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What says the Broadcasting( IPTV) laws in Switzerland

First I should say that my English is not very well. I hope you can understand what I say.

For two years I am in Switzerland and I have interest for IPTV companies&business like zattoo or 123iptv.com. I think there is a big potential for this area. For example the streams of my country doesn't exist and outer satellite installation a big community doesn't access these TV channels.

I read this and I am pretty sure the broadcasting even the Free to air broadcasting is not legal in Switzerland. Zatto does this legal because they licensed the streams from original broadcasters.

my questions are:

1.) From the point of view of law, is there any way to "by-pass" this illegality and make this job legal without pay the broadcasters? (at least at the beginnings)

2.) Make the streams in Switzerland and sell to customers these streams with IPTV set top box and make the streams in another country and transmit the data to Switzerland and sell this service to customers with IPTV set top box is same or different, again from the point of view of law?

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Old 15.05.2015, 13:12
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Re: What says the Broadcasting( IPTV) laws in Switzerland

Whichever way you go you need to pay the original broadcasters, I don't think there is any legal way around this.
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Re: What says the Broadcasting( IPTV) laws in Switzerland

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First I should say that my English is not very well. I hope you can understand what I say.

For two years I am in Switzerland and I have interest for IPTV companies&business like zattoo or 123iptv.com. I think there is a big potential for this area. For example the streams of my country doesn't exist and outer satellite installation a big community doesn't access these TV channels.

I read this and I am pretty sure the broadcasting even the Free to air broadcasting is not legal in Switzerland. Zatto does this legal because they licensed the streams from original broadcasters.

my questions are:

1.) From the point of view of law, is there any way to "by-pass" this illegality and make this job legal without pay the broadcasters? (at least at the beginnings)

2.) Make the streams in Switzerland and sell to customers these streams with IPTV set top box and make the streams in another country and transmit the data to Switzerland and sell this service to customers with IPTV set top box is same or different, again from the point of view of law?

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Switzerland is not in the EU and the judgement you quote doesn't apply here.

Re-broadcast is legal in Switzerland as long as the original signal can be freely (FTA) received in Switzerland with standard domestic equipment (usually held to be a dish of max 100cm). Thus the cable companies here can legally rebroadcast BBC and ITV. Also applies to Zattoo and the like (try accessing Zattoo in Italy and you'll see the difference unless you have a Zattoo Switzerland ID). None of these pay any fees to BBC, ITV, etc.

In your case it sounds like the original signal is not receivable FTA here with normal equipment therefore according to my understanding you cannot rebroadcast without the content owners consent.
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Re: What says the Broadcasting( IPTV) laws in Switzerland

@baboon,

Thanks for answer. Actually with standard Satellite dishes we can access to FTA broadcasts here. According to your answer this is legal. Only one think is HD streams. these types streams also FTA and anyone can watch these with standart satellite dishes in my country but these HD's outer my country can't watch.

without HD streams this type of business a bit meanless from my side. Because many people has got big screens and SD channels looks really bad. Is there web page to check Swiss re-broadcasting rules?
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