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  • 2180 Yonge St
  • M4S2B9
  • P.O. Box 200
  • M4T2T1

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Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States
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Industries Classification:
541510  Computer Systems Design and Related Services
611710  Educational Support Services
515120  Television Broadcasting
Total Sales ($CDN):
$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Updated on:
2015-04-08,  Industry Canada
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Since 1970, TVOntario has been producing, broadcasting, and distributing high quality educational programming. As the province's public educational broadcaster it operates two distinct networks, the English language TVO and the French language TFO (formerly la Chaine which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 1997). TVOntario receives 83% of its budget from the provincial government and generates the other 17% program sales, public membership, corporate underwriting and merchandise sales. It is committed to increasing self-generated revenues to a 50-50% ratio over the next few years. TVOntario produces, co-produces, acquires and broadcasts award winning children's and curriculum programming, informative credit and non-credit courses and provocative arts, science and public affairs programming. 70% of each network's schedule is dedicated to children's and educational television. To complement its on-air educational programming, TFO's very dynamic team of educators crisscrosses the province to teach French language teachers in the classroom use of its school programs. TFO is Canada's only French language television network producing and broadcasting outside Quebec. Since 1993 TVOntario has been involved in New Media, at first with a community-based bulletin board service and more recently with a presence on the World Wide Web as well as the development of curriculum based New Media products.


  • The Online Group Since 1993, the Online Group has developed communications solutions using technologies like Internet e-mail, private and public Bulletin Board Services (BBS), the World Wide Web, databases for online reference and sales, automated mailing lists, automated telephone services and Fax On Demand. Most of the solutions have been developed using desktop PC's in the Macintosh and Windows environments.

  • Worksearch Worksearch is another new curriculum resource that uses a variety of media to encourage students to start thinking about the skills they'll need for the work they want to do. Students follow their preferred paths through the Worksearch Workbook (available in print, floppy disk, and CD-ROM) and select from a collection of over one hundred TVO career-related videos to find out more about a variety of career opportunities. A Teacher's Guide is included. .

  • TVOntario Website TVOntario's World Wide Web service links among others - TVOntario fans and Ontario's educational community to the province's public broadcaster. The web page and TVO Online, a FirstClass bulletin board service, enable the public to check TVO's daily program schedules, chat with producers of their favorite programs, take a virtual tour of TVO's broadcasting studios and meet TVO stars like Joe Motiki of TVO kids, cyberchat with other TVO viewers, and sign up to become TVOntario members. TVO Online allows educators to stay on top of current educational issues and share information and experience with each other.

  • TVO Online/Culture Net TVO Online is a FirstClass bulletin board that provides users with information about TVOntario programming, access to community conferences and beginning April 1st, this board will be linked with CultureNet, based in Calgary. This combined service will enable artists and cultural workers to collaborate with each other and keep up with nationwide developments in their industry through workshop and job announcements, electronic newsletters, and "online meetings", without the expense of an Internet connection.

  • CurricuLine Curriculine is TVOntario's curriculum database that is available on the World Wide Web. This online database allows educators from all over the province to access TVO's collection of curriculum based video resources. This cyber-service is already making it easier for educators to plan their day to day lessons in order to better achieve the outcomes of Ontario's Common Curriculum. CurricuLine is part of Education TVOntario, an expanding area on TVOntario's Web site which also features links to TVO's Professional Development Television (PDTV). PDTV provides convenient professional development programs for busy teachers. French language teachers can use the new internet link to access PSL, a professional development resource designed for them. m.

  • Our Fragile World Our Fragile World is an interactive curriculum resource kit which enables students to investigate global, environmental questions and to communicate their findings through multimedia. The kit incorporates a variety of media, including a CD-ROM disc containing stills, quick-time movies, sound effects and music, to help students through their investigations and to create multimedia presentations of their findings.

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