As a member of the SSR SRG group, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) broadcasts its public-service programmes via four radio stations, two TV channels and several interactive platforms. Based in Geneva and Lausanne, RTS has an office in each French-speaking canton, as well as correspondents in Berne, Zurich, Lugano and the main foreign capitals.
RTS programmes are intended for a French-speaking Swiss audience, mainly resident in the French-speaking part of Switzerland (population 1.9 million). But many of RTS’s television programmes are broadcast worldwide through TV5 Monde. The same is true for all the radio and TV programmes which are produced by RTS, which are freely accessible online in all countries.
With an annual budget of CHF 393 million and a staff of 1,600, RTS is the leading broadcaster in its own market, in terms of radio and television. It offers high-quality general-interest programmes, accessible to all, in compliance with its public-service mandate and licence, which require that the information it produces and broadcasts be independent, credible and balanced.