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NBC Red Network NBC 1931 Nbc1943logo NBC 1946 NBC 1952 NBC logo 1954 NBC Peacock 1956
1926–1931 1931–1942 1942–1946 1946–1952 1952–1954 1954–1959 1956–1976
 
NBC snake logo 1959.svg NBC logo 1975 NBC 1979 logo NBC logo NBC 2011 NBC 2014 Indent Style
1959–1976 1976–1979 1979–1986 1986–present 2011–2013 2013–present


1926–1931

1931–1941

NBC 1931

1941–1948

Nbc1943logo

1947–1953

NBC 1946

1952–1954

NBC 1952

1954–1959

NBC logo 1954

On January 1, 1954, a xylophone and mallet started being used for the logo, with the now-iconic three tone "GEC" jingle. Contrary to popular belief, the keys were not meant to represent the initials of the network's eventual owner, General Electric Company (GEC).

1956–1975

NBC Peacock 1956

On May 22, 1956, NBC started using a new logo for their color programming. The first logo showed the "wire" feathers of the peacock fanning out into color feathers (colored in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet), accompanied by a majestic orchestral tune. The original peacock is a lucky find today. In 1962, the network changed the logo, and this new variant was known by many as the "Laramie Peacock." It was shown on a kaleidoscopic background as a softer, woodwind-based, tune played, while the NBC peacock fanned its feathers and then transformed into the logo from before. This logo was accompanied by a voiceover which narrated, "The following program is brought to you in living color on NBC."

1959–1975

NBC Logo 1959

By 1960, a new logo, dubbed the "NBC snake," rendered the chimes obsolete. This logo is most famous for its vanity cards (also dubbed the "NBC Snake") that appeared at the end of programs NBC produced during this period.

1976–1979

NBC logo 1975

This NBC logo, nicknamed the Trapezoid N, was short-lived. The logo was first unveiled on October 1975 and premiered on-air January 1, 1976.

In 1976, a lawsuit was issued by a public television broadcaster in Nebraska named Nebraska Educational Telecommunications for potential copyright issues. The new NBC logo was virtually identical to the Nebraska ETV Network logo, except for the blue coloring in the right trapezoid of the NBC logo. An out-of-court settlement was reached in which NBC donated $800,000 worth of new equipment to Nebraska ETV, including a color mobile unit. It also paid Nebraska ETV $55,000 to cover the cost of designing and implementing a new logo. In return, NBC was allowed to keep the "N" logo.

1979–1986

NBC 1979
The Proud N logo with the "N" behind it.

The peacock returned, this time to stay, in this logo, which is shown with (above) and without (below) and with the color green replaced with indigo, the stylized "N." The version without the "N" was rarely seen after 1980. The network had, by this time, decided to take a new approach in its programming to introduce the slogan, "NBC - Proud As A Peacock!" It is nicknamed the "Proud N."

YouTube: The NBC "Proud As A Peacock" campaign, which restored the peacock logo, ran this promotional video on the network's stations.

1986–present

NBC 1986

A new logo created by Chermayeff & Geismar, was launched on May 12, 1986. Chermayeff & Geismar are also responsible for the logos of PBS, Chase Manhattan Bank, Screen Gems Television, and others. This logo would go on to be the longest used for the company.

2011–2013

NBC 2011

In May 2011, NBC altered and modified their logo slightly to feature bevels and gradients on it. Other aspects of the 2009 graphics package remained intact.

2013–present

NBC 2014 Indent Style

In April 2013, NBC altered and modified their 3D logo. The wordmark has a different font.

See Also

  • For other related logos and images see: NBC/Other

External links


NBCUniversal
Film studios:

Universal Pictures (Others | Trailer variants | Closing variants) | DreamWorks Animation SKG13 (On-screen variants | Trailer & Closing variants) | Universal 1440 Entertainment | Universal Animation Studios | Focus Features | Focus World | Gramercy Pictures | Working Title Films | Illumination Entertainment (Others) | United International Pictures8 | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan


Television studios:
Universal Television (Others) | NBCUniversal Television Distribution | Universal Cable Productions | Peacock Productions | NBCUniversal International Studios


U.S. broadcast networks:
NBC (HD) | Telemundo (HD) | Cozi TV


NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations:
NBC O&Os: KNBC | KNSD | KNTV | KXAS-TV | WCAU | WMAQ-TV | WNBC | WRC-TV | WTVJ | WVIT
Telemundo O&Os: KBLR | KDEN-TV | KEJT-LP | KHRR | KNSO1 | KSTS | KTAZ | KTLM | KTMD | KVDA | KVEA | KXTX-TV | WKAQ-TV | WNEU | WNJU | WSCV | WSNS-TV | WWSI


