Largest Norwegian newspaper groups
Information concerning the largest companies in the Norwegian newspaper sector is compiled by medianorway, based on the newspaper companies' annual reports and the report "Avisåret". Only Norwegian newspapers where the companies are in control, either directly or through subsidiaries or joint ventures, are included. Free newspapers and newspapers with less than one weekly edition are not included, as well as newspapers without print editions. 2014 onwards circulation is reported as net circulation (print and online combined). 2017 onwards VG+, the online edition of Norway's largest newspaper, Schibsted-owned VG, is included in total circulation.

Turnover in Norway is included in the overview from 2016. Schibsted's turnover includes revenues from marketplaces (classified ads) and other online activities.
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Largest Norwegian newspaper groups 2018

Company Number of
papers
Total
circulation
(1000 copies)
Share of
total
circulation
Turnover
(mill. NOK)
Largest owners  
Schibsted 13 748 32 7 471 Blommenholm Industrier (Stiftelsen Tinius) (26%)  
Folketrygdfondet (6%)  
NWT Media AS (4%)  
Amedia 63 573 25 3 277 Amediastiftelsen (100%)  
Polaris Media 29 220 9 1 525 Schibsted ASA (29%)  
NWT Media AS (26%)  
Must Invest AS (15%)  
Sparebank 1 SMN Invest AS (11%)  
All newspapers 223 2 322  
Notes:

2017 onwards VG+, the online edition of Schibsted-owned VG, is included in total circulation. This affects the shares of the media groups. VG has not reported VG+' circulation until 2017.

Schibsted's Norwegian turnover includes media houses in Norway, as well as market places and other online activities.

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.

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Sources
Avisåret (annual report)
Companies' annual reports

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