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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 release Friday that the decision was based on feedback from viewers, donors, and the eight communities in which transmitters were scheduled to shut down. In January, the broadcaster said eliminating OTA broadcasts in communities outside of Toronto would save it $1 million. “We listened to the concerns of people who rely on over-the-air...

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. 25 press release. Broadcasts will stop on July 31 in a move that will save the broadcaster $1 million per year, it said. The affected transmitters are in Ottawa, Belleville, Chatham, Cloyne, Kitchener, London, Thunder Bay and Windsor, Ont. The release added that fewer than one per cent of Ontario households will be affected, given “the prevalent...

CanCon review panel announcement draws mixed reaction

Media | 06/28/2016 9:19 pm EDT

Heritage Canada’s announcement of an expert advisory panel for its review of Canadian content in a digital age, which includes representatives from a number of broadcasters, was met with both praise and...

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...