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The CRTC is adopting a new framework for all television news services


OTTAWA-GATINEAU, December 19, 2013 —Today, the Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced new measures that will
ensure that Canadians can receive a wide range of Canadian television news
services and will have the option to subscribe to them à la carte. Continue reading 
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TVOKids Fall lineup emphasizes fitness, the wonders of science, and learning through imaginative play


August 05, 2011 @ 12:45PM

TVOKids kicks off its Fall 2011 season on September 5 with a lineup of on-air and online, curriculum-based children’s shows and web games that reaffirms TVO as an innovator in multimedia children’s content and programming. According to a 2011 IPSOS Reid Omnibus survey, Ontarians rate TVO as both the “most trusted” and the “most educational” media brand for children in Canada.

Highlights include:

  • New shows include Jack, Hippothesis, Small Potatoes, and the first adaptation of the popular children’s book, Guess How Much I Love You
  • Gisèle’s Big Backyard welcomes a new character
  • The Space takes you Inside Tumbletown and introduces The Big Escape series
  • Gets kids moving with the Million Ways to Move campaign
  • Returning favourites include The Jungle Book, Wild Kratts, and Pillars of Freedom
  • The popular Sunday Family Movie returns with new films including a stunning new adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince
  • Great new games that make learning fun at tvokids.com


GISÈLE’S BIG BACKYARD and THE SPACE

On Gisèle’s Big Backyard, TVOKids’ early learning block for kids aged 2 to 6, rock star Wonda Wonder Words is the Backyard’s newest character who will introduce early learners to new words. Gisèle’s puppet friend, Tia, will explore simple elements of science with a new series Explore Galore beginning in October. Gisèle and her many friends will also be learning about healthy eating and science as they cultivate a community shared garden in Community Vegetable Garden: Get Growing. And throughout the block, host Gisele and her friends will show how simple daily activities mean you’re moving. It’s part of TVOKids’ Million Ways To Move campaign encouraging kids to stay active.

The Million Ways to Move campaign continues on TVOKids’ The Space, Ontario’s only live and interactive block for school-aged kids. In hosted breaks from 3:30 pm to 7 pm TVOKids’ Kara, Drew and Dalmar will talk to children live and ask them how they find new ways to move. Tumbleweed, everyone’s favourite hamster, is back with Tumbletown Tale$, learning how to balance his bank account and why money matters. And Inside Tumbetown teaches media literacy by taking kids behind the scenes of how Tumbletown Reads was produced.

And on the last Monday of the month on The Space, TVOKids Hotline will tackle issues kids need to talk about., and TVOKids Homework Zone with Teachers Troy, Aldo, Wynne, and Mark will help kids with their homework questions.

NEW SHOWS

Jack – North American Premiere
Monday to Friday beginning September 5, 2011, at 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am,
Sunday 9:30 am
52 / 11 minutes
Produced by PVP Productions and TVO
School Age

Co-produced by TVO, this fun and educational 3-D animated series is entertaining with a solid science theme at its core. An adorable blue alien named Jack and his pet dog Rocket befriend a group of Earth kids. Through a series of adventures, Jack teaches the kids concepts in science. Stories include: How does an earthquake happen? What’s a black hole? What causes avalanches?

Hippothesis – North American Premiere
Monday to Friday 11:25 am beginning September 5, 2011; Saturday 7:15 am
52 / 4 minutes
Produced by Yowza Digital in association with TVO
Early Learning

Dawn, a pygmy hippopotamus, and Edward the dog are the stars in this new animated series for kids ages 3 to 7. The pair explores their everyday environments and learn about the natural world around them. Dawn enthusiastically investigates anything, while Edward approaches the world more methodically – wanting to know what the result will be before they even start.

Small Potatoes – North American Premiere
Monday to Friday beginning September 5, 2011, at 8:25 am; 3:25 pm
26 / 3 minutes
Little Airplane Productions
Early Learning

Cute doesn’t begin to describe this animated series about four adorable potatoes who sing to celebrate their imagination! Each episode features a music video with a new song written in an entirely different musical style. No genre is safe from these spuds!

