Construction of the new Maison de Radio-Canada is now well advanced in Montreal. It has been designed to offer bright, modern and versatile spaces befitting a fully digital, multiplatform, creative public broadcaster. EBU Members are invited to visit on 22-24 May, in what is a unique opportunity to learn how CBC/Radio-Canada drives innovation from within and positions itself as a key open innovation actor on the Canadian scene as well as a pioneer in the move to IP-based production.

The visit is a joint activity for two key EBU initiatives that engage with both technical and editorial leaders: Implementing Open Innovation and the New Builders Initiative. Participants in these two programmes will benefit from a mix of plenary sessions and dedicated tracks, with plenty of time for sharing experience, peer learning and focused networking. Tours of both existing facilities and the new building are also on the agenda.

There are still some places remaining for the visit. Learn more and sign up via the EBU Academy.

Michel Bissonnette, Executive Vice-President of Radio-Canada, has said "The new Maison de Radio-Canada will provide our employees – and creators of all disciplines – with an inspiring workplace where their talent can thrive and flourish.” However, the new building is also just one part of a well-established culture of transformation and innovation, which is why this visit to Montreal offers so much potential for EBU Members.

Among the projects participants will learn about are:

  • the digital R&D Lab, launched five years ago;
  • the Idea Accelerator, developed at Radio-Canada and now also embraced by Radio France;
  • the annual Hackathon;
  • RAD, a newly created service aimed at a younger and more digital generation.

These are just a few examples of the many initiatives that have put Radio-Canada at the forefront of digital transformation.

This activity is for EBU Members only. It is intended for managers and experts in strategy, innovation, change and transformation, as well as those involved with projects to deliver new buildings and facilities.


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