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TVO Expands Educational Childrens Apps to BlackBerry 10

TVO is pleased to partner with BlackBerry to offer six TVOKids educational children’s apps for BlackBerry 10. TVO’s app offerings for BlackBerry 10 come as part of an extensive relationship with BlackBerry built on a shared commitment to inspire young minds through the power of education, and are available affective today as new devices hit Ontario stores.

As the most trusted and most educational media brand for children in Canada (Ipsos Reid, 2011), TVO fosters early learning development by creating award-winning, classroom-tested educational resources, including apps for mobile devices and online games and videos. With content that supports the Ontario Curriculum, TVO provides educational resources across a variety of platforms, with more educational apps than any other Canadian broadcaster.

The free apps available for download on the BlackBerry World storefront include Alphabet Goop, Explore the Night and Sign Match for kids ages two to five years, and Cake Artist and Tumbletown Mathletics for kids ages six to 11. A sixth app for kids ages six to 11, Reading Rangers, is also available for download for 99 cents. Additional TVOKids apps will be released throughout the year for BlackBerry 10 customers.

Offering parents a safe, educational alternative in gaming, TVOKids apps support a wide range of learning objectives from the Ontario School Curriculum including math, literacy and science. Each app includes information for parents on how the game supports the curriculum and how to maximize the educational outcomes.

“TVO is committed to building children’s math, literacy and science skills and we are delighted to join forces with BlackBerry for the launch of BlackBerry 10,” said Lisa de Wilde, Chief Executive Officer of TVO. “TVO’s partnership with BlackBerry enables us to foster more innovation in the digital space, by combining on-the-go learning opportunities that reinforce the Ontario curriculum with cutting-edge technology.”