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NBC Owned Television Stations (formerly NBC Local Media & NBC Television Stations Division (TVSD)[4]) is the division of NBCUniversal Owned TV Stations (NBCUniversal), a subsidiary of Comcast that oversees their owned-and-operated television stations, Cozi TV network, LXTV and Skycastle Entertainment, its in-house marketing and promotion company.


NBC Television Stations Division

NBC's owned and operated television stations group was formed by National Broadcasting Company (NBCUniversal's name at the time) as "NBC Television Stations Division (TVSD)".

In 1997, NBC and LIN Television Corporation formed Station Venture Holdings with LIN's KXAS and NBC's KNSD.[5]

NBC Local Media

In 2006, NBC sold four stations from its smallest markets. In November 2007, TVSD 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 Hartford up for sale.[6]

LXTV was acquired in January 2008 by Local Media[7] followed in March by the purchase of Skycastle Entertainment, Local Media's former outside sales and marketing firm.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] On July 29, 2009, NBC Local Integrated Media replaced the standard station extension websites with city centric websites using web addresses.[11]

In February 2010, the NBC stations launched a new website,, a restaurant news, blog and aggregate critic feature.[12] 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.[13]

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.[14]

NBC Owned Television Stations

In Summer 2011, the company started to sell national advertising on behalf of affiliated cable channel, New England Cable News (NECN).[15] In June, Local Media's new president. Valari Staab. renamed the company to NBC Owned Television Stations (NBCOTS).[1]

On November 3, 2011, NBCOTS announced that its seven local Nonstop subchannels would become a single national network, Nonstop Network. The Network will also add its stations that currently do not have a Nonstop subchannel and beyond to other markets.[16] A NBC executive indicated that the independent formatted Nonstop channels were doing well but needed separate 24/7 programming. The Network will have daytime retro reruns and evening lifestyle 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.[17]

With Comcast purchasing controlling interest from GE of NBCUniversal in 2011, NBC stations were required by the Federal Communications Commission to develop partnership agreements with nonprofit news organizations.[13] TheFeast website was transferred to NBCU affiliate in November.[18] In December, four NBC stations indicated their non-profit news partners with the partnership modeled after KNSD and Voice of San Diego's preexisting one.[19]

With the success of the NECN advertising partnership in April 2012, the division 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).[15] On October 24, 2012, NBCOTS announced it will relaunch the NBC Nonstop network as Cozi TV, which will feature classic TV shows, movies and, original programming.[20]

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.[21]

In July 2013, NBCOTS and Telemundo's O&Os station groups were brought together under a newly formed division, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations under NBC TV Station president Valari Staab, with NECN was transferred into NBC Stations.[2]

With four NBC stations already having 4 PM newscasts, in late May the remaining four stations, WNBC, KNBC, WTVJ, and WVIT, added 4 PM news.[22]KNTV, however, is the only NBC O&O left that doesn't have its own 4 PM news.

On January 7, 2016, NBCOTS announced that it would launch an NBC O&O in Boston, NBC Boston, on January 1, 2017, replacing affiliate WHDH.[23] It was originally rumored that NBC would air primary on a WNEU channel, however on November 1, it was announced that NBC would use Boston-area translator WBTS-LD (acquired from WNEU's former operator ZGS Communications), with WNEU airing NBC Boston on its DT2 channel for the New Hampshire side of the DMA.[24][25][26]

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
IndustryBroadcast television
FoundedJuly 23, 2013 (2013-07-23)
Key people
Valari Staab, president
ParentNBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News
DivisionsNBC Owned Television Stations
Telemundo Station Group

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is a station holding division with two groups, NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo Station Group.


