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
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)
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