Guess How Much I Love You – North American Premiere
Saturday and Sunday 8:10 am beginning September 10, 2011
52 / 11 minutes
Produced by CCI Entertainment Ltd.
Early Learning

The first adaptation of the much-loved, bestselling children’s book by Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram tells the story of Little Nutbrown Hare who is lovingly led on journeys of discovery about the joys of nature by his caring father, Big Nutbrown Hare.

More new shows this Fall:

Serious Explorers: Livingstone – Coming to TVO in October
This six-part, half-hour series for school-aged kids from CBBC follows seven young explorers who go on an adventure of a lifetime when they attempt to follow in the legendary footsteps of Dr. David Livingstone in Tanzania.

Poppy Cat – Coming to TVO in November
Based on the books by Lara Jones, this animated series for early learners from Coolabi Productions and Rollo Films follows Poppy Cat, a fun-loving orange tabby, and her animal friends who take imaginative play to new heights.

RETURNING FAVOURITES

The Jungle Book (New episodes) Monday and Friday at 5:30 pm, beginning September 5
Mowgli, Baloo, Baghera and Kaa are back with new adventures in the Indian jungle. Look for a one-hour Jungle Book special later this season.

Wild Kratts (New episodes) –  Monday to Friday 6 pm; Saturday at 3 pm; Sunday at 10:30 am beginning September 5, 2011
The Kratt brothers return with new episodes of their immensely popular animated series in which they help animals around the world and foil the plans of villains Zach Varmitech, Donita Donata and Chef Gourmond. Visit tvokids.com to play the Wild Kratts interactive game.

Pillars of Freedom (Series 2) – Mon, Wed, Friday at 5:55 pm beginning September 5, Sunday at 11:55 am
Little dragons Spirit and Imm continue trying to restore freedom to Caveworld in this innovative on-air and online series co-produced by TVO that demonstrates the importance of democracy and the right to vote.

Think Big (series 3) – Mondays 6:30 pm; Saturday 12 pm beginning September 5, 2011
Problem-solving skills are put to the test in this fast-paced series that asks kid inventors to flex their scientific and engineering muscles.

A World of Wonders (series 4) – Tues, Wed, Thurs 6:45 pm; Sunday 12:45 pm
This TVO co-production takes adventurous host Cari to exotic new locales including Indonesia, Singapore, India, Kenya, and Rwanda.

SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIES (Sundays at 2 pm)

TVOKids’ popular weekend movie block has a terrific lineup of films for the whole family this fall. A highlight is a spectacular CGI-animated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince, presented as an on-going series on the last Sunday of each month. So gather the kids, grab the popcorn and settle in for an afternoon of entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

Fall Schedule:
Beauty and the Beast (1987) – September 4, November 6
Heck’s Way Home (1996) – September 11
Doogal (2006) – September 18
The Little Prince (2010) – September 25, October 30, November 27
The Frog Prince (1986) – October 2
Air Bud (1997) – October 9
Air Bud 2: Golden Receiver (1998) – October 16
Puss in Boots (1988) – October 23
Aussie and Ted’s Great Adventure (2009) – November 13
Rumpelstiltskin (1987) – November 20
The Snow Queen (1995) – December 4
Stuart Little (1999) – December 11
The Flight of the Reindeer (2000) – December 18
Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) – December 25

TVOKIDS.COM

TVOKids.com continues to lead the way in teacher-approved, kid-tested excitement by doing one of the things they do best: creating great online games that make learning fun!

In September, be sure to look out for all these cool new games:

Ages 2-5:

Wanda Wonder Words Game
Join Wanda as she uses her rock and roll singing skills to help Gisèle with word definitions.

This and That Shop: Coin Recognition
Can you tell the difference between a quarter and nickel? Collect each coin, drop it in the machine and make Carney the Cat talk!

Ages 11 and under:

Tumbletown: Movie Maker
Fans of the TVO TV series Inside Tumbletown will get a chance to practice their media literacy while creating their very own movie using different settings and being able to see how it affects each scene’s mood.

Space Trek Galaxy
Do you like helping Captain Kent avoid meteors and flying space objects as he speeds around the planets on Space Trek? Do you think you can use your math skills to find the hidden meteorites yourself? Give it a try!

