Company Overview


NBC Universal Television Network

The NBC Television Network’s strength derives from combining NBC’s strong national identity and programming with the local identity and programming of its affiliates in communities across America. The sale of advertising time enables the NBC Television Network to provide programming to the public free of charge.

Affiliated television stations are an integral part of NBC’s overall broadcast service. The NBC Television Network broadcasts approximately 5,000 hours of TV programming each year, transmitting to more than 200 affiliated stations across the United States. These independently owned affiliates then broadcast the NBC signal to an estimated 99 percent of all homes in the United States with television sets. In addition to airing NBC’s national programming, affiliates serve their communities by producing news, sports, and public affairs programming that addresses local needs.

NBC Local Media Division

The NBC Local Media Division is a full-service local content provider for today’s digital platforms and provides integrated marketing solutions to the local marketplace. Comprising 10 individually managed and staffed NBC television stations in major U.S. markets, the group broadcasts NBC network programming and produces local content for broadcast television, broadband networks, digital channels, and various other media outlets.
NBC Owned-and-Operated Stations
  • WNBC (NBC4 New York)
  • KNBC (NBC4 Los Angeles)
  • WMAQ (NBC5 Chicago)
  • WCAU (NBC10 Philadelphia)
  • KNTV (NBC3 San Jose/San Fran.)
  • KXAS (NBC5 Dallas/Fort Worth)
  • WRC (NBC4 Washington)
  • WTVJ (NBC6 Miami)
  • KNSD (NBC7/39 San Diego)
  • WVIT (NBC30 Hartford)

  • Telemundo Network & Stations

    Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network, is the essential entertainment, news and sports source for Hispanics. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 93% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 142 markets through its 16 owned-and-operated stations (and one independent Spanish-language station), 36 broadcast affiliates, and nearly 700 cable affiliates. The individually managed and staffed stations are in key Hispanic markets and present substantial amounts of locally produced news, sports, and public affairs programming.

    The network’s schedule features a wide range of original programming, including popular novelas, talk shows, sports and news, reality, entertainment, and music programs. Telemundo is the only U.S. Spanish-language network to present a prime-time programming schedule consisting entirely of its own original programming. As a part of the NBC Universal family, Telemundo is able to offer viewers many programming synergies such as Spanish-language broadcasts of the Miss Universe Pageant and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
    Telemundo Owned & Operated Stations:
  • KVEA (Los Angeles)
  • WNJU (New York)
  • WSCV (Miami)
  • KTMD (Houston)
  • WSNS (Chicago)
  • KXTX (Dallas/Fort Worth)
  • KVDA (San Antonio)
  • KBLR (Las Vegas)
  • KSTS (San Jose/San Francisco)
  • KTAZ (Phoenix)
  • KNSO (Fresno)
  • KDEN (Denver)
  • KMAS (Denver)
  • WNEU (Boston/Merrimack)
  • KHRR (Tucson)
  • WKAQ (Puerto Rico)
  • Independent Station:
  • KWHY (Los Angeles)

  • NBC Entertainment

    NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards, and ratings success. The network has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.

    NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes critically acclaimed comedies like Emmy winners The Office, starring Steve Carell, and 30 Rock, starring Alec Baldwin and SNL’s Tina Fey; and the Emmy nominated My Name Is Earl.

    Veteran, award-winning dramas on the NBC lineup include ER and the Law & Order brand. Other critically-acclaimed dramas include Heroes, television's No. 1 Monday series in adults 18-49; and Chuck, Life, and Lipstick Jungle.

    Unscripted series for NBC include the hits Deal or No Deal, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice, and America's Got Talent, last summer's #1 series in total viewers.

    NBC’s late-night story is highlighted by the top-rated series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Saturday Night Live, each of which is No. 1 among key demographic groups.

    NBC Daytime’s Days of Our Lives consistently finishes among daytime's top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category.

    Saturday mornings the network broadcasts Qubo on NBC, a three-hour block that features fun, entertaining, and educational programming for kids, including the award-winning, 3-D animated series Veggie Tales.

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    NBC News

    NBC News has been a leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years, first on radio, and today via broadcast and cable television, the Internet, radio and cell phones. Operating around the clock with bureaus in key cities in the U.S. and overseas, NBC News provides immediate coverage and in-depth reporting of major events to a worldwide audience.

    For more than a decade, NBC News has served as the dominant force in television news, watched by more Americans than any other news organization. NBC News provides more than 25 hours of weekly programming, including Nightly News with Brian Williams, and the top-rated rated Today and Meet the Press with Tim Russert programs. Dateline NBC is the signature broadcast for NBC News in primetime. NBC News is the only broadcast news division with an affiliated cable channel, MSNBC, which provides 24-hour-a-day coverage of news events around the globe. consistently ranks as one of the leading news and information sites on the Internet -- winning both of the industry's top honors for online news in the past year. NBC Mobile provides news and information updates and show excerpts to cell phone users throughout the day reported by the anchors and correspondents of NBC News, and NBC News Radio produces up-to-the-minute radio reports for affiliated stations in all major markets across the country.

    NBC Universal Sports & Olympics

    NBC Universal Sports & Olympics presents viewers with a lineup of prestigious sports properties. As America’s Olympic Network, NBC will bring television’s most powerful property to hundreds of millions of viewers through 2012, including the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games and the 2012 London Games. Visit for more information.

    NBC Sunday Night Football is the premier primetime National Football League game of the week. The Football Night in America studio show kicks off NBC’s coverage each Sunday night during football season. The unprecedented six-year NFL deal, which includes innovative flexible scheduling, began in 2006 and continues through the 2011 season with Super Bowls in 2009 and 2012.

    NBC has the best broadcast schedule in golf with the USGA, PGA of America and PGA Tour. NBC Sports broadcasts such premier events as the U.S. Open, Ryder Cup, The Players Championship, The Presidents Cup and the final three season-ending PGA Tour Championship Series events featuring The Tour Championship.

    Other premier NBC Sports properties include Notre Dame football, Wimbledon, the French Open, the Kentucky Derby, and the Preakness Stakes. NBC Sports and the National Hockey League entered into a unique revenue sharing partnership in 2004. The network presents regional regular season coverage, Stanley Cup playoff games, and primetime coverage of Games 3-7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The breakthrough Dew Action Sports Tour, a five-month pro tour of action sports, is owned and operated by NBC Sports. The USA Network Sports lineup includes the Masters, more than 100 hours of U.S. Open tennis coverage; and popular primetime coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Visit for more information.

    NBC Weather Plus

    NBC Weather Plus is the nation’s first all-digital, 24/7 broadcast network. A joint venture between NBC Universal and its affiliates, NBC Weather Plus combines national and local weather coverage with in-depth, live reports throughout the day from trusted local meteorologists, backed by the strength of the NBC News network. When viewers tune into NBC Weather Plus, the network’s distinctive “L Bar” on the perimeter of the screen provides current temperatures as well as five-day and hour-by-hour forecasts in real time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during commercials—a first for any network. Visit, the only online weather portal powered by local meteorologists, for more information.

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