Number of Norwegian TV stations 1980-2015, by type of coverage

This statistic displays the number of Norwegian TV stations in selected years from 1980 to 2015, by type of coverage. As of 1980, there was only one national TV station in Norway. The number increased during the period under consideration, reaching 25 television channels with national coverage in 2015. In comparison, there were only 8 local stations in the Nordic country, down from 70 channels as of 1990.

Number of Norwegian TV stations in selected years from 1980 to 2015, by type of coverage

National coverage*Regional coverage**Local public channels***
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Survey time period

1980 to 2015

Special properties

excl. channels addressed to a Nordic audience

Supplementary notes

* can be accessed in the largest part of the country; available in Norwegian.
** Regional channels consist of NRK's various fixed regional broadcasts.
*** incl. channels operating at the end of the year; only channels via terrestrial network. Since 2009, the number of local public channels is based on the number of licensees who reported to the Media Authority.

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