SVT launches OTT service

Swedish pubcaster SVT has launched its own over-the-top service, SVT Flow. The web TV service allows Swedish viewers to watch linear services from the broadcaster online as well as catch-up with its shows on-demand. The SVT Flow platform and user interface was developed in-house by SVT and it launched this morning. “It’s not every day […]

Public broadcasters team up for Eurovision second screen app

The EBU has collaborated with Sweden’s SVT, Germany’s NDR and the Netherlands’ TROS to develop a second screen app for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in Sweden later this month. The app, which is available for iOS and Android users, provides news updates, photos and videos 365 days a year, and allows users […]

SVT opens up archive of programmes to public

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has launched an open archive initiative to make its back-catalogue of programming available to the general public. The pubcaster says it ultimately aims to make over 10,000 hours of programming available via the portal. Currently about 800 episodes of 200 different shows are available, and SVT has said it aims […]

SVT channels now available online

Swedish public broadcaster SVT’s channels are all now available on the web, making it possible for viewers to access the channels via smartphones and tablets as well as PCs  and TVs. Five SVT channels – SVT1, SVT2, Barnkanalen, Kunskapskanalen and SVT24 – are now available on the internet. Interactive and platforms programme director Lena Glaser […]

SVT to offer entire TV line-up online

Swedish public broadcaster SVT is to offer its entire broadcast output free of charge online. SVT CEO Eva Hamilton revealed the plan to offer all content online in an opinion piece in newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Hamilton said the launch of SVT’s channels online was likely to take place in February. According to press reports, Radiotjänst, […]

TV4 and SVT win World Cup rights

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 and public broadcaster SVT have struck an eight-year agreement securing the rights to show the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022 as well as the FIFA World Cup for Women in 2015 and 2019 and the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017 and 2021. For the World Cup for men, the […]