Northern Television Center

Northern Television Center

NTC is the award-winning "nerve center" of broadcast journalism at Northern Illinois University. It is also the home of our advanced studio production facility, where we produce original local news, sports, and entertainment feature programming for the DeKalb and Sycamore, Illinois, communities.

NTC "airs" programming to the NIU campus via NIUTEL Cable on Channel 20. Our signature production is "NTC News Tonight," a 25-minute, "live" newscast, recorded each afternoon for re-broadcast at 6pm, 8pm, 10pm and noon Monday through Thursday. The full-length program includes a weather segment produced by meteorology students--including their own five-day forecast--and a sports segment covering NIU and high school athletic programs.

We also give sports its own showcase in our award-winning, regular feature program called "Top Shelf Sports." Each semester, NTC hosts various other magazine and public affairs projects.