Ontario Government Reappoints Lisa de Wilde and Peter O'Brian to Helm of TVO

    TORONTO, March 3 /CNW/ - TVO is pleased to announce that the Ontario
Government has reappointed Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer, and Peter
O'Brian, Chair of the TVO Board of Directors, to second three-year terms. De
Wilde and O'Brian have been with TVO since the fall of 2005, when they were
appointed by the provincial government with a mandate to increase the impact
of Ontario's public educational media organization and align its activities
more closely with educational priorities of the Province.
    With the support of O'Brian and the TVO Board, de Wilde has been the
architect of a significant transformation at TVO during her initial term,
which has included the launch of a clear content strategy anchored in citizen
engagement and an upgrade to digital production technology. She has been
instrumental in TVO's renewed focus on innovation, encouraging viewer
interactivity with in-house produced content and connecting people and ideas
across multiple media platforms.
    The reappointments also include new terms for TVO Vice-Chair Stephen
Coxford (Toronto) and Board members Judy Blank (St. Catharines) and Raymond
Paradis (Temiskaming Shores).
    "My colleagues on the Board and I are honoured to continue serving a
public organization with such a great history of producing unique and
high-quality educational content," O'Brian says.
    Adds de Wilde, "As someone who is passionate about the potential of
digital educational media to engage citizens in our society, I'm delighted to
be heading up a team that is so committed to impacting people's lives in a
meaningful way."

    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.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Jill Javet, Director of
Corporate Relations, Tel: (416) 484-2630 or 1-800-613-0513 x2630, Mobile:
(416) 230-6869, jjavet@tvo.org

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