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National Broadcasting Company
Type Broadcast television network (1939–present)
Radio network (1926–1993, 2012–2014, 2016–present)
Sports radio network (2012–present)
Branding NBC
Country United States
Availability National

June 19, 1926; 91 years ago (June 19, 1926)

by Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
Slogan Here on NBC
Share the Moment
Headquarters 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City (Network HQ, East Coast studios and WNBC)
NBC Tower, Chicago (Midwest studios and WMAQ-TV)
10 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles (West Coast studios and KNBC)
Stamford, Connecticut (NBC Sports)
Owner NBCUniversal
Key people Bob Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment)
Launch date Radio: November 15, 1926; 91 years ago (1926-11-15)
Television: April 30, 1939; 78 years ago (1939-04-30)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
(Experimentally broadcasting at 1080p through NBC affiliate WRAL-TV)
Affiliates Lists:
By state or Details
Official website nbc.com
Language English
The NBC logo on a building.

NBC, whose letters stand for National Broadcasting Company, is an American television network that started in 1926 as a radio station. (Its first television progams aired in 1944.) It is owned by movie studio Universal Studios and appliance company General Electric. General Electric has sold 51% of the company to Comcast.[1] NBC owns and operates the cable news channels Consumer News and Business Channel(CNBC) and Microsoft NBC channel (MSNBC).

It is called "the Peacock Network" because of the title animal in its logo.

The network is famous for its three-note chimes, the "Must See TV" phrase and NBC Sunday Night Football, which is the most watched TV series after American Idol.[2]

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