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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

is a television network news operation, a division of .

NBC News’ programming includes the , , , and . In addition, the division provides content for the cable news channel and business news channel .

NBC News is the United States’ leading television news outlet, consistently ranking as the , largely because of revenue brought in by MSNBC.

NBC News is owned by , which is owned by the cable company Comcast, which in NBC Universal for $30 billion in January 2011. (It of the company from General Electric in 2013.) The deal was and in January 2011 on several conditions, including that Comcast would on the stations it owns, and . The acquisition was as .

Comcast has in news media ownership, though its executives have said NBC News is an .

NBC has experimented in digital journalism, starting with in 2007. The network hired as its first “,” producing online video. In 2013, it , a company that allows video to be streamed from eyewitnesses in the network’s control rooms. In 2014, it the social video news company NowThis News, and with the tech news site Recode.

In 2007, NBC its owned-and-operated stations NBC Local Media. NBC those in 2008 and in 2009 implemented a “mood” application that tracked readers’ emotional reactions to the sites’ stories. In 2011, it that 10 of those stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia would begin sharing content with local nonprofit news outlets and ProPublica. Several owned-and-operated stations have also to solicit viewer photos to use on air and online. Nationally, it on digital coverage of the 2012 campaign. In 2013, it began partnering with the global news organization GlobalPost on international coverage.

NBC has also indicated an interest in expanding those sites to markets with affiliated stations, potentially in conflict with those stations’ sites. Additionally, NBC provides to local pages on Microsoft’s MSN web network.

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