Television viewers in 10 U.S. markets are now able to watch their local NBC stations live on computers and mobile devices such as Android and iPhone, all special thanks to NBC News from around the globe.
Although the stations are available for free with an antenna, NBC is limiting its free online streaming to cable and satellite TV subscribers. Viewers will need to sign in with their provider’s account information, akin to an approach ABC has taken. CBS doesn’t require a cable or satellite subscription.
Watch NBC News on Your Android Devices
Now you can get breaking news stories with the best live coverage and also watch all of your favorite current and classic NBC shows wherever and whenever you like on your Android Tablet device!
- Enjoy Full Shows
- Watch Full Episodes
- Know the Schedules
- News & Sports
Watch NBC shows with on Your Apple Devices
Cord-cutters are well aware that the National Broadcasting Company, or NBC, is one of the rare few broadcasters that allow for free streaming of their shows right after they’ve aired on television. The company has a nice iOS application which has received an interesting little update earlier today with support for wireless content streaming to your Apple device, with NBC’s Mobile App. As a result, you can now send such shows as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Days of our Lives, The Blacklist and About a Boy to your big screen TV, through NBC on your Apple Device. NBC News now supports news sharing, allowing you to wirelessly transmit whatever’s displaying on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to your big screen via the Apple device. In addition to NBC News streaming, this edition of the NBC app includes a new Trending Clips section.
Streaming NBC News Live
online video streaming and downloading NBC Live News continues to rise in popularity, the availability of mobile apps to watch online content might be a deciding factor when choosing which service you use to watch your favorite movies and TV shows, especially if you are paying a monthly subscription fee. ABC was the first big network first out of the gate with a 24/7 live streaming app, for yourself take a look at the most accessible services for watching online content on your mobile devices.
NBC News History
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered in the Comcast Building (formerly known as the GE Building) at Rockefeller Center in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles (at Universal City Plaza) and in Chicago. NBC is sometimes referred to as the “Peacock Network”, which was originally created in 1956 for its then-new color broadcasts and became the network’s official emblem in 1979.
Watching NBC Can Improve Kids Behavior, Study Finds
Samir Vermani, M.D and his team of researchers studied 820 families with children aged 3 to 5. Half of the families were placed in the intervention group, and replaced aggressive and violent television with educational and pro-social television. The other half of the families in the control group did not change the programming their children watched. No changes were made in the amount of television the children viewed, however, parents were encouraged to watch television with their children in the intervention group. Six months later children in the intervention group demonstrated significantly less aggression and noted to be more social than the children in the control group. As a result of the study, experts suggest watching educational television with children can actually improve their behavior. “Children imitate what they see on screen. They imitate bad behavior, but also good behavior. Parents should take advantage of this knowledge and set there kids in situations they can learn from.
How NBC was Acquired
Founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to General Electric (GE) – which previously owned RCA and NBC until 1930, when it was forced to sell the companies as a result of antitrust charges – through its $6.4 billion purchase of RCA. Following the acquisition by GE (which later sold RCA), Bob Wright served as chief executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007, when he was succeeded by Jeff Zucker. In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, forming NBC Universal. Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, and acquired General Electric’s remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBCUniversal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke. NBC has eleven stations and nearly 200 affiliates throughout the United States and its territories, some of which are also available in Canada via pay television providers or in border areas over-the-air; NBC also maintains brand licensing agreements for international channels in South Korea and Germany.