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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)
United States
AvailabilityNational and Worldwide
FoundedJune 19, 1926; 97 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)
HeadquartersComcast Building, Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York
ParentNBC Entertainment
(NBCUniversal Television and Streaming)
Key people
George Cheeks & Paul Telegdy
Launch date
Radio: November 15, 1926; 97 years ago (1926-11-15)
Television: April 30, 1939; 84 years ago (1939-04-30)
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)
By state
By market
Official website
ReplacedNBC Radio Network
The NBC logo on a building in Chicago.

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) 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.

Logo of NBC used until 2013

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[change | change source]

Logo of NBC used from 2013 until 2022

Stations[change | change source]

WHO-TV Des Moines, Iowa

WNBC New York City, New York

KNBC Los Angeles, California

References[change | change source]

  1. "NBC Entertainment on Twitter". Twitter. January 11, 2020. 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". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2019-01-22.
Prototype Version Of The Logo. (Used From Puerto Rico.)

Other websites[change | change source]