SRG to shut down Swiss digital-terrestrial network

Swiss public broadcaster SRG is to shut down its digital-terrestrial TV service as part of a cost-cutting drive in a move agreed with the Swiss communications regulator BAKOM. An SRG spokesman told German-language news service that operating the DVB-T network did not make economic sense in terms of the use of the organisation’s licence […]

Netflix among top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in US

Netflix now ranks among the top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in the US, above Fox, ESPN, HBO and Discover, according to new research. Toronto-based consumer research and insight consultancy, Solutions Research Group (SRG), ranked Netflix fourth behind ABC, CBS and NBC in its tenth annual ‘Must Keep TV Report’. “This is the first time […]

Eutelsat renews SRG deal

Satellite operator Eutelsat has renewed its deal to distribute Swiss public broadcaster SRG via the Hotbird position at 13° East. The multi-year renewal of one transponder complements a second transponder already booked on a long-term basis. SRG SSR occupies the two Hotbird transponders to broadcast seven channels – RTS Un, RTS Deux, SRF 1, SRF […]

Swisscom launches HbbTV service for SRG

Swisscom has launched HbbTV services for public broadcaster SRG’s channels as part of its TV 2.0 offering.  Swisscom has activated the new service, which replaces former Teletext offerings and includes new features.  HbbTV will be available in HD programmes shown on SRG. HbbTV is also available on the ARD, ZDF, ORF1 and ORF2 TV channels […]

SRG chooses Net Insight for sports coverage

Swiss national broadcaster SRG has chosen Net Insight to provide a contribution network for its coverage of major sporting events including the Sochi Winter Olympics next year and the Zurich 2014 European Athletics Championships.  Net Insight is supplying its Nimbra 600 platform to SRG. “This implementation for SRG SSR and the two exciting sports events […]

UEFA awards Swiss football rights

European football body UEFA has awarded media rights for the 2012-15 Champions League and Europa League in Switzerland to SRG SSR. The top Champions League match each match night will be broadcast on free-to-air channels RSILa2, SF2 and RTS2 followed by a highlights programme. SRG SSR has also been granted the rights to the best […]