NBC Owned Television Stations
|Key people||Valari Staab, president|
|Parent||NBC Broadcasting (NBCUniversal)|
10 TV stations
NBC Owned Television Stations, formerly NBC Local Media, is the division of NBC Broadcasting (NBCUniversal) that oversees their owned-and-operated television stations, NBC Nonstop network, LXTV and Skycastle Entertainment, its in-house marketing and promotion company.
In 2006, NBC sold four stations from its smallest markets. In November 2007, the division changed its name to NBC Local Media. In March 2008, Local Media decided to focus on growing websites and the top ten market stations placing WTVJ in Miami and WVIT in Harford up for sale.
LXTV was acquired in January 2008 by NBC Local Media followed in March by the purchased of Skycastle Entertainment, Local Media's former outside sales and marketing firm. After NBC Weather Plus was shut down in late 2008, WNBC launched a replacement programming of local information, news and livestyle as NBC New York Nonstop in March 2009 using LXTV programs. In January 2009, Local Media and Fox Television Stations set up a local news sharing service starting with their Philadelphia stations after testing since the summer of 2008. Footage will be made available to other local media. On July 29, 2009, NBC Local Integrated Media replaced the standard station extension websites with city centric websites using nbccity.com web addresses.
In February 2010, the NBC stations launched a new website, theFeast.com, a restaurant news, blog and aggregate critic feature. Additional vertical websites were also launched including The Goods and The 20. Stations are encouraged by Local Media to develop their own specialized websites. The 20 is for the top special interest articles and the Goods is a group buying website launched in May.
In late 2010 and early 2011, eight more NBC O&O stations adopted the Nonstop digital subchannel format including the three California as one network. Each stations' Nonstop subchannel has eight hours of local programming along with core programming from affiliated production company's, LXTV: Talk Stoop, First Look and Open House.
In the Summer 2011, the company started to sell national advertising on behalf of affiliated cable channel, New England Cable News (NECN). In June, NBC Local Media's new president Valari Staab renamed the company to NBC Owned Television Stations. On November 3, NBC TV Stations announced that its seven local Nonstop subchannels would become a single national network, Nonstop Network. The Network will also add its stations that current do not have a Nonstop subchannel and beyond to other markets. A NBC executive indicated that the independent formatted Nonstop channels were doing well but needed separate 24/7 programming. The Network will have day time retro reruns and evening livestyle shows. Local stations will be able to pre-empt the national programming. By July 2012, NBC was also considering renaming the Network to "Bob TV" or some other name.
With Comcast purchasing controlling interest from GE of NBCUniversal in 2011, NBC owned stations were required by the Federal Communications Commission to develop partnership agreements with nonprofit news organizations. TheFeast website was transfer to NBCU affiliate DailyCandy.com in November.
With the success of the NECN advertising partnership in April 2012, NBC Owned Stations and the Comcast Sports Group extended the partnership nationwide with four additional markets where there are both a Comcast SportsNet channel and a NBC Owned station (New England, Mid-Atlantic, Northwest and Philadelphia).
In February 2013, LIN Media pulled out of its Station Venture Operations joint venture with NBCUniversal as part of a corporate reorganization, giving NBC 100% ownership of the venture's two stations, KNSD and KXAS-TV. LIN paid NBC around $100 million to allow for the transaction. The joint venture had existed since 1997, when LIN sold a controlling interest in KXAS to NBC, and NBC contributed KNSD to the resulting partnership.
Stations are listed in alphabetical order by state and city of license.
Note: Two boldface asterisks appearing following the call letters (**) indicate a station built and signed on by NBC.
|City of license/Market||Station||Channel
TV / DT
|Los Angeles||KNBC **||4 (36)||1949|
|San Diego||KNSD||39 (40)||1997|
|San Jose - San Francisco - Oakland||KNTV||11 (12)||2002|
|New Britain - Hartford - New Haven||WVIT||30 (35)||1997
(previously owned from 1956–1960)
|Washington, D.C.||WRC-TV **||4 (48)||1947|
|Miami - Fort Lauderdale||WTVJ||6 (31)||1987|
|Chicago||WMAQ-TV **||5 (29)||1948|
|New York City||WNBC **||4 (28)||1941|
|Fort Worth - Dallas||KXAS-TV||5 (41)||1997|
|City of license/Market||Station||Channel
TV / DT
|Years owned||Current Status|
|Birmingham - Tuscaloosa - Anniston||WVTM-TV||13 (13)||1996–2006||NBC affiliate owned by Media General|
|Denver||KCNC-TV||4 (35)||1986–1995||CBS owned-and-operated (O&O)|
(frequency currently occupied by PBS member station WNED-TV)
|Goldsboro - Raleigh - Durham||WNCN||17 (17)||1996–2006||NBC affiliate owned by Media General|
|3 (26)||1956–1965||CBS owned-and-operated (O&O)|
|Cleveland||WNBK/WKYC-TV ** 1||3 (17)||1948–1956
|NBC affiliate owned by Gannett Company|
|Columbus, Ohio||WCMH-TV||4 (14)||1996–2006||NBC affiliate owned by Media General|
|Providence, R.I. - New Bedford, MA||WJAR-TV||10 (51)||1996–2006||NBC affiliate owned by Media General|
|Salt Lake City||KUTV||2 (34)||1994–1995||CBS affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group|
- 1NBC sold controlling interest (51 percent) of WKYC-TV to Multimedia, Inc. in 1990. Multimedia was purchased in whole by Gannett in 1995; Gannett purchased NBC's remaining shares (49 percent) in 1999.
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- Kludt, Amanda (February 18, 2010). "NBC Launches Feast, a Food Blog and Meta Data Site". Eater.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
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- "LIN exits NBC joint venture, plans reorg". RBR.com. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- Myerson, Allen R. (October 23, 1997). "Hicks, Muse, Aided by NBC, Sweetens Lin Television Bid". The New York Times. Retrieved February 17, 2013.