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|Type||Terrestrial television network (1939–present)|
Radio network (1926–1993, 2012–2014, 2016–present)
Sports radio network (2012–present)
|Availability||National and Worldwide|
|Founded||June 19, 1926|
by Radio Corporation of America (RCA), General Electric (GE), and Westinghouse
|Slogan||Big TV Starts Here|
Comedy Starts Here (comedy programming)
|Headquarters||30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City|
(NBCUniversal Television and Streaming)
|Key people||George Cheeks & Paul Telegdy|
|Launch date||Radio: November 15, 1926|
Television: April 30, 1939
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs; experimentally broadcasting at 1080p and 2160p UHD in some programs through NBC affiliate WRAL-TV)
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. NBC owns the cable news channels CNBC and MSNBC.
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
- "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."
- Peers, Martin; Jannarone, John; Linebaugh, Kate (2013-02-13). "Comcast Buys Rest of NBC's Parent" (in en-US). Wall Street Journal. . https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324880504578300432831438770. Retrieved 2019-01-22.