NBCUniversal Cable:
Bravo | Chiller | Cloo | CNBC (World) | E! | Golf Channel | MSNBC | NBCSN | NBC Universo | NHL Network | Oxygen | Sprout | Esquire Network3 | Syfy (HD) | Universal HD | USA Network (HD) | New England Cable News | The Weather Channel9


NBCUniversal International Networks:
Universal Channel (UK) | Syfy | Latin America | DreamWorks Channel12 | 13th Street Universal | (Calle 13 Universal | 13ème Rue Universal) | Diva Universal | Studio Universal | E! (Latin_America) | Telemundo Internacional11 | Golf Channel (Latin_America) | CNBC (Africa | Arabia | Asia | Australia | Awaaz | Europe | Latin America | Pakistan) | Movies 24 | Movies 24+


Comcast SportsNet:
Bay Area | California | Chicago | Mid-Atlantic | New England | Northwest | Philadelphia | The Comcast Network | SportsNet New York


Other assets:
DailyCandy | Fandango | Movieclips | Flixster | Rotten Tomatoes | Hulu (32%) | iVillage | NBC Sports Group | Universal Pictures Home Entertainment | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan | Green is Universal | Universal Parks & Resorts | Universal's Islands of Adventure | Universal Orlando Resort (Universal Studios Florida) | Universal Studios Hollywood | Universal Studios Japan | Universal Studios Singapore | Universal Studios Dubailand | Universal Creative | NBC News | NBC Sports | NBC Olympics | NBC Kids | NBC On Demand | NBCUniversal News Group | NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises


Defunct/Dissolved
Universal Cartoons | MCA Family Entertainment | Walter Lantz Productions | Revue Studios | Kayro-UTV Productions | MCA Inc. | MCA TV | MCA Television Entertainment | MCA DiscoVision | Seagram | Universal Eight | NBC Films | NBC Studios | NBC Enterprises | NBC International | NBC Home Video | Castle Films | Universal Pay Television | Multimedia Broadcasting | Universal Worldwide Television | Universal Television Entertainment | USA Network Originals | Studios USA | International Pictures | Island Pictures | October Films | Universal Focus | USA Films | NBC Plus | Trio | Diva TV | Exercise TV | Hallmark Channel (International) | MountainWest Sports Network | Good Machine | Cinema International Corporation9 | FilmDistrict | CIC Video8 | Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast | Comcast Sports Southwest | KidsCo5 | Fearnet2 | ITC Entertainment Group6 | ITC Film Distributors6 | Multimedia Motion Pictures | Associated Film Distribution7 | PolyGram Filmed Entertainment | PolyGram Television | PolyGram Video | Interscope Communications | USA Home Entertainment | USA Cartoon Express | NBC Universal Television Studio | Universal Media Studios | Universal Network Television | Propaganda Films | G4 | MSNBC Canada | Universal Sports4 | Qubo10 | CBS Telenoticias


Notes
1NBCUniversal owns the station, but it is operated by Serestar Communications.
2Co-owned with Sony Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation.
3Co-owned with Hearst Corporation.
4Owns a minority share, InterMedia Partners owns a majority share.
5Co-owned with Corus Entertainment.
6NBCUniversal acquired some of ITC's assets when Universal Pictures merged with PolyGram, but ITV plc still owns ITC's films and shows.
7NBCUniversal has some of AFD's assets, but Vivendi now owns EMI's films and ITV plc owns ITC's films.
8Co-owned with Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom.
9Co-owned with The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital; NBCUniversal owns 25% of the channel under The Weather Company.
10Joint venture with Ion Media Networks, DreamWorks Classics, Corus Entertainment and Scholastic.
11Joint venture with Televisa.
12Co-owned with DreamWorks Animation SKG.
13Acquisition pending.

