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.

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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.”

Filmfotograf med kamera.

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.


Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande

Public consultation on a proposal for a new Media Liability Act

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.

Nærbilde av hånd som skrur på en bilradio.

This is what DAB means for you

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.

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Find document

The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)


Department of Media Policy and Copyright

Phone: +47 22 24 80 07
Address: Postboks 8030 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Grubbegata 1, Oslo

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