TVO presents its fall 2009 primetime season

    Please visit TVO's fall 2009 media highlights at

    TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - Space exploration, the universe before the big
bang, dark energy, genetics, the future of computing, time travel ... What
should we know about science, and how will it impact our lives tomorrow? This
fall, TVO reaches for the stars and beyond as it engages a global audience in
a mind-boggling, brain-busting exploration of science - and its role in our
future - in all its micro and macro forms.
    As the presenting media partner and exclusive broadcaster for Perimeter
Institute's Quantum to Cosmos: Ideas for the Future Festival (Q2C) from
October 15 to 25, TVO will provide extensive, groundbreaking coverage of
festival events for broadcast and through live streaming on and
    As part of the Q2C program, TVO brings its flagship current affairs
program The Agenda with Steve Paikin to the Institute to present five live
broadcasts on future trends in science. TVO's Big Ideas, TVOKids and Your
Voice will also be on location to engage viewers of all ages in an in-depth
examination of science.
    This season like every season, TVO builds on its commitment to bring
innovative, educational media to its audience through wide-ranging,
thought-provoking drama, film, documentaries and current affairs programming
all supported and enhanced at
    In other highlights of the 2009-2010 programming year:

    -  A new science documentary strand Tuesday nights at 10 pm launches in
       conjunction with The Agenda with Steve Paikin's Q2C live broadcasts.

    -  TVO presents its first live, interactive TV-Web event of the season
       Wednesday September 30 at 10 pm with the world premiere of A Mind like
       Mine, which follows two young adults coping with attention deficit
       hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In a live webcast immediately following
       the documentary, TVO's Cheryl Jackson and a panel of experts discuss
       issues raised in the film and answer viewer questions.

    -  The world premiere of the four-part series Empire of the Word airs
       Wednesdays November 25 to December 16 at 10 pm. Presented by Alberto
       Manguel and based on his History of Reading, the series is an eye-
       opening journey into the collective history and future of reading.
       Leading up to the series premiere, watch for the late October launch
       of the Empire of the Word interactive website available through, featuring an alternate reality game that immerses players in
       the world of reading.

    For information on these programs and more on TVO's fall lineup, please
visit TVO's fall 2009 media highlights at

    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.

    Where to find TVO

    Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Bell TV channel 265,
Star Choice channel 353

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Angela Garde: (416) 484-2600 x
2305,; Paul Ginis: (416) 484-2600 x 2445,

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