Norge; Nord-Norge; Nordland
Location of affected unit(s)
Mo i Rana
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.2 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 March 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2020
Foreseen end date


The Norwegian broadcasting corporation NRK will close the licensing department in Nordland and 100 jobs will be cut. The job cuts are due to changes in the funding scheme for NRK, decided by the Parliament. Currently, the law requires anyone with a TV to pay the TV license, but this system will be replaced by a new funding scheme from 1 January 2020. A new model for financing NRK is under evaluation. The closure of the licensing department has been under discussion over several years, but the news still came as a shock for the employees having worked there for a long time, according to the Broadcasting Director. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Culture plans to create 70 new jobs at the National Library in Mo i Rana.



Eurofound (2019), NRK , Closure in Norway, factsheet number 97611, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97611.