Since 2006, DeKalb County Television has won 138 National Awards for excellence in programming.
The overall tally includes: 40 Communicator Awards, 38 Pegasus Awards, 26 Telly Awards, 15 NACIO Awards (National Association of County Information Officers), 14 NATOA Awards (National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors), two AABJ Awards (Atlanta Association of Black Journalists), one NACo Award (National Association of Counties), one Savvy Award, and one Southeast Regional EMMY® Award.
Additionally, DCTV has received three Southeast Regional EMMY® Nominations, and one DeKalb County Proclamation.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) honored DCTV, under the direction of Diamond Miller Lewis, with its first EMMY in the category of Outstanding Achievement in Television Programming Excellence for Special Events Coverage (Other Than News or Sports). The station was recognized for its 67th edition of “Inside DeKalb,” a 30-minute newsmagazine show, which aired in February 2006 and featured team coverage of the funeral services of the late Coretta Scott King.
The EMMY is one of television’s most distinguished honors. DCTV also received Southeast Regional EMMY® Nominations for two episodes of its talk show, Let’s Talk DeKalb – one focusing on the county’s public safety and the other celebrating women in DeKalb. DCTV received a third EMMY nomination for its coverage of how the community responded to a gunman at McNair Elementary in 2014.
The National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors (NATOA) named DCTV the “Station of the Year” in 2006, beating out cable stations across the nation competing for this top honor. DCTV is the first station, not only in the southeast region, but also the entire east coast to receive this honor (in its budget category) by NATOA.
DCTV was also named NATOA’s 2006 first place winner in the Senior Productions category for its production of the “Inside DeKalb - Lou Walker Senior Center” special edition.
DCTV received a DeKalb County Proclamation in 2006. The Chief Executive Officer and Board of Commissioners of DeKalb County recognized DCTV as the leading media outlet for all county departments and proclaimed October 10, 2006 as “DCTV Day” in DeKalb County.
Since launching its full programming roster in 2003, DCTV has produced county-related programs and major features, including "Inside DeKalb," "Let's Talk DeKalb," "Commissioners' Corner," "DeKalb Salutes You," "Check it Out," "Arts, Culture & Entertainment Living," and “The Furry Files,” as well as award-winning public service announcements.
DeKalb County Television on Comcast Cable Channel 23 serves as the sole media source of DeKalb County government events and programs, working to inform and entertain the more than 750,000 residents in DeKalb.