Working Memory Game
Can you remember what you had for breakfast today? What about last Tuesday? Working Memory Game is a fun challenge to see if you can remember to repeat the sequence in the same order.

Stay Healthy Game with the Sci Squad Detectives
The Sci Squad detectives always find a way to solve the case! See if you can find out a fun way to stay healthy and keep the cold virus away from your body.

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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 supported by thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.

Where to find TVO
Cable channel 2 (channel may vary in some areas), Rogers HD channel 580, Bell TV channel 265, Shaw Direct channel 353.

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CRTC seeks information on online broadcasting services


CRTC Makes Decisions on Canadian Broadcasting – Photo Courtesy of Google Images

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OTTAWA-GATINEAU, May 25, 2011 — The Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking Canadians to provide data
and information on online broadcasting services and their impact on the
Canadian communications system.

“The digital environment is providing Canadians with more programming
choices than ever before,” said Konrad von Finckenstein, Q.C., Chairman of
the CRTC. “Canadians have access to libraries of online content that can
originate from anywhere in the world, and which can be watched on
different screens. This fact-finding exercise will give us a better
understanding of the dynamic and innovative environment as it continues to
evolve.”

As part of its mandate to supervise the Canadian broadcasting system, the
CRTC has investigated similar technological and consumer trends in the
past. For example, in 2006, the CRTC prepared a report on the future
environment facing the Canadian broadcasting system. In 2009, the CRTC
released a report on broadcasting services in official-language minority
communities.

The CRTC is gathering data and information:

at the request of the most significant members of the Canadian
the communications industry, as expressed in a letter dated April 1, 2011,
and
further to a resolution of the Standing Committee on Canadian
Heritage, which was included in its March 2011 report, Impacts of Private
Television Ownership Changes and the Move Towards New Viewing Platforms.

Interested parties are invited to comment on a number of topics related to
the digital environment. They may submit their comments by June 27, 2011.
They may do so by completing the online form [insert link], by writing to
the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0N2, or by fax at
819-994-0218.

Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-344 http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-344.htm

The CRTC

The CRTC is an independent public authority that regulates and supervises
broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

Reference document:

Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-329 http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2009/2009-329.htm

Letter from the Over-the-Top Working Group http://www.crtc.gc.ca/public/broad/2011_344_e.doc

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 26 to 29 April 2011‏


Sugar Cane is One of the Applicants to the CRTC – Photo Courtesy of Google Images

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 26 to 29 April
2011

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.

Broadcasting decisions:

Application by Knowledge-West Communications Corporation for authority to
acquire, from Jasper Junior Broadcasting Inc., the assets of the Category
2 specialty service known as BBC Kids
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-55.htm#16.

Applications by Quebecor Media Inc, on behalf of TVA Group Inc., to amend
the broadcasting licence for the television station CKXT-TV Toronto
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-95.htm#2.

Decisions related to the applications listed below, considered by the
Commission during the non-appearing phase of the 11 February 2011 public
hearing:

• Centre Wellington Community Radio Inc.
Application 2010-0116-4
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#9

• Asian Television Network International Limited
Applications 2010-1468-8 and 2010-1469-6
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#4.
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#5

• Sugar Cane Community Diversity Association
Application 2010-0951-4
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#17

• Rossland Radio Cooperative
Application 2010-1552-9
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#18

Telecom decision:

CISC consensus reports – Guidelines for unbundled loops and number
portability and guideline for central office code assignment – File
number: 8621-C12-01/08
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/cisc/eng/scag1102.HTM

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 18 to 21 April 2011


TV and Radio Announcements from the CRTC – Photo Courtesy of Google Images

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The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.

