Operating profit after result from associates
TV 2 is Norway’s commercial public-service media house and delivers news, sports and entertainment through eight TV channels, the streaming service TV 2 Play and the news site tv2.no.
Revenue grew in 2022 as a result of higher sales of subscriptions for TV 2 Play and full consolidation of RiksTV following the increase to a 100% holding in 2021. Earnings fell as a result of the loss of rights to Premier League soccer and protracted negotiations with TV distributors which resulted in blackout for a total of eight months in parts of the market. The Norwegian TV customers affected were, however, able to access TV 2’s content via TV 2 Play.
TV 2’s share of the commercial market was 51.2%, and its overall market share was 25.6%. The public service channel TV 2 Direkte saw success with both new and recurring programme formats. The third season of reality show Kompani Lauritzen attracted more than a million viewers on TV 2 Direkte and TV 2 Play combined. TV 2 Nyheter, Norway’s only 24-hour news channel, retained a solid audience share of 3.9% in the commercial market.
1.3 million subscribers have access to TV 2 Play which is Norway’s largest streaming service.
Tv2.no saw growth of 20%, with 1.8 million unique users and 7.5 million daily page views.
RiksTV, which distributes pay TV in the Norwegian terrestrial digital network and operates the streaming service Strim, saw strong growth and now has nearly 270,000 customers.