What is AMI-tv?

  • Authored on August 7, 2019

Who we are

AMI-tv is the world's first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for Canadians who are blind or partially sighted, and is included as part of the basic digital cable package from most television providers across the country at no additional cost.

In addition to described video, all content on AMI-tv includes closed captioning for a more inclusive experience. AMI-tv is broadcast daily into more than eight million homes from coast to coast.

What we do

AMI-tv features an extensive variety of programs to appeal to the widest possible audience and help individuals of all abilities share in the magic of television. AMI-tv is committed to producing an array of original content with a focus on accessibility and inclusion. The original program AMI This Week provides a weekly account of community events, inspiring people and interesting stories from across the country. Our Community highlights the people, places, organizations or things that have made life a little more enjoyable for individuals living with a disability across Canada.

A full roster of original programs, including Eyes for the Job, Employable Me, Mind Set Go and Challenges and Change with Craig Oliver, offer a unique perspective on everything from home renovations to cooking, to politics and policy inspiring change. All of AMI-tv's original programs feature a groundbreaking form of description called Integrated Described Video (IDV), where hosts and guests describe their actions and surroundings during filming, eliminating the need for an additional audio track. Do you have a great idea for the next original show? We are always accepting show submissions and new programs are always in production.

In addition to original programs AMI-tv airs a variety of popular TV shows and movies, all with described video.

How can I watch AMI-tv on demand? 

You can watch original AMI-tv programs on demand by visiting our website or via the free AMI-tv App for iOS

AMI-tv Channel Guide

Bell Aliant - 385
Bell - 1002
Bell Fibe - 1048
Cogeco Ontario - 555
Cogeco Quebec - 66
Compton - 888
Eastlink - 888
MTS - 888
Novus - 888
Rogers - 888
SaskTel - 554
Shaw Cable - 888
Shaw Direct (Advanced) - 888
Shaw Direct (Classic) - 888
Source Cable - 111
Tbaytel (IPTV) - 1111
Telus - 888
Videotron - 173
Westman - 888​​