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CRTC approves children’s channel TVO Kids+

OTTAWA – TV viewers could soon have another children’s channel added to their dials.The CRTC approved TVO Kids+ on Wednesday, a national, English-language Category 2 specialty station aimed at “young learners” from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5.  In its application, the Ontario Educational Communications Authority (TVO) said that its programming will be linked to or based on the Learning Expectations set out in the Ontario Curriculum and complementary to the “formal in-classroom educational experience of young learners”, while encompassing the major areas of the curriculum.The new channel will not be permitted to broadcast any commercial messages other than sponsorship