But who they play matters far less than how they play and right now — after a loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday — that is nowhere near good enough for a team that has set a standard for excellence the past four seasons. The season ended in disappointment as Houston was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, but more importantly for Reirden, it completely changed the trajectory of his career. During this time, all of the networks faced audience erosion from increased competition by cable television , home video , video games and the Internet , with NBC being the hardest hit.
Children's programming has played a part in NBC's programming since its initial roots in television. NBC's first major children's series, Howdy Doody , debuted in and was one of the era's first breakthrough television shows. From to , the network aired a series of public service announcements called One to Grow On , which aired after the end credits of every program or every other children's program. Saved by the Bell , despite being given bad reviews from television critics, would become one of the most popular teen series in television history as well as the top-rated series on Saturday mornings, dethroning ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show in its first season.
The success of Saved by the Bell led NBC to remove animated series from its Saturday morning lineup in August in favor of additional live-action series as part of a new block called TNBC , along with the debut of a Saturday edition of Today. The New Class , with the lineup being designed from the start to meet the earliest form of the FCC's educational programming guidelines under the Children's Television Act.
In , NBC entered into an agreement with Discovery Communications to carry educational children's programs from the Discovery Kids cable channel. NBC holds the broadcast rights to several annual specials and award show telecasts including the Golden Globe Awards and the Emmy Awards which is rotated across all four major networks each year.
Since , NBC has served as the official U. CBS also carries unauthorized coverage of the Macy's parade as part of The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS ; However, as NBC holds rights to the parade, it has exclusivity over the broadcast of Broadway and music performances appearing in the parade CBS airs live performances separate from those seen in the parade as a result , and Macy's chose to reroute the parade in out of the view of CBS' cameras, although it continues to cover the parade.
NBC began airing a same-day rebroadcast of the parade telecast in replacing its annual Thanksgiving afternoon airing of Miracle on 34th Street. The network also broadcasts several live-action and animated specials during the Christmas holiday season , including the debuts How Murray Saved Christmas an animated musical adaptation of the children's book of the same name and Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas a stop-motion animated special based on the live-action film Elf.
Since , the network has aired live musical adaptations with major stars in lead roles. Originally dismissed as a gimmick, they have proven to be ratings successes, as well as a nostalgic tribute to the early days of television. Through the years, NBC has produced many in-house programs, in addition to airing content from other producers such as Revue Studios and its successor Universal Television. NBC sold the distribution rights to programs it produced prior to that year to National Telefilm Associates in ; those rights are currently owned by CBS Television Distribution , although NBC still owns the copyrights to the episodes.
As a result, NBC, in a way, now owns several other series aired on the network prior to , such as Wagon Train. As of June [update] , NBC has eleven owned-and-operated stations and current and pending affiliation agreements with additional television stations encompassing 49 states, the District of Columbia, six U.
Currently, New Jersey is the only U. NBC provides video on demand access for delayed viewing of the network's programming through various means, including via its website at NBC. NBCUniversal is a part-owner of Hulu as part of a consortium that includes, among other parties, the respective parent companies of ABC and Fox, The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox , and has offered full-length episodes of most of NBC's programming through the streaming service which are available for viewing on Hulu's website and mobile app since Hulu launched in private beta testing on October 29, The most recent episodes of the network's shows are usually made available on NBC.
On February 18, , NBC began providing live programming streams of local NBC stations in select markets, which are only available to authenticated subscribers of participating pay television providers.
All eleven NBC owned-and-operated stations owned by NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations' were the first stations to offer streams of their programming on NBC's website and mobile app, with intentions to reach agreements with other station groups to provide streams of NBC-affiliated stations in other markets. Due to restrictions imposed by the league, the network's NFL game telecasts are not permitted to be streamed on the service.
NBC's master feed is transmitted in i high definition , the native resolution format for NBCUniversal's television properties. However, 19 of its affiliates transmit the network's programming in p HD, while four others carry the network feed in i standard definition  either due to technical considerations for affiliates of other major networks that carry NBC programming on a digital subchannel, or because a primary feed NBC affiliate has not yet upgraded their transmission equipment to allow content to be presented in HD.
Meet the Press was the first regular series on a major television network to produce a high-definition broadcast on February 2, , which aired in the format over WHD-TV in Washington, D. The network gradually converted much of its existing programming from standard-definition to high definition beginning with the —03 season , with select shows among that season's slate of freshmen scripted series being broadcast in HD from their debuts.
