ISAN Switzerland is one of a total of 12 national registration agencies for the labelling of audiovisual works according to the ISO standard 15706 called ISAN - International Standard Audiovisual Number. ISAN has been in existence since 2002 and is now an established standard, especially in Europe. This so-called ISAN is administered centrally in a film database by the ISAN International Agency (ISAN-IA) based in Geneva. The data of all audiovisual works and versions registered worldwide are coordinated and maintained there.
The agency ISAN Switzerland, based in Bern, is responsible for the labelling of audiovisual productions in Switzerland. ISAN Switzerland was founded in 2004 under the name ISAN Berne by the collecting societies SUISSIMAGE, SSA and SWISSPERFORM and is organised as an association. SUISA has also been a member of ISAN Switzerland since 2018.
ISAN's clients include Swiss producers and co-producers, distributors, scriptwriters, broadcasters, digital streaming platforms and content management organisations.