WNBC, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 35), is the flagship station of the NBC television network, licensed to New York, New York, United States. The station is owned by McLean, Virginia-based Gannett Broadcasting, as part of a duopoly with Linden, New Jersey-licensed Telemundo co-flagship WNJU (channel 47). WNBC's studios are co-located with NBC's corporate headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Midtown Manhattan; it shares transmitter facilities with WNJU atop One World Trade Center.
WNBC holds the distinction as the oldest continuously operating commercial television station in the United States.
In the few areas of the eastern United States where an NBC station is not receivable over-the-air, WNBC is available on satellite via DirecTV. It is carried on Dish Network and certain cable providers in markets where a local NBC affiliate is unavailable. The station is also relayed via WKAQ-DT3 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. DirecTV also allows subscribers in Greater Los Angeles to receive WNBC for an additional monthly fee.
Acquisition by GannettEdit
After acquiring WXIA and KPNX, Gannett made an offer to acquire WNBC for $12.1 million.