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Sheridan IMM Alumni TVO Ping Pong App Makes iTunes Front

February 1, 2013

Sheridan IMM TVO Ping Pong mobile app

Sheridan Alumni – David Neumann (2004), Paul McMonagle (2010) and Yohei Yamaguchi (2012) worked on the TVO Ping Pong App available in the iTunes app store at  The app was featured on iTunes Canada and has received over 10,000 downloads.  Congratulations!

Neumann is Manager – TVO IdeaShaker Innovation Lab and also teaches Web Design and Development in the IMM program.  He reports that the alumni created the idea for the app, the game play, interactivity and prototyped a proof of concept.  They also created HTML5 banner ads and other campaign assets.  The team including other IMM grads have made apps for TVO ( but in this case, due to campaign timing, the final development was outsourced.  What an exciting concept to play ping pong between two players with devices as paddles.

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Sheridan Interactive Multimedia Group Visits TVO

December 4, 2007

Students in the Sheridan Interactive Multimedia one year post-grad program in Oakville are given client projects where a group of four or five build an interactive feature or site for live clients. This term, one our clients is TVO (formerly TV Ontario) and our students, and professor Dan Zen, went for a visit to their office in Toronto. Bob Tarle, Innovation Program Manager, and our client project contact, led the tour.


We could tell that TVO and Bob are enthusiastic about convergence. On our tour, Bob must have greeted 50 people by name in many offices across many floors. The offices have been redesigned for openness and Bob’s has glass walls that are used by people as a white board – a glass board ;-). The results are encouraging. TVO is doing well in new areas such as podcasting and alternative platforms such as game platforms. We were also shown e-learning applications and samples of content on the Wii.

The students are prototyping a media player using Adobe Flash and AIR and the H.264 codec. Their visit really helped them see how their project will fit within TVO. Pictured above are the students: Danni, Corey, Jeff, Anissa and Kristen with Bob Tarle from TVO. Inventor, Professor, Dan Zen accompanies the students through the props room, various studios and the TVO Kids offices.

We would like to thank Bob and TVO for working with our students and giving such a great tour of their important institution. These types of arrangements are really very beneficial for all parties. We got a nice note back from Bob that shows the type of involvement and experience:

Hi All,

FYI – Your visit on Friday was a highlight of my week, thanks. We will want to have you back before the holiday or early in the new year to present the working widget to some internal stakeholders and answer any questions they may have. I also would like to solidify a visit to Oakville for late Friday afternoon of this week or early the following week. I know that this is a busy time for all of you but remember not to let up. Sleep and tv are highly overrated:)


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