This article discusses the corporate strategy of one of the most successful television production companies in Norway: Rubicon TV. Based on a historical analysis from the company’s establishment in the early 1990s until today, the article illuminates how Rubicon TV has navigated in and contributed to the changing Norwegian television landscape. Rubicon TV has gone from a supplier of popular and provocative programmes to a small group of Norwegian broadcasters to a truly digital and global industrial force which produces linear ‘flow’ programmes as well as web-TV and streaming series for both national and international players.

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Keywords Television industry, media production, private television, commercial television, organisation cultures, Rubicon TV
Publisher Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Journal VIEW Journal
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Note VIEW Journal of European Television History and Culture; Vol 6, No 11 (2017): History of Private and Commercial Television in Europe; 53-69
Citation
Sundet, Vilde Schanke, & Bakøy, Eva. (2017). ‘Remember, it’s just television’: Rubicon TV and the Commercialisation of Norwegian Television. VIEW Journal, 6(11), 53–69.