DR (broadcaster)

Danmarks Radio (DR ) is the public broadcaster in Denmark. Although still often called " Danmarks Radio" is used in everyday life, the company referred to himself exclusively as "DR" and is also just as registered in the company register.

Posted mainly in Danish. Once a week there is a broadcast on Greenlandic and Faroese.

DR is a member of the European Broadcasting Union and the North Vision, a merger of state broadcasters in the Nordic countries.

  • 2.1 programs
  • 2.2 distribution channels 2.2.1 DVB- T
  • 2.2.2 cable
  • 2.2.3 satellite
  • 2.2.4 Internet
  • 3.1 headquarters building
  • 3.2 Regional Studios


With four main programs ad-free DR achieved a market share of about 70% and thus clearly dominates the radio market. All programs have to define a high proportion of text. In Norway and Sweden as well the designations P1, P2, P3 and P4 are used. The programs are there similarly oriented content. However, P4 Norge is a private station.


There are four in Denmark via VHF popular radio programs P1/P2, P3, P4 and P5 aired, with the originally independent channels P1 and P2 share a VHF transmitter chain. In the fourth program several hours local shipments are sent from regional studios daily. Other radio programs are available exclusively on digital radio standard DAB and distributed on the Internet.

  • P1: Pure word program with the latest information, discussions, features and themes magazines of all kinds Approximately comparable to BBC Radio 4, Germany or France Culture radio. Market share: about 6%.
  • P2: Classical music and arts journalism. Late at night, also run programs on folk and world music. Market share: about 2%.
  • P3: Young Popwelle with very broad-based, progressive music selection. The spectrum ranges from Danish and international hip- hop, alternative rock and Britpop to the current Chartpop. Also during the day the items are relatively diverse. Among them are many songs that come in the German " Hitradios " until weeks later or not the program. In the brave choice to part creates a very uneasy listening experience. P3 also has a relatively high proportion of text with original, satirical, absurd contributions, irreverent humor and throughout much irony. Comedy -like spots are delivered not only for headings, but also to current day conversation. Market share: about 20%.
  • P4: range with extensive regional content. Therefore the program is switched apart several hours each day. It is then sent from the regional studios music from classic rock to Danish hits. P4 achieved a dominant market share of about 40%.
  • P5: Word program for information and shipping forecast
  • P6 Beat: Transmitter for Soft Rock
  • P7 Mix: station for pop and soft rock
  • P8 Jazz: Transmitter for jazz music
  • DR Ramasjang: Children Radio for three-to six- year-old
  • Mama: Program for the housewife; sends claims to sog.Hausfrauenpop and Soft Rock.
  • DR Ultra: Children and Youth Radio for seven to twelve year olds. Splits from March 4, 2013, the radio frequencies with DR Ramasjang.
  • Nyheder: News and information program (similar to the info ARD stations )
  • DAB programs: the digital radio standard DAB, additional special programs aired almost denmark far. Among them are regional channels. These programs can also be heard as a live stream on the Internet. In addition, from time to time a station for traffic information was planned, but this was never put into operation.

Distribution channels

In addition to FM and DAB is also broadcast on medium wave. About the receivable in many parts of Germany Medium wave transmitter Kalundborg on Zealand with the frequency 1062 kHz, the special program is sent P5 Mellembølge since February 15, 2007 only a few hours a day. The transmission on the longwave frequency 243 kHz was completely finished on the same day. Previously, the program was on long wave receiving P1 and on medium wave a mix of P3 and P4. A foreign service on shortwave for listeners abroad was hired by DR a few years ago.

All radio programs are distributed on the Internet as a live stream and partly as a podcast.



DR operates six television programs (as of March 4, 2013): the main programs DR1 and DR2 and since the changeover to digital broadcasting on 1 November 2009, DR3 ( until January 28, 2013: DR HD) and the special-interest channels DR K, DR Ramasjang and from March 4, 2013 DR Ultra:

  • DR1: The first Danish TV channel DR1, a full program similar to the First, in addition to news, feature films and documentaries shows, political discussions, and football matches of the Danish national team. Since 2012, programs are broadcast as DR HD high resolution.
  • DR2: The second Danish public television DR2, however, shows shipments with more cultural nature, debates and broadcasts of the meetings of the Folketing. In the news program flow content from DR Update, a news channel, which was limited to an ongoing updated, but for the most part repetitive transmission of a newscast in the traditional style. The setting of DR update is scheduled for March 4, 2013.
  • DR3 replaced on January 28, 2013 DR HD, which brought in high resolution from 2009 selected programs.
  • DR K: The Culture and History channel DR K focuses on a range of art, culture, history, music, design, architecture, fashion, Danish drama series and fiction.
  • DR Ramasjang: Is a channel for children three -to six- year-old viewers as a target group.
  • Ultra DR: A new children's channel, which is aimed at seven- to twelve- year-old. It is similar to Nickelodeon / Nick.Jr of Viacom and launched on March 4, 2013.

