CBC/Radio-Canada and Sirius Satellite Radio have announced that, from its launch day on Thursday 1 December, Sirius Satellite Radio Canada will carry Radio Canada International (RCI) in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese, which will also be enhanced by shows from partner stations in Canada and around the globe.
“Canadian demographics are evolving, and the public broadcaster must provide radio that reflects such changes. RCI is the ideal service to round out a radio offering that will reach Canadians effectively. Until now, only our foreign listeners had access to RCI. Now RCI will be heard in Canada from coast to coast as well,” says Sylvain Lafrance, Executive Vice-President, French Services, CBC/Radio-Canada.