Film and media
The object of the Norwegian media policy 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 means an television or radio provided by a media service provider for simultaneous viewing of programmes on the basis of a programme schedule. On-demand audiovisual media services means an audiovisual media service provided by a media service provider for the viewing of programmes at the moment chosen by the user and at his individual request on the basis of a catalogue of programmes selected by the media service provider.
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.
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.
National analogue FM radio networks in Norway was switched off in 2017. Are you wondering what the change means for you? Here you will find answers to your questions about the digital radio switchover.
New regulations on financial incentives for the production of international films and series in Norway presented for public consultation
The Ministry of Culture yesterday presented its proposal for new regulations on financial incentives for the production of international films and series in Norway, and ask for input from national and international stakeholders in a public consultation.
The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)