NBC

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered in the Comcast Building (formerly known as the GE Building) at Rockefeller Center in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles (at Universal City Plaza) and in Chicago (at the NBC Tower). NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, which was originally created in 1956 for its then-new color broadcasts and became the network's official emblem in 1979.

Founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE) – which previously owned RCA and NBC until 1930, when it was forced to sell the companies as a result of antitrust charges – through its $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. Following the acquisition by GE (which later sold RCA), Bob Wright served as chief executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007, when he was succeeded by Jeff Zucker. In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, forming NBC Universal. Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, and acquired General Electric's remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBCUniversal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke.

NBC has eleven owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates throughout the United States and its territories, some of which are also available in Canada via pay television providers or in border areas over-the-air; NBC also maintains brand licensing agreements for international channels in South Korea and Germany.

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  • Chicago P.D.

    Chicago P.D.

    District 21 of the Chicago Police Department is made up of two distinctly different groups. There ar…

  • Chicago Fire

    Chicago Fire

    No job is more stressful, dangerous or exhilarating than those of the Firefighters, Rescue Squad and…

  • The Blacklist

    The Blacklist

    The Blacklist is a crime drama involving a former government agent who turned into a high-profile cr…

  • The Voice

    The Voice

    The Voice is a reality singing competition show where the idea is to find new singing talent via a s…

  • The Biggest Loser

    The Biggest Loser

    NBC's "The Biggest Loser" a show known for its incredible weight loss makeovers, will reveal an exci…

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New Yo…

  • America's Got Talent

    America's Got Talent

    With the talent search open to acts of all ages, America's Got Talent has brought the variety format…

  • The NEW Celebrity Apprentice

    The NEW Celebrity Apprentice

    Sixteen celebrities are set to compete for their favorite charities when The NEW Celebrity Apprentic…

  • The Night Shift

    The Night Shift

    Welcome to The Night Shift, where the toughest and craziest cases always seem to come through the do…

  • Saturday Night Live

    Saturday Night Live

    Saturday Night Live, NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 40th season in…

  • Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Late Night with Seth Meyers

    Seth Meyers, who is Saturday Night Live's longest serving anchor on the show's wildly popular "Weeke…

  • Last Call with Carson Daly

    Last Call with Carson Daly

    Currently in its 13th season on NBC, Last Call with Carson Daly continues to push the boundaries of…

  • Will & Grace

    Will & Grace

    Every straight girl needs a gay best friend, and interior designer Grace Adler found an ultimate acc…

  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon brought NBC's "The Tonight Show" back to its New Yor…

  • Days of Our Lives

    Days of Our Lives

    Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Brady…

  • Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon

    Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon

    Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon lets viewers in on the hijinks captured by the unblinking eyes of…

  • Hollywood Game Night

    Hollywood Game Night

    In Hollywood Game Night two contestants in each episode will be transported from their everyday live…

  • I Can Do That

    I Can Do That

    NBC puts six celebrities to the test in its new one-hour comedy variety series "I Can Do That."Comed…

  • Blindspot

    Blindspot

    A beautiful woman, with no memories of her past, is found naked in Times Square with her body fully…

  • Superstore

    Superstore

    Superstore is a workplace comedy about a unique family of employees at a super-sized megastore. From…

  • American Ninja Warrior

    American Ninja Warrior

    American Ninja Warrior is an action-packed series that follows competitors as they tackle a series o…

  • Chicago Med

    Chicago Med

    An emotional thrill ride through the day-to-day chaos of the city's newest state-of-the-art trauma c…

  • Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

    Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

    NBC's annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star…

  • Running Wild with Bear Grylls

    Running Wild with Bear Grylls

    Running Wild with Bear Grylls is an hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer, writer and t…

  • The Carmichael Show

    The Carmichael Show

    The Carmichael Show follows a young couple, Jerrod and Maxine, who decide to move in together but wh…

  • The Good Place

    The Good Place

    The Good Place is a smart, unique comedy about what makes a good person. The show follows Eleanor Sh…

  • Shades of Blue

    Shades of Blue

    Harlee Santos is a charismatic single mother and resourceful detective at the heart of a tight-knit…

  • Spartan Race

    Spartan Race

    Described as the ultimate in team competition, Spartan Race features friends, families and co-worker…

  • Trial & Error

    Trial & Error

    In the spirit of true crime documentaries, this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy centers on brigh…

  • Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave

    Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave

    Watch "Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave" an adventure-filled series bubbling with fun and games on NBC fe…

  • Taken

    Taken

    From Executive Producer Luc Besson comes a thrilling new addition to his iconic blockbuster action-f…

  • Dateline NBC

    Dateline NBC

    Dateline NBC presents in-depth coverage of news stories. Rather than just reading news reports, as m…

  • Golden Globe Awards

    Golden Globe Awards

    The Golden Globe Awards is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign…

  • Better Late Than Never

    Better Late Than Never

    NBC is taking five celebrated men from across genres on an epic adventure throughout Asia with its n…

  • First Dates

    First Dates

    Everyone can relate to the experience of a first date: the promise of potential love when it goes we…

  • Little Big Shots

    Little Big Shots

    Two of the biggest names in comedy, Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey, have teamed up to showcase som…

  • Strong

    Strong

    Professional volleyball player, fitness expert, actress, model and author Gabrielle Reece has been n…

  • Earth to Luna!

