Radio Télévision Suisse

Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) holds a unique wealth of audio, video and photographic material that is an essential part of Switzerland's cultural heritage. RTS's journalists, directors and technical teams have been capturing Swiss and international events on radio since 1923 and on television since 1954, contributing to an ever-expanding database of rich and varied audio-visual material.

As a public service radio and television broadcaster, RTS offers a vast collection of historical records, eye-witness accounts, reports on the widest range to topics, and interviews with prominent figures from politics, sport, the arts and show business.
Here to discover or rediscover is coverage of events of international significance, such as the war in Algeria, the assassination of Robert Kennedy, apartheid, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Heysel Stadium disaster, and the international summits which brought together the big names on the world's political stage.

There are unforgettable encounters with the great men who defined their age: astronaut Claude Nicollier, the adventurers of the Piccard family, Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro, to name just a few.
The archive features artists from a wide range of artistic genres, such as Claude François, Michel Berger, Barbara, Johnny Halliday, Aimé Césaire, Léopold Sedar Senghor, Francis Bacon, Frédéric Dard, Maurice Béjart, Jean-Luc Godard, Roman Polanski and even Charlie Chaplin.

The sporting highlights that lifted the nation also have their place, alongside interviews with some of sport's biggest names: Enzo Ferrari, Jo Siffert, Clay Regazzoni, Denise Biellmann, Fabian Cancellara, Pirmin Zurbrigen, Hugo Koblet, Ferdy Kubler, Stephane Lambiel, Didier Cuche, and of course Roger Federer.
What's more, these archives all cover the evolution of the international bodies which have chosen Switzerland as their base, such as the UN, IOC, WTO, FIFA and UEFA, and CERN.

The business world has not been forgotten either, with the inclusion of watchmaking, food and beverages with Nestlé, Switzerland's financial centres, and its grand hotels.
Themed HD images of Switzerland's stunning scenery are also available, from the "Haute Route" across the Alps, shown from the air, to Switzerland's plateaus both urban and rural via the places which have made Switzerland a strategic crossroads at the heart of Europe.

Whether black-and-white or HD, enrich your programming with some of the thousands of hours of archive footage that we can offer directly on this site or via the B2B Distribution team.

Take a look at this overview of our collection!