In July 2013, NBC Owned Television Stations and Telemundo's O&Os stations to form a new division, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations under NBC TV Station president Valari Staab.[2] NBC Responsds/Telemundo Responde units were launched by NBCU Stations in 2014 with a central Consumer Investigative Center based in Dallas. Center and the units investigate consumer rip off with the intent of getting money back for the complainant. By 2019, 18 stations were operating a Repsonds team with two more started up in 2019 (WTMO Orlando and KTDO El Paso) and 2 more planned in 2020.[27]

With the January 7, 2016 announcement of the new owned and operated NBC Boston station was that the new station would be cluster with the other Boston outlets, New England Cable News and WNEU (Telemundo Boston) under their president Mike St. Peter.[23] In March 2016, NBU announced the NBCUniversal Boston Media Center, a regional headquarters in Needham Crossing office park, bringing together the cluster from Newton and the NBC Sports Boston cable channel from Burlington together.[28] Opened in January 2020, the center also came equip with a podcast production studio as mainstream media starts pushing into the podcast industry.[29]

In 2017, NBC announced that it was hiring people for KNSD with the intention of launching a new Telemundo O&O station in San Diego, replacing Tijuana, Mexico-licensed station XHAS-TDT (whose affiliation expired at the end of June 2017). The new Telemundo affiliate, branded as "Telemundo 20", launched on July 1 on KNSD's digital 39.20 subchannel. Additionally, KNSD launched TeleXitos, a Spanish equivalent to Cozi TV, on channel 39.21 the same day. On September 12, 2017, NBCUniversal acquired KUAN from NRJ TV, LLC, the owner of KSCI, for $650,000;[30] the sale was completed on December 21, 2017.[31] Concurrently, KUAN entered into a channel-sharing agreement with KNSD. This was done with the separate KUAN-LD transmitter ending service, and 39.20 and 39.21 becoming identified with KUAN-LD instead and re-numbered to KUAN's channel 48.[32]


Stations are listed in alphabetical order by state and city of license.

NBC current


    • - indicates a station built and signed on by NBC.

++ - simulcast on digital subchannel of Telemundo O&O WNEU, Merrimack, New Hampshire.

- is a guest on PBS member station WGBX-TV Boston frenquency; licensed to Nashua, New Hampshire.

¤¤ - regional all-news cable channel; does not normally carry NBC network programming (unlike the other stations listed below).

~~ - indicates a station that was owned by The Outlet Company prior to its sale to NBC in 1996.

§§ - indicates a station that was affected by a 1995 trade between NBC and Westinghouse Broadcasting/CBS.


  1. ^ NBC sold controlling interest (51 percent) of WKYC-TV to Multimedia, Inc. in 1991. Multimedia was purchased in whole by Gannett (predecessor of Tegna, Inc.) in 1995; Gannett purchased NBC's remaining shares (49 percent) in 1999.

Telemundo Station Group

  • (**) - Indicates a station built and signed on by Telemundo
  • (++) - Indicates a station owned by ZGS Communications before its sale to NBCUniversal's Telemundo Station Group in 2018
  • (^^) - Indicates a station owned by Serestar Communications before its sale to NBC Universal's Telemundo Station Group in 2019
  • () - Original "NetSpan" station (predecessor network to what would become Telemundo)
  1. ^ Though traditionally owned by Telemundo as a translator of KSTS, since 2014 this station has carried Cozi TV in English on its primary channel and no longer carries Telemundo programming.
  2. ^ This station was jointly owned by Ensaness Communications from 1996 to 2003.
  3. ^ Since 2014, WKAQ-TV also carries a mainly WNBC-sourced NBC affiliate, NBC Puerto Rico, in English on their DT3 channel.
  4. ^ This station was originally owned by Telemundo as its Boston station, W32AY, from 1995 to 2001. It was acquired by NBCUniversal in 2016 and served as the primary station for NBC Boston from 2017 to 2019 before being moved to Providence.

Station Venture Holdings

Station Venture Holdings, LLC
Joint venture
IndustryBroadcast television
DefunctFebruary 2013 (2013-02)
OwnersNBC (79.62%)
LIN Television Corporation (20.38%)[33]
DivisionsStation Venture Operations, LP
WYCN-LD (post-joint venture)

Station Venture Holdings, LLC was a venture between NBC and LIN Television Corporation[33] that included Station Venture Operations, LP that operates two NBC affiliated television stations -- KNSD and KXAS-TV.[34] These stations when in the JV were considered owned and operated stations as NBC holds a majority stake in the venture.[35] WBTS-LD (now WYCN-LD) was added to this venture in November 2016 as the licensee for that station.