All of the network's programming has been presented in full HD since then with the exception of certain holiday specials produced prior to — such as its annual broadcast of It's a Wonderful Life — which continue to be presented in 4: NBC has used a number of logos throughout its history; early logos used by the television and radio networks were similar to the logo of its then parent company, RCA.
Logos used later in NBC's existence incorporated stylized peacock designs, including the current version that has been in use since Some of these affiliates are also receivable over-the-air in southern areas of the country located near the Canada—United States border signal coverage was somewhat reduced after the digital television transition in due to the lower radiated power required to transmit digital signals.
NBC no longer exists outside the Americas as a channel in its own right. Today was also initially aired live in the afternoons, but was later broadcast instead the following morning on a more than half-day delay. In , the channel was relaunched again as the free-to-air movie channel Das Vierte which eventually shut down end of acquired by Disney which replaced it by a German version of Disney Channel. GIGA Television was subsequently spun off as a separate digital channel, available on satellite and cable providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland which shut down as a TV-station end of In Nicaragua , satellite providers carry either select U.
Canal de Noticias NBC shut down in due to the channel's inability to generate sustainable advertising revenue.
In the Caribbean, many subscription providers carry either select U. In addition, the network's programming has been available in the U. Entertainment and news programming is broadcast day and date on a one-day tape delay as Guam is on the west side of the International Date Line for example, the network's Thursday prime time lineup airs Friday evenings on KUAM, and is advertised by the station as airing on the latter night in on-air promotions.
Live programming, including breaking news and sporting events, airs as scheduled; because of the time difference with the six U. Like its European counterpart, it was not allowed to broadcast American-produced primetime shows due to existing broadcast agreements with other domestic broadcasters.
Through regional partners, NBC-produced programs are seen in some countries in the continent. The network's Seven News division has used John Williams-composed "The Mission" the proprietary theme music for NBC News' flagship programs since as the theme music for its local and national news programs since the mids.
Local newscasts were also titled Seven Nightly News from the mids until c. NBC News and Seven News often share news resources, with the former division using Seven's reporters for breaking news coverage and select taped story packages relating to Australian stories and the latter sometimes incorporating NBC News reports into its national bulletins.
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While at NBC, Weaver established many operating practices that became standard for network television; he introduced the practice of networks producing their own television programs and selling advertising time during the broadcasts.
Prior to this, advertising agencies usually developed each show for a particular client. Because commercial slots could now more easily be sold to more than one corporate sponsor for each program, a single advertiser pulling out of a program would not necessarily threaten it.
Weaver strongly believed that broadcasting should educate as well as entertain and required NBC shows to typically include at least one sophisticated cultural reference or performance per installment — including a segment of a Giuseppe Verdi opera adapted to the comedic style of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca 's groundbreaking Your Show of Shows.
Weaver did not ignore NBC Radio and gave it a shot in the arm in , at a time when network radio was dying and giving way to television, when he developed NBC Monitor , a weekend-long magazine-style block featuring an array of news, music, comedy, drama and sports, with rotating advertisers and some of the most memorable names in broadcast journalism, entertainment and sports that ran until 20 years after Weaver's departure.
Weaver departed shortly afterward, following disputes with NBC chairman David Sarnoff, who believed that his ideas were either too expensive or too highbrow for company tastes. His respective successors, Robert Sarnoff and Robert Kintner, standardized the network's programming practices with far less of the ambitiousness that characterized the Weaver years.
Kintner was appointed President in ; his tenure at NBC was marked by his aggressive effort to push the network's news division past CBS News in ratings and prestige. The news division was given more money, leading it to gain additional resources to provide coverage, notably of the Presidential election campaign , and led the Huntley-Brinkley Report to prominence among the network news programs.
After Johnny Carson announced he wanted to cancel the weekend editions of The Tonight Show in order to instead have repeats of it aired on weeknights,  Schlosser approached his vice president of late night programming, Dick Ebersol , and asked him to create a show to fill the Saturday night time slot. Over the next three weeks, Ebersol and Michaels developed the latter's idea for a variety show featuring high-concept comedy sketches, political satire, and music performances.
NBC purchased the rights to the name in and officially adopted the new title on March 26, Saturday Night Live remains on the air to this day.
He also brought David Letterman to the network to host daytime talker The David Letterman Show , two years before the debut of Letterman's successful late night program in , after Silverman negotiated a holding deal after the former's cancellation to keep Letterman from going to another network.
However, Silverman nearly lost late night leader Johnny Carson, who filed a lawsuit against NBC during a contract dispute with the network; the case was settled out of court and Carson remained with NBC in exchange for acquiring the rights to his show and permission to reduce his time on-air leading to the use of guest hosts on The Tonight Show such as Joan Rivers and his immediate successor, Jay Leno.
