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CICA-TV
Image:cica.gif
Toronto, Ontario
Branding TVO
Slogan "Television that matters."
Channels 19 (UHF) (Toronto) analog,
24 (UHF) (Ottawa/Gatineau) analog
Affiliations None (educational)
Owner Ontario Educational Communications Authority (a.k.a. TVOntario)
Founded September 27, 1970
Call letters meaning CI Communications Authority
Former affiliations None
Website http://www.tvo.org/

TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is owned directly by the provincial government of Ontario. Instead of following the model of the federally-owned CBC, which shows commercials, TVOntario is instead, like PBS in the United States, funded by donations from the public, particularly from viewer contributions made during on-air pledge drives. However, the vast majority of TVOntario's funding is provided by the Government of Ontario, which contributed $58.8 million in 2005-06. [1] TV station logo File links The following pages link to this file: TVOntario Categories: Public domain images ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... A brand is a collection of images and ideas representing an economic producer; more specifically, it refers to the concrete symbols such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In broadcasting, a channel is a range of frequencies (or, equivalently, wavelengths) assigned by a government for the operation of a particular broadcast station. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the signal. ... Analog television (or analogue television) encodes television picture and sound information as an analog signal, that is, by varying the amplitude and/or frequencies of the signal. ... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... An affiliate is a commercial entity with a relationship with a peer or a larger entity. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seats  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States, with some member stations available by cable in Canada. ...


TVOntario's English service, currently branded TVO, is Canada's oldest educational TV service, and the country's second oldest UHF TV channel. It has larger over-the-air coverage in Ontario than the CBC, reaching 98.5% of Ontario with 216 transmitters. TVO is also broadcast on the Bell ExpressVu satellite service on Channel 265, and on the StarChoice satellite service on Channel 353.


All TVO rebroadcast transmitters have the call letters CICA, CICO or CICE, followed by a number to denote their status as rebroadcasters.


All TVO transmitters are in Ontario, with one exception — its Ottawa transmitter, CICO-TV-24, is based at the Ryan Tower at Camp Fortune in Gatineau, Quebec, where it shares its site with its francophone counterpart, Télé-Québec, as well as almost all of the region's television and FM radio signals. Ryan Tower is a 228. ... Camp Fortune is a commercial alpine ski center. ... Motto: Ursus super montem ivit Area: 342. ... Télé-Québec is the television network operated by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. ...


TVOntario also operates TFO, a separate network for Franco-Ontarian audiences. Before the launch of TFO, TVO aired French-language programming on Sundays. Even after TFO's launch, TVO and TFO swapped programming on Sundays well into the 1990s. TVOntario is also responsible for over-the-air broadcasts of the Ontario Legislative Assembly in some smaller Ontario communities. TFO is a French language educational public television network in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Franco-Ontarians (French: Franco-ontarien) are French Canadian or francophone residents of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

Contents

History

1970s

An early OECA TV logo
An early OECA TV logo
A TVO logo from the mid-to-late 1970s or 1980s
A TVO logo from the mid-to-late 1970s or 1980s

CICA's history dates back to 1970, when its parent organisation, the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, was created by then Education Minister Bill Davis in June that year. At that time, the OECA produced children's and educational programming which was aired on commercial television stations. Image File history File links OECA_Logo_1. ... Image File history File links TVOntario_Logo. ... For the actor, professor, and waterskiier, see William B. Davis The Honourable William (Bill) Grenville Davis, PC , CC , O.Ont. ...


The CBC, acting on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Education's TV branch, eventually applied for and won a license for the ministry's television station in Toronto, Ontario, CICA, with the mandate of '[using] electronic and associated media to provide educational opportunities for all people in Ontario.' The 'CA' in the CICA callsign was derived from the last two letters in the OECA acronym. CBC initially operated the CICA transmitter while the OECA would be in charge of programming; OECA would assume all operations of the station, independent of the CBC, when the provincial government declared the Authority an independent corporation in a 1973 Order-in-Council. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ...


CICA began broadcasting on September 27, 1970 with 423,000 watts video and 84,600 watts audio. Its studios were located at 1670 Bayview Avenue and its transmitter was located at 354 Jarvis Street on the CBC tower; the height of its antenna was 550 feet. The station's broadcast name was OECA, sharing the name of its parent organization. In 1974, however, the station started to become unofficially known as TVOntario, a name change that was made official in 1981. The OECA name is still used for official purposes, such as legal notices and copyrights. September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... A yagi antenna Most simply, an antenna is an electronic component designed to send or receive radio waves. ...


