The Radio and Television Board

The Radio and Television Board, the RTB, is the independent regulatory authority in charge of supervising the implementation of the Danish broadcasting legislation. The RTB has the following tasks:

  • To issue licenses to private national and local broadcasters
  • To monitor whether private and public broadcasters are fulfilling their legal obligations
  • To administer the grants for non-commercial local radio and television

The RTB consists of eight members that together represent expertise in legal, financial/administrative, business and media/cultural affairs. The Minister for Culture appoints the members for four years. Reappointments are possible. The decisions of the RTB can not be appealed to the Ministry.

The Danish Agency for Culture, Center for Libraries and Media, Radio and TV-unit handles the daily operations of Radio and Television Board.

Last updated: 22.03.2017

The Radio and Television Board vs. The Press Council

The authority of the Radio and Television Board is based on the Danish Radio and TV act, whereas the authority of the Press Council is based on the Danish Media Liability act.

Find more information about the Press Council, the Danish Media Liability act and the Press Ethical Rules here.

The Media Council for Children and Young People in Denmark

The primary task of the Media Council is to classify films for children under the age of 15.

Moreover, the Council is obliged to inform about children’s use of films, computer games and digital media in the form of the internet and mobile devices.

The Media Council for Children and Young People in Denmark is part of The Danish Film Institute.

Find more information about The Media Council for Children and Young People in Denmark here
  • Agency for Culture and Palaces
  • H.C. Andersens Boulevard 2
  • DK-1553 Copenhagen V
  • Telephone: +45 33 95 42 00

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