National Broadcasting Company

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The National Broadcasting Company (commonly NBC) is a television network founded in 1926 by RCA. Headquartered in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza, the company's broadcast holdings reach an estimated 97 percent of Americans. It is a part of NBC Universal, which is co-owned by General Electric and Vivendi.


NBC has 226 full-power affiliates covering 103.6 million households, second only to PBS [1]. It provides programming 24/7, including nightly national news, local national news, and primetime programming.