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 for broadcasters: documentation and guidance regarding the obligation to notify and register, short-term events, corresponding directives, forms required for licences, reporting and fee-splitting.
OFCOM is the supervisory authority for radio and television broadcasters. It checks whether the licence and especially the legal provisions relating to financing (advertising/sponsorship) are being complied with. On the other hand, the checking of complaints relating to programme content falls within the competence of the Independent Complaints Authority (UBI).