Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Programming And Broadcasting Activities
60.20 - Television programming and broadcasting activities

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 August 2014


Swedish TV channel TV4 is planning to close all local news desks by the end of summer 2014, affecting 140 jobs.

TV4 is planning to cut costs and therefore close all local news desks in order to replace them with 25 local news reporters at nine locations for national news. TV4 has got 165 employees at local news desks in Sweden, making up half of the total costs for news reporting.

There will be negotiations on the terms of the restructuring with trade unions.

The ERM has reported on previous restructuring events at TV4 in 2005 and 2011.


  • 9 April 2014: Dagens Nyheter
  • 9 April 2014: Aftonbladet


Eurofound (2014), TV4, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 76822, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76822.