The radio and television broadcaster Czech Radiokomunikace has launched an audio description channel, the second in the world after Canada’s AMI-tv. All programmes on the channel will have an additional audio track describing visual elements for its blind and vision impaired audience.
Telecompaper reports that the launch follows a pilot operation conducted with the Association of TV Operations in March 2012. In the Czech Republic, 2% of all broadcasts must be audio described.
Canada’s AMI-tv, originally called the The Accessible Channel, was launched in 2009. All programming on the channel, which is sourced from different networks, has audio description and closed captioned.