Sports TV Broadcast from Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto

Title: Sports Access
Host: Mark Demontis
Program Development and Reporting: Rob Simpson
Makeup Artist: Deena Elieff
Airs: Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET & PT

Sports Access

AMI-TV’s Sports Access show debuted October 20th, 2012, and returns for its second season with Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto as it’s studio headquarters.  This upcoming season features 25 episodes dedicated to sports and recreation topics relevant to all Canadians, but predominantly those who are blind or visually impaired.

Sports Access is an exclusive AMI program, bringing mainstream network quality programming to the blind and visually impaired.  It airs Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET & PT

Sports AccessHost is Mark Demontis, an AMI reporter and the founder of Courage Canada, an organization started in 2008 to provide the opportunity for Canadians who are visually-impaired to learn, develop and enjoy the game of hockey in a safe and fun environment.  One week before his senior year of high school in 2005, Demontis, a triple-A midget hockey player, was diagnosed with Leber’s Optic Neuropathy, a rare condition that took away the central sight in both of his eyes, leaving him legally blind.

NHL TV veteran Rob Simpson is in charge of program development and reporting for Sports Access, bringing features, event stories, and content from around Canada.