Silverman also pioneered the reality television genre with the debut of Real People. His contributions to the network's game show output included the Goodson-Todman -produced Card Sharks and a revival of Password , both of which enjoyed great success as part of the morning schedule, although he also canceled several other relatively popular series, including The Hollywood Squares and High Rollers , to make way for The David Letterman Show those cancellations also threatened Wheel of Fortune , whose host, Chuck Woolery , left in a payment dispute during Silverman's tenure, although the show survived.
Silverman also oversaw, while simultaneously objecting to, the hiring of Pat Sajak as the new host of Wheel Sajak remains as host to this day in its syndicated incarnation. During his NBC tenure, Silverman also brought in an entirely new divisional and corporate management team, which remained in place long after Silverman's departure among this group was Brandon Tartikoff, who as President of Entertainment, would help get NBC back on top by Silverman also reintroduced the peacock as NBC's corporate logo in Tartikoff was hired as a program executive at ABC in He joined NBC the following year, after being hired by Dick Ebersol to direct comedy programs for the network.
Tartikoff took over as president of NBC's entertainment division in ,  becoming the youngest person ever to hold the position, at age Also of issue, Johnny Carson was reportedly in talks to move his landmark late-night talk show to ABC; while the original cast and writing staff of Saturday Night Live had left the show, and their replacements had earned SNL some of its worst reviews. By , Tartikoff and network president Grant Tinker gradually turned the network's fortunes around. Fox being considered for the role of Alex P.
But I'm telling you, this is not the kind of face you'll ever see on a lunch box ". After Fox's stardom was cemented by Back to the Future , he good-naturedly sent Tartikoff a lunch box with Fox's picture that contained a note reading: This is for you to put your crow in. Love and Kisses, Michael J. Fox", which Tartikoff kept in his office for the rest of his career. Johnny Carson broke the news of his retirement in February to Tartikoff during a lunch meeting at the Grille in Beverly Hills.
Tartikoff and chairman Bob Wright were the only ones who knew of the planned retirement before it was made public days later. Under Sassa, NBC rated as the 1 network for three out of four seasons. Ancier, who also worked as television producer most notably, serving as executive producer of tabloid talk show Ricki Lake prior to joining the network, was named President of NBC Entertainment in Criminal Intent and Scrubs.
He originated the concept of airing "Supersized" episodes running longer than the standard minute slot of NBC sitcoms during sweeps and making aggressive programming efforts during the summer to compete with cable networks that began to draw viewers to their original programming content while the networks ran mostly reruns.
Zucker also oversaw the successful transition of Bravo which NBC acquired from Rainbow Media in from a film and arts-focused network to a network primarily reliant on reality series, and the repositioning of Telemundo to become more competitive with leading Spanish-language network Univision. Following his promotion, NBC slid from first place to fourth in the ratings.
Shows that Zucker championed such as animated series Father of the Pride and the Friends spinoff Joey floundered.
Reilly was appointed President of Entertainment in May Having begun his career at NBC Entertainment almost two decades earlier, he returned to the network in the fall of as President of Primetime Development.
Japan now advances to face Iran, who recorded a win over China in the second match of the day. Chelsea advance to League Cup final ]. It was an even bigger milestone for Iran. For the first time in 15 years, Team Melli is heading to the semifinal round.
Iran took advantage of a mistake by China defender Feng Xiaoting when Sardar Azmoun picked his pocket as the last defender, squaring it to Mehdi Taremi for the opening goal in the 18th minute. Iran doubled the lead in the 31st minute through another defensive error from China on a long ball, as Azmoun rounded the goalkeeper to score. China striker Yu Dabao and We Lei were each held scoreless, despite scoring two goals each so far in the tournament.
Premier League highlights ]. News of the transfer is the latest in the meteoric rise of the Alabama native, who was once rejected from the FC Dallas academy as a year-old. Soccer Development Academy playoffs, Dallas brought him back and quickly signed him as a Homegrown player. Richards has since also cemented his place with the U. Instead, he and the club took advantage of a new partnership between FC Dallas and Bayern, and he reportedly impressed enough to make the deal permanent.
Richards is the second player from MLS signed to Bayern in the past six months, after the club inked a transfer for Vancouver Whitecaps youngster Alphonso Davies. Still, it took more than eight years to confirm his life ban from any involvement in soccer. He can appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The Niger official was paid bribes to influence the outcome of national-team games played in Africa, the Middle East and South America. His favored tactic was awarding questionable penalty kicks — often for real and imagined handball offenses — to help increase the number of goals scored.