Talk:Swiss Broadcasting Corporation

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Note: This section came from the typo article's talk page during the move. The target of the move's talk page was a red-link, so nothing has been lost. Niteowlneils 22:55, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)

The content of this page has been cut-pasted from SGR SSR idée suisse (I reverted the cut on the page) instead of being moved. Please delete this page so that the page can be properly moved (procedure according to Wikipedia:Candidates_for_speedy_deletion#Notes, point 2). Schutz 11:02, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)

159753: the reason I had cut-and-paste the page, is that I had made a spelling mistake on the title.

As far as I know, you should have moved the page instead of doing a cut-paste (cf Wikipedia:How to rename (move) a page). Since a new page has been created, it is now impossible to move the page. I will re-request a speedy-deletion of the new page so that the old one can be moved (along with its history) - please do not recreate the page in the meantime ! BTW, I've updated all the links that points to the wrong page, except for the one that is on your talk page. Schutz 22:25, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)

[End of section from move source talk page.]

From the article:

There are a few theories on the demise of SRI/Swissinfo.
  • One theory is that the mostly German-run Swiss Federal government has decided to "hide the country" from international exposure as much as possible now that the Cold War is over.
  • Another theory is that Switzerland is one of the richest nations in Europe (except for Monaco, Liechtenstein & Luxembourg), and it is customary for the wealthy, to hide themselves so as to keep their propery from being stolen.
  • In countries where Germanic languages are spoken (like in the United States & the United Kingdom), there is a movement towards 'gated communities'. The French and Italian Swiss were aginst the shutdown of Swissinfo, but these groups make up only 22% of the population.

Interesting reading, but I suppose it would need a reference. -- User:Docu


It is my understanding, reading the FAQ section on the website of Radio e Televisiun Rumantscha, that RTR is now (since 1992) independent of SRG SSR idée suisse. Am I reading this correctly, or are my Rumantsch-language skills still lacking (as the site is written in Rumantsch)? If this is correct, the article should be edited to reflect this. SwissCelt 28 June 2005 06:16 (UTC) (Answer : The RTR became a independent part of SRG SSR in 1991 because before, the RTR was managed by the deutsch part of SRG SSR. But, the RTR rest as a part of SRG SSR)


<from User talk:Docu>

May I ask why you've re-worked the introduction so much? My intention was to immediately explain the unsual - and new - name with all the initials, and the only way of doing this, is to go back to the original names from the time before TV. It doesn't make any sense for someone not familiar with Swiss radio and TV history that the initials for "Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft" should be SRG, but "Schweizerische Rundspruchgesellschaft" does.

Also, why move the order of the name in the different languages around? The only sensible order should be in order of population size, and Romansch is the smallest of the four languges, while French is the second largest, like it or not. The rest of the article follows the order German, French, Italian and Romansch, so the introduction should as well.

I also think we need to stress that "Swiss Broadcasting Corporation" is a non-legal English name for the company, only used when talking about it in English. Your changes make it look as if that is the actual name of the company. Thomas Blomberg 08:24, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

</from User talk:Docu>

In response to the comment above:
  • I put the explanation of the initials back in and placed it in a separate section.
  • The official names are ordered as on [1].
  • The current version should make the status of the English name clear.

The Lausanne channel?[edit]

The article currently states: Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) is based in Geneva and was in early 2006 broadcasting two TV channels: (Canton Geneva) for TV and in Lausanne (Vaud) for radio. What does the last part of the sentence mean? I thought it was supposed to be talking about television, not radio. --Metropolitan90 03:57, 2 July 2006 (UTC) ( Answer : The SRG SSR is the swiss public company for the television and the radio)

Requested move 18 May 2015[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Moved. EdJohnston (talk) 23:22, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

SRG SSRSwiss Broadcasting Corporation – Official name in English (, easier to understand than the abbreviation. --Relisted. George Ho (talk) 07:53, 26 May 2015 (UTC) Vinclersan (talk) 20:28, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Support per nom, and it's already the name of the template. Randy Kryn 12:49, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Oppose Wikipedia does not necessary have to use the "official" name, the PDF provided only uses "Swiss Broadcasting Corporation" twice, but then switches to "SRG SSR". Although we have WP:UE, an initialism can't be considered not English. Also a 597,000 to 159,000 for "SRG SSR" in Google. Also the template is at {{SRG SSR}} -- [[ axg //  ]] 17:48, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
    • As you know, the title of the template is "Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR)". Also, do you have an idea how many of the Google results with the search "SRG SSR" were not in English? Although the full name is translated, the abbreviation is used in the four official languages of Switzerland. Vinclersan (talk) 19:01, 22 May 2015 (UTC).
  • Oppose per WP:OFFICIALNAMES. Even though Swiss Broadcasting Corporation is the official full name, we should not assume that it is ipso facto. SRG SSR is the common name of the broadcaster in all four of the Swiss languages, as noted by the editor above. Wes Mouse | T@lk 22:46, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support – if everything was listed in the language of origin, RTHK would be "香港電台", People's Television Network would be "Telebisyon ng Bayan" and so on. The fact that Switzerland has four national languages further complicates things. This encyclopedia is written in English, after all. – Hshook (talk) 18:46, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
    • Also, the name "Swiss Broadcasting Corporation" is far more recognisable than SRG SSR. – Hshook (talk) 18:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Support "Swiss Broadcasting Corporation" tells the reader a lot more than "SRG SSR"; recognizability is key. The opposing WP:OFFICIALNAMES argument does not hold, as both "Swiss Broadcasting Corporation" AND "SRG SSR" are official names of the corporation, the latter being an abbreviation. Said abbreviation, as mentioned earlier, is used in the official languages of Switzerland, yes, but none of those are English. Mr. Gerbear|Talk 20:40, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

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