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 costs 2 076 kronor per year, or 173 kronor per month during 2014.

Who has to pay the radio and TV fee?

Every household and company that owns, rents or borrows a television 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 accomodation 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.

See our information films

Bildruta från Radiotjänsts filmThe short films broadcast on SVT to inform you about the radio and TV fee. You can also view the films on Youtube.

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. 

Programs

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