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Revenues and costs commercial TV companies

The information concerning revenues and costs for Norwegian commercial television companies is based upon the companies' annual accounts.

In the case of TV 2 you can choose between information about the TV 2 company or the TV 2 Group (2000 onwards). Information about TV3 is based on the accounts of Viaplay Group UK Ltd (former Nordic Entertainment Group Ltd/Modern Times Group MTG) in the UK and includes TV3's Norwegian sister channels. TVNorge's accounts include parts of turnover and costs in the sister channels Fem, Max, Vox, Discovery and TLC. The Norwegian share of turnover in Eurosport 1 and Eurosport Norge is included as well.

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Revenues and costs commercial TV channels 1990 - 2021 (mill. NOK)

Company
 
Entity
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
 
TV 2Total operating revenueLtd--1033405547848821 0351 1541 233 
 Total operating costsLtd--2564805116707518209631 071 
 Operating resultLtd---153-13943114131215190162 
TVNorgeTotal operating revenueLtd6190143156205218181243281491 
 Total operating costsLtd6187119135181223320364377397 
 Operating resultLtd13242125-5-139-120-9694 
Company
 
Entity
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
 
TV 2Advertising revenueLtd1 3251 2901 3541 3901 4821 5851 7041 8001 8311 511 
 Other revenueLtd7111010098139150343387585617 
 Total operating revenueLtd1 3961 4001 4541 4881 6211 7352 0482 1872 4162 129 
 Total operating costsLtd1 1281 2551 2201 2661 4421 4981 7511 9522 2032 100 
 Operating resultLtd26814523322217923629623521329 
TVNorgeSales revenueLtd290348368407437529585598592560 
 Other revenueLtd1452213151918535784106 
 Total operating revenueLtd435370381423455547638655676666 
 Total operating costsLtd414441388375390463460487571554 
 Operating resultLtd21-70-7476684178169104112 
Company
 
Entity
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
 
TV 2Advertising revenueLtd1 6601 8482 0172 0272 1022 0712 0142 1132 0892 120 
 Other revenueLtd7369861 2141 2591 4271 6341 8961 9702 2222 687 
 Total operating revenueLtd2 3962 8343 2303 2863 5293 7053 9104 0834 3114 807 
 Total operating costsLtd2 1262 5152 9523 0492 9773 4674 0203 8534 0234 284 
 Operating resultLtd271319279237553238-110229288524 
TVNorgeSales revenueLtd6328119741 1771 3071 3621 3881 3581 3041 214 
 Other revenueLtd123212231222227256273769867621 
 Total operating revenueLtd7541 0241 2051 4001 5341 6181 6612 1272 1711 835 
 Total operating costsLtd6227949341 1521 2101 3961 4972 0662 5271 673 
 Operating resultLtd13223027024832422216461-356162 
Company
 
Entity
2021
 
TV 2Advertising revenueLtd2 227 
 Other revenueLtd3 309 
 Total operating revenueLtd5 536 
 Total operating costsLtd5 143 
 Operating resultLtd393 
TVNorgeSales revenueLtd945 
 Other revenueLtd841 
 Total operating revenueLtd1 786 
 Total operating costsLtd1 748 
 Operating resultLtd38 
TV3Total operating revenueLtd1 294 

Notes:

TVNorge wrote down the value of content rights with 480 million NOK in 2019. Without the write-down the operating profit would have increased compared to 2018.

TV3's revenues are converted to NOK according to annual exchange rates. Operating costs and operating result for TV3 in Norway are not available.

In 2014, TV 2's pension scheme was changed. This led to an extraordinary reduction in costs amounting to NOK 424 million at company level and NOK 434 at group level. This one-off cost reduction has a considerable effect on TV 2's 2014 result.

In 2012 Egmont took 100 per cent control of TV 2. As a result TV 2 no longer prepares official group accounts. Medianorway bases information about TV 2s results 2012 onwards on the company's unoffcial group accounts.

2012 onwards the TV 2 data includes revenues and costs for TV channels TV 2 Zebra and TV 2 Sport. These two channels were previously organised in a separate company and were until 2012 included in group accounts only.

TVNorge was previously owned by SBS Broadcasting (ProSiebenSat), but was aquired by Discovery Communications in 2013. The company name was changed to SBS Discovery AS and later on to Discovery Networks Norway. The annual accounts include parts of turnover and costs in TVNorge's sister channels in Norway.