After writing the article with Swedish newspapers and magazines, this overview of Swedish media (radio & TV) was just a logical step.
In Sweden, I always enjoy staying at my hotel room in the evenings so I can watch Swedish TV all night. Watching Swedish morning television while I slowly wake up and get ready for breakfast: wonderful! From Belgium the range of TV programs you can watch via SVT Play is rather limited. To my frustration, the “kan inte ses utomlands” message pops up regularly.
Swedish national television, SVT, has 4 channels (svt1 and svt2, svt24 and a children’s channel “Barnkanalen”). The difference between svt 1 and svt 2 is not as pronounced as with the VRT in Belgium, but the more popular programs such as Melodifestivalen are usually broadcast on svt1.
Commercial TV in Sweden
- Channel 5
- TV 6
- Channel 9
- Channel 11
- Kunskapskanalen – science channel
- TV4 Fakta
- C More First
- C More Hits
You can find a complete overview of all channels and their programming on this website.
Swedish TV in Belgium
From Belgium you can watch a lot of programs via SVT Play. It is mainly the foreign programs and formats that cannot be viewed from outside of Sweden.
My experience is that the C More app from TV4 has fewer programs on offer that you can watch from outside of Sweden. The Swedish offer of Netflix is also more limited from Belgium than if you look in Sweden. Hopefully that will change one day and we will be able to look at more Swedish media.
The radio channels in Sweden are fairly regionalized. Sveriges Radio is the radio department of SVT. They have P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5. RixFM and MixMegapol are the best known commercial radio stations.
I think they generally talk a lot more on Swedish radio stations. I regularly listen to P3 Star at home via the Sonos app. You can listen to most channels online without any problems.
What is your favorite Swedish TV or radio program?