The venture began in 1997 when LIN sold a controlling interest in KXAS to NBC, and NBC contributed KNSD to the resulting partnership. Owing to their controlling stake in the partnership, NBC took operational control of both stations.[5] In February 2013, LIN pulled out of its Station Venture Operations joint venture with NBCUniversal as part of a corporate reorganization, giving NBC 100% ownership of KXAS and KNSD. LIN paid NBC around $100 million to allow for the transaction.[21] The stations remain under this name for FCC licensing purposes, along with WYCN-LD.


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  8. ^ Malone, Michael (March 5, 2008). "NBC Local Media Acquires Marketing Outfit Skycastle Entertainment". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2012.
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  10. ^ Greppi, Michele (November 2008). "Fox, NBC Stations Form Local News Service". TV Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ Bachman, Katy (July 29, 2009). "NBC Local Launches 10 City Sites". Ad Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ Kludt, Amanda (February 18, 2010). "NBC Launches Feast, a Food Blog and Meta Data Site". Retrieved 2012.
  13. ^ a b Krasilovsky, Peter (June 2, 2011). "NBC's Sean Monzet: NBC O&O Sites Focus on Verticals, Social and Hyperlocal". Local Media Watch. Retrieved 2012.
  14. ^ Malone, Michael (October 21, 2010). "Exclusive: NBC Local Media Sets 'Nonstop' Launch Dates". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2012.
  15. ^ a b Rubino, Lindsay (April 16, 2012). "NBC Owned Stations, Comcast Sports Group Strike Ad Sales Partnership". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2012.
  16. ^ "NBC Reinvents Nonstop As National Diginet". TVNewsCheck. November 3, 2011. Retrieved 2012.
  17. ^ "Bob TV? NBCU Rolls Local News Channels Into New National Network". The Wrap News. July 11, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  18. ^ Caskey, Melissa (November 8, 2011). "The Feast: From NBC to DailyCandy". LA Weekly. Retrieved 2012.
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  20. ^ Jessell, Harry A. (October 24, 2012). "It's Official: NBC Stations Getting Cozi". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 2012.
  21. ^ a b "LIN exits NBC joint venture, plans reorg". Retrieved 2013.
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  23. ^ a b "NBCU Launching NBC O&O in Boston Next Year". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "NBC Boston Launches Jan. 1 on Channel 10 on Most Providers". NECN. NBCUniversal Media LLC. Retrieved 2016.
  25. ^ "NBC's New Boston O&O, WBTS, Sets Lineup". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved 2016.
  26. ^ "Where you can find the new NBC Boston on your remote". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2016.
  27. ^ Malone, Michael (April 25, 2019). "NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations Step Up Consumer Investigative Units". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2020.
  28. ^ Chesto, Jon (March 29, 2017). "NBCUniversal plans a $125m headquarters in Needham - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe. Retrieved 2020.
  29. ^ Stahl, Michael (February 12, 2020). "TVN Focus | Stations See Audience, Rev Potential In Podcasts". TV News Check. Retrieved 2020.
  30. ^ "Station Trading Roundup: 2 Deals, $660,000". TVNewsCheck. September 26, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  31. ^ Consummation Notice
  32. ^ Modification of a Licensed Facility for LPTV Station Application
  33. ^ a b Nesi, Ted (May 11, 2009). "LIN TV mulls layoffs amid sales slump". Providence Business News. Retrieved 2012.
  34. ^ "Company Overview of Station Venture Operations Lp". Company profiles. Business Week. Retrieved 2012.
  35. ^ "NBCUniversal 2011Annual Report/ 10K" (PDF). NBCUniversal. Retrieved 2012.

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