Explore SRG with «Metro»

“Metro” guides you station by station through all the important and interesting issues to do with the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR). See why SRG has a public mandate but is nevertheless not an institution established under public law. You can become acquainted with SRG's unique form of organization and see what objectives SRG wants to pursue in future. “Metro” is a tool for people in a hurry, but also for those who want to know exactly what's what. “Metro” is aimed at new employees, but there are also one or two things for "old SRG hands" to discover as well. Of course, people who don't work at SRG are also invited to get to know SRG better with ”Metro”. The first station on each “Metro” line provides a concise summary of the key facts. The second station looks more closely at the subject matter. Detailed information is available at station three, and clicking on station four will take you to the RSI, RTR, RTS, SRF and SWI Swissinfo Enterprise Units.

SRG – serving society

SRG is often incorrectly described as a state-owned enterprise. It is in fact a private association operated in accordance with company law, which runs a media company. The Federal Radio and Television Act (RTVG) and SRG's Charter oblige it to fulfil a particular social mandate. This mandate involves providing a public service. The Swiss idea of public service in the media sector is based on the following elements – reaching the entire population in all language regions, reflecting a diversity of opinions and cultures, and an independence from political and economic interests. In return for this mandate, SRG receives licence fees for funding purposes.

SRG's activities, organization and funding are essentially fixed by the Swiss Confederation and overseen by the Federal Office of Communications (Ofcom). However, within the framework formed by the constitution, legislation and its Charter, SRG is independent – nobody is permitted to interfere in its editorial activities.