42 Facts About NBC New York

1. NBC New York had partial ownership of several regional sports channels and other cable channels such as American Movie Classics and Court TV.

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2. NBC New York Sports' telecast was the third-most-watched ever, with an audience of 22 million.

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3. NBC New York acquired the broadcast rights to the Olympics through 2008.

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4. NBC New York helped drive this growth by launching, growing, and acquiring what would become one of the industry's largest suite of cable networks, covering news, sports, and entertainment.

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5. NBC New York received 33 primetime awards, more than the other two networks combined.

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6. NBC New York presented an episode of Kukla, Fran, and Ollie on August 30, 1953, as the first publicly announced experimental broadcast in compatible color.

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7. NBC New York had used chimes as a switching cue from its beginnings as a radio network.

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8. NBC New York made it possible for a national audience to share in a single experience, be it a presidential address or a baseball game.

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9. NBC New York has used a number of logos throughout its history; early logos used by the television and radio networks were similar to the logo of its then parent company, RCA.

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10. On February 18, 2015, NBC New York began providing live programming streams of local NBC stations in select markets, which are only available to authenticated subscribers of participating pay television providers.

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11. NBC New York provides video on demand access for delayed viewing of the network's programming through various means, including via its website at NBC.

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12. NBC New York continues to own its entire library of programs produced after 1973, through corporate sister NBCUniversal Television Group.

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13. NBC New York sold the distribution rights to programs it produced prior to that year to National Telefilm Associates in 1973; those rights are currently owned by CBS Television Distribution, although NBC still owns the copyrights to the episodes.

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14. From 2003 to 2014, NBC New York held rights to two of the three pageants organized by the Miss Universe Organization: the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.

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15. NBC New York began airing a same-day rebroadcast of the parade telecast in 2009.

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16. NBC New York holds the broadcast rights to several annual specials and award show telecasts including the Golden Globe Awards and the Emmy Awards.

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17. On March 28, 2012, it was announced that NBC New York would launch a new Saturday morning preschool block programmed by Sprout.

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18. In 2002, NBC New York entered into an agreement with Discovery Communications to carry educational children's programs from the Discovery Kids cable channel.

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19. In 1989, NBC New York premiered Saved by the Bell, a live-action teen sitcom which originated on The Disney Channel the previous year as Good Morning, Miss Bliss.

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20. NBC New York has held the American broadcasting rights to the Summer Olympic Games since the 1988 games and the rights to the Winter Olympic Games since the 2002 games.

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21. NBC New York continued to grow the Chicago franchise with a third spinoff titled Chicago Justice.

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22. NBC New York improved considerably in total viewership, finishing behind long-dominant CBS in second place for the season.

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23. In 2013, NBC New York Sports migrated its business and production operations to new facilities in Stamford, Connecticut.

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24. In March 2007, NBC New York announced that it would begin offering full-length episodes of its prime time series for streaming on mobile devices, becoming the first US broadcast network to offer on-demand mobile episode content, as the market began shifting away from traditional television.

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25. The NBA on NBC New York enjoyed great success in the 1990s due in large part to the Chicago Bulls' run of six championships at the hands of superstar Michael Jordan.

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26. NBC New York aired the first of eight consecutive Summer Olympic Games broadcasts when it covered the 1988 Games in Seoul, South Korea.

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27. In 1959, NBC New York premiered a televised version of the radio program The Bell Telephone Hour, which aired in color from its debut; the program would continue on the NBC television network for nine more years until it ended in 1968.

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28. NBC New York began the transition with a few shows in 1954, and broadcast its first program to air all episodes in color beginning that summer, The Marriage.

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29. NBC New York was ready with color programming within days of the Commission's decision.

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30. Many years, NBC New York was closely identified with David Sarnoff, who used it as a vehicle to sell consumer electronics.

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31. NBC New York was a particularly noteworthy case in that it was the first to be acquired—and was bought by a conglomerate outside the broadcast industry as GE otherwise primarily served as a manufacturing company.

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32. In 1979, NBC New York launched The Source, a modestly successful secondary network providing news and short features to FM rock stations.

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33. NBC New York stations were often the most powerful, and some occupied unique clear-channel national frequencies, reaching hundreds or thousands of miles at night.

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34. NBC New York became home to many of the most popular performers and programs on the air.

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35. NBC New York started to use the chimes sequence in 1931, and it eventually became the first audio trademark to be accepted by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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36. On January 1, 1927, NBC New York formally divided their respective marketing strategies: the "Red Network" offered commercially sponsored entertainment and music programming; the "Blue Network" mostly carried sustaining—or non-sponsored—broadcasts, especially news and cultural programs.

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37. NBC New York has thirteen owned-and-operated stations and nearly 200 affiliates throughout the United States and its territories, some of which are available in Canada via pay-television providers or in border areas over-the-air; NBC maintains brand licensing agreements for international channels in South Korea and Germany.

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38. NBC New York is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting.

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39. On December 21, 2016, WNBC New York announced that it would be launching a new S band radar system, called "Storm Tracker 4", which is planned to launch in winter 2017.

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40. In fall 2016, WNBC New York entered a content-sharing agreement with WOR to include news and weather content supplied by the station; WNBC's weather content is heard on other iHeartMedia radio stations throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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41. On May 5, 2007, WNBC New York brought back its popular campaign song "We're 4 New York", composed by Kalehoff, after nearly six years off air.

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42. On May 9, 2017, it was announced that WNBC New York would return broadcasting from the top of the World Trade Center at One World Trade Center by the end of the year.

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