Jobs Axed at Danish Public Broadcaster

By Kristian Porter
 
25 September 2018
 
Up to 400 job cuts and the closure of three radio channels and three TV channels sparks serious concern for the reach of DR and media pluralism in Denmark, Public Media Alliance reported.
 
The changes are part of comprehensive media reforms agreed by the government and the Danish People’s Party (DF) in June, which will see public broadcaster DR’s overall expenditure cut by 20% over the next five years.
 
Announced by the Ministry of Culture on Tuesday, the first stage of the ruling right-wing coalition’s reforms will reduce six TV channels to three, and eight radio stations to five. TV channels DR3 and DR Ultra will only be available via streaming services by 2020, while DR2 and DR K will be combined into one channel. Radio channels P6 Beat, P7 Mix and P8 Jazz will all be closed.
 
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