Ici RDI (stylized ICI RDI) is a Canadian French-language pay television news channel operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The channel began broadcasting on January 1, 1995 as Réseau de l'information (English: Information Network). It is the French-language equivalent of CBC News Network.
|Launched||January 1, 1995|
|Owned by||Canadian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Picture format||720p HDTV|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||Quoi qu'il arrive (Whatever happens)|
|Formerly called||Réseau de l'information (1995-2014)|
|Sister channel(s)||CBC News Network|
Ici Radio-Canada Télé
|Bell TV||Channel 126 (SD)|
Channel 1882 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 730 (SD)|
Channel 394 /219 (HD)
|Available on most cable systems||Channel slots vary on each provider|
|Bell Aliant Fibe TV||Channel 803 (SD)|
Channel 903 (HD)
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 117 (SD)|
Channel 1117 (HD)
|Bell MTS||Channel 139 (SD)|
|Optik TV||Channel 8053 (SD)|
Channel 2053 (HD)
|SaskTel||Channel 273 (SD)|
|Telus Quebec||Channel 15 (SD)|
Channel 515 (HD)
|VMedia||Channel 613 (HD Ontario)|
Channel 36 (HD Quebec City)
|Zazeen||Channel 202 (HD)|
|Ici RDI's website||Live video|
Ici RDI is distributed on basic cable and satellite television to 9.8 million homes, including two million in Quebec and seen each week by half-million English viewers. The channel has mandatory carriage status for viewers outside Quebec.
Ici RDI relies on the news-gathering resources of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
- 400 journalists
- Ten newsrooms based in Maison Radio-Canada in Montreal
- 30 bureaus across Canada, and seven foreign bureaus
Ici RDI provides news, business, weather and sports information on Air Canada's inflight entertainment and is seen in five major Canadian airports as RDI express. Ici RDI is likewise responsible for continuous news updates available on all public screens in the Montreal Subway System.
According to the Canadian Communication's Monitoring report - Broadcasting System 2014, there are 11.1 million subscribers to the channel and revenue of $54.6 million. 
Ici RDI broadcasts full newscasts at the top of each hour and headlines every half hour from the newsroom of Maison 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, Ici Radio-Canada Télé. The channel covers major events live from around the world, relying on a staff interpreter for simultaneous translation from English to French whenever necessary. It also rebroadcasts the main supper-hour bulletins from CBVT-DT Quebec City, CBAFT-DT Moncton and CKTV-DT Saguenay.
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 Découverte (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.
Ici RDI also carries Le Journal Télévisé de 20 heures from France 2, rebroadcasting it the following weekday at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern).
- L'info (News) - hosted by Christine Fournier (Weekdays 9:30 a.m.), Alexis De Lancer (Weekdays 1:30 p.m.) and various anchors (Weekends 1:30, 3 and 4 p.m.)
- Le Téléjournal - anchored by Céline Galipeau (Monday-Thursday 9 p.m.) and Pascale Nadeau (Friday-Sunday 9 p.m.)
- Le Téléjournal Midi - anchored by Geneviève Asselin (Daily 12 p.m.)
- RDI Matin - hosted by Marc-André Masson and Martine Defoy (Weekdays 5 a.m.)
- RDI Matin Week-End - hosted by Martin Labrosse (Saturday and Sunday 5:30 a.m.)
- 24/60 (formerly 24 heures en 60 minutes) (24 Hours in 60 minutes) - hosted by Anne-Marie Dussault (Weeknights 7 p.m.)
- Les EX - (The EX's) hosted by Michel Viens (Monday to Thursday 12:30 p.m.)
- La période de questions - (Question period) hosted by Michel Viens (Friday 12:30 p.m.)
- En Direct avec Patrice Roy - hosted by Patrice Roy (Monday to Friday 5 p.m.)
- RDI Économie - hosted by Gérard Fillion (Weeknights 6:30 p.m.)
- Grands reportages (The Big Reports)
- Le National - hosted by Brigitte Bougie and Claudine Bourbonnais (Weeknights 6 and 11 p.m.)
Ici Radio-Canada Télé Productions:
- L'Épicerie - hosted by Denis Gagné and Joane Despins (Saturday 5:30 p.m.)
- Les Coulisses du Pouvoir (The corridors of Power) - hosted by Emmanuelle Latraverse (Sunday 11 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.)
- Découverte (Discovery) - hosted by Charles Tisseyre (Sunday 8 p.m.)
- Second Regard (A Second Look) - a religious show hosted by Alain Crevier (Sunday 9:30 p.m.)
- La Facture - a consumer affairs program hosted by Pierre Craig (Sunday 5:30 p.m.)
- La Semaine Verte (The Green Week) - hosted by Catherine Mercier (Sunday 11 p.m.)
- Geneviève Asselin
- Marie-Josée Bouchard
- Brigitte Bougie
- Claudine Bourbonnais
- Martine Defoy
- Julie Drolet
- Anne-Marie Dussault
- Gérald Fillion
- Christine Fournier
- Céline Galipeau - Le Téléjournal 1re édition (The Telejournal First Edition) (evening from Monday to Thursday)
- Martin Labrosse
- Emmanuelle Latraverse
- Marc-André Masson
- Isabelle Richer
- Michel Viens
Former Governor General Michaëlle Jean hosted programs for both the English and French language CBC networks. She presented Grands Reportages on Ici RDI and The Passionate Eye on CBC News Network 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)
Slogans and brandingEdit
- L'information continue (Continuous information) 1995-?
- Source d'information (Source of information) 2006-2013. Advertised on-screen as analogous to a source of water, a source of energy etc.
- L'info en premier (News first) 2013–present
As with Ici Radio-Canada Télé, 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.
- Retrieved 02-02-2014
- Broadcasting Decision 2013-372
- Corporate website. Retrieved 02-02-2014
- "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" (PDF). News Releases. CBC/Radio-Canada French Services. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
- Official website (in French)