Swiss Film and Cinema Statistics

Collecting data on electronic services on demand or by subscription ESDS (VoD)

The procedure for companies obliged to report is as follows:

1)     Make sure that your business is registered at the Federal Office for Culture (FOC) as a company with an obligation to report. If your company is not yet registered please do so as soon as possible at the following link to the FOC:

2)     Get your data ready. You can find help on how to prepare your data below, on the information sheet and at the link to detailed information and sample datasheets. Please indicate your company/platform name and the type of ESDS (VoD) on each of your documents.

3)     Get any additional documents ready. It is compulsory to provide information about video on demand views in the subscription sector. We would be glad to receive any additional explanations or comments about your data.

4)     Please send us your data and any additional documents via your Filetransfer Service (BIT/OFIT) account to We recommend this service for security reasons. You received the access data for Filetransfer (login and password) from the federal office responsible.

->  Survey deadline: 31 March 2023

Link to the Filetransfer portal: 

Please consult the Q&A-Document below if you have any questions or contact us at the following address:

Mrs Emna El May, Section Politics, Culture and Media,

Extended reporting obligation according to Article 16a of the Film Ordinance

On this page companies with an obligation to report in the area of electronic services on demand or by subscription (esds) will find support for the internal recording of data which began on 01.01.2017 according to Article 16a of the Film Ordinance. (Original language of documents: German)

If you have any feedback concerning the content of these documents or any questions about the methodology and the requirements of the data to be recorded, please contact the FSO:

Mrs Emna El May, Politics, culture, Media section,

Instruction leaflet for recording data as of 01.01.2017 (version dated 15 January 2018)

Detailed information on data required according to FiO Article 16a, explanations and sample datasheets for all methods of exploitation subject to reporting (version dated 15 January 2018)

Q&A - data delivery (version dated 1 December 2020)

Further important information on the reporting obligation (registration and reporting processes, circular, ISAN) can be found on the homepage of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC):

If you have any questions on the reporting obligation, the Ordinance or the administrative processes, please contact the Federal Office of Culture:

Further links :


Further information


Documentation on survey


Federal statistical Office Section Politics, Culture and Media
Swiss Film and Cinema Statistics survey

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