Media releases & News
A digital journey through the history of SRG
SRG, the "Swiss Broadcasting Corporation", was founded almost 90 years ago. Since then, it has undergone many transformations and mastered major challenges. All these events have been compiled and added to "The SRG SSR timeline" on the SRG website (srgssr.ch). They are illustrated with images from the central archives of the General Management, which are well worth seeing.
Radio stations plan to phase out FM broadcasting in 2022/2023
71 percent of the Swiss population now receive radio programmes digitally, while the proportion using only analogue FM transmissions has fallen to just 13 percent. On 27 August 2020, the radio sector thus presented its planned phase-out of FM transmissions, which is to take place in two stages between August 2022 (SRG) and January 2023 (private stations).
Hackdays rescheduled to the autumn
Coronavirus also impacts Hackdays. The event will be rescheduled to the autumn.
How the Swiss are moving back to the mountains
Two-thirds of Switzerland is mountainous, but many people leave Alpine regions since jobs are scarce. Could the digital revolution change that? Meet people who have found ways to live in the mountains thanks to modern infrastructure.
3 September is Digital Day!
Digital Day will be held on 3 September 2019 and is designed to boost Switzerland as a «hub of innovation» by organising nationwide expos, courses, stage shows, talks, opportunities to have a say and start-up pitches on this year’s topic of «life-long learning». We have to learn how to deal with the changes that digitalisation brings in order to benefit from it.
Digitalisation – what is SRG’s current position?
The digital transformation can be felt in every area of SRG, be it music, archives or programming. The following examples are intended to show how the company is currently responding to digitalisation.
Digitalisation – where is SRG headed?
The following examples are intended to show how the objectives of the Enterprise and Services Strategy 2019-2020 on digitalisation are to be achieved.
SWI swissinfo.ch is 20 years old
SWI swissinfo.ch is 20 years old today. It still fulfills the same mission as its former avatar Swiss Radio International (SRI) but by means that barely existed two decades ago.
International Public Media Conference (IPMC) – what does the future of public media look like?
On 4 March 2019, one year after the «No Billag» people’s initiative was rejected, the first International Public Media Conference (IPMC) will take place in Bern and opened by the new Minister of Communications, Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga. The conference is organised by Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft (SRG SSR), the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), the Federal Media Commission (FMEC) and the Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SACMR). Over the course of one day, renowned speakers and other interested parties from Switzerland and abroad will discuss the future of audiovisual public media and their role in society.
Larissa M. Bieler to become Director of SWI swissinfo.ch
Graubünden native Larissa M. Bieler is to become Director of SWI in Bern as of 1 October 2018, in addition to her current role as Editor-in-Chief of SWI swissinfo.ch.