From a media release:
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) today announced its AMI TV programming schedule for the fall 2022 broadcast season, featuring a series of exciting new and returning AMI Originals available in descriptive video for the blind and visually impaired community in Canada.
AMI original productions are at the heart of AMI-tv’s programming, airing Monday through Friday in the coveted 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. time slots.
Double-tap TV is back for Season 5! Returns Tuesday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, Double-tap TV brings viewers discussions about all things tech—all with an eye on accessibility—on TV. Join presenters Steven Scott, Marc Aflalo and a range of contributors each week as they help viewers better understand how technology can help in everyday life.
The new series airs Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m. Eastern Healthy at home. Produced by Honey Cut Studios (#I can do this) fitness trainer Bobbi Janzen leads through a home workout that tones and strengthens for everyday life. As a member of the blind and partially sighted community, Bobbi provides detailed step-by-step instructions, often focusing on the muscle groups that are overused when using a white cane or guide dog. This quick workout is the best way to start or end your day and can even be done on the go!
In addition to Double-tap TV and Healthy at homeViewers can catch up on previous seasons of AMI Originals Dish with Mary, Beyond the field, #I can do this, Our community, Mind your own business and the awardee Employable I.
In addition to AMI’s original programs, there are a number of purchased series offered in a described video.
Midweek afternoons feature family drama featuring seasons 1-6 of When the heart calls– which follows the adventures of a young teacher who trades big city life for a small coal mining town in 1910 Canada – at 12pm EST, followed by seasons 9-15 of heartland— the cross-generational drama set in Alberta and starring Amber Marshall, Michelle Morgan, Shaun Johnston and Chris Potter — at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.
Sundays on AMI-tv includes a comedy block consisting of Season 1 of son of a Kritch— the heartfelt family sitcom based on the life of comedian Mark Critch — at 6 p.m. Eastern, followed by seasons 5-8 of Mr Dstarring stand-up comedian Gerry D as a hapless elementary school physical education teacher, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.
Past seasons of award winners Murdoch mysteries, coroner, burden of truth, Schott’s Creek and Kim’s convenience further on AMI-tv. Other recurring favorites are American greed, attitude and Frankie Drake Mysteries. Saturday and Sunday nights on AMI-tv feature Hollywood’s biggest feature films with described videos.
“I’m very excited for AMI’s upcoming broadcast season,” said John Melville, vice president, content development & programming, AMI-audio/AMI-tv. “We are honored to offer a wide range of programs to the blind and visually impaired community in Canada.”
The AMI programming features Integrated Described Video (IDV), making it accessible to those who are blind or have low vision.
All dates subject to change. Additional fall program will be announced in the coming weeks. Stream past episodes of AMI original programming on-demand after airing on AMI.ca or through the AMI tv app.
The Fall Returns and Debuts of AMI-tv (All Times Eastern)
9 am – NOW with Dave Brown (Mon-Fri)
Midday – When the heart calls (Mon-Thurs)
13 o’clock – heartland (Mon-Fri)
4 p.m. – Schott’s Creek (Mon-Thurs)
4:30 p.m. – Kim’s convenience (Mon.-Wed.)
8 p.m. – Beyond the field
8:30 p.m. – #I can do this
21 clock – Murdoch mysteries (Mon-Fri)
8 p.m. – Double-tap TV (Season 5 debuts September 13)
8:30 p.m – Mind your own business
8 p.m. – Healthy at home (Debut September 14)
8:30 p.m. – AMI Originals
8 p.m. – Our community
8:30 p.m. – Dish with Mary
Midday – Frankie Drake Mysteries
8 p.m. – AMI Originals
3 pm – coroner
4 p.m. – burden of truth
8 p.m. – Employable I
9 p.m. – Saturday Night Movie
6 p.m. – son of a Kritch
6:30 p.m. – Mr D
19 o’clock – Murdoch mysteries
8 p.m. – attitude
21 clock – Sunday night movie