HD suisse is to be the name of the new nationwide Swiss HD channel to be launched before the end of the year by public broadcaster SRG SSR. For the time being there will be one channel serving all official four languages spoken in the country. HD suisse will broadcast programming from the four public broadcasters SF, TSR, TSI and TvR. In addition HD suisse will screen imported programming and live events such as UEFA Euro 2008.
SRG SSR said its main priority will be to screen live events (sports, music, opera) in HD and will invest in OB equipment. Imported programming such as movies, documentaries and series will be offered in the original language as well as up to four of the languages spoken in the country. Dolby 5.1 surround sound will be also used. HD suisse will be available from the Hotbird satellite neighbourhood as well as cable networks across the country.