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.

The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation – a unique association

Like comparable broadcasting corporations with a public remit in other democratic countries, SRG is guided by the key principle of public service. But unlike many of them, it is not a state-owned institution. SRG is an association. The association in turn consists of four regional companies – SRG Deutschschweiz, Société de radiodiffusion et de télévision de la Suisse romande, Società cooperativa per la Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana and SRG SSR Svizra Rumantscha, with a total of 23 700 members. The purpose of the SRG association is to manage the company of the same name in such a way that the mandate enshrined in law and its Charter is fulfilled.

The SRG company has a federal structure – within the five Enterprise Units RSI, RTR, RTS, SRF and SWI Swissinfo and also within its General Management division and subsidiary companies, around 6000 employees produce schedules for 17 radio stations and 7 television channels. Its annual turnover is 1,6 billion francs. 75 percent of its funding comes from licence fees, with the rest having to be generated from commercial activity.

Subsidiaries: Technology and Production Center Switzerland AG SWISS TXT AG Telvetia SA General Management swissinfo.ch Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Radio Télévision Suisse Radiotelevisiun Svizra Rumantscha Radiotelevisione svizzera Executive Board Director General Regionalrat, Regionalvorstand, SRG.D, Publikumsrat, Ombudsstelle Conseil régional, Comité régional, RTSR, Conseil du public, Organe de médiation Radunanza generala, Cussegl regiunal, Suprastanza , SRG.R, Cussegl dal public, Organ da mediaziun Assemblea generale dei soci, Consiglio regionale, Comitato, CORSI, Consiglio del pubblico, Mediatore Delegates’ Meeting Board of Directors Internal Audit Association SRG SSR Enterprise SRG SSR