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About SVT

Our vision is to contribute to a more inquisitive, informed Sweden. Our aim is to create content that engages, entertains and enriches - in the service of the public.

The official start took place on 4th September 1956. It was a flying start, the culmination of several years' trial programme transmissions. In 1969 a second national channel was added.

Today SVT operates four channels - SVT1, SVT2, SVT24/Barnkanalen (a childrens´ channel) and together with UR; Kunskapskanalen. Barnkanalen and SVT24 share the same channel ID.

All SVT channels are digital only. All are distributed via all kinds of platforms. The SVT-programmes can be viewed on SVT Play for 30 days after the first broadcast.

Corporate Structure 
The corporate structure is a limited company owned by a foundation. From January 1st 2019 SVT is financed by a public service fee which is income based and collected as a tax. The public service fee also finances public service radio (SR) and the Swedish Educational Broadcasting company (UR). The maximum fee for an induvidual is 1300 SEK per year.

Rules and regulations 
SVT programming is subject to the provisions of the Radio Act, to terms set out in the charter between SVT and the state as well as internal programming guidelines. The charter guarantees SVT´s independency of all pressure groups, political, commercial or otherwise.

One of the most important points is "to scrutinize authorities, organizations and private firms which exert influence over policy affecting the public, and cover the activities of these and other bodies".

SVT programming is non commercial. Advertising is not allowed but sponsoring of sports events is. The programming covers the whole genre spectre. SVT1 is the biggest channel and also receives the highest ranking by the Swedish audience.

Audience relations  
SVT is together with the public service radio (SR) the most trusted Swedish media and enjoys a very good support from the Swedish TV audience.

Read more about SVT:s programmes on our B2B-site.


Our channels

SVT operates four digital national channels. All are distributed by operators of the terrestrial digital net as well as via satellite and in cable and IP TV nets. 


SVT1 is literally the first of all Swedish tv channels and contains all genres. It is considered the best by the audience as well as being the biggest in Sweden. Events, drama, entertainment, culture, news and sports – SVT1 is the original.


A factual channel focusing on news, current affairs, factual and arts. A channel for viewers who want to follow their time and feel part of our world.


Sweden’s most fun and exciting channel for children. Entirely free from commercials, Barnkanalen is educational and inspiring, but never too scary. (Shares the same channel id as SVT24)


Reruns on prime time and news for night owls. (Shares the same channel id as Barnkanalen)


The inquisitive channel. The best alternative for viewers who seek captivating, engaging programmes with depth.



Contact & Key personnel

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Contact & Key personnel

Need to get in contact with us?

Postal adress:
Sveriges Television (SVT)
S-105 10 Stockholm

Phone: +46 8 784 00 00 

Head office visiting address: Oxenstiernsgatan 26-34. 
e-mail addresses: first name.surname@svt.se
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Managing Director: Hanna Stjärne
Programming Director: Lena Glaser
Director News, Current affairs & Sports: Jan Helin
Director of Programme Division: Maria Groop Russel 
Director of News and Sports Division: Anne Lagercrantz
Director of Channels and Scheduling: Thomas Nilsson 
Content Strategist and Format Acquisitions: Markus Sterky

Head of Programme Sales: Paulette Rosas Hott

Head of Programme Acquisition: Stephen Mowbray 
Chief Technology Officer: Adde Granberg

Chief Financial Officer: Peter de Verdier

Director of Strategy: Jimmy Ahlstrand 
Director of Human Resources and Communication: Sabina Rasiwala
Head of Legal Affairs: Henrik Grinbaum 
Head of Audience & Programming Analysis: Tomas Lindhé 

For more information or assistance please contact 
SVT Communications Department

Technical Specifications for the Delivery of TV Programmes

Technical Specifications for the Delivery of TV Programmes

The technical quality of programmes/content and additional programme information delivered for broadcast or publishing, must be in line with SVT's Technical Specifications. This is true independent of programme form or intended plattform (broadcast, web or mobile).
If you have further questions about the Technical Specifications, please contact your executive producer at SVT.
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