A similar overview has been published annually by the Norwegian Media Authority, but this differs from the one below on several accounts: free newspapers are included, and in some cases circulation of newspapers where companies are not formally in control are counted in.
Largest Norwegian newspaper groups 2016
|Company||Number of |
|Share of |
|Schibsted||16||526||26||Blommenholm Industrier (The Tinius Trust) (26%)|
|NWT Media AS (4%)|
|Polaris Media||30||203||10||Schibsted Media Group (29%)|
|NWT Media AS (26%)|
|Must Invest AS (15%)|
|Sparebank 1 SMN Invest (11%)|
|All newspapers||227||2 018||100|
In 2015 Schibsted issued a new class of B-shares with a tenth of the voting rights of the original shares (A-shares). In this overview the ownership information is based on share of voting rights. The Tinius Trust owns 25 % of the capital.
2014 onwards the overview is based on net circulation (print and online combined).
Ownership information applies to the same year as circulation figures.