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NEWS | 18 Sep 2019

The Nordics replace licence fee with public service tax

Nordens flaggor foto Johannes Jansson norden.orgOver the course of just a decade, all the Nordic countries now have – or are on their way to having – shifted to tax-based funding of public service media. Still, the models chosen are not totally alike. We have mapped the similarities and differences in the different countries.

NEWS | 26 Mar 2019

The impact of digitalisation on the Norwegian music industry

Cover Norwegian report about the digitalisation of the music industryNorwegian music sales are shrinking, and the conditions for Norwegian artists and rights-holders are getting tougher. This is reported in a recent investigation of the impact of digitalisation on the music industry in Norway.

NEWS | 26 Mar 2019

A strong boost for Nordic drama collaboration

Never before has so much TV drama been co-produced across Nordic boundaries. The Nordvision 2018 results show a new record for collaboration on drama between the Nordic public service companies

NEWS | 8 Mar 2019

Media use in Denmark 2018 – focus TV, radio, web

The Danes' media use is becoming increasingly digital. At the same time, their daily media time is decreasing. One of the explanations for this is the streamlining of media use due to digitalisation, according to the DR Audience Research Department.

NEWS | 10 Sep 2018

Nationwide commercial radio starts in Sweden

As the last Nordic country, Sweden now has nationwide commercial radio channels. The three companies that have been granted licences to broadcast throughout the country are Bauer Media, NRJ and NENT Group (MTG).

NEWS | 29 Mar 2018

Nordic TV and media partnership sets new records

2017 was a record-breaking year for Nordvision, the Nordic public service partnership. Never before has so much TV been co-produced across the Nordic borders. In the future, a stronger collaboration in Nordic drama will meet the competition from global streaming giants.

NEWS | 5 Mar 2018

Fake news has not broken the Danes' trust in the media

Despite a major focus on “fake news” last year, the Danes still have great trust in the Danish news media. This is one of the points made in Media Development 2017, the annual report on electronic media use in Denmark from the DR Audience Research Department.

NEWS | 7 Feb 2018

Changes in Danish households’ media expenses

A new analysis from the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces shows that in 2016, Danish households spent much more money on audiovisual media than on text media. The amount of money spent on text media – newspapers, magazines and books – has almost halved in ten years.

NEWS | 16 Jun 2017

Radio listening in the Nordic countries 2016

More than seven of ten Nordic people listen to the radio every day, via FM/DAB or live transmissions online. This means that listening to flow radio remains fairly stable. Podcasts, however, are still for the few. This is shown in Nordicom's compilations of 2016 radio data in the Nordic countries.

NEWS | 4 Apr 2017

Swedish government wants more diversity in the radio sector

In Sweden, commercial radio permits refer to local broadcasting areas. Nevertheless, over time large radio networks have been created, with MTG and Bauer Media as the current dominating players. The Swedish government has now proposed allowing larger broadcasting areas, in order to promote diversity and competition in the radio field.

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