A hit with Canadian parents, TVOKids takes home the inaugural YMA Parents' Award

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 awards include:

  • Gisèle's Big Backyard
    Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Interstitial, All Ages Category
    Produced by TVO

  • TVOKids - Mark's Moments
    YMA Parents' Award
    Produced by TVO

  • Giver
    Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, All Genres, Ages 6-8
    A TVO co-production with Sinking Ship Entertainment

  • Jack
    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."

About TVO
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, visit tvo.org.

About TVOKids
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

On air:
Over-the-air (may vary in some areas)
Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas)
Bell TV channel 209
TVO HD on Bell Fibe TV channel 1209
Rogers TVO HD channel 580
Shaw Direct channel 353
BlackBerry World


For further information:

Media Contact: 
Nicole Morrison
TVO Public Relations Specialist
416-484-2600 x 2281


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