TORONTO, Dec. 14 /CNW/ - For the first time in Canadian broadcast history, holiday television now includes everyone, thanks to the launch earlier this year of The Accessible Channel-TACtv, the only network in the world to air its entire schedule of popular TV shows and movies with Described Video and Closed Captioning.
TACtv is following in the trailblazing path of its Making Media Accessible sister service, VoicePrint, Canada's 24/7 audio newsstand, which is about to celebrate its 20th-anniversary year of bringing all Canadians - but particularly the more than 5 million of us who are blind, low vision, and print-restricted - award-winning "spoken word" readings of full-text articles from leading Canadian newspapers and magazines. In addition, VoicePrint regularly airs the audio versions, with Description, of recent and classic movies.
"We're really excited about our holiday schedules on both our accessible broadcast services, both of which are available through your cable or satellite provider," says David Errington, President & CEO of TACtv and VoicePrint.
"The holiday season is a special time to get together with friends and family and share memorable seasonal activities," continues Errington, "one of which is the enjoyment of movies and other entertainments. And now, thanks to TACtv's quality Described versions, and to cite just a few examples, Canadians who are blind or low vision can now see in their mind's eye the spectacular settings in The Wizard of Oz, the ghostly trio of spirits in A Christmas Carol and Lucille Ball's brilliant physical comedy in I Love Lucy."
Adds one regular TACtv viewer: "Ever since The Accessible Channel went on the air in January, my world has expanded, and my familiarity with popular culture through Described movies and TV has increased. This can only get even better through tuning into TACtv and VoicePrint this holiday season. I'm just waiting to hear A Christmas Carol. I always wondered what those ghosts looked like."
SOURCE Accessible Media Inc. (AMI)
For further information: For further information: please visit www.tactv.ca and www.voiceprintcanada.com and/or contact: Georgina Blanas, Director, Public Affiliate and Government Relations, (416) 422-4222 ext. 258, 1-800-567-6755 ext. 258, firstname.lastname@example.org