In the latter half of the 1970s, the network began adding rebroadcast transmitters in other Ontario communities. Its very first rebroadcast transmitter was added in Ottawa, Ontario on October 25, 1975, under the callsign CICO. (The transmitter is actually located in Gatineau, Quebec.) This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ...


1980s-1990s

In 1987, TVOntario launched La Chaîne française, which became TFO in 1994. In 1995, the Mike Harris government promised to privatise TVOntario. They never carried through on this plan, but did cut its budget. Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ...


2000s

The positions of chair and CEO were divided in 2005 with film producer Peter O'Brian being appointed chair and Lisa de Wilde becoming CEO. On June 29, 2006, the provincial Ministry of Education announced a major overhaul of TVO: its production capabilities would be upgraded to fully-digital systems by 2009 (ministry funding would be allocated for this); and TFO would be spun off into a separate organization. [1] Peter OBrian (born 1947 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film producer and broadcast executive. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Moreover, programming changes were announced later that day; thirteen hours of new weekly children's educational programming was added, Studio 2 has been replaced by The Agenda, which will premiere in September, and More to Life and Vox were also cancelled. [2] The move to digitize services represents a transition; the Globe and Mail quoted TVOntario CEO Lisa de Wilde saying “While television will remain an important medium for TVO, the days of defining ourselves as only a broadcaster are past.” [3] Studio 2 is a daily (weeknights) current-events newsmagazine on Ontarios TVOntario. ... The Agenda with Steve Paikin is a single-issue current affairs television program offered by TVOntario that will be hosted by Steve Paikin. ... More to Life (aka More 2 Life) is a daily afternoon television show produced and broadcast by TVOntario. ... The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ...


Chairs and CEOs of TVOntario

Bernard A. Ostry (born June 10, 1927) is a Canadian author, philanthropist, and former civil servant, who is best known for being chair and CEO of TV Ontario. ... Peter Herrndorf is a Canadian lawyer and media businessman. ... Isabel Bassett (born 1939) is a Canadian broadcaster. ... Peter OBrian (born 1947 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian film producer and broadcast executive. ...

Programming

See: List of TVOntario programs This is a list of TVOntario programs sorted alphabetically. ...


TVO shows a mixture of original shows, children's programming, British imports, and movies from around the world. TVO's daytime schedule is mostly children's programming. One of the network's most famous children's series is Polka Dot Door. In the evenings, TVO runs a mixture of documentary, drama and public affairs programming for adult audiences, including the popular Saturday Night at the Movies, which presents classic films with commentary and interview segments. Late at night, TVO shows educational programming that is designed for teachers to tape and show in school. Much of TVO's instructional programming also airs on public television stations in the United States, such as the Wisconsin Public Television network. Polka Dot Door was a childrens television series produced and broadcast by TVOntario from 1971 until 1993. ... Saturday Night at the Movies is a weekly television series on TVOntario, the public educational television network in Ontario, Canada. ... Public broadcasting (also known as public service broadcasting or PSB) is the dominant form of broadcasting around the world, where radio, television, and potentially other electronic media outlets receive funding from the public. ... Wisconsin Public Television is a satellite network of non-commercial and non-profit PBS stations that are run by the Educational Communications Board, a state agency that oversees the operations and funding of public TV and radio networks in the state of Wisconsin, which also include Wisconsin Public Radio. ...


Initially, all dramatic programming was required to have some educational content. Actors, journalists or writers were hired to provide commentary on shows. Doctor Who, for example, was hosted by science fiction author Judith Merril. Saturday Night at the Movies continued to follow this format long after the requirement was dropped because of the popularity of its host, Elwy Yost. This article is becoming very long. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Judith Merril (January 21, 1923, New York, New York - September 12, 1997, Canada) was an North American science fiction author and anthologist. ... Elwy Yost, CM (born July 10, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a television host notable for hosting TV Ontarios Saturday Night at the Movies from 1970 to 1999. ...


