The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcasting television network and former radio network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Rockefeller Center with additional major offices near Los Angeles and in Chicago. NBC is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network," due to its stylized peacock logo, created originally for its color broadcasts.

Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC was the first major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE), with GE's $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. GE had previously owned RCA and NBC until 1930, when it had been forced to sell the company as a result of antitrust charges.

After the 1986 acquisition, the chief executive of NBC was Bob Wright, until he retired, giving his job to Jeff Zucker. The network is currently part of the media company NBCUniversal, which is a joint venture of Comcast and General Electric since 2011 (and before that, jointly owned by GE and current Universal Music Group parent Vivendi). As a result of the merger, Zucker left NBC and was replaced by Comcast executive Steve Burke.

NBC has 10 owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates in the United States and its territories. Archival footage from a majority of the NBC owned-and-operated stations is available for perusal and purchase through the NBCUniversal Archives.

Read more about NBCNBC News, Programming, NBCi, Evolution of The NBC Logo, Library

Other articles related to "nbc":

Alfred Hitchcock Presents - 1985 Revival
... In 1985, NBC aired a new TV movie based upon the series, combining newly-filmed stories with colorized footage of Hitchcock from the original series to ... The new series lasted only one season before NBC cancelled it, but it was then produced for two more years by USA Network (which is now co-owned with NBC under NBC Universal) ...
SportsCenter - Conditions To Showing Highlights
... beginning with the 2006 Winter Olympics they received these extended rights from NBC as part of the deal that saw ABC release Al Michaels from his contract, so he could join John Madden and key ... TV networks (such as CBS Sports and NBC Sports) that will not release highlights of certain sporting events to ESPN unless its name is labeled across the screen for the entire length of the highlight (Courtesy NBC ...
NBC - Library
... Through the years, NBC has produced many shows in-house, in addition to airing content from other producers such as Revue Studios and its successor Universal Television ... Notable in-house productions of NBC included Get Smart, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Las Vegas and Crossing Jordan ... NBC sold the distribution rights to its pre-1973 shows to National Telefilm Associates in 1973 ...
6th Primetime Emmy Awards - Most Nominations
... By network NBC – 36 CBS – 30 ABC – 3 By program I Love Lucy (CBS) / The Jackie Gleason Show (CBS) / Mr ... Peepers (NBC) / Your Show of Shows (NBC) – 4 ...
NBC (disambiguation)
... NBC is a television broadcast network in the United States ... NBC may also stand for ...

Famous quotes containing the word nbc:

    Whether lawyer, politician or executive, the American who knows what’s good for his career seeks an institutional rather than an individual identity. He becomes the man from NBC or IBM. The institutional imprint furnishes him with pension, meaning, proofs of existence. A man without a company name is a man without a country.
    Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935)