TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ - At last night's Youth Media Alliance
Awards, TVOKids took home four awards, recognizing the media organization's creativity
and excellence in children's educational programming.
In addition to receiving two awards for co-produced programming, TVO was
celebrated by the Youth Media Alliance with wins recognizing excellence
for in-house content geared toward young learners and school-aged
children. As the "most trusted" and "most educational" media brand for
children in Canada, TVOKids was also honoured with the inaugural YMA
Parents' Award as chosen by parents across the country. TVOKids' YMA
Gisèle's Big Backyard
Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Interstitial, All Ages
Produced by TVO
TVOKids - Mark's Moments
YMA Parents' Award
Produced by TVO
Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 6-8
A TVO co-production with Sinking Ship Entertainment
Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 6-8
A TVO co-production with Groupe PVP inc. and Sparky Animation
TVO also celebrated the Outstanding Achievement Award for Wild Kratts' Chris and Martin Kratt, longtime members of the TVOKids family.
"TVO is honoured to receive recognition for the work we do to help
educate and inspire children," says Patricia Ellingson, TVO's Creative
Head of Children & Parent's Media. "TVOKids' curriculum-based
multiplatform content helps prepare children for success in a digital
age both in and outside the classroom."
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to
be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded
primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity
supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information,
TVOKids exists to help Ontario's 21st century learners be successful in
school and in life. Developed for every kind of young learner and
covering virtually all Ontario Curriculum areas for Grades JK-5,
TVO-produced children's programs, web activities and mobile apps are
built in collaboration with TVO's on-staff educator and
classroom-tested to ensure specific educational objectives are met.
According to a 2011 Ipsos Reid poll, Ontarians rate TVOKids both the
most trusted and most educational children's media brand in Canada.
TVOKids airs daily on TVO from 6 am to 7 pm. The award-winning
tvokids.com is home to over 170 educational games and TVOKids offers a
growing inventory of educational mobile apps for all platforms.
Where to Find TVO
For further information:
TVO Public Relations Specialist
416-484-2600 x 2281