Media releases & News
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.
US distributor secures international rights to «Amur senza fin»
Los Angeles-based worldwide distributor Cinema Management Group (CMG) has secured the international distribution rights to SRG co-production «Amur senza fin».
What does SRG contribute to Switzerland's image abroad?
Many foreigners are interested in what makes Switzerland tick. And around 775,000 people are registered at Swiss consulates and embassies abroad. With the SWI swissinfo.ch platform, SRG offers this diverse community an online platform containing information from Switzerland in ten languages.
«No» to «No Billag»: a vote of confidence that puts us under an obligation
Today the voters clearly rejected the «No Billag» initiative at the ballot box. The result is especially pleasing for the SRG SSR because it was confirmed in all linguistic regions of Switzerland. In the light of the heated debate that has taken place, today marks a new beginning for the SRG, and one that comes with clear expectations: Switzerland's public media company will have to adapt to a new financial framework and meet society's new needs.