Media Advisory - Sports Access returns for season three on AMI-tv

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that Sports Access, the network's all-time highest rated original program, is back for a third season.

Season three kicks off on Saturday, September 27 at 6 pm with a one-hour special all about Beep Baseball. Join the Sports Access team on a journey to Rochester, Minnesota to learn about the art of 'blind baseball' at the 2014 Beep Baseball World Series.

The official season three premiere follows on Saturday, October 4 at 6:30 pm. Fans can look forward to 25 half-hour episodes covering the Disabled Sailing World Championships, a visually impaired lobstering crew in the Maritimes, disabled rugby, blind skateboarding, moms committed to para-sports, and much more. The show features embedded described video for audience members who are blind or partially sighted.

"We're very happy to have Sports Access back for a third season and excited to be taking the show on the road to visit communities and events across the country," says John Melville, VP of Programming and Production for AMI-tv. "The show is unique because it tells stories that are often overlooked and provides interesting, high-quality programming for Canadians of all abilities."

Hosted by Mark DeMontis, Sports Access is dedicated to exploring sports and recreation topics relevant to all Canadians, but predominately for those who are blind, partially sighted, or living with another disability. DeMontis is legally blind himself, having been diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye condition at the age of 17, ending his dream of becoming a professional hockey player.

DeMontis is joined on the road by producer/reporter Rob Simpson and the rest of the Sports Access team. Simpson is a veteran sports broadcaster who has worked for Leafs TV, The NHL Network and NHL.com. He has also produced special documentaries for the international humanitarian organization Right to Play, and can often be heard providing live-description for Blue Jays games on AMI-tv.

Don't miss Sports Access season three, only on AMI-tv. Check your local listings to find the AMI channels in your area. For more information on the show please visit the Sports Access show page.

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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

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