Switch Tube 

Switch Tube is the playback platform for all videos and the new video portal for the Swiss university community. Switch Tube, together with Switch Cast, form Switch’s video management system. All data is stored securely in the Swiss university network.

More and more videos are being produced and used in the academic environment. For recording videos, Switch provides the well-known Switch Cast service. With the new Switch Tube video platform, we offer universities a central archive for both self-produced and purchased videos and, at the same time, a playback platform that always delivers content compatible with the viewer’s device. 

With Switch Tube, every university can offer its members its own video platform with a wide range of channels organised by topic. Depending on their intended use, videos can be made available for a small group, for all members of your university, for anyone with an AAI login or even for the general public. Only videos intended for the current user group are visible on the video platform. Switch Tube’s simple and streamlined user interface allows you to view, upload and share videos as well as attach additional documents. Videos can be uploaded from all recording sources. 

Benefits for users

  • Easy to use 
  • Full control over your videos and their distribution
  • Compatibility with all devices
  • No distracting adverts
  • Documents can be added to videos
  • High level of data protection   


Benefits for universities

  • University-friendly alternative to commercial video platforms
  • Full control over defining policies
    • appointing production managers
    • creating video channels and granting rights  
  • Videos remain fully owned by the university
  • Reduces the workload of IT departments  
  • Safe and reliable infrastructure  


Services at a glance

  • Video streaming with optimised bandwidth
  • Centralised video storage (in original format)  
  • Public and AAI-protected video channels
  • Ad-free platform
  • Simple and streamlined user interface
  • Clearly defined roles and rules 

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Matthias Spirig

Product Owner



Markus Bürer

Outreach Manager