NBC (National Broadcasting Company) is one of the three major commercial radio and television companies in the United States (the other two are CBS and ABC respectively). Headquartered in New York and founded in 1926, it is the oldest and most powerful commercial radio and television company in the United States.
Since its founding, NBC has been famous for its bold innovation. He has many “firsts” in American media: in the early 20th century, he took the lead in establishing the first national broadcasting network in the United States; W2xbs experimental television station was established on July 20, 1928. It was broadcast on October 30, 1931. On April 30, 1939, it began to broadcast President Roosevelt’s speech at the opening ceremony of the World Expo in New York. For the first time in American television history, boxing matches, baseball games, fashion shows, movies, musicals, etc. were broadcast. On January 12, 1940, it was televised with wnbt (now wnbc) and snicktad wrgb television in New York. Color TV was first tested on February 20, 1941. On October 14, 1943, according to the decision of the Federal Communications Commission, the blue broadcasting network (116 radio stations) was sold. (blue broadcasting network is the predecessor of ABC, one of the later three major broadcasting companies). In 1954, the first TV network in China to broadcast all color TV programs was launched in NTSC system. The programs are mainly news and entertainment programs. In 1965, he first launched color TV programs; In 1989, the experiment of American high definition TV ACTV was carried out for the first time. In 1996, he teamed up with Microsoft to jointly run MSNBC channel, which radiated information to all parts of the world through the Internet. Following the trend of U.S. economic recovery and financial and trade prosperity, NBC made another bold attempt to make a breakthrough. In 1998, NBC and Dow Jones jointly established CNBC channel to broadcast business news and real-time financial information, and set up branches in Europe and Asia. So far, its customers have exceeded 175 million. In 2002, NBC acquired telemundo, the second largest Spanish language television network in the United States, and Bravo, a cable television network with 70 million viewers.