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Comcast
Entertainment:
Xfinity | Xfinity 3D | NBCUniversal | Comcast SportsNet | Comcast Spectacor (Philadelphia Flyers | Wells Fargo Center | Spectra) | The Comcast Network

Advertising sales:
Comcast Spotlight


Comcast SportsNet Regional Networks:
Bay Area | California | Chicago | Mid-Atlantic | New England | Northwest | Philadelphia | SportsNet New York


U.S. broadcast networks:
NBC | Telemundo | Cozi TV


Film studios:
Universal Pictures (Others | Trailer variants) | Universal Animation Studios | Focus Features | Focus World | Gramercy Pictures | Working Title Films | Illumination Entertainment | United International Pictures7 | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan


Home video companies:
Universal Studios Home Entertainment | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan


Television studios:
Universal Television | NBC Studios | NBCUniversal Television Distribution | Universal Cable Productions


Television stations:
NBC O&Os: KNBC | KNSD | KNTV | KXAS-TV | WCAU | WMAQ-TV | WNBC | WRC-TV | WTVJ | WVIT
Telemundo O&Os: KBLR | KDEN-TV | KEJT-LP | KHRR | KNSO9 | KSTS | KTAZ | KTLM | KTMD | KVDA | KVEA | KXTX-TV | WKAQ-TV | WNEU | WNJU | WSCV | WSNS-TV | WWSI


Predecessor companies:
AT&T Broadband | Adelphia Communications Corporation | Group W Cable | MCA Inc. | Susquehanna Communications | MediaOne | Tele-Communications1


U.S. cable channels:
Bravo | Chiller | Cloo | CNBC (World) | E! | Golf Channel | MSNBC | NBCSN | NBC Universo | NHL Network | Oxygen | Sprout | Esquire Network2 | Syfy | Universal HD | USA Network | New England Cable News | The Weather Channel8


International cable channels:
Universal Channel (UK) | Syfy | Latin America | 13th Street Universal | (Calle 13 Universal | 13ème Rue Universal) | Diva Universal | Studio Universal | E! (Latin_America) | Telemundo Internacional12 | Golf Channel (Latin_America) | CNBC (Africa | Arabia | Asia | Australia | Awaaz | Europe | Latin America | Pakistan) | Movies 24 | Movies 24+


Other cable channels:
Comcast Entertainment Television (Denver) | Comcast Television (Michigan) | MLB Network (minority stake)


Websites:
DailyCandy | Fandango | Movieclips | Flixster | Rotten Tomatoes | iVillage | Movies.com


Environments:
Green is Universal


Sports:
Comcast SportsNet | Golf Channel | NBC Sports Group | NBC Sports | NBC Olympics | NHL Network


Children's:
NBC Kids | Sprout | Universal Animation Studios | Illumination Entertainment


News:
NBC News | CNBC (World) | MSNBC | The Weather Channel


Video-on-demand services:
Hulu (32%) | Impact11 | In Demand (part owner) | NBC On Demand | Sprout


Theme parks:
Universal Parks & Resorts | Universal's Islands of Adventure | Universal Orlando Resort (Universal Studios Florida) | Universal Studios Hollywood | Universal Studios Japan | Universal Studios Singapore | Universal Studios Dubailand | Universal Creative


Other:
Comcast Business


Defunct/Dissolved:
Universal Cartoons | MCA Family Entertainment | Walter Lantz Productions | Revue Studios | Kayro-UTV Productions | MCA Inc. | MCA TV | MCA Television Entertainment | MCA DiscoVision | Seagram | NBC Films | NBC Enterprises | NBC International | NBC Home Video | Castle Films | Universal Pay Television | Multimedia Broadcasting | Universal Worldwide Television | Universal Television Entertainment | Studios USA | International Pictures | Island Pictures | October Films | Universal Focus | USA Films | NBC Plus | Trio | Diva TV | Exercise TV | Hallmark Channel (International) | MountainWest Sports Network | Good Machine | Cinema International Corporation8 | FilmDistrict | CIC Video7 | Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast | Comcast Sports Southwest | KidsCo4 | Fearnet10 | ITC Entertainment Group5 | ITC Film Distributors5 | Multimedia Motion Pictures | Associated Film Distribution6 | PolyGram Filmed Entertainment | PolyGram Television | PolyGram Video | Interscope Communications | USA Home Entertainment | USA Cartoon Express | NBC Universal Television Studio | Universal Media Studios | Universal Network Television | Propaganda Films | G4 | MSNBC Canada | NBC Home Video | Golf Channel HD | Universal Sports3


Notes:
1A predecessor company of AT&T Broadband.
2Co-owned with Hearst Corporation.
3Owns a minortiy share. InterMedia Partners owns a majority share.
4Co-owned with Corus Entertainment.
5NBCUniversal has some of ITC's assets when Universal Pictures merged with Polygram, but ITV plc owns the shows and films from ITC.
6NBCUniversal has some of AFD assets, but Vivendi owns the EMI films and ITV plc owns the ITC films.
7Co-owned with Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom.
8Co-owned with The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, NBCUniversal owns 28% of the channel under The Weather Company.
9NBCUniversal owns the station, but it is operated by Serestar Communications.
10Co-owned with Sony Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment.
11Co-owned with MGM Holdings. 12Joint venture with Televisa.

