DR Update

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DR Update
DR Update.svg
Launched 7 June 2007
Closed 4 March 2013
Owned by DR
Slogan De vigtigste nyheder. Kort fortalt. (The most important news. In brief.)
Country Denmark
Broadcast area Worldwide
Sister channel(s) DR1
DR Ramasjang
Website http://www.dr.dk/update
DTT Channel 20
Canal Digital Channel 23
Viasat Channel 55
YouSee Channel 22
Waoo Channel 7
TDC TV Channel 29
Streaming media

DR Update was a Danish television news channel broadcast by Danmarks Radio. It was developed for viewing on computer with Internet access and was streamed in broadcast quality. Although the channel was primarily distributed via the web, it was also available on regular broadcast television from the start on satellite from Canal Digital and from some community antennas. Initially it broadcast between 07:00 and 23:00.

In January 2008, the government approved broadcast of the channel on the digital terrestrial network. The channel used frequency space which was used to simulcast news bulletins in sign language between in the early evening. DR Update broadcast round-the-clock, except between 17:00 and 20:00, when the space was used by sign language simulcasts. [1] The terrestrial launch took place on 19 February 2008. With the terrestrial launch, the channel underwent slight changes by making the news loop six minutes long. [2] From November 2009, DR Update later broadcast on its own channel. The sign language simulcasts were instead broadcast by DR Synstolkning, where it is on 24/7. In addition to digital terrestrial network, DR Update became available on the Viasat platform on 1 April 2008.

From 12 March 2008, the 12:00 and 15:00 editions of TV Avisen were replaced by DR Update.[3] From 1 February 2011, DR Update also produced the news on DR1 at 17:50[4] A new studio, new graphics and a longer, 10-minute news loop were debuted on the same day.

DR Update was closed and replaced by DR Ultra on 4 March 2013.





  1. ^ DR Update på tv-skærmen til alle danskere, Nyt fra DR, 28 January 2008
  2. ^ DR Update ud på DTT, tvnyt.com, 18 February 2008
  3. ^ DR Update på DR1, Nyt fra DR, 12 March 2008
  4. ^ DR Update kommer ud af skabet, Nyt fra DR, 27 January 2011]
  5. ^ Velkommen til DR Update – et hurtigt overblik, DR Update, 28 January 2011