Swiss cinema suffered its worst year in a decade, with admissions down 14% to 15.2 million in 2005 from 17.7 million in 2004.
Reality TV is finally settling in for Swiss auds. Although the now defunct commercial station TV3 had aired "Big Brother" several seasons ago, reality programming had been absent from the…
BVI Switzerland's first local release, Army comedy "Achtung, fertig, Charlie!" (Ready, Steady, Charlie), has become the second-most successful local film in the country's history, behind 1979…
Reality strikes back. Early this year DRS program director Peter Schellenberg said he would not add reality programs to his channel.
Pubcaster SF DRS is, once again, the only player in town. TV3, Switzerland's first full-service private web that launched in September 1999, and Tele 24, a private Swiss news channel, shuttered at…
Last year was the best for Swiss cinema since the 1970s, with a 9.5% rise in admissions and a 12.5% rise in grosses at the wickets.
Twentieth Century Fox Film Switzerland in Geneva and Warner Bros. (Transatlantic) in Zurich will distribute their films jointly as Fox-Warner Switzerland, starting Monday.
An unlikely German comedy about the Wild West has become the top-grossing film ever in Austria. "Der schuh des Manitu" (Manitu's Shoe) has racked up 1.4 million admissions, besting "Titanic," which…
Switzerland's first private national web, 3-year-old Tele24, is set to shutter. TV and radio pioneer Roger Schawinski and minority partner Credit Suisse First Boston have sold the web's parent…
Game and reality formats finally seem to be forcing change in the Swiss television market. The launch 18 months ago of TV3, Switzerland's first full-service private web, initially had little impact…
GENEVA -- Italian film critic Irene Bignardi has been chosen as the first woman director of the Locarno Film Festival.