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Since 1988, NTN has been a leader in making television, movies, and educational programming accessible to our nation's 13 million people who are blind and visually impaired and their families.


 About Jim Stovall



Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker, and an entrepreneur.  He is Co-Founder and President of the Narrative Television Network which makes movies and television accessible for our nation's 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families.  Although originally designed for people who are blind and visually impaired, over Jim Stovall 60% of NTN's nationwide audience is made up of fully-sighted people who simply enjoy the programming.

The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.

NTN has grown to include over 1,200 cable systems and broadcast stations reaching virtually every home in the United States, and NTN is shown in eleven foreign countries.  NTN programming is also presented via the Internet at, serving millions of people around the world.

In 2000, Stovall was selected as the one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce.  The President's Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Stovall as the 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Stovall was recently selected as the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as recipients of this honor.

He has appeared on Good Morning America and CNN, and has been featured in Reader's Digest, TV Guide, and Time magazine, as well as Forbes magazine and The Wall Street Journal.  He is the author of You Don't Have to Be Blind to See, Success Secrets of Super Achievers, The Way I See the World, and recently released The Ultimate Gift, among his 30 titles.

In 2010, Stovall received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council of the Blind for his work with the Narrative Television Network. 

In 2011, Stovall was named Chairman of the Description Leadership Network (DLN) made up of all of the key producers and providers in the description industry.

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NTN Celebrates 25th Year
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Warner Brothers Releases The Lamp Movie on DVD with Description from NTN.
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NTN President, Jim Stovall, is named Chairman of the Description Leadership Network to oversee the industry. (read more)

NTN Completes 500th Described Episode of Law & Order for Turner. (click here for more information)

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