Technology and Infrastructure


The construction of the new Maison de Radio-Canada (MRC) in Montreal is scheduled to be completed by 2020. The project is accelerating the replacement of our legacy infrastructure with new technologies, part of our strategic technology objectives.

The modernization of the Corporation’s real estate continued to move ahead with the inauguration of CBC Calgary’s new station in October 2017, where our real estate footprint was reduced by 40,000 square feet. The Bell Road building in Halifax was also sold.

In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada began producing the local TV newscasts of four regions – Edmonton, Calgary, Regina and Charlottetown – out of new production hubs in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Technological advancements have allowed us to produce remotely two or more newscasts happening in different time zones. The Corporation also began the multi-year roll out of its new Media Asset Management System, enabling content creators to quickly and easily find, retrieve and share past and current content across services, departments and regions; this is vital to our digital-first content creation and distribution strategy. The digitization of the Corporation’s substantial physical audio, video and film archives – over a million objects – is now underway with 2 million or more hours worth of content to be digitized by 2023-2024, preserving CBC/Radio-Canada’s heritage collections.

STRATEGY 2020 Performance Metrics

TECHNOLOGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE INDICATOR Result 2016-2017 Target 2017-2018 Result 2017-2018 Performance against target Target 2018-2019 Target 2020
Reduce real estate footprint (million of rentable square feet) 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.7 2.0

Refer to the Accountability Plan section for explanations about our Technology and infrastructure results this year.