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I got tired of having to switch to the SVTPlay addon so I came up with this hack instead:

1. Run the following two commands in two separate terminals (you can do it inside a dedicated screen session by running "screen -S vlc" first):

cvlc -v "http://svt12hls-lh.akamaihd.net/i/[email protected]/index_6_av-p.m3u8?sd=10&rebase=on&e=1" --sout "#standard{access=udp,mux=ts,dst=238.0.0.1:1234}"
cvlc -v "http://svt10hls-lh.akamaihd.net/i/[email protected]/index_6_av-p.m3u8?sd=10&rebase=on&e=1" --sout "#standard{access=udp,mux=ts,dst=239.0.0.1:1234}"

2. In tvheadend's web interface, go to Configuration -> DVB Inputs -> IPTV and add the following services:

Channel name: SVT1 HD
Interface: eth0
Group: 239.0.0.1
UDP Port: 1234

Channel name: SVT2 HD
Interface: eth0
Group: 238.0.0.1
UDP Port: 1234

The interface is usually eth0, if it's not you probably know that already.

3. Assign a channel number to these services from Configuration -> Channel/EPG -> Channels and restart XBMC to make the new channels show up (assuming you've configured XBMC to retrieve the channels from the backend).

That's it, you should now be able to recieve SVT1 and 2 in HD.

People outside Sweden (like me) will have to do some proxying magic in order to circumvent the geo-blocking but that's an exercise for the reader.
Apparently the channels don't work from within XBMC, but they do work by direct URL from tvheadend. Maybe someone knows more about how to get IPTV channels to show in XBMC?
Any news on this?
Haven't bothered with SVTPlay for a long time, so no, no update from my side.