Comcast logo 2012
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Television networks in the US
The Big Five: NBC | CBS | ABC | Fox | The CW

Other: Ion Television | PBS | MyNetworkTV | TBN | TCT

Spanish: Azteca | Estrella TV | MundoMax | Telemundo | UniMás | Univision


Cable: 5StarMax | A&E | ABC News Now | ActionMax | Adult Swim | Al Jazeera America | AMC | America One | America's Store | American Heroes Channel | American Independent Network | Animal Planet | Aspire | Audience Network | BabyFirstTV | BBC America | BET | BET Gospel | BET Hip-Hop | Big Ten Network | Bloomberg Television | Bloomberg Television HD | Boomerang | Bravo | BYUtv | C-SPAN (C-SPAN2C-SPAN3) | Caracol TV | Cartoon Network (HD) | CBeebies | CBS Sports Network | Centric | Chiller | Cinelatino | Cinemax | Cinemáx | Cloo | CLTV | CMT Pure Country | CNBC | CNBC World | CNN (Español) | Comcast SportsNet (Bay Area) | Comedy Central | Cooking Channel | Country Music Television | Create | Crime & Investigation Network | Current TV | Daystar Television Network | Destination America | DirecTV Cinema | Discovery Channel (Español) | Discovery Family (Español) | Discovery Fit & Health | Dish Network PPV | Disney Channel | Disney Junior | Disney XD | DIY Network | DOGTV | E! | El Rey | Encore (ActionBlackClassicEspañolFamilySuspenseWesterns) | Epix (23Drive-In) | ESPN (ClassicDeportesPPVESPN2ESPNewsESPNU) | Esquire Network | Eternal Word Television Network | Exercise TV | FamilyNet | Fashion TV (HDHD 3D) | Fearnet | Flix | Food Network | Fox Business Network | Fox College Sports | Fox Deportes | Fox Kids | Fox News Channel (HD) | Fox Soccer (Plus) | Fox Sports (12IndianaKansas CityNet HDNetworksOklahoma) | Frost Great Outdoors | Fuel TV (HD) | Funimation Channel | Freeform | Fuse | Fusion | FX (Movie ChannelFXX) | Fyi | G4 | Galavisión | Game Show Network | God TV (GOD TV) | GOL TV | Golf Channel | Great American Country | Grit | GSN | H2 | Hallmark Channel | Hallmark Movie Channel HD | Hallmark Movies & Mysteries | HBO (2ComedyFamilyLatinoSignatureZone) | Heartland | Here TV | HGTV | Logo


Digital-Television Channels: Antenna TV | Bounce TV | Cozi TV | GetTV | ION Life | Live Well Network | Me-TV | Movies! | PBJ | Qubo | RTV | This TV | Tuff TV | V-me | Grit | MHz WorldView | LAFF | WNEO Fusion | Justice Network | Decades | Create

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General Electric
Technology

GE Technology Infrastructure


Electricity
GE Energy Management | GE Power & Water | GE Measurement & Control Solutions | GE Intelligent Platforms | GE Appliances | RCA Corporation


Oil and Gas
GE Oil & Gas


Home and Business, Healthlife & Global Research
GE Home & Business Solutions | GE Global Research | GE Healthcare


Transportation
GE Transportation | GE Aviation | GE Aviation Systems


Finance
GE Capital | GE Money Bank | GE Energy Financial Services | GE Capital Rail Services | GE Commercial Finance | GE Consumer & Industrial


Former And Defunct
Alco-GE | NBC | NBCUniversal | Australian Guarantee Corporation | Canadian General Electric | Compagnia Generale di Elettricità | Electric Bond and Share Company | GE Americom2 GE Aerospace | GE Betz1 GE Capital IT Solutions | GECIS | GE Equipment Services | GE Industrial | GE Infrastructure | GEIS | Genesis Lease | GE Security | Genworth Financial | GE Motors | Montgomery Ward | Tungsram | Whatman | GE Energy | RCA Photophone | RCA-Columbia Pictures-Hoyts Video

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