December 7, 2021
National Broadcasting Company (NBC, pronunciation in English: /'en.'bi.'si/; translated into Spanish as Compañía Nacional de Radiodifusión) is a commercial television - and previously also radio - network of American origin, with headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City's Rockefeller Center and other major offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. The chain is one of the largest in the entire United States and is sometimes referred to as the Peacock Network (lit. "Peacock Chain") because of its stylized logo, which resembles a peacock, whose first version was originally created to promote the channel's color broadcasts. Formed in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC is the oldest major broadcasting network in the United States. In 1986, control of NBC passed to the General Electric Company (GE), when it bought RCA for US $ 6.4 billion. Previously, and until 1930, GE had owned both RCA and NBC, until it was forced to sell the company as a result of antitrust charges. After that acquisition in 1986, Bob Wright was appointed CEO of the chain until his retirement, subsequently giving his position to Jeff Zucker. The network is currently a division of the media company NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast; it was previously part of a joint venture with General Electric, from 2011 to 2013,  and was previously jointly owned by GE and Vivendi. As a result of the merger, Zucker left NBC and was replaced by Comcast executive Steve Burke. NBC is the producer of a multitude of television programs, owns 13 television stations and affiliates with about 200 others in the United States and its territories,   and is the parent company of several television networks. cable and satellite television and investments in Internet and other multimedia activities. NBC is also responsible for the broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards, the second most important ceremony in the film industry. Much of the broadcast archive of the stations you own is available for reading and purchase through the "NBCUniversal Archives."