B.T. (tabloid)

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) De Persgroep
PublisherBerlingske Media A/S
EditorMichael Dyrby
Founded31 August 1916;103 years ago (1916-08-31)
Language Danish
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Circulation 67,983 (2011)
Website www.bt.dk

B.T. (Danish pronunciation:  [ˈpe̝ˀ ˈtsʰe̝ˀ] ) is a Danish tabloid newspaper which offers general news about various subjects such as sports, politics and current affairs.


History and profile

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"The Bee" on Trianglen

B.T. was established in 1916. [1] The paper is based in Copenhagen. [1] A large, red neon sign displays the company's logo at the Trianglen square in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen. B.T. is part of Berlingske Media Group. [1] It had a conservative stance in the 1960s. [2]

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B.T. 'modernized' logo (2012-18)

During the last six months of 1957 the circulation of B.T. was 157,932 copies on weekdays. [2] The paper had a circulation of 196,000 copies in 1991 and 192,000 copies in 1992. [3] It fell to 181,000 copies in 1993, to 164,000 copies in 1994 and to 155,000 copies in 1995. [3] Its circulation further fell to 147,000 copies in 1996, to 138,000 copies in 1997 and to 134,000 copies in 1998. [3] The paper's circulation continued to decrease, and it was 124,000 copies in 1999, 123,000 copies in 2000 and 122,000 copies in 2001. [3]

The circulation of B.T. in 2003 was 110,000 copies. [4] In 2004 the paper had a circulation of 100,000 copies. [1] The 2007 circulation of the paper was 87,319 copies. [5] Its circulation was 82,024 copies in 2008 and 74,330 copies in 2009. [6] It was 69,839 copies in 2010 and 67,983 copies in 2011. [6]

Ever since B.T. was first published, Ekstra Bladet published by JP/Politikens Hus has been its main competition.

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