NRK, an abbreviation of the Norwegian Norsk rikskringkasting AS, generally expressed in English as the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. All other TV channels, broadcast from Norway, were banned between 1960 and 1981. NRK broadcasts three national TV channels and three national radio channels on digital terrestrial television, digital terrestrial radio and subscription television. All NRK radio stations are streamed online at, which also offers an extensive TV service. NRK is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union.[3]

Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation
Native name
Norsk rikskringkasting AS
TypePublicly funded Aksjeselskap
PredecessorKringkastningsselskapet A/S (1925)
Founded1 July 1933; 88 years ago (1933-07-01)[1]
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
Key people
Thor Gjermund Eriksen
OwnerGovernment of Norway
Number of employees
3,419; 266 temporary staff (2017)[2]