TV 2 is aware of its responsibility to society and conscious of the importance of ensuring that TV 2's activities are conducted in a manner that meets society's expectations of one of Denmark's leading media groups.

TV 2 adheres to the principles of corporate social responsibility and pursues a number of initiatives and objectives that support its corporate social responsibility and environmental concerns.

TV 2's procurement policy sets out the expectations TV 2 has of its suppliers and partners.

TV 2 expects its suppliers and partners to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and to respect human rights conventions.

TV 2 expects its suppliers and partners to refrain from discriminating when hiring employees in relation to pay and other working conditions on the grounds of race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, political opinions, age, or disability.

TV 2 expects its suppliers and partners to respect employees' free choice to form associations and their right to organise.

TV 2 expects its suppliers and partners to comply with applicable rules and regulations on the working environment and to prioritise a healthy and safe working environment for its employees.

TV 2 expects its suppliers and partners to comply with applicable environmental laws and regulations and to focus on their energy consumption and environmental impact.

TV 2 expects its suppliers and partners to respect national legislation as well as the Council of Europe Criminal Law Convention on Corruption and the OECD Convention on Anti-Bribery of Public Officials.

TV 2's suppliers and partners are informed of the content of TV 2's procurement policy and are instructed to react if they do not agree with the principles or do not comply with the principles.

TV 2 expects its suppliers and business partners to communicate the content of TV 2's procurement policy to its employees, and TV 2 expects its suppliers and business partners to prioritise the principles in relation to their suppliers and business partners.

Should a supplier or partner inform TV 2 that the principles are not being fully complied with, or should TV 2 otherwise receive information to the effect that this is the case, TV 2 will enter into dialogue with the supplier or partner concerned to identify the obstacles to compliance with the principles. If TV2 considers that the non-compliance with the principles gross, or if the supplier or business partner shows a lack of interest in working towards compliance, TV 2 reserves the right to pursue termination of the business relationship in question.




The acquisition of programmes, intellectual property rights, and rights to sporting events is based on the programme strategy, as set out in the programme plans. Major and more fundamental content purchases are discussed by the Executive Board and otherwise follow the procedure described in the authorisation and certification policy, described in TV 2's internal control and risk management systems.
As part of the decision to acquire major programme packages or rights to financially heavy and/or major sporting events, consideration is given to whether the content should be acquired in cooperation with others. This is particularly relevant where the rights are offered for a geographical area extending beyond Denmark.

Purchases of technical equipment and installations are made within the framework of TV 2 Teknik's budget and the capital investment budget. Before a capital investment is launched, it must be submitted with a business case for approval by the investment team. Purchases of technical and engineering equipment also follow the procedure described under "capital investment" and the authorisation and certification policy described in TV 2's internal control and risk management systems. 


As a publicly owned company, TV 2 must follow EU procurement rules and the rules of the Danish Public Procurement Act on the publication of purchases to the extent that purchases exceed the thresholds and are not otherwise exempted from the rules.

TV 2 advertises EU tenders in the Official Journal of the European Union. Announcements of tenders under the Danish Public Procurement Act are made on

TV 2's contracts for the acquisition, development, production, and co-production of programme material intended for broadcast are exempt from the rules on public procurement.

However, TV 2 chooses from time to time to put content production out to tender, either by pitching programme ideas or by putting major purchases of programme content, such as morning TV or family Christmas calendars, out to tender with a limited group of programme producers. 


For newly produced programmes, programme producers must, as a general rule, draw up a detailed budget of production costs. The budget is thoroughly reviewed before approval. Savings on external budget items cannot be used to cover overruns on internal budget items without the agreement of TV 2, except in the case of minor deviations. Overruns on the total production budget are the producers' risk, provided that there are no new requests from TV 2 that have not been included in the budget. Savings on the total production budget are, as a rule, shared equally between the programme producer and TV 2. Audited accounts for production must be submitted within 3 months of delivery of the ready-to-broadcast material. For subsequent seasons, this may be replaced by an internal account if TV 2 deems it sufficient. 


For each individual rights and programme acquisition, TV 2 ensures that it acquires as many rights as possible, both in relation to TV 2's exploitation on its own platforms and in the form of economic rights when the rights are exploited by others. 


For corporate productions, where TV 2 bears all or most of the production costs, the starting point is that TV 2 acquires exclusive rights to broadcast a Danish-language version of the production on television and to make it available on-demand without time limits. TV 2 requires as a general rule that the rights of the participants must be redeemed for the exploitation on TV 2's platforms, with the exception of remuneration to Koda and Gramex. However, TV2 accepts that actors, singers, musicians, playwrights, and directors are entitled to re-broadcast payments and payments when exploited on TV2 PLAY, that fiction producers receive royalties when productions are exploited on TV2 PLAY, beyond the catch-up periods, and that the format rights holders and rights holders to archive clips are not redeemed.

For Danish and foreign licence acquisitions, as well as for the rights to broadcast sports events, TV 2's rights acquisition will typically be limited in time and/or limited to a number of broadcasts.

As a general rule, TV 2 acquires exclusive TV rights to the programme content within the licence period.
For Danish licence acquisitions, TV 2 also seeks to acquire exclusive video-on-demand rights for the same period as the TV rights; however, this is not always possible. In particular, the standard agreements governing the exploitation by broadcasters of the feature films and short and documentary films in which TV 2 is obliged to engage under the public service licence contain a limited acquisition of rights in relation to on-demand exploitation.

For foreign licence acquisitions, efforts are made to acquire catch-up rights to the programmes, and for on-demand rights in general, a careful prioritisation of need and scope is carried out before these rights are sought.
For sports events, TV 2 also acquires exclusive broadcasting rights for both TV and on-demand, but these rights are usually limited in time. However, TV 2 seeks to acquire non-exclusive rights for an unlimited period. 


In the case of contract purchases, which TV 2 fully or predominantly finances, the starting point is that TV 2 receives a share of the revenue when the productions, or rights related to them, are exploited by others unless the programmes are based on a fully developed format.

On the other hand, it is rare for TV 2 to acquire financial rights for licence purchases.

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