Received applications for terrestrial television

The application period for licences to broadcast terrestrial television and searchable teletext has been completed and the authority has received a total of 78 applications from 20 players.

We are now beginning the process of handling all applications. We aim to make decisions during the period December 2019-January 2020. The new licences will be valid from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2025 or until March 31, 2026. 

A licence to broadcast television and searchable teletext may only be granted to a broadcasterthat has the financial and technical resources to broadcast throughout the entire licence period and is prepared to cooperate with other license holders in technical matters.

When we issue licences we may take into consideration that broadcasting frequencies are to be used for programme services that appeal to an audience with a variety of interests and tastes. There should be both television channels with varied content and niche channels. There should also be programme services from broadcasters independent of each other..The licences will be valid from April 1, 2020.

List of applicants

Applicant Number of applications
Al Jazeera Media Network 1
Axess Publishing AB 2
BBC  Global News Ltd 1
BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2
C More Entertainment AB 8
CSI Sports Network Ltd 1
Discovery Corporate Services Limited 14
Eurosport SAS 4
Fox Networks Group Espana SL. 1
H&C TV Limited 1
Matkanalen AS 1
MTV Networks Europe Inc. 2
NGC Europe Ltd  1
Nickelodeon International Ltd. 3
Nordic Entertainment Group UK Ltd 22
Sverigefinska Riksförbundet 1
The Walt Disney Company Ltd 2
Turner Broadcasting System Europe Limited 3
TV4 AB 7
VIMN Netherlands B.V 1

 

Main positions in the strategy

The main positions are as follows:

  • Allocated spectrum should be used for television broadcasts.
  • Available spectrum should be subject to licensing as soon as possible.
  • At least three multiplexes shall use the more efficient broadcasting technology DVB-T2. The other multiplexes may migrate during the license period. Such a transition must take place if it is necessary for frequency technical reasons or if it is appropriate from a clear consumer perspective that such a transition takes place.
  • Opportunity should be given to apply for licenses for both HDTV as SDTV at upcoming licensing processes.
  • Parallel broadcasts in SD and HD quality may to a limited extent be justified by the interest of consumers.
  • It should be possible to apply for licenses to broadcast local and regional program services at upcoming licensing processes.

Regulations

In connection with the strategy, we have also reviewed our regulations and the new regulations came into force in June 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact

Georg Lagerberg, Head of Division, Georg.lagerberg@mprt.se
Eva Bengtsson Åström, eva.bengtsson@mprt.se or
Therese Köster, therese.koster@mprt.se

You can also contact us by email to: registrator@mprt.se                             

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Last updated 10/11/2019