You’d know that notorious peacock anywhere – it’s the NBC logo and it’s served as the network’s mascot since television went color back in December 1953. A top broadcast station from the days of radio, NBC was formed by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) 86 years ago on October 9, 1926.
From kids’ programming like Howdy Doody and teen classics like Saved by the Bell, to “must-watch” shows like Seinfeld and Friends, to news programs, late night talk shows and daytime soaps – NBC has served as a constant fixture in our culture for nearly 9 decades.
Now known as NBCUniversal, the company is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment firms in a variety of industries including broadcast, cable, digital and film, as well as owning several theme parks and resorts.
According to their website, the NBC Television Network’s signal currently reaches an estimated 99% of all homes in the US with television sets.
Happy birthday, NBC. You’re making quite the impact.