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TV Series With Audio Description (Formerly Video Description) by Network

SAP FeatureLAST TITLE UPDATE:  Nov 30, 2021; 309 TV series.  Added indicates recent additions.



INDEX
ABC  CBS E!  DiscoveryFox  Hallmark  HGTV  History  NBC  Oxygen  SyFy  TBS  Telemundo  The CW  TLC  TNT  USA
(For Disney, Go Time, Nickelodeon, PBS, TCM, truTV, and more, see Notes below)

ABC (Broadcast, Mandated, 42 Series)

Schedule.  "(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of Litton Weekend Adventure on Saturday mornings.  ABC is owned by Disney.  Most description is by VITAC and Audio Eyes.  You can also download the free WATCH ABC APP on various devices, where ABC is offering description on most of the prime time shows listed below.

CBS (Broadcast, Mandated, 19 Series)

Schedule.  "(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of The CBS Dream Team...It's Epic! on Saturday mornings.  You can also subscribe to Paramount+ (or use the free CBS App) where most of the CBS prime time shows are offered with description (see Paramount+ AD Titles), including some series which are not described on CBS itself.  CBS is owned by ViaComCBS.  Description by WGBH Media Access Group.

DISCOVERY (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 19 Series)

Schedule.  We are reinstating Discovery as we have found a new listing of described shows for them.  If you find that any of these shows are not described, or we are missing some, please let us know!

E! (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 3 Series)

E! (Entertainment Television), owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal, offers a small number of described series and movies.  They do not offer an AD Schedule at this time.  If you are unable to receive AD on this network, contact your cable provider.

FOX (Broadcast, Mandated, 32 Series)

Reference (incomplete).  Description by various providers.

HALLMARK (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 1 Series)

The Hallmark Channel became mandated for AD on July 1, 2021.  It is only available to cable subscribers or through fee streaming services such as YouTube TV (which DOES support AD on Hallmark), and DTV Stream (may not support AD on Hallmark yet), and Sling TV (extra charge), fubuTV, Philo, or frndly (the cheapest option), though they do not pass through description.  If you are unable to receive AD on this network, contact your cable provider or streaming service.  In addition to the series listed here, Hallmark also describes many movies (see our Daily listing for movies).  Note that the associated channels Hallmark Drama and Hallmark Mysteries and Movies are also offering AD on selected programming, and all of them are owned by Crown Media Holdings.

HGTV (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 52 Series)

Schedule (though not particularly accurate).  HGTV is owned by Discovery.  Some of the shows may be in rerun status, and not all reruns have description.

HISTORY (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 18 Series)

Schedule.  Some of the shows may be in rerun status, and not all reruns have description.  History (formerly The History Channel) is jointly owned by Disney and Hearst Communications.

NBC (Broadcast, Mandated, 24 Series)

Schedule.  "(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of The More You Know on Saturday mornings.  NBC is owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal.  Description by Caption Max.

OXYGEN (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 3 Series)

Oxygen is owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal.  According to Wikipedia, "The channel primarily airs true crime programming and dramas targeted towards women."

SyFy (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 2 Series)

SyFy, owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal, also broadcasts a number of movies with audio description.

TBS (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 30 Series)

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings).  Many series are reruns with not all episodes described.  Many movies are also described.  TBS is owned by the Turner Networks division of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

TELEMUNDO (Broadcast, Not Mandated, 4 Series)

"(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of Mi Telemundo shown on Saturday mornings.  Since Telemundo is not a mandated station for AD, your local station may or may not pass through the SAP AD audio.  Telemundo is owned by Comcast's NBCUniversal.

The CW (Broadcast, Not Mandated, 4 Series)

"(Saturdays)" after a title indicates it is part of One Magnificent Morning shown on Saturday mornings.  NOTICE:  There may be additional shows with AD on The CW, but we are unable to verify this with either The CW or users.  Please advise us of any additional shows you find.  Also note that many local CW stations do not pass through description.  We are unable to track "active" status for some shows.  The CW is jointly owned by ViaComCBS (contributing the C to the name) and AT&T's WarnerMedia (contributing the W).

TLC (Non-Broadcast, Mandated, 13 Series)

Schedule.  TLC, owned by Discovery, became mandated for AD on July 1, 2021.  It is only available to cable subscribers or through fee streaming services such as Sling TV, fuboTV, Philo, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV.  It is not available via frndly.  If you are unable to receive AD on this network, contact your cable provider.

TNT (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 18 Series)

Schedule (look for DVS, not SAP, in the listings).  Many series are reruns (often the same as TBS) with not all episodes described and not necessarily all listed here.  Many movies are also described.  TNT is owned by the Turner Networks division of AT&T's WarnerMedia..

USA (Non-Broadcast, Not Mandated, 25 Series)

Many series are reruns with not all episodes described.  Some movies are also described.  USA Network is owned by Comcast subsidiary NBCUniversal, so expect NBC reruns here.

SUMMARY:  309 series titles for networks.


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