Entertainment for everyone

Entertainment is fun, playful and exciting. It educates, captivates and inspires. In a multilingual country like Switzerland, it facilitates understanding between people. Entertainment conveys topical issues in a simple way, takes a humorous view of life and opens up new perspectives. Good entertainment is a public service.

Experience entertainment in all its diversity

Good entertainment transcends boundaries. Every year, SRG’s television channels devote around 1,500 hours to show programmes, musical entertainment, quizzes, competitions and game shows, circus acts and artistic performances, chat shows, cabaret, comedy and traditional entertainment. Films and series take up some 5,600 hours of screen time, which equates to 26 % of our TV broadcasting time. On the radio, we broadcast 1,158 hours of entertainment and quiz shows and request programmes (figures from 2016).

Good entertainment speaks for itself

Every evening at prime time, hundreds of thousands of viewers and listeners all over Switzerland tune in to our programmes. They follow discussions and debates with celebrities and stars. They laugh and cheer when Swiss people show their talent or struggle over tricky tasks. And they immerse themselves in worlds full of tragedy and humour, thanks to our films and series.

Entertainment for the whole of Switzerland

People from all of Switzerland’s language regions play a central role in programmes such as «Persönlich», «1gegen100» and «SRF bi de Lüt». Our entertainment is developed with and for the Swiss public. It highlights cultural traits in all their regional varieties.

Over a third of the German-speaking TV audience watched the latest series of the Saturday night show «Die grössten Schweizer Talente». SRF’s own production «Der Bestatter» averaged 700,000 viewers in 2016 – which corresponds to a market share of 37.5 %.

Entertainment means:

5,600 hours of films and series
1,158 hours of entertainment, quiz and request programming