World: Copenhagen - Denmark to privatise state TV channel

Denmark's state-owned television channel, TV2/Danmark, will be sold this December, with the Danish government retaining a minority interest in the broadcaster. Up to 66 per cent of the shares will be sold.

Media companies interested in the sale include JP/Politiken, Bonnier, Egmont, Berlingske Tidende/Orkla and MTG.

Earlier this year, TV2/Danmark was ordered to pay EUR84.4 million to the Danish government after a European Commission ruling found the channel's licence-fee model was unlawful - the amount of money it received exceeded the amount required to fulfill its public-service remit.

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