National Broadcasting Company
TypeBroadcast television network (1939–present)
Radio network (1926–1993, 2012–2014, 2016–present)
Sports radio network (2012–present)
CountryUnited States
FoundedJune 19, 1926; 93 years ago (June 19, 1926)
by Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
SloganHere on NBC
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Headquarters30 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)
Key peopleBob Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment)
Launch dateRadio: November 15, 1926; 93 years ago (1926-11-15)
Television: April 30, 1939; 81 years ago (1939-04-30)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
(Experimentally broadcasting at 1080p through NBC affiliate WRAL-TV)
By state or Details
Official websitenbc.com

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[1]. 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, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Law and Order,Will and Grace, Meet the press, and Today.


  1. 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.

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