TORONTO, March 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it will air a minimum of thirteen Sportsnet simulcasts of Toronto Blue Jays games in 2014, complete with live described video making them completely accessible for Blue Jays fans who are blind or partially sighted.
This is the third consecutive season that AMI will air live-described broadcasts of Blue Jays games. AMI first started its relationship with Canada's Major League Baseball Team in 2012 when it became the first ever broadcaster to air a major league baseball game with live-described video servicing the blind and low vision community.
"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Toronto Blue Jays this season," says John Melville, AMI Vice-President of Programming and Production. "The response from our audience has been overwhelmingly positive since the very first Blue Jays broadcast and the interest continues to grow. Baseball lends itself very well to the art of live-description and we are honoured to bring the game to the blind and low vision community."
AMI is proud to have a number of seasoned sports broadcast professionals including Sam Cosentino, Jim Van Horne, and Rob Simpson on the team for Blue Jays live-described video this season.
AMI's 2014 schedule for Toronto Blue Jays Baseball follows:
Friday, April 4 vs. NY Yankees @ 7 pm
Saturday, April 26 vs. Boston Red Sox @ 1 pm
Saturday, May 10 vs. LA Angels @ 1 pm
Saturday, May 24 vs. Oakland @ 1 pm
Saturday, June 7 vs. St. Louis @ 1 pm
Sunday, June 22 vs. Cincinnati @ 1 pm
Tuesday, July 1 vs. Milwaukee @ 1 pm
Thursday, July 24 vs. Boston @ 12:30 pm
Saturday, August 9 vs. Detroit @ 1 pm
Saturday, August 23 vs. Tampa Bay @ 1 pm
Saturday, August 30 vs. NY Yankees @ 1 pm
Sunday, September 7 vs. Boston @ 1:30 pm
Sunday, Sept 21 vs. NY Yankees @ 1 pm
Catch all the action of Toronto Blue Jays Baseball on AMI. Check your local listings or AMI.ca for details. All dates and times are subject to change.
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 Français, will launch in early 2015. 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, [email protected]
Taylor Turner, Communications Coordinator
800-567-6755 ext. 0977, [email protected]