Labor minister Trond Giske: “We are losing control over TV2″
A-pressen has sold its 50% share in Norway’s second largest TV station, TV2, to Danish Egmont Group for 2.1 billion Norwegian kroner (US$350 million). A-pressen is Norway’s second biggest media house, established in 1948 as Norsk Arbeiderpresse (Norwegian Labor Press).
The sale has upset Labor Party Minister of Business, Trond Giske. Previous head of TV2, Bjørn Atle Holter-Hovind, however, says to E24 that he believes it is good to increase the distance between politicians and TV2.
Former CEO of TV 2 says the sale of the media house to the Danish Egmont is a good solution….
“I have to admit that I jumped in the chair when I read that Minister of Business, Trond Giske, went out and said, and I quote, ‘We are losing control over TV2.’ Then I ask myself, who are ‘we’ and what is he thinking of when he believes that ‘We are losing control?’ Then it is not such a bad idea that this agreement [the sale] increases the distance between him [Trond Giske] and TV2,” says Holter-Hovind til E24….
Original article: “Godt at salget øker avstanden mellom Giske og TV 2″