TORONTO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - TVO is ending the year on a high note by
announcing its Top 10 achievements of 2010. These accomplishments
contribute to TVO's core priorities of preparing kids for success in
school, helping parents to be their child's first and best teacher and
building a more engaged citizenry.
"TVO continues to reach new audiences in more ways than ever before - on
TV, online and in the community," said CEO Lisa de Wilde. "Guided by
our educational mandate, we're proud to help build a society that
promotes learning and active citizenship."
Here's TVO's Top Ten for 2010 (in chronological order):
TVO became the first Canadian broadcaster to launch an early-learning
iPhone app - Melvin's Marvellous Words. This app is a fun and interactive literacy game parents can trust.
CEO Lisa de Wilde launched a new philanthropic campaign for TVO called
GO PUBLIC in a speech to The Economic Club of Canada. GO PUBLIC is designed to build a movement of people who support strong
public educational media for Ontario.
The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road visited London, Brockville and Timmins in 2010. A powerful combination of social media, face-to-face idea exchange and
live TV the tour has helped thousands of Ontarians participate in
public discourse. In 2011 it heads to Ottawa, Hamilton, Niagara Falls
and Sudbury to find out what issues Ontarians think should form the
debate for the upcoming provincial election.
In June TVO was thrilled to be the media partner when Professor Stephen
Hawking, the world's most famous living scientist, delivered an
exclusive presentation at Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical
Physics. The special televised event was part of TVO's on-going commitment to
promoting science, math and technology literacy in Ontario.
TVO announced exciting new partnerships with RIM and Rogers On Demand. In an exclusive arrangement with RIM, TVOKids launched four new
BlackBerry® video podcast channels focusing on the hard‐to‐teach
subjects of math and science. TVO also launched on Rogers On Demand.
TVO turned 40. TVO kicked off its 40th anniversary year in September. A number of special initiatives were announced, including the upcoming launch of TVO's digital Public Archive
TVO's YouTube channel reached 1 million video streams. It offers people a unique way to connect with content like Saturday Night at the Movies, Allan Gregg in Conversation, Search Engine, The Agenda with Steve Paikin and TVOParents.
TVO brought home two special awards at the Geminis: Polka Dot Door, TVO's groundbreaking TV series which ran from 1971-1993, was honoured
with the 2010 MasterWorks Award. Broke., produced in association with TVO, was awarded the Donald Brittain
Award for Best Social/Political Documentary.
The TVO-Sinking Ship Entertainment co-production Dino Dan won the Shaw Rocket Prize for Best Children's, Youth or Family Program
in Canada. And to support TVO's GO PUBLIC fundraising campaign, Sinking Ship
Entertainment donated $25,000 of the prize to TVO.
TVO's popular lecture series Big Ideas opened and closed the year with podcasts at the top of the iTunes
Higher Education chart. In November Big Ideas held its customary #1 position in the Higher Education category on
iTunes Canada. Of the top 10 Higher Education podcasts, Big Ideas filled nine spots. It was also the #1 rated podcast in the broader Education category. And
it was the # 18 podcast on the list of ALL iTunes podcasts.
TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. Celebrating 40 years in 2010, 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 supported by thousands of donors. For more information, please
Where to Find TVO
Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas),
Rogers TVO HD channel 580
Bell TV channel 265
Star Choice channel 353
Rogers On Demand
Rogers On Demand Online
For further information:
TVO, Corporate Relations
Phone: 416.484.2600 x 2281