T.V. Ontario

Address: 2180 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4S 2B9

Mailling Address: P.O. Box 200
Stn 'Q'
Toronto, ON M4T 2T1

Phone: (416) 484-2600

Fax: (416) 484-6285

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Website: http://www.tvontario.org

T.V. Ontario

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.

Company Details

Year Established: 1970

Total Sales ($CDN): $1,000,000 - $5,000,000

Number of Employees: 440

Company Information

Michelle Tremblay
Title: Director
Telephone: (416) 484-2600
Fax: (416) 484-7771
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Nichole Knapp
Title: Telephone Administrator
Telephone: (416) 484-2600
Fax: (416) 484-6285
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Jed Decory
Title: Manager
Telephone: (416) 484-2600
Fax: (416) 484-7771



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.


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.

Tlpec TFO, la chane franaise de TVOntario, vous offre des sries vido et des guides d'accompagnement pour tous les niveaux scolaires, parfaitement adapts au PEC. Le programme d'tudes commun de l'Ontario, communment appel le PEC, propose une vision de l'ducation dispense dans les coles de l'Ontario. Il est le fondement d'une nouvelle faon d'aborder l'apprentissage et l'enseignement. TlPEC presente une description dtaille des missions de TFO et du matriel d'accompagnement utilisables en milieu scolaire de la lre la 13e anne. Ces sries viennent parfaitement rejoindre les rsultats d'apprentissagetransdisciplinaires et spcifiques dfinis dans Le programme d'tudes commun.

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.