Decisions:

Application by Torres Media Ottawa Inc. to change the authorized contours
of the English-language commercial radio station CIDG-FM Ottawa
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2011/2011-109.htm

Decisions related to the applications listed below, considered by the
Commission during the non-appearing phase of the 11 February 2011 public
hearing:
• New Tang Dynasty Television (Canada)
Application 2010-1472-9
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#6

• Asian Television Network International Limited
Applications 2010-1468-8 and 2010-1469-6
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#4
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#5

• 2251723 Ontario Inc.
Application 2010-1231-9
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#12

• Cochrane Christian Radio
Application 2010-1098-3
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#10

• Cochrane Polar Bear Radio Club
Application 2010-1222-8
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#11

• Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc.
Application 2010-1521-4
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-935.htm#16

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TVO Launches New Digital Public Archive #retro


Polka Dot Door – Photo Courtesy of CNW

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Explore four decades of historic TVO gems at archive.tvo.org

February 23, 2011 @ 08:00AM

Toronto – TVO is pleased to announce the launch of its new digital Public Archive, a free online resource that unlocks four decades of made-at-TVO educational programming that stands the test of time.

The centerpiece of TVO’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, TVO’s Public Archive is full of rare moments in television history including:

* popular Saturday Night at the Movies host Elwy Yost’s conversations with film legends of the 70s and 80s;
* insights from some of the greatest minds in science and technology like Richard Dawkins, John Polanyi, Carl Sagan and Steve Wozniak;
* interviews with political leaders including every Ontario Premier since John Robarts;
* rare moments with Canadian icons like Mordecai Richler, Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence and John Candy;
* and Canadian heroes like Jane Jacobs, June Callwood, and Roberta Bondar.

TVO’s Public Archive features beloved TVO programs that have defined TVO over the years. It launches with over 375 programs and segments that would take more than five days to watch. The site includes episodes of Polka Dot Door, Today’s Special, Prisoners of Gravity, Imprint, Realities, Studio 2, the interviews portion of Saturday Night at the Movies, The Education of Mike McManus, Between the Lines and more. It also includes the new “Think Again” podcast series where programs are re-cut and re-mixed, examining important issues and placing them in context of the world today. New content will be added to the Public Archive regularly.

TVO’s Public Archive is a valuable resource for researchers, filmmakers, writers, bloggers and anyone who wants to learn more about the cultural history that has made Ontario what it is today. Visit archive.tvo.org to explore content by program title, year, guest, subject or playlist.

To book an interview with CEO Lisa de Wilde or a virtual tour of TVO’s Public Archive with Producer Craig Desson, please contact Lesley Slack at (416) 484-2600 x 2281 or email lslack@tvo.org.
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“Our Public Archive is full of nostalgia, but it is much more than that. It’s a place where all Ontarians can hear from some of the best thinkers and writers of our time talking about what matters. It is also a creative space where vintage TVO programs are re-cut and re-mixed to address contemporary issues in the new Think Again podcast series.”

Bio

Craig Desson, Producer

“The launch of our Public Archive is one of TVO’s most ambitious projects to date. We’re delighted to both enrich the availability of smart online Canadian media content and re-introduce some of the programs that have made TVO such an important part of life in Ontario.

Everything we do at TVO is about engaging people in ideas and issues that are shaping our province and our world. We view our Public Archive as an ‘archive of ideas’ that adds historical context to the political, cultural, social and economic themes we are exploring today.”

Bio

Lisa de Wilde, CEO
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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. Celebrating 40 years, 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, visit tvo.org.

Where to Find TVO

On air:

Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas),

Rogers TVO HD channel 580

Bell TV channel 265

Star Choice channel 353

Websites:

tvo.org

tvokids.com

tvoparents.com

ilc.org

Online:

Yahoo!

YouTube

Rogers On Demand

Rogers On Demand Online

iTunes

Connect:

Facebook

Twitter

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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 January 2011‏


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CRTC Decisions and Regulatory Policies for the week of 17 to 21 January
2011

The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and/or regulatory policies
in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change
without notice.

Broadcasting decision:

Application by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2010/2010-382.htm#1 to amend the
broadcasting licence for the national specialty service CBC News Network
(formerly known as CBC Newsworld) in order to permit it to distribute news
programming unique to British Columbia on a separate feed of CBC News
Network

Telecom decision:

NorthernTel, Limited Partnership – Application for forbearance from the
regulation of business local exchange services in the exchange of Timmins,
Ontario
File number: 8640-N51-201016668
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/PartVII/eng/2010/8640/n51_201016668.htm

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