Although French language programs were shown on TVO since its inception and gradually increased in number since then, they eventually moved to the French arm of TVOntario, TFO. When La Chaîne française started, TVO would run its English language shows on that channel on Sundays after noon, while the English TVO channel presented La Chaîne française programming at that time. This was done to give francophones without cable some French service, and discontinued in the 1990s after TFO began launching broadcast transmitters in some franco-ontarian communities. Franco-Ontarians (French: Franco-ontarien) are French Canadian or francophone residents of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


Noted shows

Neil Buchanan on the Art Attack set, circa 1990 Art Attack is a British childrens television series about art. ... Artscape can refer to any of: Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa Artscape, a show on TVOntario Artscape Nordland Category: ... Big Ideas is a Canadian television series produced and broadcast by TVOntario. ... Childrens Underground Club of United Moose and Beaver for Enthusiastic Reporters or Cucumber, was a TV show produced by TVOntario in the 70s, and repeated in the 80s during TVOntarios daytime kids programming. ... Diplomatic Immunity is a weekly political analysis and debate television show on TV Ontario. ... Lorne Frohman interviewing Director David Cronenberg Distinguished Artists is a Canadian interview television series, with no particular focus within the arts and entertainment industry. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Eureka! was a Canadian educational television series for children, which aired on TVOntario in the early 1980s. ... Fourth Reading is a weekly current events newsmagazine series in Canada, airing on TVOntario. ... Human Edge is a Canadian television series, which airs weekly on TVOntario. ... Imprint was a Canadian television series that aired on TVOntario, BookTelevision and Knowledge Network. ... Parlez-moi was a French Canadian educational television series co-hosted by Marc Favreau. ... Polka Dot Door was a childrens television series produced and broadcast by TVOntario from 1971 until 1993. ... Polka Dot Shorts is a childrens television show from TV Ontario in Canada, but which has been broadcast around the world. ... Prisoners of Gravity was perhaps one of the most intelligent and thought provoking television shows ever created to explore the medium of speculative fiction (ie. ... Reach for the Top is a Canadian game show in which teams of high school students participate in national and provincial trivia tournaments. ... Read All About It! was a program created by TV Ontario that aired during the late 1970s and early to mid 1980s; It also aired in repeats in the 1990s. ... Readalong titles. ... Hosted by Heather Conkie, this Canadian television program was modeled after a news program. ... Saturday Night at the Movies is a weekly television series on TVOntario, the public educational television network in Ontario, Canada. ... The Science Alliance was an educational television show which was produced and broadcast by TVOntario in 1981-82. ... Studio 2 is a daily (weeknights) current-events newsmagazine on Ontarios TVOntario. ... Todays Special was a childrens television show produced by Clive VanderBurgh at TV Ontario from 1981 to 1987. ... TVOKids logo TVOKids Afterschool block The Space: The Space is the place! TVOKids - The Space (formerly known as The Crawlspace) launched on April 1st, 1994, on TVOntario, as a block of afterschool childrens programming dedicated to being non-violent, commercial free, educational, and positive social role modelling. ...

References

  1. ^ McGuinty Government Transforms TVOntario (PDF). Ontario Ministry of Education (2006-06-29). Retrieved on 2006-06-29.
  2. ^ TVOntario to cancel Studio 2. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2006-06-29). Retrieved on 2006-06-29.
  3. ^ Ontario Liberals deny role in cancelling TVO news show. Globe and Mail (2006-06-29). Retrieved on 2006-06-29.

The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities are the agencies of the Government of Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario responsible for government policy, funding, curriculum planning and direction in all levels of public education, including elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ...

External links


Educational Television Stations in Canada

Télé-Québec - Canal Savoir - TFO - TVOntario - Saskatchewan Communications Network - Access Alberta - Knowledge Network - Canadian Learning Television Télé-Québec is the television network operated by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada. ... CFTU, which uses the on-air brand Canal Savoir, is a Quebec-based commercial-free educational television channel owned by the Université de Montréal. ... TFO is a French language educational public television network in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Saskatchewan Communications Network is a Saskatchewan public television educational channel owned by the Saskatchewan government. ... CJAL is an educational television station in Edmonton, Alberta branded as ACCESS, Albertas provincial educational broadcasting service. ... Knowledge Network (call sign CKNO) is a public television educational television network in the Canadian province of British Columbia. ... Canadian Learning Television or CLT is a Canadian cable television specialty channel. ...


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Many of you probably know TVOntario as a producer of educational television and video, so you might be surprised to know that we also operate The Independent Learning Centre (ILC).
These unique educational offerings are available for licensing and sales ventures to corporations, unions, associations, colleges, universities, as well as other educational endeavours, such as apprenticeship programs.
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TVOntario is a television network dedicated to delivering educational programming to Ontario and the surrounding Canadian provinces.
TVOntario's mandate is to serve as an adjunct to the formal education and training systems in Ontario, by using television and other communications technologies to provide high quality educational programs, curriculum resources, and distance education courses in English and in French.
Jacquis Dzogang, a professional engineer and technical project manager at TVOntario, was caught in the middle of ongoing confusion among project team members about how projects were structured and which files and documents were the most current at any given time.
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