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.

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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.

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Media policy

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.”

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Film policy

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.

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Department of Media and the Arts

Phone: +47 22 24 90 90
Address: Postboks 8030 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Grubbegata 1, Oslo