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SWISS TXT Corp. (SWISS TXT AG)
TypeCorporation
IndustryMedia
GenreMultimedia
Founded1983 in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland
Headquarters
Key people
Martin Schneider (CEO), Marco Derighetti (Chairman Board of Directors)
Revenue23.5 million CHF (2019)
OwnerSwiss Broadcasting Corporation
Number of employees
880
Websitewww.swisstxt.ch

SWISS TXT (SWISS TXT Corporation) (until December 2015: SWISS TXT Schweizerische Teletext AG) is a subsidiary and the centre of multimedia expertise of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation.[1][2]

History

SRF 1 Videotext (2016)
SRF 1 Videotext (2016)

The company was founded on 23 December 1983 with a licence granted by the Swiss Federal Council Teletext Licence.[3]

The Teletext service started operations on SF DRS in 1984, on TSR in 1985 and on TSI in 1986.[4] In 2001, the number of daily viewers reached a record of 1.17 million. In 2004, that number reached 1.3 million a day.[5]

Until 2015, SWISS TXT was responsible for the development, operation and commercialization of the teletext service on television channels operated by the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation. Between 2005 and 2008, the Teletext editorial department was integrated into Swiss Broadcasting Corporation television channels SRF 1, SRF zwei, RTS Un, RTS Deux, RSI La 1, RSI La 2 operations.

The multimedia sector was expanded in 2009.[6] With the strategic reorientation on 1 January 2016, SWISS TXT operates in multimedia for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and on the third-party market.[7]

Organisation

SWISS TXT has its headquarter in Biel/Bienne and branch offices in Zurich, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne and Comano TI.

Access Services (subtitling, transcription, translation, audio description, speech-to-text)

SWISS TXT subtitles the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation television programmes.[8] It also provides transcription, translation and audiodescription services.[9]

Further services as multimedia provider

References

  1. ^ "Subsidiaries - SRG SSR". www.srgssr.ch. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Swiss TXT - Kaltura". corp.kaltura.com. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  3. ^ Swiss Federal Council Teletext Licence
  4. ^ "SWISS TXT: the digital multimedia centre". swisstxt.ch. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  5. ^ "SWISS TXT: the digital multimedia centre". swisstxt.ch. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  6. ^ SWISS TXT expands in multimedia sector
  7. ^ The Standard: SWISS TXT on third-party market
  8. ^ Access Services at Swiss Broadcasting Corporation
  9. ^ More services for the visually impaired
  10. ^ Clavis IT in the SWISS TXT media cloud
  11. ^ SWISS TXT relaunches mediahub
  12. ^ "Swiss TXT - Kaltura". corp.kaltura.com. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  13. ^ SWISS TXT becomes IT outsourcer
  14. ^ SWISS CDN and Kaltura
  15. ^ M&K 2016
  16. ^ Clavis: state-of-the-art technologies
  17. ^ SWISS TXT develops HbbTV
  18. ^ SWISS TXT develops World Cup video player
  19. ^ New strategy for SWISS TXT