Swisscom Broadcast is the leading Swiss provider of high availability communications, security and video analytics solutions for the public sector, the emergency services and major events. 


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“You can rely upon our information and communication solutions – in critical situations as well as in everyday life.”

Dominik Müller, CEO Swisscom Broadcast Ltd

Facts & figures

With over 1,600 transmitter locations, we cover the whole of Switzerland.

We handle the technical implementation of 300 live streams per year.

We protect 30 major events from drones each year.

270 employees hold federal security certification.

We broadcast 80 DAB+ radio stations across Switzerland.

Our temporary solutions are used at 2,600 events per year.

We have been trusted by the emergency services for 20 years.

30 municipalities rely upon our video surveillance solutions.

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From terrestrial TV to provider of innovative security and digital media solutions, discover Swisscom Broadcast’s fascinating history.

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2002 The founding of Swisscom Broadcast Ltd

Swisscom Ltd moves its radio and TV broadcasting services from the fixed network sector – Swisscom Broadcast Ltd is born.

2003 Digital terrestrial TV for Ticino

Swisscom Broadcast launches digital terrestrial TV in Ticino (DVB-T Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial). This marks the beginning of the end for analogue TV.

2004 The launch of digital cable TV

Swisscom Broadcast enables Swiss cable network operators to broadcast digital TV via cable (DVB-C Digital Video Broadcasting – Cable) for the very first time.

2004 The acquisition of Tele Rätia

Swisscom Broadcast acquires Tele Rätia AG, which broadcast TV signals in the canton of Graubünden, and continues to run the service under the same name until 2018.

2006 The launch of IPTV

With Bluewin TV, Swisscom launches television over the phone line. Swisscom Broadcast supports this endeavour by preparing the 100 TV channels and 70 radio stations for transmission.

2007 The end of analogue terrestrial TV

SRG discontinues the analogue terrestrial broadcasting of its TV channels. From now on, Swisscom Broadcast transmits in digital only.

2008 The UEFA Euro 2008 broadcasts

Swisscom Broadcast is responsible for the transmission of all audio and video signals from Swiss and Austrian football stadiums to the International Broadcasting Center in Vienna to be broadcast across the world.

2008 The shutdown of medium wave

After 77 years, the medium-wave era draws to a close. Switzerland’s first transmitter, Beromünster, is switched off. In 2010, the final medium-wave transmitters are disconnected.

2008 The launch of mobile TV

Swisscom Broadcast launches digital TV for mobile phones (DVB-H Digital Video Broadcasting – Handheld).

2008 Broadcast Highway Video

Swisscom Broadcast enables customers to use the existing infrastructure flexibly and connect their own sites.

2009 The development of digital radio

Swisscom Broadcast begins developing digital radio (DAB+ Digital Audio Broadcast) in German-speaking Switzerland for SRG and SwissMediaCast. Romandie Médias SA in western Switzerland follows suit in 2014.

2009 The first solar installation

Swisscom Broadcast builds its first photovoltaic plant at its transmitter site on the Uetliberg. The installation produces 3,200 kWh per year on average. More followed.

2010 IPTV as a Service

Swisscom Broadcast now provides its white label digital TV solution to cable network operators and internet service providers as IPTV or WebTV-as-a-Service.

2011 Swisscom Event & Media Solutions

Swisscom Event & Media Solutions Ltd is founded from the merger of various Swisscom units and the company Solution Park to provide temporary ICT and event management services.


Swisscom Broadcast takes on the maintenance of the dedicated security radio network on behalf of various police forces and the Federal Office for Customs and Border Security.

2015 Dallmeier Video sales

Swisscom Broadcast takes over the sales of Dallmeier video surveillance systems in Switzerland.

2016 Low Power Network

Swisscom Broadcast launches the network for IoT applications based on the LoRaWAN standard (Long Range Wide Area Network) throughout Switzerland.

2017 St. Chrischona solar installation

Swisscom Broadcast commissions a photovoltaic system with an average annual yield of 115,000 kWh at the St. Chrischona transmission tower, the tallest free-standing structure in Switzerland.

2017 Remote monitoring of Säntis

The permanent surveillance of the transmitter located 2,500 m above sea level and built in 1956 is replaced by a remote monitoring system.

2017 Smart video surveillance

Swisscom Broadcast and Video Insider launches a video surveillance solution using smart analytics to optimise security and business potential.

2018 New La Dôle transmission tower

Swisscom Broadcast replaces the transmission tower, which had provided the Lake Geneva region with radio and TV programmes since 1958, with a new, more environmentally friendly transmitter.

2019 Launch of drone surveillance system

With Drone Spotter, Swisscom Broadcast provides a new solution for detecting and defending against unmanned aerial vehicles.

2019 DVB-T switch-off

Digital terrestrial television (DVB-T Digital Video Broadcasting – Terrestrial) is disconnected. TV is now broadcast solely via cable (DVB-C), satellite (DVB-S) or the Internet (IPTV).

2019 Merger

The transformation from broadcaster to provider of high availability ICT solutions continues with the merger of Swisscom Event & Media Solutions and Swisscom Broadcast Ltd.

2021 Push-to-talk over Mobile

With Push-to-talk over Mobile, Swisscom launches a solution that can be used on smartphones, walkie talkies or with a dispatcher function.

Climate-neutral operation

Swisscom Broadcast shares Swisscom’s environmental policy and plays its part to ensure the Group achieves it. Swisscom has been operating its network using 100% renewable energy since 2010 and is one of Switzerland’s major producers of solar energy. Our environmental management system is ISO 14001-certified. Swisscom is the most sustainable telecommunications service provider in the world.

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