DR (broadcaster)

DR (pronounced [ˈte̝ˀˌɛɐ̯]), officially the Danish Broadcasting Corporation in English,[1] is a Danish public-service radio and television broadcasting company.[2] Founded in 1925 as a public-service organization, it is Denmark's oldest and largest electronic media enterprise. DR is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union.

Danish Broadcasting Corporation
FormerlyRadioordningen (1925–1926)
Statsradiofonien (1926–1959)
Danmarks Radio (1959–1996)
TypePublicly funded public-service broadcaster
IndustryMass media
Founded1 April 1925; 97 years ago (1925-04-01)
HeadquartersDR Byen, ,
Area served
Kingdom of Denmark
Key people
Maria Rørbye Rønn [da]
Marianne Bedsted
Revenue4,099,100,000 Danish krone (2017) 
14,200,000 Danish krone (2017) 
Total assets6,687,400,000 Danish krone (2017) 
Number of employees
3,371 (2014) 

DR was originally funded by a media licence, however since 2022, the media license has been replaced by an addition to the Danish income tax.

Today, DR operates three television channels, all of which are distributed free-to-air via a nationwide DVB-T2 network.[3] DR also operates seven radio channels. All are available nationally on DAB+ radio and online, with the four original stations also available on FM radio.[4]

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