TVO News' articles
TVO’s 'The Agenda with Steve Paikin' and TVO Original 'The Forbidden Reel' nominated in prestigious categories at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards
Published On: March 30, 2021
TVO and its production partners received 31 nominations for the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, including nods in two of the most prestigious categories: Best News or Information Series and Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary.
Premiering April 7, TVO podcast 'Unascertained' sheds light on the mysterious death of a young man in an Ontario jail
Published On: March 24, 2021
Despite more than 50 signs of blunt-impact trauma, a coroner’s report deemed the cause of Soleiman Faqiri's death “unascertained.” This new TVO podcast investigates what happened in those final moments of Faqiri's life, and reveals a dark side of corrections in Ontario.
TVO Original 'TRIPPING The Niagara' is an immersive three-hour bird’s-eye view of the Niagara Region
Published On: March 09, 2021
The second installment of the hugely popular Tripping series, viewers will soar above 24 kilometres of one of the most beautiful areas of Ontario and visit historic forts, vineyards, orchards, white-water and the world’s most famous waterfalls.
TVO Original 'Dispatches From a Field Hospital' shows hardships and hope for long-term care residents, premiering March 16
Published On: February 23, 2021
An acclaimed Ontario filmmaker explores the challenges and hopes that his family, and so many others, share as they cope with elderly relatives who are living in long-term care, shut away from family support and interaction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brave accounts of abductions, violence and survival in TVO Original 'Captive' premiering February 16
Published On: February 10, 2021
TVO Original Captive is a feature-length documentary that interweaves parallel stories of abduction and abuse: a small group of girls who escaped from Boko Haram and a Canadian journalist who was kidnapped in Afghanistan.
Published On: January 21, 2021
Through bi-weekly episodes of TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, and accompanying columns by host Steve Paikin in the Toronto Star, The Democracy Agenda will delve into the complicated political questions that have come to light over the past four years, and where we might see hope for real change in Canada and abroad.
Published On: January 18, 2021
TVO Original 'The Forbidden Reel' takes viewers inside the bullet-scarred building where a group of artists risked their lives by hiding the nation’s films from the Taliban. Nasr, an Afghan-Canadian, brings these stories to light in a dramatic feature-length documentary that affirms cinema’s power to sustain culture through even the most challenging circumstances.
TVO Learn and TVOkids Power Hour of Learning Provide At-Home Learning Support for Students, Parents and Teachers
Published On: January 12, 2021
During the return to online learning for Ontario schools until at least January 25, 2021, TVO is proud to support families with TVO Learn online and TVOkids Power Hour of Learning on TV and online.
From hallway medicine to pipeline politics, Season 4 of TVO Original series Political Blind Date dives deep into the issues that matter most
Published On: January 05, 2021
This season shines a spotlight on hotly debated issues facing all Canadians in a pre- and post-COVID 19 world: hospital capacity, the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, the safety of Great Lakes water, threats to migrant labourers, religious symbols in Quebec’s public spaces, and protection of Ontario’s green spaces.
Published On: December 08, 2020
Channelling an artful balance of science and spirit, Borealis shares the voices of scientists, Indigenous people, harvesters and herbalists who explore the iconic snow forest from the point of view of its trees, delving deeply into the many mysteries of a biome that refreshes itself by burning itself down.
Published On: November 26, 2020
TVO Learn, a new online learning tool provides curriculum-connected resources for students in Grades 1 to 8, as well as searchable high school courses for older students.
Published On: November 24, 2020
Think politics can’t possibly get any more controversial? Then you haven’t met Benedikt Ríkardsson—dreamer, radical, newly elected prime minister of Iceland.
Published On: November 17, 2020
Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce and TVO Board Chair Chris Day today announced the appointment of Jeffrey L. Orridge as the agency’s next CEO, effective November 30, 2020.
Published On: November 09, 2020
A 70-minute feature, TVO Original 'Running Wild' takes us to Cornwall, Ontario—a small city that has faced a big feral cat crisis for many years.
Alternative Viewing Premiere November 3, 2020: Don’t Miss TVO Original Picture My Face: The Story of Teenage Head, Canada's Notorious Punk Band
Published On: October 22, 2020
This relevant and poignant documentary tells the story of Canada's glamour punk band, Teenage Head, determined to re-enter the limelight some 40 years after causing legendary punk rock riots at Toronto's Ontario Place. But first they need to save their founder and lead guitarist Gord Lewis from crippling depression.
Published On: October 06, 2020
TVO’s over-the-air signal coming out of our Kitchener transmitter will change to channel 22 on October 30.
Premiering October 17, 2020, TVO Original 'Margin of Error' is a Compelling Story of How Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Science of Polling and Prediction
Published On: September 29, 2020
With the 2019 Canadian federal election as its backdrop, TVO Original Margin of Error puts “Polly,” the algorithm of a small Ottawa-based start-up, Advanced Symbolics, to the test.
Published On: September 28, 2020
TVO is 50! The milestone anniversary marks five decades of growth and transformation for TVO—from a public TV station to a leader in digital education, current affairs, kids programming, and documentaries.