The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English-language commercial terrestrial radio and television network owned by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles (at 10 Universal City Plaza), Chicago (at the NBC Tower), and Philadelphia (at the Comcast Technology Center).
Founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States.
Why They Rock
- As mentioned above, It is the oldest major broadcast network in the US, having been around since 1926.
- The Peacock logo is very creative, having been used for the network's early color telecasts in the late 1950s and early 1960s (though it would be incorporated into their main logo beginning in 1979).
- The network has aired many fantastic shows, such as The Office, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Saturday Night Live, ALF, and many more.
- Raleigh, NC affiliate WRAL-TV is even testing out ATSC 3.0 (which adds 1080p and 4K video support to the current ATSC system, which currently only supports 720p and 1080i resolutions), making it the first U.S. broadcast network to broadcast at resolutions of 1080p or greater.
- NBC Raido's Blue Network served as the ABC network's direct ancestor.
- The famous NBC chimes.
- Some bad shows have aired on the network.
- Unlike CBS and ABC, it wouldn't be until 1980 that NBC ceased their wiping practices (whereas CBS ended their wiping practices in 1972; and ABC did the same in 1978, all thanks to Fred Silverman).
- The channel is involved in many controversies:
- The NBC television network has been accused of tolerating a culture of sexism and sexual harassment among its employees (especially within upper management and among senior anchors such as Matt Lauer) and also of covering up indiscretions committed by prominent figures in the company through intimidation campaigns against victims that include a widespread use of non-disclosure agreements.
- In March and April 2019, the Huffington Post and Wired reported that NBC had paid a firm to improve its reputation by lobbying for changes to the Wikipedia articles on Nextdoor, NBC and several others.
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