The obligation to broadcast certain television programme services (must-carry channels) in the analogue services on cable networks is being phased out. Because the vast majority of the Swiss population use digital services, the broadcasting obligation will be limited to digital services from 2015. The amended Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) Ordinance enters into force on 1 June 2013.
Anyone who provides radio and television programme services via cable in Switzerland is obliged to broadcast certain programme services. These so-called must-carry provisions apply primarily to digital broadcasting and to a limited extent to analogue broadcasting.