In Switzerland, anyone who listens to the radio or watches television must, basically, pay the reception fee. This fee has to be payed whatever the broadcasts watched or listened to and whatever the means by which they are received. Reception fees for radio/television programmes are billed and collected by Billag AG, based in Freiburg. Billag AG is also the contact point for any queries, changes of address, registrations and deregistrations, applications for exemptions, etc.
Information on the system of fees and its past and future amendments can be found here.
Under what conditions must reception fees be paid? Answers to this question, plus details of the repercussions if you do not notify Billag SA when you are in possession of receiving equipment can be found here.
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.
The most frequently asked question on fees are answered here. Other frequently asked questions can be found in the other chapters of this section.
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