Delivery of Television Programmes to SVT as FILES

This document includes the technical parameters that High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) programmes, delivered using files, must meet to be acceptable by SVT.


It is set out as follows:

  • Part 1 – Video and Sound quality and Quality Control (QC) requirements;
  • Part 2 – Additional technical requirements for file programme delivery;
  • Part 3 – Additional SVT-specific requirements.

If comparing documents, SVT uses the same naming of the sections’ headings as those used by Digital Production Partnership (DPP) Broadcasters in the UK, but SVT’s requirements in the sections differ. The current version of this document is available for download here.

An informative small checklist, regarding delivery of television programmes as files to SVT, may be found via the same weblink as above.

However, it is this large technical specification that is the normative document.

Technical Requirements

Assessment of quality is highly subjective, and therefore dependent on the nature of the programme. Some of the quality requirements are expressed in relative terms (‘reasonable’, ‘not excessive’ etc.), and it will be necessary to make a judgement as to whether the quality expectations of the intended audience will be fulfilled.

Photosensitive Epilepsy and Quality Control

SVT is not subject to prevent photosensitive epilepsy by regulation – see Photosensitive Epilepsy (PSE) under Quality Contro

Radio Act - Access for People with Disabilities

SVT is subject to the provisions of the Radio Act to terms set out in the charter between SVT and the state. Hence, programme makers are required to consider the needs of people with hearing or visual impairments especially regarding dialogue, voiceovers and when mixing sound, as well as when generating onscreen text, subtitles and graphics.