Hello David and all,
I find going to:
and following the appropriate links works well using humble Guide on Windows 7.
The broadcasts are on a 12-hour repeat cycle within a day, changing each day.
Programme listings for all 5 channels are available. The Sci-Fi includes
original Star Trek, New Generation, Voyager, Deep Space 9 and Dr. Who.
Despite the address being described as, TV, those people without a TV and
therefore no TV licence can still use the channels because no pictures are
being broadcast. All 5 stations are also available to Sonata users.
When a programme ends before the next show begins on the next hour, such as the
Star Trek episodes, there are short satirical, sometimes crude, comedy sketches
in the style of American advertisements, followed by some snippets of
From: David Griffith - Email Address: daj.griffith@xxxxxxxxx
Sent On: 13/12/2016 13:36
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Subject: [access-uk] Quick Tip - Blindy TV
Years ago my sister complained that the BBC were missing a trik by not
putting their Audio Described TV content out over the Radio.
Now a community driven project from the uSA has made this logical step.
Blindy TV is an internet radio service that some of you may already be
familiar with but I thought I would highlight it for those who are not
aware. Blindy TV has several channels.
The first is a Comedy channel, with many famous shows running, most of
these are USA based like Frasier, but the BBC TV version of Red Dwarf is
playing as I type this. If you are without sight it is an identical
experience to listening on a TV with Audio Description turned on.
The second channel is called Drama, which is self explanatory.
The third channel is called Brain which focusses on Documentary content.
You wil find some of the Attenborough BBC Nature programs here. Not
absolutely every program is Audio Described here but these tend to be
documentaries with narration which do not really require Audio
Description to make sense.
The forth channel is called Sci Fi which again focusses on this genre
of drama. It has an AD show called the Mentalist runnig as I type this.
The final channel is called ETC which as far as I can tell provides
random content from a whole range of show genres.
You should be able to find the shows easily in your phone or tablet
radio apps , and also the Victor Reader Stream has them in its database,
but I have also posted a link to a sendspace zip file which contains
feeds to all the channels. These can be played with Winamp Speak On and
VLC on a PC an I know that they also play in VLC on a Mac, and most
probably itunes as well if you want to use that program. Portable
Players like the Pocket Plextalk will also play these stream.
Hope that some enjoy the content.
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