Film and media
The object of the Norwegian media is to ensure an open and diverse exchange of news, information and opinions from all parts of society. Norwegian film shall consist of a diversity of high quality Norwegian language, culture and social aspects which both challenge and reach out to a broad audience both in Norway and internationnally.
Broadcasting and on-demand audiovisual services
Broadcasting entails the transmission of radio or TV programmes, the key element being that these are received directly and in real time by the public. On-demand audiovisual services are services that have as their main objective offering programmes that can be viewed at a time of the viewer’s choice.
As set out in Article 100 of the Constitution of Norway, the state has an overarching responsibility in the media sector to promote freedom of speech and democracy by creating “conditions that facilitate open and enlightened public discourse.”
Film and other audiovisual productions are key cultural means of communication and artistic forms of expression. The Government is working to facilitate the production of high-quality audiovisual content in Norwegian and Sámi that is available to the public at large.
Related topics and insights
The Ministry of Culture has presented a proposal for a new media liability act which gathers and modernises current regulation relating to media liability and editorial independence.