Complain about TV, radio or on demand services

If you as a listener or viewer are concerned about something you have heard or seen in a radio or TV programme you can make a complaint. The Swedish Broadcasting Commission can review radio and television programmes broadcast by Swedish broadcasters.

Content is regulated in the Radio and Television Act, as well as the broadcasters’ licences. Independent monitoring is needed if these rules are to be effective. This check is conducted by the Swedish Broadcasting Commission, an independent decision-making body that is part of our authority. As a viewer or listener, you can help the Commission with its work by notifying them of features or programmes that you believe may violate any of the rules.

Broadcasts that can be reviewed

These broadcasts can be reviewed

  • Public service broadcasters SVT, SR and UR
  • Commercial terrestrial radio and television such as TV4, Mix Megapol, etc.
  • Cable TV and IPTV
  • Satellite TV
  • Web TV and web radio, i.e. online broadcasts
  • Video-on-demand services
  • Community radio
  • Public service podcasts

You can only report channels and services that broadcast from Sweden. Channels and services broadcasting from abroad to Sweden (e.g. Kanal 5) are not subject to Swedish legislation. Find out more about these under “Broadcasts that cannot be reviewed”.

Broadcasts of video-on-demand and web TV services and community radio must comply with the provisions of the Radio and Television Act. Public service broadcasters and commercial broadcasters licensed to broadcast commercial radio and television are subject to additional conditions as set out in their respective broadcasting licences. For example, TV4, SVT, SR and UR require what are known as regular broadcasts – that is, broadcasts transmitted in the terrestrial network – to be factual. SVT, SR and UR are also required to broadcast impartially.

You can find out more about the rules that apply to each channel and form of broadcasting on the Rules for radio and television page.

  • Broadcasts from abroad, such as Kanal 5, Kanal 9 and Kanal 11
  • Podcasts and text information, such as articles on broadcasters’ websites, online magazines, blogs or print media
  • Content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Content on Netflix and certain other on-demand TV services (where the broadcaster is not established in Sweden)
  • Programmes that have not been broadcast yet

If you want to complain about broadcasts from abroad

To complain about broadcasts made in Sweden from abroad, you need to directly contact the authorities in the country from which they are broadcast. If you have any comments about the content on Netflix, please contact Commissariaat voor de Media.