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Amount and use of reception fees

For private individuals, the monthly fee is CHF 14.10 for radio reception and CHF 24.45 for television reception. Most of the annual revenue of CHF 1.3 billion is used to finance the radio and television programmes of SRG SSR idée suisse, but private broadcasters also receive a proportion.

Amount of the reception fee

The reception fees are laid down by the Federal Council and are as follows, including value-added tax:
   

Type of reception

CHF/month*

CHF/quarter*

CHF/year*

Radio reception, private

14.10

42.30

169.15

Radio reception, professional

18.65

55.95

223.85

Radio reception, commercial I

18.65

55.95

223.85

Radio reception, commercial II

31.10

93.25

372.95

Radio reception, commercial III

42.90

128.70

514.90

Television reception, private

24.45

73.30

293.25

Television reception, professional

32.40

97.15

388.55

Television reception, commercial I

32.40

97.15

388.55

Television reception, commercial II

53.95

161.85

647.35

Television reception, commercial III

74.50

223.45

893.70

 
* Rounded amounts in accordance with commercial practice

Use of reception fees

Most of the revenue, about CHF 1.3 billion per year, is earmarked to finance the radio/television programmes of SRG SSR idée suisse; however, private broadcasters (local radio stations, private television channels) also receive a proportion. The Federal Council lays down the details of the reception fees. Details of the breakdown is as follows:
 

Use 2013 (Excluding value added tax)

million CHF

Proportion to SRG

1203

Proportion for fee-splitting (financing local and regional radio and television broadcasters)

54

Proportion for new technologies

0,5

Proportion for OFCOM to cover its supervisory tasks regarding the fee collection agency, for executing the complaint procedures against decisions of the fee collection agency and for action against unlicensed viewers and listeners.

4

Proportion for audience research

2,5

Proportion to the collection agency (Billag AG) for collecting reception fees

49

Total

1313


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Last updated on: 12.03.2014

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