Information for everyone

Information is the source of democracy and freedom of opinion. Carefully researched information broadcasts shed light on socio-political affairs from various perspectives. They provide background context, offer guidance and stimulate discussion. Information is a public service.

39% of all expenditure goes towards
information programmes

Information for the whole of Switzerland

SRG’s information and news programmes report on current affairs in Switzerland and all over the world. They offer an independent yet unmistakably Swiss view of political, economic and social events.

Information and reports must be carefully researched and communicated in a credible way to enable people to form their own opinions freely. Our independent reporting plays an important role in this – and thus enhances the political culture in Switzerland.

Information round the clock

Radio programmes

  • Music (Suisa) 66 %
  • Musical analysis 3 %
  • Presentation 7 %
  • Radio service 1 %
  • News and current affairs 15 %
  • Culture and education 5 %
  • Audio plays 1 %
  • Entertainment 1 %
  • Sport 1 %
  • Other programmes 1 %

The information we provide is up to date, comprehensive and accurate, conveyed on the radio through hourly news bulletins, regional journals and sport and weather reports. Programmes such as “Echo der Zeit”, “Doppelpunkt, “Input” and “Info 3” invite participants and listeners to engage in an in-depth analytical discourse on a wide variety of topics.

TV programmes

  • News and current affairs 34 %
  • Culture and education 13 %
  • Music 1 %
  • Films and series 23 %
  • Entertainment 4 %
  • Sport 11 %
  • Children's programmes 4 %
  • Other programmes 10 %

More than 2.5 million viewers keep abreast of national and international news every evening by tuning in to the “Tagesschau” or “Le Journal”. Shows like “Schweiz aktuell” present reports from a regional perspective, while information programmes such as “Rundschau”, “Falò”, “Cuntrasts” and “Infrarouge” encourage audiences to reflect on political, economic and social issues. Information makes up 34 per cent of our TV broadcasting time.

Information enables integration

SWI swissinfo.ch reports daily on Swiss politics, business, culture, society and science in ten languages. This service is aimed at an international audience, thus helping to facilitate integration for foreigners. SWI’s wide range of online services are also useful for Swiss people abroad, providing them with information on matters such as Swiss federal referendums and elections.

Information makes up
34% of our TV broadcasting time
13% of our radio broadcasting time

Information at first hand

60 SRF correspondents throughout Switzerland and across the world provide first-hand reports – a service that only a few European public service broadcasters can offer. We maintain the highest quality standards and our audience appreciates this.

As surveys have shown time and again, they recognise the high credibility and information content we offer.

SRG correspondents report from all around the world.

Correspondent Pascal Weber in Cairo.

Award-winning SRG co-production

SRG SSR is partner of the CIVIS Media Foundation since 2007.

Civis Media Price

The documentary «Ayham – My new life» and the television film «Don’t leave me» won the European CIVIS Media Prize in 2017. The Civis Media Foundation recognises radio and television programmes that promote the peaceful coexistence of people from different backgrounds.