Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Norsk rikskringkasting
Publicly funded, public-service broadcaster
Founded1 July 1933; 85 years ago (1933-07-01)[1]
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
Key people
Thor Gjermund Eriksen
ProductsTV, radio, online services
OwnerGovernment of Norway
Number of employees
3,419; 266 temporary staff (2017)[2]

NRK (an abbreviation of the Norwegian: Norsk rikskringkasting AS, generally expressed in English as the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. NRK broadcasts three national TV channels and three national radio channels on digital terrestrial television, digital terrestrial radio and subscription television. All NRK radio stations are being streamed online at, which also offers an extensive TV service. NRK is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union.[3]


94% of NRK's funding comes from a mandatory annual licence fee payable by anyone who owns or uses a TV or device capable of receiving TV broadcasts. The remainder comes from commercial activities such as programme and DVD sales, spin-off products and certain types of sponsorship. NRK's license income in 2012 was more than 5 billion kroner. In the autumn of 2015 the government announced that it planned to change the way NRK is financed. This is in part a reaction to the decline of TV ownership in Norway. Some kind of "media charge" is planned, but it is not yet clear how such a system would work. The feeling is that the current license system is not sustainable in the long term.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: NRK
čeština: NRK
dansk: NRK
davvisámegiella: NRK
eesti: NRK
Esperanto: NRK
فارسی: ان‌آرکا
galego: NRK
hrvatski: NRK
Bahasa Indonesia: Norsk Rikskringkasting
íslenska: NRK
עברית: NRK
ქართული: NRK
Lëtzebuergesch: Norsk rikskringkasting
norsk: NRK
norsk nynorsk: Norsk rikskringkasting
پښتو: ان ارکو
português: NRK
română: NRK
українська: Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK)
žemaitėška: NRK