Supervision of private radio and television broadcasters

Federal Office of Communications

Key facts

The Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) is responsible for the financial and licensing supervision of private radio and television broadcasters with a licence. Most licensed broadcasters receive a share of the radio and television fee in order to fulfil the performance mandate set out in their licences. Since 2019, a total of around CHF 81 million has been paid out annually to private broadcasters. In addition, the private broadcasters received further subsidies of around CHF 7 million in 2022. Financial supervision is intended to ensure that the fee and other subsidies are used economically and in line with their intended purpose.