CBC/Radio-Canada opens new downtown facility for Sudbury station

December 16, 2015, Sudbury

CBC/Radio-Canada is proud and excited to officially open its new broadcast facility at 43 Elm St. in Sudbury.

The station’s relocation was an opportunity for the public broadcaster to modernize its operations to better meet the needs of Canadians. Located in the city’s downtown core, the new facility will allow CBC/Radio-Canada Sudbury to more broadly reflect the region to audiences, while strengthening and deepening its connection with local communities.

“This major project – the culmination of several months’ work – will enable us to take up new challenges by setting up our teams in up-to-date and far more functional facilities so that they can continue to deliver relevant, engaging programming driven by what’s happening in Northern Ontario,” said Robert Renaud, Director of Radio-Canada Ontario.

This move also supports CBC/Radio-Canada's Digital Strategy, in offering modern tools for employees, giving us more contact points with the audiences throughout the day and promoting the growth of our mobile and digital services. The newsroom will provide greater flexibility for the station’s journalists and programming staff. And with new technologies also bringing new workflows, management felt it would be advantageous to have all employees work together in one big open space.

"The new broadcast centre will be a hub of innovation in the centre of the community, aiming to share resources between the CBC and Radio-Canada teams. The new space will allow them to focus on digital and mobile first content, steadily increasing the volume and frequency of stories coming from the diverse Northern Ontario communities," added Senior Managing Director for the Ontario Region, Marissa Nelson.

The project is a very stimulating one for all CBC/Radio-Canada staff. Employees will be able to tap into their experience to foster a work and broadcasting space that’s closer to our audiences across all platforms.

Members of the media are invited today for a tour of the station, located at 43 Elm Street at 10:00 a.m.

The public will be invited to tour the new facility during an open house event in the spring.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages.

A space for us all is CBC/Radio-Canada’s strategy to transform the public broadcaster, and ensure that it continues to fulfill its mandate for Canadians, now and for future generations. Through to 2020, the Corporation will increase its investment in prime-time television programming and continue to create radio programs of the highest quality, while promoting the development of digital and mobile platforms and content.

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