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.
Pål Bjerketvedt – Editor-in-Chief
Ole Kristian Bjellanes – News Editor
Eirill Wiik – Picture Agency Manager
Anne Solerød Christensen – Commercial Director
Bård Idås – Human Resources Director
Tore Svendsrud – Chief Financial Officer
Nils Tveten – IT Director
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.