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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.


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Turner Congratulates NTN

Turner Broadcasting congratulates Narrative Television Network on 25 years of service.  (read more)

Narrative Television Network Begins 25th Season


Tulsa, Oklahoma - January 5, 2012 -
It was announced today that the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network is preparing to launch its 25th season of making movies, television, and educational programming accessible for our nation's 13 million people who are blind and visually impaired and their families.

Founded in 1988, NTN released its first accessible programs that fall and is currently working on broadcast, cable, DVD, and Internet streaming programming that will be available in late 2012 which will comprise NTN's 25th year serving its special audience. (read more)

Stovall Named Chairman of DLN

October 3, 2011 – For Immediate Release – It was announced today that Jim Stovall, Founder and President of the Narrative Television Network, was named Chairman of the Description Leadership Network (DLN). The Description Leadership Network is a coalition of world-class organizations involved with the practicality, policy, and technology of blindness and video accessibility. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the DLN will serve in a two-year project.

Stovall said, “As a blind person myself, and as someone who has dedicated my professional life to video description, being named chairman of the DLN ranks with receiving the Emmy Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Council of the Blind as a high point.”   (read more)

NTN Press

NTN has received national and international publicity, including features in The Wall Street Journal, TV Guide, Time Magazine, Variety, Woman's Day, and scores of other publications. NTN has been highlighted on CNN, Good Morning America, and many other national TV and radio shows.

Jim Stovall featured on CNNJim Stovall featured on Good Morning America 

             Jim Stovall appears on CNN                             Stovall on Good Morning America

NTN Receives Major Funding from the
US Department of Education

For over 20 years NTN has worked with the U.S. Department of Education to bring thousands of hours of high quality educational programming to children who are blind or visually impaired.  With funding from the Department of Education, NTN has made accessible programs from providers of educational material such as PBS, National Geographic, Cable in the Classroom, Annenberg/CPB, and the National Park Service.

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NTN Celebrates 25th Year
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Warner Brothers Releases The Lamp Movie on DVD with Description from NTN.
The Lamp movie

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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