78 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 broadcaster that 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.

    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


    For more information please contact

     Eva Bengtsson Åström +46 8-580 070 24

    Georg Lagerberg +46 8-580 070 32

    Therese Kösteer +46 8-580 070 27

    Last updated 10/11/2019