(French-speaking Swiss Television)
Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR) serves the viewers of the French-speaking part of Switzerland, known as "Suisse Romande". Based in Geneva where it was founded in 1954, it is one of the companies under the umbrella of SRG SSR idée suisse, which comprises 18 radio and 7 television channels broadcasting in four languages, as well as a large muldimedia offer. Each day, TSR offers 35 hours of programmes over its two channels, TSR1 (general interest) and TSR2 (multi-thematic). TSR produces, among others, its prime-time and access prime-time programmes (sitcoms, magazines, entertainment) and four daily international, national and regional news bulletins. Over one thousand people work for TSR, which aims at a potential audience of 1,6 million French-speaking viewers.
This European partnership is a first for ENTV. Habib-Chawki Hamrawi,
the companys president, is a cultured communicator and journalist
specialized in television debates. After serving the country both as
Minister for Culture and Communications and as Spokesman for the government,
he was elected President of the Arab States Broadcasting Union and of
the Permanent Conference of Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators. He
is a member of the Board of directors of the EBU.