DR (Danmarks Radio), officially Danish Broadcasting Corporation in English, is a Danish government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company. Founded in 1925 as a public-service organisation, it is Denmark’s oldest and largest electronic media enterprise. DR is a founding member of the European Broadcasting Union.

DR is funded by a media licence which is charged to all Danish households with television sets, computers, smartphones and other devices with internet access.

Today, DR operates six television channels, all of which are distributed free-to-air via a nationwide DVB-T network. DR also operates eight radio channels. All are available nationally on DAB+ radio and online, with the four original stations also available on FM radio.

Television Channels

  • DR1 (24h, 16:9 720p HD), main channel with flagship evening news, sport and weather programmes. Home of DR’s own high-profiled drama productions. TV series, movies and documentaries.
  • DR2 (24h, 16:9 720p HD), breaking news, documentaries, debate, comedy and films.
  • DR3 (24h,16:9 720p HD), innovative programming to a target audience of viewers between 15 and 39 years old.
  • DR K (24h, 16:9 720p HD), the channel airs films from around the world, combining its offerings with historical or cultural documentaries, as well as opera, theatre and musicals.
  • DR Ramasjang (until 8 pm, 16:9 576i SD), for children aged 3-6 years.
  • DR Ultra (until 9 pm, 16:9 576i SD), for children aged 7-12 years.

Radio Stations

DR Radio is broadcast on FM (not all stations), DAB+, satellite (not all stations), and online.

  • DR P1 – “Thought-provoking radio”: factual programming, reports, discussion and debate on public affairs, society and the community, plus in-depth news.
  • DR P2 – “Music and cultural radio”: classical music, opera, jazz, radio drama, and coverage of other artistic performances and events.
  • DR P3 – Hit radio, with popular entertainment shows and hourly three-minute news bulletins. P3 also covers major sporting events.
  • DR P4 – DR’s most popular radio channel: a “modern public service station” broadcast in 10 regional versions, mixing popular music with national and local news. P4 also provides a Traffic Message Channel for delivering traffic and travel information.
  • DR P5 – Focuses on older music from the 1950s and 1960s mixed in with some newer music.
  • DR P6 Beat – In depth focus on underground and popular music scene.
  • DR P7 Mix – Popular hits along with extended marathons related to particular themes.
  • DR P8 Jazz – Jazz.
  • DR Langbølge – The 243 kHz longwave radio is used to cover nearby seas with news and weather broadcasts. The transmissions are only 4 times daily at 05:45, 08:45, 11:45 and 17:45 local time.

Digital Terrestrial (DTT)

All of Denmark is covered by digital terrestrial reception through a nationwide DVB-T/T2 and MPEG-4 network comprising six multiplexes (MUX). DR owns MUXes 1 and 2 in a joint-venture between DR and TV 2. MUXes 1 and 2 broadcast all six DR channels unencrypted.
Given the low topography of the Danish mainland and islands, so-called signal overspill is inevitable if every part of the country is to receive coverage. Hence, all DRs’ channels are available in northernmost Germany, and Scania (Skåne) the southernmost part of Sweden.

Every urban area in Greenland can receive DR1, DR2 and DR Ultra free-to-air via a public DVB-T network.

Faroe Islands
The company, Televarpið, a subsidiary of Faroese Telecom covers the Faroe Islands with a DVB-T network broadcasting DR1, DR2, DR3, DR Ramasjang and DR Ultra.


DR TV is an internet streaming catch-up television service for people in Denmark, by Danish Broadcaster DR.
The service is free to use and contains no advertising. DR TV is available on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets, personal computers, and smart televisions (HbbTV).
DR TV is available as a HbbTV service on all DR digital TV channels.

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