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TVO’s de Wilde to step down

Media | 10/02/2019 4:51 pm EDT

Ontario public broadcaster TVO is losing its longtime leader, after Lisa de Wilde announced yesterday that she would be stepping down as the broadcaster’s CEO after 14 years in the job. In a statement she posted on Twitter, she thanked former Ontario Premier William Davis “for his unwavering vision and support” in the founding and funding of the network. “I am proud to say that we have transformed TVO from an analog Ontario-based public broadcaster to a borderless, multi-platform digital publisher focused on learning and current affairs,” de Wilde wrote.  De Wilde’s term will end on October 20...

Change Bell Fund rules, media companies ask

Media | 05/15/2018 7:08 pm EDT

On Monday, the CRTC published a complaint from a group of media production companies including CBC/Radio-Canada outlining how, in their view, the BCE Inc.-supported Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, or Bell Fund, falls short in the evaluation, allocation and governance of...

TVO cancels plan to shut down OTA transmitters

Media | 02/17/2017 5:27 pm EST

Ontario public broadcaster TVO has decided to keep broadcasting over-the-air (OTA), after the provincial government moved to provide $1 million in funding to keep the transmitters operational. TVO said in a press...

TVO to end OTA broadcasts outside of Toronto

Media | 01/31/2017 7:34 pm EST

Ontario public broadcaster TVO will shut down eight over-the-air transmitters, keeping one transmitter in Toronto “for the purposes of the CRTC licence and to minimize distribution costs,” it said in a Jan....

TVO program to stream on Periscope in Canadian first

Media | 01/16/2017 5:40 pm EST

Starting Monday, Twitter Inc.’s live-streaming app will host a nightly showing of a Canadian media program for the first time. The Agenda with Steve Paikin, a current affairs program produced by the publicly funded...

Google launches YouTube Kids in Canada

Media | 11/18/2015 4:02 pm EST

Google Inc. announced Wednesday it is launching in Canada its YouTube app for children.  It said in a blogpost that the YouTube Kids app will be a “safer version of YouTube, a family-friendly place for kids to explore...

TVO seeks $114,075 refund from documentarian

Media | 05/22/2015 4:15 pm EDT

Ontario public broadcaster TVO said Friday it is terminating an agreement with White Pine Pictures Inc. for a documentary on Premier Kathleen Wynne and seeking to refund $114,075 that it says was paid to the company. TVO said in a press release that several of the conditions of its agreement with White Pine were not fulfilled, including having a director attached to the project. It said Roxana Spicer had resigned as the film's director, and the "lack of a director is a fundamental deficiency for a documentary production." On April 30, TVO issued a press release promoting the...

Lisa de Wilde to join Telus board

telecom | 12/04/2014 3:35 pm EST

Telus Corp. on Thursday said that Lisa de Wilde will join its board of directors on Feb. 1. De Wilde is currently CEO of Ontario public educational broadcaster TVO and chairwoman of the Toronto International Film Festival...

Peter O’Brian renewed as TVO chairman

Media | 10/16/2014 2:42 pm EDT

The Ontario government has renewed Peter O'Brian as chairman of the board for the province's public broadcaster TVO for the next two years, the organization said Thursday. TVO said in a press release that O'Brian has been in this role since 2005. O'Brian is a film producer and director whose works have won 19 Genie awards, the TVO...