Internal restructuring
KĂžbenhavn og Frederiksberg kommuner;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Motion Picture, Video And Television Programme Production, Sound Recording And Music Publishing Activities
59 - Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities

170 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 September 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2014
Foreseen end date


Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR, announced 4 September 2014 that between 170 and 200 employees will be made redundant due to new saving plans. The cost savings are due to a new media agreement passed in the Parliament. DR will save DKK 161 million at a yearly basis for the next four years. Part of the plan is to close down a very popular orchestra, the DR Entertainment Orchestra that has existed for 75 years. DR has not informed about the foreseen end date of the restructuring, but only commented that it will take place "in the near future".

The management of DR has declared that they are open for discussions with the employee representatives with the aim to mitigate the effects of the restructuring.


  • 4 September 2014: DR
  • 8 September 2014: Politiken


Eurofound (2014), Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 77523, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77523.