SWISS TXT
History

As a subsidiary and multimedia competence centre of SRG SSR, SWISS TXT has accompanied Switzerland into an increasingly complex digital future – from consulting to implementation.

DECEMBER 1983
> 1983 DECEMBER 1983

DECEMBER 1983
Founding

1983

The Federal Council issues the TELETEXT concession on 19 December. Schweizerische Teletext AG founded on 23 December.

1984

The TELETEXT service starts operations on SF DRS.

1985

The French service starts on TSR.

1986

The Italian service starts on TSI.

1988

Start of live subtitling.

Remote control and Teletext on the TV
> 1990 alt

The golden age
of TELETEXT

1991

First live subtitles for «Tagesschau» on SF DRS.

1994

One million TELETEXT readers per day.

1995

Introduction of a news service for pagers.

1996

First appearance on the Internet (teletext.ch).

1999

SMS news service for Swisscom, Orange and diAx.

Millennium
> 2000 Millennium

Millennium
Digital transformation

2001

New viewer record in the first quarter: 1'147 million per day (source: Telecontrol, Publica Data).

2002

Relaunch of teletext.ch, introduction of the Black Box (1:1 mirroring of TELETEXT).

2004

New viewer record in first quarter: 1.3 million per day.

2005

User record, 21 August: Over 1.8 million people looked up information about flooding in Switzerland on Teletext.

2006

User record on TELETEXT, 19 February: More than 2.2 million people turned to Teletext for information about the Olympics in Turin.

2008

Full transfer of the news studios to the SRG SSR business units: introduction of the TELETEXT mobile website.

2009

Introduction of the iPhone application.

2010

Introduction of the Windows 7 Phone application; new all-time user record: 2,267 million users on election day.

2011

New launch of the startpage no. 100 with new advertising forms.

2012

Relaunch of the teletext.ch website.

Multimedia
> 2013 Multimedia

Multimedia
Competence centre

2013

Technical development of SRF+, RTS+ and RSI+. Relaunch of m.txt.ch.

2014

Technical development of the Sochi player, technical development of the FIFA WM player, redesign of teletext.ch.

2015

J.S. Bach-Foundation VoD platform, SRG sport results centre.

2016

Technical development of RTR+, new positioning and adaptation of the company name in SWISS TXT AG, first playout of audiodescription for RSI, strategic partnership with Kaltura

2017

Relaunch HbbTV, interactive video player, online speech-to-text reporters, shared content portal SRG, automated broadcasting for Welt der Wunder TV

2018

Cloud-based live subtitles for MTG TV Norway