Radio and TV fee

The radio and TV fee finances the public service TV and radio channels of Sveriges Television (SVT), Sveriges Radio and Sveriges Utbildningsradio (educational broadcasting, UR).

Thanks to the radio and TV fee, the public service companies are able to broadcast interesting, good, fun, serious, long, short, exciting or important programmes, free of political and commercial influences.

The radio and TV fee is 2 216 SEK per year, or 184,66 SEK per month (from the 1st of July 2015). 

Who has to pay the radio and TV fee?

Every household and company that owns, rents or borrows a TV receiver has to pay a radio and TV fee. It doesn't matter which channels you watch, the mere fact that you have a TV receiver makes you liable to pay for a radio and TV fee. A single radio and TV fee is payable for all receivers in one and the same household. The definition of a household includes a second home (holiday/weekend cottage), caravan or temporary accommodation elsewhere.

What is a television receiver?

The term "television receiver" includes:

  • TV sets
  • Digital TV-selector
  • Video cameras with channel selector
  • DVD player with channel selector
  • Computers with a TV-card

The radio and TV fee is not included in the fee charged for cable or satellite TV.

Fee adjustment July 1st 2015

From the 1st of July the fee will be SEK 2 216 per year.

Watch our info-trailers

Bildruta från Radiotjänsts film

The info-trailers are broadcasted on SVT and on our Youtube channel.

The charter

A specific Broadcasting Charter from the Government to each of the three programme companies entitles them to transmit television or radio programmes. The current Charter runs until the end of 2019.

The Ministry of Culture

The overall guidelines for the radio and TV fee in Sweden are drawn up by the Ministry of Culture. 


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