Working with companies like Google, Sony and Vinci, Ontario’s educational broadcaster TVO is now making its content available on new digital devices.
In one example, TVO has developed and released a new app for The Sony Internet Player with Google TV, one of the first such devices on the Canadian market.
The Wi-Fi enabled Sony Internet Player features the Google Chrome browser for content search and navigation, a Flash media player for video content playback, on board storage for media and application software from YouTube or Netflix. Web and TV content can be viewed on the device, which can be controlled via portable media devices like tablets and smartphones
TVO On Demand, an Android app for Google TV, allows 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.
TVO On Demand features engaging current affairs and lecture programs such as The Agenda with Steve Paikin, Big Ideas, and Allan Gregg In Conversation; thought-provoking point-of-view documentaries such as Carny, Forgetful Not Forgotten, and Stolen; enlightening documentary series like Victorian Farm, Time Team, and The Water Brothers; and impactful 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 also making its TVOKids content available to VINCI users on its dedicated tablet for kids.
VINCI Learning Systems integrate the latest mobile technology, powered by Android, 3D animation and capacitive touch screen capabilities.
Developed by U.S. children’s content and technology developer Rullingnet, the device is a mobile touch screen computer with embedded games, story books and music videos for children up to 3 years old.
In addition to the content agreement, Rullingnet will support TVO with a financial sponsorship that will allow TVO to provide additional digital learning content for kids.