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Founded on August 2, 2004, NBCUniversal is a media conglomerate controlled by Comcast and based in New York City. Its name is a portmanteau of its flagship assets: NBC and Universal.

NBCUniversal owns the following assets

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming
  • NBC
  • NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
    • Bravo — A female-targeting lifestyle network best known for the The Real Housewives and Top Chef franchises. Bravo was originally launched in 1980 as a network dedicated to fine arts-related programming.
    • E!
    • Oxygen — A female lifestyle and entertainment channel turned true crime hub, eventually succeeding the low-distributed Cloo network.
    • Syfy
    • Universal Kids
    • USA Network
  • NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises
  • Universal Studios Group
  • NBC Sports Group
    • Golf Channel
    • NBC Sports Regional Networks
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    • NBCSN - Originally known as the Outdoor Life Network before adding more sports coverage and eventually relaunching as a full-time sports network under the Versus branding from 2006 to 2011.

NBCUniversal Film & Entertainment

Defunct/former assets

  • Amblimation
  • DreamWorks Television
  • FilmDistrict
  • G4TV (will be relaunched in 2021 under Comcast Spectacor, a sister company to NBCUniversal)
  • Gramercy Pictures
  • ITC Entertainment (shut down in 1999 after the sale of the library to Carlton/Granada/ITV)
  • Pacific Data Images - Also known as PDI/DreamWorks, this served as DreamWorks Animation's northern California branch. The studio was shut down in 2015 as part of a restructuring.
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  • PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (1996-99 film and television library is owned by NBCUniversal. The company was later resurrected in 2017 as the film and television division of Universal Music Group, a wholly separate company owned by French conglomerate Vivendi that nevertheless still uses Universal branding)
  • Savoy Pictures (library acquired by USA Films in 2002)
  • Sprout
  • The Weather Channel (formerly owned by a joint venture between NBCUniversal and two private equity firms, its TV assets were sold to Entertainment Studios while its non-TV assets were sold to IBM).

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Universal Television

Universal Television's current on-screen logo made it's debut on the October 13, 2011 episode of The Tonight Show.

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