Radio Télévision Suisse

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Radio Télévision Suisse
TypeBroadcast, radio, television and online
Availabilityonline in Switzerland
Founded1 January 2010; 13 years ago (2010-01-01)
TV stations
Radio stations
Broadcast area
(eastern) France
Key people
Gilles Marchand and Gilles Pache
Official website
ReplacedRadio Suisse Romande (RSR)
Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR)

The Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) is a Swiss public broadcasting organisation. Part of SRG SSR, RTS handles production and broadcasting of radio and television programming in French for Switzerland. It was created on 1 January 2010 by a merger of Radio suisse romande and Télévision suisse romande.


The first evening programme to be broadcast in colour on Télévision suisse romande was broadcast in 1968.[1]

The station has been accused of multiple cases of sexual harassment in recent years, including news personality Darius Rochebin.[2][3]


The tower of the Radio Télévision Suisse in Geneva

While keeping its headquarters in Geneva, Radio Télévision Suisse moved its Lausanne-based radio headquarters to a new building on the Lausanne campus in 2020.[4][5]



Radio Suisse Romande (RSR) is the area of RTS in charge of production and broadcasting of radio programming in French for Switzerland:


Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) is the area of RTS in charge of production and distribution of television programming in French for Switzerland:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (in French) Sonia Arnal, "C'est l'autre (la vraie ?) révolution de 1968 : la TV couleur débarque en Suisse" Archived 12 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Allez savoir !, no. 42, September 2008.
  2. ^ Swiss public broadcaster examines cases of sexual harassment
  3. ^ "Public broadcaster shaken by sexual harassment probe".
  4. ^ (in French) Nicolas Dufour, "La RTS a des vues sur le campus lausannois", Le Temps, 15 June 2013, accessed 29 June 2013.
  5. ^ (in French) "Vers un transfert des activités de la RTS à Lausanne sur le site de l'EPFL", RTS, 17 December 2013, accessed 17 December 2013.

External links[edit]

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