Cozi TV

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Cozi TV
Type Digital broadcast television network
Country United States
Availability Nationwide via OTA digital television(covering 31% of the U.S.)[1]
Slogan The Easiest Decision You'll Make All Day
Broadcast area
United States
Owner NBC Owned Television Stations
(NBCUniversal)
Key people
Valari Staab, President of NBC Owned Television Stations
Meredith McGinn, VP of Local Programming
Marni Kupfer, VP of Lifestyle Production[2]
Launch date
March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09)
(New York Nonstop)
2010 (2010)
(Nationally; as NBC Nonstop)
December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
(relaunch; as Cozi TV)
Picture format
480i widescreen (SDTV)
Official website
www.cozitv.com

Cozi TV is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal. The network airs a mix of classic television series from the 1950s through the 1980s, movies, and first-run lifestyle programming.[2][3][4]

The network originated as a local news and lifestyle programming format that launched between 2009 and 2011 and was seen on digital subchannels operated by nine owned-and-operated television stations of the NBC television network in the United States under the brand NBC Nonstop.[2] The sitcoms and drama series now appearing on Cozi are primarily from the NBCUniversal Television Distribution program library, along with original programs from other distributors.

Overview[edit]

Local/regional format as NBC Nonstop[edit]

NBC Nonstop logo.

After NBCUniversal shut down NBC Weather Plus in December 2008, the network's flagship station WNBC in New York City replaced the network on digital subchannel 4.2 on March 9, 2009, with "NBC New York Nonstop", a channel that featured a mix of locally-produced news and lifestyle programming.[5]

NBC Local Media created the new position of executive vice president of Nonstop Network and appointed former WNBC general manager Tom O'Brien in June 2010.[6] In October, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. sister stations WCAU and WRC-TV launched their own versions of the channel. Chicago's WMAQ-TV launched its own local version in November 2010. NBC's three owned-and-operated stations in California (KNBC in Los Angeles, KNTV in San Jose-San Francisco and KNSD in San Diego) collaborated to launch the only regional Nonstop channel in January 2011 with NBC California Nonstop; Nonstop channels were also launched by KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth and WTVJ in Miami that same month. Each stations' Nonstop subchannel carried eight hours of locally-produced programming (usually in the form of additional local newscasts exclusive to the subchannel that were produced by the news departments of each station, and some lifestyle or talk-oriented programs), along with core programming from affiliated production company LXTV (such as Talk Stoop, First Look and Open House).[7]

Relaunch as Cozi TV[edit]

On November 3, 2011, NBC Owned Television Stations announced that its seven local Nonstop subchannels would become a single national network under the proposed name NBC Nonstop Network (also to have been called NBC Nonstop or Nonstop Network), the format of the national network was originally planned to feature a format similar to the local Nonstop channels, which would have placed the network in direct competition with the Live Well Network.[2][8] An NBC executive indicated that the independently-formatted Nonstop channels were performing well, but needed separate programming. NBC stated that the network would carry reruns of classic television series during daytime hours and lifestyle programming at night, and that local stations would be able to preempt the national Nonstop Network programming to carry their own local programming. By July 2012, it was announced that NBC was considering renaming the national network, with "Bob TV" among the names under consideration.[9]

On October 17, 2012, Time Out Chicago reported that NBCUniversal would launch a new classic television network (similar to Me-TV) called Cozi TV; this turned out to actually be the new name of the retooled version of NBC Nonstop.[3][10][11] NBC soft launched Cozi TV on its owned-and-operated stations as well as some charter affiliates on December 20, 2012; the network's official launch was on January 1, 2013.[12][13][14]

Affiliates[edit]

NBCUniversal currently broadcasts Cozi TV in all markets served by a station owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations group. The network will also seek carriage on the digital subchannels of other television stations, primarily NBC-affiliated stations.[3][4]

List of affiliates[edit]

City Station[1] Virtual
channel
Owner Notes †

Alabama[edit]

Troy/Montgomery WIYC 48.1 Enterprise Capital Group
(operated by Southern Venture Capital Group pending acquisition)

Arizona[edit]

Tucson KVOA 4.2 Cordillera Communications

Arkansas[edit]

Harrison K26GS-D 26.1 Reynolds Media, Inc.
Mountain Home K07XL-D 7.1

California[edit]

Fresno KAIL 7.2 Trans-America Broadcasting Corporation
Los Angeles KNBC 4.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.
San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland KNTV 11.2 Formerly used Nonstop branding.
San Diego KNSD 39.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.

Connecticut[edit]

New Britain/Hartford/New Haven WVIT 30.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Originally planned to launch a Nonstop network.

District of Columbia[edit]

Washington WRC-TV 4.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.

Florida[edit]

Fort Walton Beach WPAN 40.2 Franklin Media [15][16]
Miami-Fort Lauderdale WTVJ 6.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.

