July 1 2012.

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

Telenor's turnover in the media sector is estimated by medianorway. Total turnover of the whole Telenor Group, worldwide, was NOK 101,718 million in 2012.

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.

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

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