French-speaking Swiss radio and television must save

Radio and Television in French-speaking Switzerland (RTS) is on an austerity course. The TV business program "TTC" (pour toutes taxes comprises) will be discontinued in June 2022. The program "Infrarouge," which features debates on current affairs, will be broadcast only twice a month instead of weekly from 2023.

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The "TTC" format was launched in 2007. It is broadcast on Monday evenings. Last October, the 500th episode was broadcast. According to RTS spokesman Christophe Minder, a new magazine is planned for 2023. Preparations for this are underway.

The TV show "Infrarouge" will now only be broadcast twice a month, but will be given a more attractive slot. The debates will now be shown in prime time at 8:10 pm. Currently, the show only starts at 9.05 p.m.

Radio also has to save money. The programming grid of "La Première" is being scrutinized. The aim is to make savings possible and to better cover the needs of younger listeners in particular.

At the same time, the format of "Espace 2" will be positioned more strongly as a classical music station. Savings are also planned for the weekend. For example, the 10:30 p.m. news is to be canceled. The hourly bulletins on Sunday morning will be cut from six to three minutes. (SDA)

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