Distribution channels

The new programs are broadcast in MPEG -4, as is DR Update for MPEG-4 broadcast about. DR1 and DR2 Send contrast to 2012 continue to MPEG -2. DR1 and DR2 Paying sent in space North Atlantic: the Faroe Islands, Iceland (Reykjavik, Akureyri ), Greenland (Nuuk, Sisimiut, other places planned -4 hours time offset )


Since April 2006, the programs DR1, DR2 and TV2 coverage in Denmark via DVB- T were (marketed under the name DTT) to receive. Since 1 November 2009 DR radiates with the full transition to DVB-T broadcast in Denmark (referred to there as DTT) all television programs referred above. All DR programs are ad-free. In Germany, the DVB -T reception in Schleswig -Holstein is a limited extent ( with indoor antenna just north of the North Sea-Baltic Canal to receive; south of the North Sea-Baltic Canal with roof antenna and increased effort ).


  • Denmark: In Denmark all DR1, DR2, TV 2, as well as several commercial and foreign programs are distributed in the cable.
  • Germany: Cable Flensburg ( Flensburg, Schleswig, Niebüll, Bredstedt, Kappeln, Suederbrarup, Tarp, Satrup, Glücksburg )
  • Germany: Cable Kiel (Kiel, Eckernförde, Rendsburg, Neumünster, Bornhöved, Preetz, Mönkeberg, old wood, Bordesholm Nortorf )
  • Germany: Cable West Coast ( Heath, Husum, Friedrichstadt, Büsum and Brunsbuttel )
  • Germany: Cable Rostock (radio P1 & P3)
  • Germany: decentralized networks ( Sylt, Wyk, leak, Laboe, Kropp, Hohenwestedt, Wacken, Schenefeld, Lunden, Meldorf, Wessel Buren )
  • Norway: in most cities
  • Sweden: everywhere in the south and west and in several major cities


Via satellite, DR1, DR2 and numerous Scandinavian programs for licensing reasons are encrypted. The positions are used 5 ° East and 1 ° West. Cards are only issued to Danish license fee payers. The radio programs P1, P2, P3 and P4 ( Copenhagen) are emitted unencrypted via satellite for Europe.


Television presents selected contributions to the network, especially the TV news broadcasts advices (DR 1) and Deadline ( DR 2). Owner of a Danish IP address (usually and so also intends Internet users physically located in Denmark) can follow television programs as a live stream. From 2008, large portions of the television on-demand archive will be available.


Headquarters building

The Danish Broadcasting is headquartered in the building complex DR Byen, located in Ørestad, a suburb of Copenhagen, on the island of Amager since 2006 /2007. The new building of the broadcast center had been discussed controversially. Due to unexpectedly high construction costs Danmarks Radio 2007 had cut numerous program budgets and lay off employees.

The old property was sold for 750 million Danish kroner to the Developer Sjælsøgruppe. In 2001 the radio Radiohuset building was sold to the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.

The Copenhagen Concert Hall (DR Koncerthuset ) according to the plans of the French architect Jean Nouvel was opened in January 2009.

Regional studios

  • Aarhus for East Jutland and the region around Aarhus
  • Aalborg for Nordjylland
  • Odense for the island of Fyn, Ærø, Langeland and Taasinge
  • Aabenraa for South Jutland, including South Schleswig
  • Holstebro for the region Midt / Vest ( Midwest, fjord region )
  • Vejle DR Trekanten - the region around the city triangle Trekantområdet
  • Esbjerg for the region of South West Jutland
  • Bornholm
  • København for the Capital Region
  • Holbæk for North West Zealand
  • Næstved for the Copenhagen and Zealand without Møn, Falster and Lolland

Supply of the Danish minority

The Danish minority in Germany receives the Danish programs mainly terrestrial and cable. You are to receive almost throughout Southern Schleswig on the Danish transmitter Rangstrup and Rødekro. Also from the transmitter Flensburg- Engelsby all four radio programs as well as DR1 and TV2 are sent. However, this happens with directivity to the north and serves primarily the supply shaded locations on the Danish side of the Flensburg Fjord.


By far the biggest competition for DR consists of broadcaster TV 2, which broadcasts its TV programs in Denmark. Although it was founded and basic funding from the Danish government, he achieved his income on a private basis. Only the short regional programs financed from Rundfunk-/Fernsehlizenzmitteln. From the 11th January 2012, the program TV2 was converted into a pay- TV channels and can only be received for an additional fee.

The Euro Vision Song Contest

Every year, the transmitter transmits the qualifying round for Euro Vision Song Contest. In addition, the transmitter the Euro Vision Song Contest 2014 transfers since 2013 Emmelie de Forest for Denmark won.