TV Ontario Connects To Boxee and Yahoo! TV

Deal with online TV devices is latest by Ontario educational broadcaster jumping onto the Internet.

TORONTO – TVOntario has introduced Boxee and Yahoo! TV apps to get its kids content onto the next-generation online TV devices.

TVO, Ontario’s educational broadcaster, released three Boxee Apps for two series, Gisele's Big Backyard and The Space, and a third to supply library content from shows that include Allan Gregg In Conversation, Big Ideas, Think Again and The Agenda with Steve Paikin.

And the same TVO shows will be available to Yahoo! TV viewers via that online TV device’s widget engine.

Bob Tarle, innovation program manager for Toronto-based TVO, said connecting to Boxee and Yahoo! TV was part of an overall strategy to bring the Canadian broadcast content to the online TV platform.