Reliable – credible – independent
NTB is Norway’s largest provider of content in the form of text, images, video and graphics to Norwegian media. NTB also delivers a wide range of services, such as distribution of press releases, production of camera-ready copy, storage of images and language training courses.
NTB has organised its business in four areas:
NTB nyheter NTB scanpix NTB tema NTB info
Included in the NTB group are the companies Nyhetsgrafikk.no, Universum, NTB Arkitekst , Nynorsk Pressekontor (NPK) and the Samfoto image bank.
NTB also co-owns the Retriever media monitoring agency with the Swedish news agency TT.
NTB is jointly owned by Norwegian media and has no ties to Norwegian authorities.
Bård Idås – Acting Editor-in-Chief / Managing Director / Human Resources Director
Ole Kristian Bjellanes – Managing Editor
Anne Solerød Christensen – Commercial Director
Tore Svendsrud – Chief Financial Officer
Geir Terje Ruud – Chief Development Officer
The NTB news agency was established in 1867. In early years it was privately owned. After the First World War, the agency was acquired by AS Norsk Telegrambyrå, a limited company owned by a group of newspapers. Images have been part of its news services since 1932.