White Paper on Commercial Public Service: Report No. 14 (2016-2017) to the Storting (Meld. St. 14 (2016–2017) Kommersiell allmennkringkasting)

Norwegian Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The White Paper assesses the need for Government measures aimed at commercial public service broadcasting. The Norwegian Ministry of Culture concluded that there is a risk of losing commercial public service media if it is left to the market alone, and the Ministry therefore proposed to temporarely compensate a commercial public service broadcaster. TV 2 AS has signed an agreement for commercial public broadcasting with the Ministry of Culture. TV2 will be compensated for their net costs associated with the agreement. The Government's contribution will be up to NOK 135 million per year for a period of five years.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The measure was implemented in 2019 and has not been evaluated yet. The Norwegian Media Authority oversees TV2's fulfillment of the agreement, and delivers an annual report.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

135 million Norwegian Kroner (NOK) per year for a period of five years.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Norwegian Media Authority
Public Sector
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
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