Our vision is to contribute to a more inquisitive, informed Sweden. Our aim is to create content that engages, entertains and enriches - in the service of the public. The official start took place on 4th September 1956. It was a flying start, the culmination of several years' trial programme transmissions. In 1969 a second national channel was added.
Today SVT operates four channels – SVT1, SVT2, SVT24/Barnkanalen (a childrens´ channel) and together with UR; Kunskapskanalen. Barnkanalen and SVT24 share the same channel ID. All SVT channels are digital only. All are distributed via all kinds of platforms. The SVT-programmes can be viewed on SVT Play for 30 days after the first broadcast.