Radio Télévision Suisse

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.

Radio Télévision Suisse
TypeBroadcast, radio, television and online
Availabilityonline in Switzerland
Founded1 January 2010; 11 years ago (2010-01-01)
TV stationsRTS 1, RTS 2, RTS Info
Radio stationsLa 1ère, Espace 2, Couleur 3, Option Musique
Broadcast area
(eastern) France
Key people
Gilles Marchand and Gilles Pache
Former names
Radio Suisse Romande (RSR), Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR)
Official website


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 alsoEdit


  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
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  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.

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