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Norway: Strike At NRK Threatens Eurovision Final Coverage

NRK's coverage of Eurovision may be affected
NRK’s coverage of Eurovision may be affected

NRK the Norwegian national broadcasters coverage of the final of the 61st Eurovision Song Contest due to strikes.

NRK is currently in the middle of a wage dispute over a new settlement for overtime for around 2,300 workers. Meetings were held last night into the small hours of the morning however no agreement has been made. If an agreement is not made today the 2,300 workers involved have said that they will go on strike affecting the ability of NRK to provide coverage for a large number of TV events including this Saturday’s Eurovision final.

Source: NRK

3 thoughts on “Norway: Strike At NRK Threatens Eurovision Final Coverage”

  1. Would that mean that Norway can’t take part in ESC next year, since they didn’t broadcast this years final? What are the EBU rules on these matters?

    1. The rule regarding a broadcaster having to show the final the year before don’t exist anymore, it would not affect them the following year.

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