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SRG is profit and retrieves TPC

Lower receiving fees, declining advertising revenues and a resulting saving program, a year characterised by the SRG . However, the company in 2018 reached a breakeven with a slight profit of 6.8 million francs.

The past year was standing in the long and intensive debate on the No-Billag Initiative, informed the SRG on Thursday. Despite the clear vote of victory, the company announced a savings program in the amount of approximately CHF 100 million and a reduction of 200 positions. The reason for the savings exercise, the upcoming reduction and Ceiling of the reception fees, a decline in revenue and new advertising tasks in performance order, it was said. In addition, the intention of the SRG to invest 20 million Swiss francs in movies and series, as well as in the development of a digital offer.

major events

Because of the cost of the fees-system change, these revenues fell last year to 12.1 million Swiss francs. This includes 11.2 million Swiss francs for the social plan and 34.1 million francs for provisions, came to the reform plan prepare. Also the big part of the 20.4 million Swiss francs higher staff position in the context of the savings programme is a cost to return.

The advertising revenues fell by 11.9 million Swiss francs, mainly due to the shift to digital channels and Social Media platforms. And finally, the program and production rose last year to 50 million Swiss francs. The SRG attributes this increase to the cost of the broadcast rights and production costs of large-scale sports events, such as, for example, the Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang or the football world Cup in Russia.

The sale of a plot of land brought to the SRG a book profit of 63.2 million Swiss francs. As a result, the total revenue increased compared to the previous year to 53.3 million francs and ultimately led to the slight gain of 6,846 million Swiss francs. 22 million less than a year.

loss for the 2019 forecast

Correctly will result in the reduction of 451 francs in the last year to 365 Swiss francs, but only in the current year. The SRG expects to 2019, with a negative result.

The reform plan will deal with the SRG. However, the company will try to keep the impact on the staff and the program offer "as low as possible," writes the SRG. The goal is definitely to be able to 2020 is a balanced result present.

removal also in the case of TPC

In the context of the savings programme, the SRG takes over until the beginning of 2020, the production company TPC. In addition, a new IT competence centre. 40 jobs will be lost, 20 of them through layoffs and early retirements.

The SRG expect that the measures taken by tens of millions of francs saved each year, the company said on Thursday. The current TPC-chief Detlef Sold has to give up his Post in the middle of the year.

The centre of production of the Swiss television had been divided at the beginning of 2000. The resulting TPC AG, and now has some 900 employees, but remained a wholly-owned subsidiary of SRG. Through the Re-Integration of the organization and the coordination of the productions is to simplify, "especially at the management level" costs are saved, say it.

The SRG is currently implementing an austerity program in the amount of 100 million Swiss francs. The reason is the reduction and Capping of fees, declining advertising revenues, restrictions in the digital advertising market and investments in the future. "The program will offer to save", were examined primarily on measures in the areas of real estate, infrastructure, technology, production processes and management. According to Gilles Marchand should be reformed in the SRG so that the flexibility and efficiency to be improved and at the same time, the program offerings can be maximized.

At its meeting on Wednesday, the SRG Board of Directors therefore decided, to create to the beginning of 2020, a new competence center for IT-infrastructure and IT-Services, digital production and Distribution. This will be headed by the subsidiary, Swiss TXT in Biel, with 179 employees, the internal IT and infrastructure unit Init with 100 employees will intetriert. For the Redeemed, a social plan, it was said.

"Hüst and Hott-policy"

The Union of the Swiss syndicate of media professionals (SSM) criticized in a statement the "Hüst and Hott-policy the SRG-tip". The Reform and austerity program of the SRG was to Move, particularly, Eliminate, Outsource, Re-integrations and restructuring, without in the approach Details for the implementation are known.

"scandalous," calling it the SSM, that the employees paid the high price for "the plan of the games of the SRG-tip". It is time that the SRG come to your senses on your values and the question which arises is what and who is a public Service company.

(nik/fal/sda)

Created: 11.04.2019, 14:34 PM

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