Use of the fee revenue

Verteilung der Abgabe
Broadcasters which receive a share of the fee

The revenue from the fee, approximately CHF 1.37 billion annually, will be used to fund the radio/television programme services of the SSR SRG and for licensed commercial broadcasters (local radio stations and commercial television channels). In this way the public service will be guaranteed in all parts of the country and democracy will be strengthened; the entire country and all its inhabitants will benefit.

Intended assignment from 2019 – 2022

Purpose Amount in million CHF
  2019 2020 2021 2022
SSR SRG 1200 1200* 1200* 1200*
Commercial radio broadcasters entitled to a share of the fee 30.8 30.8* 30.8* 30.8*
Commercial television broadcasters entitled to a share of the fee 50.2 50.2* 50.2* 50.2*
Swiss Telegraphic Agency 2 2 2 2
Technology support/contributions to broadcasters 8.5 8 4 1
Technology support/information measures 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Subtitling of regional television news 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Preservation of programmes/archiving 1 1 1 1
Audience research (Mediapulse) 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
SERAFE AG (collection of household fee) 20.2 20.3 20.5 20.7
FTA (collection of business fee) 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.1
OFCOM (supervisory activity) 4 4 4 4
Finalisation of reception fee (Billag AG) 5 - - -
Reserve for inflation surcharge - 7.7 18.0 31.0
Reserve for planning deviations 34.2 34.2 34.4 34.7
(* plus indexed inflation surcharge from 2020 onwards)

Fee-splitting for private radio and television stations

The partially revised Radio and Television Act (RTVA) has been in force since 1 July 2016. This means that the proportion of fees for broadcasters entitled to fee-splitting can now amount to 4 to 6 per cent of the revenue from the radio and television fee. On 25 May 2016 the Federal Council decided to award greater financial resources to local radio and television stations. It has increased the corresponding proportion from 4 to 5 per cent, or by CHF 13.5 million. The private broadcasters are now entitled to CHF 67.5 million.

In its decision of 18 October 2017, the Federal Council decided on a further increase from 5 to 6 percent as of 2019. The proportion of the fee will be increased to the maximum possible percentage of 6 percent in accordance with the RTVA as of the beginning of 2019. A total of CHF 81 millions will be allocated to local radio stations and regional televisions.

The following overview shows the share of fees allocated to the local radios and regional televisions from 1 January 2019.


More detailed information about administration of fee-splitting and other documentation can be found in the German, French and Italian language versions.

Specialist staff
Last modification 31.01.2019

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