Our History

In 1987, a bold group of diverse faith leaders created the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, recognizing that the cable television industry could support their mission to make faith visible nationally. While we are no longer a cable television network, the rewarding odyssey of the next 30 years led to both our current name — Odyssey Impact® — and to a clear understanding that our unique value lies in our ability to connect faith-based and secular organizations to build awareness about the pressing social issues of our time, through film.

The Odyssey Impact® library is filled with inspirational stories that connect people across geography, identity, faith identity and ideology. The human journey, past and present, are captured in the breadth of the long and short form videos, scripted television movies, and documentaries Odyssey has produced and supported since its early history.