Media Advisory - AMI's Four Senses to return for second season

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that its cooking show with an accessibility twist, Four Senses, will begin production on season two in the fall. Additionally, episodes from season one are now available on Air Canada domestic flights.

Four Senses is a unique food show produced by AMI in conjunction with Varner Productions Limited that unites blind and sighted chefs in the kitchen. Hosts Christine Ha and Carl Heinrich are back for season two to whip up delicious dishes with a new lineup of celebrity guests. Each 30-minute show will also include discussions related to eye disease and accessibility tips and tools for independence in the kitchen.

Season two  begins production in Toronto on September 12 and will feature high profile celebrity chefs and guests including: Frank Ferragine (aka Frankie Flowers), Bonnie Stern, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, Annabelle Waugh from Canadian Living and Looney Spoons authors and cooking aficionados, Janet and Greta Podleski. Season two will once again contain embedded description, where hosts and guests describe their surroundings and actions for audience members who are blind or partially sighted.

"We are so pleased to bring back Four Senses after the overwhelmingly positive response to season one," says Brian Perdue, Director of Programming for AMI-tv. "It's a show unlike any other that appeals to a broad audience. Christine and Carl are back with a whole new set of guests, recipes and kitchen tips, all with a focus on accessibility in line with AMI's mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians."

Additionally, Varner Productions and AMI are pleased to announce the sale of season one of Four Senses to Air Canada for inflight entertainment on domestic flights throughout August and September.

Four Senses producer Anne-Marie Varner is thrilled by the success of the program to date. "It's wonderful to see a show about cooking and accessibility generating such interest and positivity amongst people of all abilities," she says. "We're looking forward to reaching a whole new audience through our partnership with Air Canada, and carrying that momentum forward as we begin production on the exciting new season."

Season two of Four Senses will air on AMI-tv in January, 2015.  Check your local provider or visit AMI.ca for the AMI channels in your area.

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About Accessible Media Inc. 
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is a not-for-profit multimedia organization operating two broadcast services: AMI-audio and AMI-tv, and a website (AMI.ca). A third broadcast service, AMI-télé, will launch in December 2014. Serving more than five million Canadians who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility or print restricted, AMI's mission is to make accessible media for all Canadians.


SOURCE Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)

For further information:

Janis Davidson Pressick, Communications Manager
800-567-6755 ext. 0971, janis.davidsonpressick@ami.ca

Taylor Turner, Communications Coordinator
800-567-6755 ext. 0977, taylor.turner@ami.ca