DeaflympicsTV Bring in a Staggering 1.1 Million Viewers Within 12 Days during the Games

Frederick, MD - The recent Deaflympics Games, held in Melbourne, Australia, brought in a staggering 1.1 million viewers who watched DeaflympicsTV, witnessing actual footage from the Games.

"We've seen such a major change over the past ten years. For the 19th Deaflympics Games, most people relied on pictures and text-based stories to keep updated with the game results," said Joel Barish, DeafNation CEO. "This time around, however, for the 20th Deaflympics Games, we saw a dramatic increase in the number of individuals choosing to view the actual footage from the Games." DeafNation is the DEAFLYMPICS' premier provider of media coverage, utilizing videostreaming technology.

"Providing this wonderful technology is a two-fold accomplishment," said Tiffany Granfors, executive director of DEAFLYMPICS. "With the availability of DeaflympicsTV, we are able to keep our athletes' family, friends, and supporters in touch on a daily basis from anywhere in the world. The second benefit is that this gives the DEAFLYMPICS enhanced exposure in the community. It also brings us up to par with other athletic organizations in media coverage, which contributes to increased awareness of deaf people's abilities."

"Using this form of media coverage is really key," Granfors added, "because it keeps the deaf community connected especially during major events like the DEAFLYMPICS. But it's also especially important for the younger viewers who may someday themselves be DEAFLYMPICS athletes. This is a fantastic way to bring today's role models to them."

About DeaflympicsTV
DeaflympicsTV is one of several channels powered by DeafNation, and features a variety of stories, profiles and interviews about the people involved with the DEAFLYMPICS. For more information, please visit

About the Deaflympics Games
More than 3,000 deaf athletes and officials from 75 nations participated in the 20th Summer Games in Melbourne, Australia, last January. Approximately 300 athletes from 20 nations are expected to qualify for the 16th Deaflympics Winter Games to be hosted by Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States in 2007. For more information, please visit

About DeafNation
DeafNation is the premier destination for people wanting to stay updated about the latest happenings in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Visit for the latest news, video clips in sign language, and Deaf sports. DeafNation also provides exclusive coverage of various events such as the Deaflympics and World Federation of the Deaf activities. In addition, DeafNation Expo is the foremost exhibition for, by, and about Deaf people. DeafNation Expo, held at different locations across the nation each year, is a celebration of culture, an exhibition of technology, and a business and social event - all wrapped up in one dynamic, spectacular event at no charge to attendees. Visit DeafNation's website today at!

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