ISAN Switzerland is one of a total of 15 national registration agencies for the identification 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. ISAN is managed centrally in a database for this identifier by the ISAN International Agency (ISAN-IA) based in Geneva. Data on audiovisual works and versions declared worldwide to the ISAN register are recorded there and can be unequivocally attributed and identified to an audiovisual work using the ISAN.
The agency ISAN Switzerland, based in Bern, is responsible for the identification 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 organized as an association. SUISA has also been a member of ISAN Switzerland since 2018.
ISAN Switzerland clients include Swiss producers and co-producers, distributors, scriptwriters, broadcasters, digital streaming platforms and content management organisations.