Norskov and Danish Commercial Public Service Drama

  • Kim Toft HansenEmail author
  • Anne Marit Waade
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


The authors take a closer look at the effect of Danish commercial public service drama on a national and international level and when competing with a large national public service player. Firstly, they introduce the complex broadcasting institution TV 2, the spatial history of their drama production and the embedded attention towards regionalism and often provinciality. Secondly, they address the close connection between a very local crime serial production, Norskov (2015–) and local, national and international industrial and cultural policies, as well as contemporary negotiations of a regional place, location and geographic peripherality. The authors show how, since the 1990s, television in the Danish regions in particular has become a vernacular opportunity for a broadcaster with an ambition to reflect provincialism and promote regional awareness.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Culture and Global StudiesAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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