    Earth to Luna!

    What adults often take for granted in life's minutiae frequently delights children. One of those kid…

  • Astroblast!

    Astroblast!

    When you look at the night sky, you might notice three stars to the right of Alpha Centauri. That's…

  • 1st Look

    1st Look

    1st Look is the Emmy-winning, lifestyle show that takes you to the top destinations for inventive fo…

  • Meet the Press

    Meet the Press

    For almost as long as there has been television, there's been Meet the Press. The hourlong Sunday mo…

  • Timeless

    Timeless

    Timeless tells the story of a mysterious criminal who steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine,…

  • World of Adventure Sports

    World of Adventure Sports

    The "World of Adventure Sports" returns to explore the country's largest celebration of adventure sp…

  • Red Bull Signature Series

    Red Bull Signature Series

    The Red Bull Signature Series will include the most progressive and innovative snowboarding, mountai…

  • Christmas in Rockefeller Center

    Christmas in Rockefeller Center

    NBC will celebrate the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree with Christmas in Rockefel…

  • NBC Nightly News

    NBC Nightly News

    NBC Nightly News (titled as NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt for its weeknight broadcasts since Jun…

  • Today

    Today

    Today also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on…

  • The Red Nose Day Special

    The Red Nose Day Special

    Celebrating Red Nose Day for the third year in a row, NBC has anchored a special night of programmin…

  • Michael Buble Sings and Swings

    Michael Buble Sings and Swings

    Michael Bublé is back with his sixth annual NBC special! In Michael Bublé Sings and Swings, Bublé si…

  • The Wall

    The Wall

    The Wall is packed with drama and action, this is a game that the entire family can root for togethe…

  • Action Sports

    Action Sports

    Action Sports covers the unusual sports that other sports shows don't cover such as skateboarding, s…

  • New Year's Eve with Carson Daly

    New Year's Eve with Carson Daly

    Live New Year's Eve at 11:30 PM NBC's New Year's Eve (previously known as New Year's Eve with Carson…

  • Football Night in America

    Football Night in America

    Football Night in America is an American pre-game show that is broadcast on NBC, preceding its broad…

  • U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    U.S. Army All-American Bowl

    The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the premier high school football All-American game. Due to its di…

  • NHL All-Star Game

    NHL All-Star Game

    The NHL All-Star Game (National Hockey League All-Star Game) is an exhibition ice hockey game that i…

  • Maya & Marty

    Maya & Marty

    From Executive Producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces f…

  • Early Today

    Early Today

    Early Today is an early-morning news show, that precedes local newscasts in many markets, covers ove…

  • Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

    Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge

    From the producers of "American Ninja Warrior" comes Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge to NBC. Inspir…

  • Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

    Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors

    Based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing. This once-i…

  • This Is Us

    This Is Us

    Sometimes life will surprise you. This refreshingly honest and provocative series follows a unique e…

  • Great News

    Great News

    Getting along with some colleagues can be rough, but working with your mom? That's a whole other sto…

  • World of Dance

    World of Dance

    World of Dance is an unparalleled dance competition series where the winner will receive a life-alte…

  • Today's Take

    Today's Take

    Today's Takeis a daily live broadcast features co-hosts Natalie Morales, Al Roker, Tamron Hall and B…

  • Give

    Give

    Small charities often make a discreet impact, changing lives without recognition for their good work…

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual parade presented by the U.S.-based department store chai…

  • Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson

    Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson

    Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful a…

  • A Toast to...

    A Toast to...

    A Toast to... is a new NBC annual celebration of the past year that began airing in 2014. Kathie Lee…

  • Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist

    Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist

    Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist delivers morning news, videos, and photos about current events.

  • Rose Parade

    Rose Parade

    The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Parade presented by Honda…

  • Journey with Dylan Dreyer

    Journey with Dylan Dreyer

    NBC News meteorologist and co-anchor of the Saturday edition of "Today", Dylan Dreyer, helms this ce…

  • Naturally, Danny Seo

    Naturally, Danny Seo

    Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo brings his knowledge and experience to this series for youn…

  • The Voyager with Josh Garcia

    The Voyager with Josh Garcia

    With a world traveler as our guide, The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes audiences on an exciting and…

  • Wilderness Vet

    Wilderness Vet

    Hosted by renowned veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, "Wilderness Vet" features compelling stories fr…

  • NBC News Special Report

    NBC News Special Report

    Special events are covered by the NBC news team.

  • Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update

    Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update

    NBC is bringing a late-night institution to primetime with a four-episode order for Saturday Night L…

  • Kentucky Derby

    Kentucky Derby

    The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on…

  • Open House NYC

    Open House NYC

    Open House NYC showcases the hottest homes on the market, interior design tips from the experts and…

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