On August 29, Radio-Canada cut the ribbon on the new Eastern Quebec Broadcast Centre. It’s great news for Lower St. Lawrence, North Shore and Gaspé–Magdalen Islands residents, who are witnessing the return of regional news coverage to their area.
Eastern Quebecers have good reason to be thrilled about the launch of this new station. With its state-of-the-art HD equipment, the Eastern Quebec Broadcast Centre in Rimouski is the most advanced production facility in the country. Since it opened, the Centre has been delivering regional news seven days a week across all platforms and is the first to provide a continuous news ticker on its website.
The Radio-Canada news teams from three stations and five bureaus in the Lower St. Lawrence, North Shore and Gaspé–Magdalen Islands regions can now record and broadcast news as it’s breaking, providing in-depth coverage of the stories that matter to local residents.
Over 2,000 people dropped by the Eastern Quebec Broadcast Centre for its open house event. Ricardo Larrivée, Michel Tisseyre and Josélito Michaud were on hand for the occasion. Young and old alike were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at our TV, radio and web production, and got a glimpse of the advanced technology driving this new multimedia centre.
It’s a real success story for CBC/Radio-Canada – one that demonstrates the public broadcaster’s strong commitment to the regions. We bet that Eastern Quebecers won’t be disappointed with the local programming the Rimouski station has to offer.
Click here to read the Eastern Quebec Broadcast Centre blog (French only).
– Sophie Bernard-Piché, Editor, CBC/Radio-Canada