RTBF.be uses Oracle Cloud to empower civil solidarity

Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF.be) is the public broadcasting organization of the French Community of Belgium. The company operates four television channels—La Une, La Deux, La Trois, and Arte Belgique—together with a number of radio channels, La Première, RTBF International, VivaCité, Musiq3, Classic 21, and PureFM.

In the French-speaking region of Belgium, CAP48, a non-profit charity organization initiated by RTBF.be, raises funds to help persons with disabilities and their families. CAP48 is a volunteer movement that focuses on full and active participation in a more united world, a commitment to each other, and common action that goes beyond individual interests.

Golf48 is a solidarity event for businesses organized by RTBF.be’s Direction Générale Technologies et Exploitation team for the benefit of CAP48. All companies that are partnering with RTBF.be are invited to register a team of two or three players. The tournament’s opening ceremony is attended by real golf professionals who volunteer their time and experience for a day of solidarity.


We deployed Oracle Database Cloud Service and the subscription form for our annual charity event in just one week. With everything managed by Oracle, we have the peace of mind to fully focus on fundraising and helping those in need instead of taking care of on-premises installations and data security.

Thierry GaudierDatabase Advisor, Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF.be)

Business challenges

The company needed to enable a team of just 30 volunteers to organize a first-class golf tournament that players return to year after year in order to raise money for the benefit of persons with disabilities and their families. The goal was to create an online portal where golf enthusiasts could sign up for the tournament without data security worries, despite providing personal and payment-related information.

Also, volunteers needed to easily access the database anywhere and anytime to extract registration reports and share data with sponsors for organizing food and beverages and making the event successful.

We chose Oracle because we have an excellent in-house knowledge of both Oracle Database and Oracle Application Express. We wanted to leverage the possibility of exploiting them in the cloud, and our annual charity event was the perfect occasion for that. There was no need to look for another vendor.

Thierry GaudierDatabase Advisor, Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF.be)


The company used Oracle Database Cloud Service as a central storage place for fundraising information to collect participant and payment-related details without incurring any security risk to the people who registered for the event.

Oracle Database enabled RTBF.be to be fully involved in successfully organizing the event by saving the event-organizing volunteers tens of hours of work with Oracle Database Cloud Service’s predefined configuration options, including one-click backup, patching, and upgrades

RTBF.be could rapidly develop and deploy the online registration form with Oracle Application Express so that participants can sign up online in just a few minutes when and where it is most convenient for them—without having to print, manually complete, or send paper forms.

The team was able to build professional branding for the event in less than one week, with full customization of the event registration page, creating a look and feel that gives participants confidence. The company also maximized event profitability because the time saved on data entry administrative tasks could be used for better managing the event, contacting more sponsors, preparing more activities, or replying faster to participant queries.

RTBF.be was able to raise more than €180,000 over three years for charity,. Uses of the money included improving living conditions for persons with disabilities through investments in buildings or promoting their mobility by financing vehicles adapted to their needs.

Published:July 31, 2020