TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin is now accessible to Ontarians with a simple voice command. TVO has partnered with VoiceX Labs to make the podcast of this unique, in-depth current affairs program available on Amazon's cloud-based, voice-activated digital assistant Alexa.
"TVO is continually exploring innovations to connect our journalism with where people want to interact, helping to ensure informed and engaged citizens, and a stronger democracy," says John Ferri, TVO Vice President, Current Affairs and Documentaries. "This collaboration with VoiceX Labs and Amazon adds The Agenda's intelligent conversation and balanced, in-depth current affairs analysis to the mix of content people are accessing on multiple platforms, 24/7."
Alexa requires an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device, and is based on applications, or skills, that allow users to create a more personalized experience. Developed for TVO by VoiceX Labs, The Agenda with Steve Paikin podcast skill is free. It can be accessed within Alexa's Flash Briefing, a service that provides an overview of the latest news and other content.
"VoiceX was delighted to develop this platform for TVO," says Chinmay Patel, Partner VoiceX Labs. "We see voice first experiences as a key to creating world class content and a way to bringing more meaningful information and context into everyone's home."
As the technological extension of Ontario's public education system, TVO's vision is to create a better world through the power of learning. TVO provides learning opportunities for Ontarians through innovative educational products, in-depth current affairs, thought-provoking documentaries, and award-winning TVOkids resources both inside and outside the classroom. 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.
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VoiceX Labs collaborates to create engaging Voice First technology experiences. Leveraging design thinking to create experiences that evolve with both users and technology, VoiceX Labs enables brands to find their voice. As this technology and users' expectations of it change rapidly VoiceX Labs delivers the skills and processes to enable clients to successfully experiment, adopt and innovate Voice applications. Connect with us to run a Voice Experience Design Sprint and find your voice.
For further information: Media contact: Paul Ginis, Marketing and Public Relations Associate, 416.484.2600 x 2445, [email protected]