TV2, Olaf T. Sandness

TV2, Olaf T. Sandness

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New figures obtained by Nettavisen show that the CEO of TV 2 received a total income of NOK 9.93 million in 2022. According to TV 2’s accounting figures, it appears that in 2021 he received an agreed salary of NOK 3.4 million at the channel .

On Thursday it became known that TV 2 must save 400 million Norwegian kroner. The channel is in crisis and made annual profits of less than NOK 40 million in 2022.

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Freeze officials’ salaries

TV 2 should manage less than 122 years of business next year and 45-50 employees should be laid off. Other positions are permanent positions that are not replaced after people leave. In addition, there will be reductions in the use of consultants.

Now there will be a freeze on salaries for TV 2 series.

– The management team at TV 2 informed today that we will freeze the salaries of the management team, so that there are no changes there. With the economic development we are experiencing now, there is a decline in real wages. For us, it is important in the situation we are in now to show moderation and that is why we did it, Sandness tells… Daily newspaper.

Sandnes did not respond to Netavisen’s inquiries on Thursday evening, but assured Dagbladet that he received a “good salary.”

– Managers earn very well

Figures like a trade journal Journalist The program presented this spring shows that the average salary of a journalist at TV 2 was NOK 756,000 in 2022.

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Margarete Halland Solheim, trade union leader at the Norwegian Journalists’ Association TV 2, does not want to speak to Nettavisen on Thursday evening, but writes the following in an SMS to Dagbladet.

-We have managers who earn very well at TV 2, and I think it’s normal that they also contribute when we have to save $400 million.

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