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Difference Between NBC and MSNBC

tvNBC vs MSNBC

The NBC and the MSNBC, belonging to the same group, caters to news, entertainment, health, sports and other programs. Though they belong to the same genre, the two organizations had been fighting over news coverage and other various programs.

Well, NBC or National Broadcasting Corporation is a Television network based in the United States. MSNBC, which is also a channel based network, is collaborative effort of Microsoft and NBC.

The NBC launched its radio network from New York in 1926 and its television network in 1941. NBC tied up with Microsoft and launched MSNBC in 1996. The credit of establishing MSNBC goes to NBC executive Tom Rogers, who had been instrumental in bringing in a partnership between the two companies.

NBC is fully owned by NBC Universal. On the other hand, NBC Universal has 82 per cent of shares and Microsoft has 18 per cent shares in MSNBC. The two have difference in their slogans also. While NBC slogan is ‘More Colorful’, the MSNBC slogan is “The Place for Politics” and “America’s Fastest Growing News Channel”.

When coming to news and other programs, MSNBC makes use of the news gathering of NBC News and its huge network. But even then they both differ in their news and programs. The NBC has a different political affiliation when compared to MSNBC.

When comparing the viewership, it is estimated that the NBC reaches more households than the MSNBC. It is estimated that NBC reaches about 100 million households and the MSNBC reaches out to about 80 million households.

Summary

1. National Broadcasting Corporation or NBC and MSNBC are Television networks based in the United States. But MSNBC, is a combination of Microsoft and NBC.

2. Though the NBC and the MSNBC belong to the same genre, the two organizations had been fighting over news coverage and other various programs.

3. NBC is fully owned by NBC Universal. On the other hand, NBC Universal has 82 per cent of shares and Microsoft has 18 per cent shares in MSNBC.

4. NBC launched its radio network from New York in 1926 and its television network in 1941. NBC tied up with Microsoft and launched MSNBC in 1996.

5. While NBC slogan is ‘More Colorful’, the MSNBC slogan is “The Place for Politics” and “America’s Fastest Growing News Channel”.

6. The NBC has a different political affiliation when compared to MSNBC.

7. It is estimated that the NBC reaches more households than the MSNBC.


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