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AMI-audio
The letters A, M, and I in white in three green boxes, with the word "audio" next to them in dark gray, all in a sans serif font
CountryCanada
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersToronto, Ontario
Ownership
OwnerAccessible Media Inc.
Sister channelsAMI-tv
History
LaunchedDecember 1, 1990
Former namesVoicePrint (1990-2012)
Links
WebsiteAMI-audio
Availability
Streaming media
Streaming MP3High fidelity 256Kb audio stream (direct link);
Web player

AMI-audio is a Canadian 24-hour English language non-profit audio broadcast television service. AMI-audio offers a variety of content to Canadians who are blind, partially sighted or otherwise print restricted.[1]

AMI-audio produces two daily live programs. Each show features news of the day, technology insights, current events, lifestyle issues, health as well as information directly affecting the blind and partially sighted community. AMI-audio also records and curates a selection of feature articles from top publications read by a team of professional narrators.[2] It is owned by Accessible Media Inc. (formerly known as the National Broadcast Reading Service—the organization was renamed following the launch of its sister television channel).

AMI-audio is licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and went on the air in 1990 as VoicePrint. The CRTC licensed AMI-audio as a "must-carry" service in 2001, meaning all digital cable and satellite providers must carry the service. AMI-audio is primarily accessed on the secondary audio program (SAP) of CBC News Network, while some providers carry the service on a separate channel through digital cable. The service is also available on the Internet, through ami.ca.

On March 5, 2012, VoicePrint was renamed AMI-audio. The re-branding is part of a new promotional effort by AMI to unify its services under a single brand for easier cross-promotion with AMI-tv and ami.ca.[3]

Logos

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AMI-audio.svg
1990–2011 2011–2012 2012–present

See also

References

  1. ^ "What We do".
  2. ^ "What We do".
  3. ^ "Accessible Media Inc. rebrands world-leading broadcast reading service for Canadians with disabilities: VoicePrint now known as AMI-audio". Press release. AMI. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2012.