FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BORGEN ON LINK TV AND LINKTV.ORG

January 2013 

 

What is Borgen? How many seasons of Borgen have been produced? Which seasons have aired and streamed on Link TV?

Winner of the 2012 International BAFTA Award, Borgen is the latest Danish drama sensation from the producers of the acclaimed series The Killing. Like its American cousin, The West Wing, Borgen uncovers a world of political gamesmanship, the intricate public and private lives of politicians, media spinners, and the reporters who traffic in their triumphs and failures. Two seasons of Borgen have been produced -- both have aired and streamed on Link TV, with marathons planned for February 2013. The third season of the series is in production -- expected to be available in the US on Link TV in the early half of 2013. 

 

Will Link TV show Season 1 again?

Link TV plans to run a Borgen marathon of Season 1 over Valentine's Day weekend, February 14-17 (Thursday through Sunday). Season 2 marathon will air the following week, from February 21-24 (Thursday through Sunday). Viewers will also be able to watch all episodes of Seasons 1 and 2 online at LinkTV.org/Borgen for two weeks following their marathon broadcast dates. Visit LinkTV.org/Borgen for episode airtimes and more info.

 

When will LInk TV air Season 2 again?

Link TV is hosting a marathon this February of Seasons 1 and 2. Season 2 marathon will air February 21-24 (Thursday through Sunday). Season 1 marathon will air the week prior starting Valentine's Day, from February 14-17 (Thursday through Sunday). Viewers can watch each episode online at LinkTV.org/Borgen for two weeks after their marathon broadcast dates. Visit LinkTV.org/Borgen for episode airtimes and more info.

 

What is the status of Season 3 of Borgen? When will the season broadcast and stream on Link TV? 

Link TV hopes to broadcast and stream Season 3 in 2013, but this is still in a planning phase. 
 

Where else can Borgen be seen in the US?

Borgen is not available anywhere else in the US

 
Can Borgen on LinkTV.org be seen outside the US?
Borgen is not available online on LinkTV.org to anyone outside the US due to rights restrictions. Learn more about geo-filtering here.
 

How can US viewers access Link TV? 

Link TV is available as basic service on DIRECTV channel 375 and DISH Network channel 9410, reaching more than 33 million US households. Link also streams much of its content online at LinkTV.org. For complete background information, program schedule and Internet streaming, go to LinkTV.org. Follow on Twitter @linktv, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/LinkTV.

 

What is Link TV?

Link TV is operated by Link Media, an independent nonprofit US-based satellite broadcast company and digital media organization based in San Francisco that was founded in 1999 as part of a spectrum set-aside for independent content on direct satellite; the organization also operates offices in New York and Washington, DC. Since its founding, Link TV has focused on bringing smart, sophisticated international programming -- drama, news, documentaries -- into the US, where it is otherwise unavailable. Link's major funders have included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Luce Foundation, The Bertha Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, and more; the organization also receives donations from viewers. 
 
Link TV is known for broadcasting and streaming groundbreaking programs focused on the Middle East (Mosaic), Asia (LinkAsia), and the Americas (Inside Story Americas), as well as documentaries and television series like the acclaimed Danish drama Borgen, which Newsweek called "The best political show ever" and The New York Times called "one of the best" shows on American television. 
 
Please visit LinkTV.org/Newsroom for more information. 
 

More on Link TV's mission: 

Link Media uses media and the power of stories to engage, inform and inspire its audiences to participate in transformational, sustainable change on issues of global importance. Founded in 1999, Link Media operates the Link TV national network and the websites LinkTV.org, LinkTV World News and ViewChange.org. An independent and non-commercial media company, Link Media acquires, produces and delivers global news, documentaries and cultural programming over three distribution channels: broadcast, Web and mobile devices. 

 

For more information about Borgen, please visit LinkTV.org/Borgen 

Questions? Contact PR@linktv.org