Norwegian News Agency

The Norwegian News Agency (Norwegian: Norsk Telegrambyrå; abbreviated NTB) is a Norwegian press agency and wire service that serves most of the largest Norwegian media outlets. The agency is located in Oslo and has bureaus in Brussels in Belgium and Tromsø in northern Norway. NTB operates 24 hours a day, with the night service handled from a bureau in Sydney, Australia since 2015. The photo agency Scanpix is a wholly owned subsidiary of NTB.

Norsk Telegrambyrå AS
IndustryNews agency
HeadquartersOslo, Norway
Area served
Key people
Mads Yngve Storvik (CEO and Editor-in-chief)
Jon Espen Lohne (Chairman)
RevenueNOK 222.3 million (2014)
Number of employees
136 (2014)

History and profileEdit

NTB was established in 1867. In the early years it was privately owned. After World War I, the agency was acquired by AS Norsk Telegrambyrå, a limited company owned by a group of newspapers. Images have been part of our news services since 1932.[1] [2] It is closely held by large media corporations, including Edda Media (26.1%), Schibsted (20.6%), A-Pressen (20.5%), the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (10.5%), Adresseavisen (7.8%), a few smaller newspapers, TV 2 and P4. 0.5% is owned by the agency's employees.

The agency has three main news services, covering domestic news, international news, and sports. It also provides special services within news graphics, video, culture, entertainment, feature, etc. Approximately 136 staff are employed by the agency. Pål Bjerketvedt is the editor-in-chief and managing director; Ole Kristian Bjellaanes is the executive editor.


  1. ^ "Media in Norway" (Guideline). 31 August 1996. Retrieved 22 November 2014.
  2. ^ "About NTB". NTB (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2023-04-27.

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