About the licence
The Broadcasting licence fee, also called the licence, was a public fee for everyone who had a TV. Prior to 2020 you had to pay for the licence irrespective of which TV you had, and which channels you chose to watch.
As of 01.01.2020, the license will cease. Read more here
There are several ways of getting registered with a licence. The most common one is that you have bought a TV and/or a digital decoder, and that we have therefore received notification of this from the shop. A new license will then be issued on the basis of the information we have received. Information about the type of receiver that has been bought (brand/model) and if applicable, copy of the purchase receipt you get by contacting the shop.
After 01.01.2020 NRK no longer registers new licenses, but you may have received license requirements if you purchased TV equipment in late 2019.
Are you still unsure why you got a license? Contact us here.
NRK’s radio and TV programmes are freely available, and it is not necessary to have a subscription with the signal provider to receive these broadcasts.
In order to take in NRK, your TV must have built-in digital decoder technology (DVB-T/MPEG4). Such technology is incorporated in all modern TVs. You get in the signals using a TV antenna.
For further questions regarding TV technology, we recommend that you contact your local TV distributor.