Réseau de l'information
|Réseau de l'information|
|Launched||January 1, 1995|
|Owned by||Société Radio-Canada|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV 16:9)
|Bell TV||Channel 126 (SD)
Channel 1882 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 730 (SD)|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Check local listings|
|Bell Aliant TV||Channel 606 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 126 (SD)
Channel 1126 (HD)
|MTS||Channel 27 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 415 (SD)
Channel 437 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 273 (SD)|
Réseau de l'information (RDI) is a Canadian French language Category C news channel operated by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Radio-Canada. RDI began broadcasting on January 1, 1995, and is considered the French-language equivalent of the CBC News Network, also owned by the CBC.
As of January 2014, the network will become known as Ici RDI.
RDI has the resources of information from the Radio-Canada/CBC group:
- 400 journalists
- ten newsrooms in the Information centre in Montreal
- 30 bureaus across Canada, and 7 foreign bureaus
RDI is distributed on basic cable and satellite television to 9.8 million homes, including 2 million in Quebec and seen each week by half-million English viewers.
RDI provides news, business, weather and sports information on Air Canada's inflight entertainment.
RDI broadcasts full local, national and international newscasts at the top of each hour and headlines every half hour from the newsroom of La Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal and Quebec City. Le Téléjournal Midi is broadcast each weekday at noon and the main evening news bulletin Le Téléjournal/Le Point every evening live at 9:00 p.m. (eastern). These bulletins are also seen on the main French-language television network, Télévision de Radio-Canada. The channel covers big events live and also broadcasts regional news in the form of Le Téléjournal Montréal and Le Téléjournal Atlantique.
The channel also broadcasts factual programs in the form of food program L'épicerie, current affairs in Les Grand Reportages (The Big Reports), science in Decouverte (Discovery) and Tout le Monde en Parlait - a look back at past culture seen through the eyes of current events. During the weekend there is a greater amount of these programs, much in the same format as its English-language counterpart, the CBC News Network.
RDI also carries Le Journal Télévisé de 20 heures from France 2, rebroadcasting it the following weekday at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern).
Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean hosted programs for both the English and French language CBC networks. She presented Grands Reportages on RDI and The Passionate Eye on CBC Newsworld as well as having her own talk show, called Michaëlle. She also served as a substitute anchor on Le Téléjournal.
- Claude Desbiens, Le Monde ce matin (The World This Morning)
- Nathalie Chung, Aujourd'hui (week-end), Le monde ce soir (week-end)
- Claude Beauchamp, Capital Actions
- Michel Jean, Le Québec en direct (Quebec Live)
- Simon Durivage, Sans Détour
- Pascale Nadeau, Aujourd'hui (Today)
- Christine Fournier, Le Monde ce matin (The World This Morning)
- Pierre Chevrier, L'ouest en direct (The West Live)
- Michaëlle Jean, Le Canada aujourd'hui (Canada Today), Le Monde ce soir (The World This Evening)
- Geneviève Asselin, RDI week-end (RDI Weekend)
- Jean Groulx, L'Ontario en direct (Ontario Live)
- Daniel Poirier, L'Atlantique en direct (The Atlantic Live)
- Odette Gough, RDI en ligne (RDI Online)
- Michelle Vimly, Le Téléjournal 1re édition (The Telejournal First Edition)
- Bernard Derome, Le Téléjournal 1re édition (The Telejournal First Edition)
- Nancy Sabourin, Au travail (Work)
- Simon Durivage
- Geneviève Asselin
- Martine Defoy
- Brigitte Bougie
- Michel Viens
- Marie-Josée Bouchard
- Céline Galipeau - Le Téléjournal 1re édition (The Telejournal First Edition) (evening from Monday to Thursday)
- Le Journal RDI (RDI Journal)
- Le Journal de l'Atlantique (RDI Journal)
- RDI en direct (RDI Live) - hosted by Marie-Josée Bouchard, Simon Durivage and Michel Viens
- Le Téléjournal / Matin - hosted by Marie-Josée Bouchard
- Le Téléjournal / Midi - hosted by Anne-Marie Dussault
- RDI Junior - hosted by Claudia Genel
- 24 heures en 60 minutes (24 Hours in 60 minutes) - hosted by Anne-Marie Dussault
- Le Téléjournal - hosted by Céline Galipeau (Monday to Thursday) and Pascale Nadeau (Friday to Sunday)
- RDI Santé - hosted by Marie-Claude Lavallée
- Grands reportages (The Big Reports)- hosted by Simon Durivage
- Le National
- Le Monde week-end
- L'Épicerie - hosted by Denis Gagné and Joane Despins
- Les Coulisses du Pouvoir (The corridors of Power) - hosted by Daniel Lessard
- Découverte (Discovery)- hosted by Charles Tisseyre
- Enquête (Reports) - hosted by Alain Gravel
- Une heure sur terre (Reports) - hosted by Jean-François Lépine
- Second Regard (A Second Look)- a religious show hosted by Alain Crevier
- La Facture - a consumer affairs program hosted by Pierre Craig
- La Semaine Verte (The Green Week) hosted by Errol Duchaine
Slogans and Branding
On June 5, 2013, it was announced that as part of a plan to recreate Radio-Canada, Radio-Canada's media outlets would be re-launched around the brand "ICI" ("here" or "this is"), a term that has been used in conjunction with Radio-Canada for over 75 years. The term, ICI, would act as a common denominator for all of Radio-Canada’s platforms. Under this rebranding, RDI will be renamed ICI RDI in January, 2014.
- L'information continue (Continuous information) 1995-?
- Source d'information (source of information) 2006-current. Advertised on-screen as analogous to a source of water, a source of energy etc.
As with Télévision de Radio-Canada. all programming aired on RDI began being produced in widescreen (and letterboxed on all standard definition feeds) on September 10, 2007. On May 2, 2008, RDI launched a high-definition simulcast, RDI HD.
- "First transformation step is to Recreate Radio-Canada" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Branding: Radio-Canada corrects the record" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- ""ICI"stands for "ICI Radio-Canada"" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- "Le minister Moore reticent au changement de nom de Radio-Canada". Radio-Canada.ca (in French) (Société Radio-Canada). June 5, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- "New Brand Architecture". News Releases. CBC/Radio-Canada French Services. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- RDI (French)