TVO is funded primarily by the Ministry of Education and has been providing quality educational programming to Ontarians for more than 40 years. TVO is pursuing opportunities to generate new revenue streams. The government will work with the agency to help it achieve these goals, while protecting the integrity of children’s educational programs. TVO will generate new revenue to reduce its dependence on government grants, while remaining publicly owned. This will allow it to continue as a publicly owned broadcaster providing innovative educational media while focusing taxpayer dollars on providing greater access to education.
Source: 2012 Ontario Budget - http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/budget/ontariobudgets/2012/ch1.html