Idaho[edit]

Pocatello KPVI-DT 6.3 Intermountain West
Communications Company

Illinois[edit]

Champaign WAND-TV 17.2 Block Communications
Chicago WMAQ-TV 5.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.

Indiana[edit]

Indianapolis WTHR 13.2 The Dispatch Printing Company [17][18]
WALV-CD 46.1

Iowa[edit]

Davenport KWQC-TV 6.3 Media General

Massachusetts[edit]

Boston WMFP-TV 62 NRJ TV, LLC

Michigan[edit]

Detroit WMYD 20.2 Granite Broadcasting Corporation (subchannel formerly WCSN, then TheCoolTV, and finally a 16:9 480i simulcast of 20.1)

Missouri[edit]

Kansas City KSHB-TV 41.2 E. W. Scripps Company

Nevada[edit]

Las Vegas KSNV-DT 3.2 Intermountain West
Communications Company

New York[edit]

New York City WNBC 4.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.

Ohio[edit]

Cincinnati WOTH-CD 25.3 Block Broadcasting

Pennsylvania[edit]

Philadelphia WCAU 10.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.

South Dakota[edit]

Mitchell KDLV-TV 5.2 Red River Broadcasting [19][20]
Sioux Falls KDLT-TV 46.2

Tennessee[edit]

Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol WKPT-TV/WOPI-CA 19.3/9 Holston Valley Broadcasting Also serves Bristol, Virginia area. WOPI-CA is an analog-only station
Nashville WRTN-LD 6.3 Richard C. & Lisa A. Goetz

Texas[edit]

Abilene KXVA 15.3 Sage Broadcasting Corporation
Beaumont KBMT 12.3 London Broadcasting Group [21][22][23]
Bryan/College Station KAGS-LD 23.2
Corpus Christi KIII 3.4
Fort Worth-Dallas KXAS-TV 5.2 NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.
Houston KUBE-TV 57.5 Titan Broadcast Management
San Angelo KIDY 6.3 Sage Broadcasting Corporation
Tyler KYTX 19.3 London Broadcasting Group
Waco KCEN-TV 6.2

Utah[edit]

Salt Lake City KSL-TV 5.2 Bonneville International
(Bonneville International Corporation)

Programming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Stations for Network - Cozi TV". Network List. RabbitEars.info. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NBC Reinvents Nonstop As National Diginet". TV News Check. November 3, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c Jessell, Harry (October 24, 2012). "It's Official: NBC Stations Getting Cozi". TV News Check. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Knox, Merrill (October 24, 2012). "NBC Owned Stations Launch COZI TV To Replace NonStop Channels". Media Bistro. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Whitney, Daisy (March 2009). "NBC Goes 'Nonstop' on Subchannel". TV Week. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ Bachman, Katy (June 7, 2010). "NBC Local Makes Changes at Top". Ad Week.com. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Malone, Michael (2010-10-21). "Exclusive: NBC Local Media Sets 'Nonstop' Launch Dates". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Larz (November 3, 2011). "WMAQ-TV's Chicago NonStop To Become Part Of NBC Nonstop Network". Chicagoland Radio and Media. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Bob TV? NBCU Rolls Local News Channels Into New National Network". The Wrap News. July 11, 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  10. ^ Malone, Michael (October 17, 2012). "Report: NBC Owned Stations Launching Retro Subchannel". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  11. ^ Feder, Robert (October 17, 2012). "COZI TV: NBC going retro on new digital network". Time Out Chicago. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.facebook.com/cozitv/posts/135554043267353
  13. ^ Seven Questions with Haywood Nelson of What's Happening!!; COZI TV Soft Launches with Classic Holiday Episodes
  14. ^ NBC Stations Kick Off Cozi TV, TVNewsCheck, December 20, 2012.
  15. ^ "Mobile, AL / Panama City, FL - HDTV - Page 136 - post #4055 - WPAN is now carrying Cozi TV programming....". AVSForum.com. AVS. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  16. ^ WPAN Is Latest Station To Get Cozi, TVNewsCheck, February 1, 2013.
  17. ^ "Cozi-TV, Home to classic television, set to debut in Central Indiana - 13 WTHR Indianapolis". WTHR.com. WorldNow and WTHR. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "TV Listings Guide and TV Schedule, Where to Watch TV Shows - Zap2it - Indianapolis IN 46201". Zap2it.com. Tribune Media Services, Inc. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "KDLT News". KDLT.com. Red River Broadcast Co., LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "TitanTV Programming Guide - KDLV and KDLT". TitanTV.com. Broadcast Interactive Media, L.L.C. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "COZI TV - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC". 12NewsNow.com. WorldNow and KBMT. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Broadcast schedules - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC". 12NewsNow.com. WorldNow and KBMT; Titan TV. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "The Netwworks of 12 News". 12NewsNow.com. WorldNow and KBMT. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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