*America’s First NationalDeaf Television Network Re-launches*

*A service of Deaf Television Foundation and Media Data Network, Inc.*

Austin, Texas, October 26, 2017– The Silent Network, the nation’s first
national television network, geared to deaf and hard of hearing viewers,
has re-launched as an Over-The-Top (OTT) television service. All the
programming is presented in sign language, open captions (subtitles), and
full sound making it accessible to everyone. The popular network, which
lasted for over 20 years, has a unique acronym SIgn Language ENTertainment.
This revival is made possible through a new partnership between Las Vegas,
Nevada-based Media Data Network and Austin, Texas-based Deaf Television
Foundation, which operates The Silent Network.

The Silent Network was founded in 1979 as a national cable television
network, which was viewed by more than 17 million households nationwide in
the USA and Canada. The network received numerous accolades over the years,
including seven Emmy Awards. The network aired a variety of shows that
appeal to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing viewers of all ages.

The revived network can now be accessed via subscription through the URL of The network’s high definition television programming can be
viewed on a variety of streaming devices.

Dr. Steve Baldwin, President of the 501(c)3 non-profit Deaf Television
Foundation, stated that “our extensive library of classic television shows
can now entertain a new generation of viewers, young and old, with shows
about health, travel, pets, and important issues of interest to the deaf
and hard of hearing community. In addition to the classic shows, we are
excited about the forthcoming new shows that are now in production. Over
37.5 million people in the U.S.A., age 18 and above, have some form of
hearing loss according to recent studies and the network helps fill the
void in the world of television.”

Contact: David H. Pierce
Telephone: 210-380-6460
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