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National Broadcasting Company
TypeTerrestrial television network (1939–present)
Radio network (1926–1993, 2012–2014, 2016–present)
Sports radio network (2012–present)
BrandingNBC
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNational and Worldwide
FoundedJune 19, 1926; 95 years ago (1926-06-19)
by Radio Corporation of America (RCA), General Electric (GE), and Westinghouse
SloganBig TV Starts Here[1]
Comedy Starts Here (comedy programming)
Headquarters30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City
OwnerNBCUniversal
(Comcast)
ParentNBC Entertainment
(NBCUniversal Television and Streaming)
Key peopleGeorge Cheeks & Paul Telegdy
Launch dateRadio: November 15, 1926; 94 years ago (1926-11-15)
Television: April 30, 1939; 82 years ago (1939-04-30)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs; experimentally broadcasting at 1080p and 2160p UHD in some programs through NBC affiliate WRAL-TV)
AffiliatesLists:
By state
By market
Official websitenbc.com
LanguageEnglish
The NBC logo on a building in Chicago.

NBC, whose letters stand for National Broadcasting Company, is an American television network that started in 1926 as a radio company. NBC started airing Its first television programs in 1944. NBC is owned by Comcast, and was previously owned by General Electric and Universal Studios.[2] NBC owns the cable news channels CNBC and MSNBC.

It is nicknamed "The Peacock Network" because of the animal in its logo.

The network is famous for its three-note chimes, and NBC Sunday Night Football, which is the most watched TV series after American Idol. Some famous NBC shows are Saturday Night Live, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Law and Order, 30 Rock, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Will and Grace, Meet the Press, and Today.

NBC Television Shows

This is Us

Good Morning Miss Bliss

City Guys

A Little Late with Lilly Singh

Stations

WTHR Indianapolis, Indiana

WNBC New York City, New York

KNBC Los Angeles, California

References

  1. "NBC Entertainment on Twitter". Twitter. January 11, 2020. https://twitter.com/nbc/status/1216046659659915264. Retrieved January 22, 2020. "Powerful stories, unforgettable characters. Big TV Starts Here on NBC." 
  2. Peers, Martin; Jannarone, John; Linebaugh, Kate (2013-02-13). "Comcast Buys Rest of NBC's Parent" (in en-US). Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660 . https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324880504578300432831438770. Retrieved 2019-01-22. 

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