SRG SSR – television

The licensing agreements concluded between SSA and SRG (RTS, RSI, SRF) stipulate the rights management and the extent of the authorisation granted. SSA also represents members of SUISSIMAGE vis-a-vis RTS and RSI.

SRG SSR – radio

SSA has concluded a licensing agreement with all of SRG’s radio business units.
Broadcasting remuneration is based on a periodically negotiated minute-based tariff.
It varies depending on the respective language region.

Private, local and regional TV broadcasters

Depending on the number of works belonging to the SSA repertoire that they broadcast, private and local TV stations either opt for a licensing agreement allowing them to use the entire SSA repertoire, or for a case-by-case arrangement to govern the rights involved.
SSA collects the rights remuneration from private and local TV stations also on behalf of ProLitteris and SUISSIMAGE.
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Private, local and regional radio broadcasters

A lump-sum payment, respectively a minute-based tariff has been agreed with the broadcasters based in the French-speaking and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland.
SSA collects the rights remuneration from private radio stations also on behalf of ProLitteris.
Conversely, ProLitteris represents SSA among the relevant broadcasters in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.
The rights remuneration is, however, paid out by the society where the rights owner is a member or according to the reciprocal agreements for the authors that are affiliated with societies abroad.
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“On demand”, catch-up television and radio

Making available allows everyone to have access to a work from the place and at the time they choose individually. It is subject to specific rules which are shown in a separate section . Catch-up television (“Catch-Up TV”) is generally falls under making available usages.. The responsibility for payment of the rights lies with the broadcaster. However, in the particular case of the provision of a copy and storage capacity in connection with the distribution of television programmes, it is the service provider who must pay the remuneration to the provider of that service in accordance with the provisions of Common Tariff 12.