When turnover for Norway is not available, data are estimated based on information directly from the companies. Turnover in foreign currencies has been converted to NOK according to average exchange rates the relevant year. When ownership shares are not given, companies are wholly owned.
Largest media groups in Norway 2018
|Group||Owners per 31.12.||Media activities,
|Schibsted||Blommenholm Industrier (Tinius Foundation) (26%), Folketrygdfondet (6%), NWT Media AS (4%)||Newspapers: VG, Aftenposten, Bergens Tidende, Stavanger Aftenblad, local papers, Polaris Media (29%), online classifieds (Finn.no 90%)||7 471||18 059||41|
|Egmont Fonden (Denmark)||Self-owned foundation||TV channels: TV 2 Group. Books & magazines: Cappelen Damm 50%, Egmont Publishing. Film production/distribution/cinemas: Nordisk Film . Online: Klikk.no, Blogg.no, Side2.no||7 266||15 377||47|
|- TV 2 Gruppen||Egmont Fonden (Denmark)||TV: TV 2, TV 2 Zebra, TV 2 Humor, TV 2 Nyhetskanalen, TV 2 Livsstil, TV 2 Sportskanalen, TV 2 Sumo, RiksTV (33,3%). Online: TV2.no||4 486||4 486||100|
|NRK||The Norwegian state||TV: NRK1, NRK2, NRK3/Super, NRK TV (web), RiksTV (33,3%). Radio: P1, P2, P3, mp3, NRK Alltid Nyheter, P1+. Online: NRK.no||5 986||5 986||100|
|Amedia||Amedia Foundation (100%)||63 local newspapers. Online: Nettavisen (100%)||3 277||3 568||92|
|Modern Times Group, MTG (Sweden)||Nordea Funds (9,4%), Capital Group (8%), Swedbank Robur Funds (7,9%)||TV: TV3, Viasat 4, TV6, Viasat, Viasat Play, Viafree, Strix, Monster, Novemberfilm. Radio: P4, P5, P6 and others. Online: Splay||2 855||18 477||15|
|Discovery Communications (USA)||Advance/Newhouse Communications Corp. (24%), John Malone (Liberty Media) (21%)||TV: TVNorge, Fem, Max, Vox, Discovery Channel, TLC, Eurosport Norge, Dplay||2 171||85 836||3|
|Gyldendal||Erik Must AS (86%), Fr Falck Frås (4%)||Book publishing: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, Tiden, Kolon, Kunnskapsforlaget, Lydbokforlaget/Fabel (50%) Book shops: Ark Bokhandel. Book distribution: Forlagssentralen 50%. Book clubs: De norske Bokklubbene (49%)||1 965||1 965||100|
|Aller (Denmark)||Aller Foundation (>50%)||Newspaper: Dagbladet. Magazines: Allers, KK, Se og Hør. Online: Dinside, SOL, Lommelegen.||1 778||5 810||31|
|Polaris Media||Schibsted (29%), Nye Wermlands-Tidningens AB (26%), Must Invest (15%), Sparebank 1 SMN (11%)||Newspapers: 29 regional and local newspapers (incl. Adresseavisen and Sunnmørsposten). Online classifieds: Finn.no (10%)||1 525||1 525||100|
|Cappelen Damm||Egmont (Denmark) (50 %), Bonnier (Sweden) (50%)||Book publishing: Cappelen Damm, Bazar, Flamme, NorskeSerier. Book stores: Tanum. Book distribution: Sentraldistribusjon. Online: Storytel (50%)||1 519||1 519||100|
Until 2018 the Stenbeck family controlled Modern Times Group (MTG) through the company Kinnevik. In August 2018 the company's shares in MTG was distributed among Kinnevik's shareholders. As a result the Stenbeck family's ownership was reduced to a small percentage. In 2019 MTG was split in two. The spin-off Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) comprises MTG's TV and radio activities. NENT's shares were distributed among MTG's owners.
The Aller Group's accounting period starts October 1 and ends September 30 the following year. Until 2016/2017 Aller's turnover in Norway is based on the annual report of Aller Holding in Denmark, recalculated from Danish kroner. From 2016/2017 the Norwegian turnover is based on information received directly from Aller Media Norway, in Norwegian kroner.
From January 2018 the online newspaper Nettavisen is wholly owned by Amedia.
Television distributors Telenor and Get are no longer included in the table because accounts for Telenor are no longer available.
Where the owners' share of voting power differ from the share of capital, voting power is used.
Amedia's operations outside of Norway consist of printing presses in Russia.
Egmont Fonden is both a self-owning, charitable foundation and a business-operating company. Information about turnover in Norway is provided by Egmont's management.