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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.

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Chicago Fire
Chicago Fire

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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

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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…

Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is an Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase.Since its inception in 1975,…

Law & Order
Law & Order

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important, g…

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…

American Ninja Warrior
American Ninja Warrior

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

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Who Do You Think You Are?

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Chicago Med
Chicago Med

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Spartan Race
Spartan Race

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

Dateline NBC
Dateline NBC

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

The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show

After an enormously successful 23-year career as a radio personality, Wendy Williams concocted The W…

Super Bowl
Super Bowl

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Golden Globe Awards
Golden Globe Awards

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The Emmy Awards
The Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards also known as the Primetime Emmy Awards is an American accolade bestowed by the Acad…

Billboard Music Awards
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Miss America
Miss America

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1st Look
1st Look

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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…

Red Bull Signature Series
Red Bull Signature Series

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NBC Nightly News
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Today
Today

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The Red Nose Day Special
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The Wall
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Football Night in America
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Figure Skating
Figure Skating

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Early Today
Early Today

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The National Dog Show
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Rose Parade
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Kentucky Derby
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NBC Sunday Night Football

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New Amsterdam
New Amsterdam

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The Champion Within
The Champion Within

The Champion Within features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify…

Consumer 101
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Bring the Funny
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Young Rock
Young Rock

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That's My Jam
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