TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Tomorrow TVO launches TVO On Demand, an Android app for Google TV allowing viewers to watch their favourite programs at their own convenience. Using the free app and a Google TV set top device, viewers can stream TVO programs over the internet directly onto their television. Through its already robust selection of apps and new additions such as TVO On Demand, TVO continues to be a broadcast leader in utilizing new technology to provide engaging content to Ontarians on a variety of platforms.
Also launching tomorrow, the Sony Internet Player with Google TV is the first device of its kind in the Canadian market. As part of its digital transformation, TVO recognized the opportunity to reach viewers on this new platform and designed a user-friendly app available on August 17.
One of the featured apps on Google TV, TVO On Demand highlights in-house productions including The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Big Ideas, and Allan Gregg in Conversation; feature-length documentaries such as Carny, Forgetful Not Forgotten, and Stolen; documentary series like Victorian Farm, Time Team and The Water Brothers; and dramas including Heartbeat, Criminal Justice and Party Animals.
"TVO is pleased to be working with Sony to bring our content to a Canadian audience," said Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer of TVO. "As part of our aggressive digital strategy, TVO is always looking to leverage new technology and increase our impact by offering our educational programs on a variety of platforms."
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 is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org.
Where to Find TVO
Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas)
Bell TV channel 265
TVO HD on Bell Fibe TV channel 1265
Rogers TVO HD channel 580
Rogers-On-Demand channel 100
Shaw Direct channel 353
BlackBerry App World™
For further information:
Media Contact for TVO:
TVO Communications and Marketing
416.484.2600 x 2445