Cozi TV

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Cozi TV
TypeDigital broadcast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNationwide via OTA digital television(covering 49% of the U.S.)[1]
SloganThe Easiest Decision You'll Make All Day
Broadcast area
United States
OwnerNBC Owned Television Stations
(NBCUniversal)
Key people
Valari Staab, President of NBC Owned Television Stations
Meredith McGinn, VP of Local Programming
Marni Kupfer, VP of Lifestyle Production[2]
Launch date
March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09)
(New York Nonstop)
2010 (2010)
(Nationally; as NBC Nonstop)
December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
(relaunch; as Cozi TV)
Picture format
480i widescreen (SDTV)
Official website
www.cozitv.com
 
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Cozi TV
TypeDigital broadcast television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNationwide via OTA digital television(covering 49% of the U.S.)[1]
SloganThe Easiest Decision You'll Make All Day
Broadcast area
United States
OwnerNBC Owned Television Stations
(NBCUniversal)
Key people
Valari Staab, President of NBC Owned Television Stations
Meredith McGinn, VP of Local Programming
Marni Kupfer, VP of Lifestyle Production[2]
Launch date
March 9, 2009 (2009-03-09)
(New York Nonstop)
2010 (2010)
(Nationally; as NBC Nonstop)
December 20, 2012 (2012-12-20)
(relaunch; as Cozi TV)
Picture format
480i widescreen (SDTV)
Official website
www.cozitv.com

Cozi TV (often styled COZI TV[3]) is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal. The network airs a mix of classic television series from the 1950s through the 1980s, movies, and first-run lifestyle programming.[2][4][5]

The network originated as a local news and lifestyle programming format that was launched between 2009 and 2011 and was seen on digital subchannels operated by nine owned-and-operated television stations of the NBC television network in the United States under the brand NBC Nonstop.[2] The sitcoms and drama series now appearing on Cozi are primarily from the NBCUniversal Television Distribution program library, along with original programs from other distributors.

Overview[edit]

Local/regional format as NBC Nonstop[edit]

NBC Nonstop logo.

After NBCUniversal shut down NBC Weather Plus in December 2008, the network's flagship station WNBC in New York City replaced the network on digital subchannel 4.2 on March 9, 2009, with "NBC New York Nonstop", a channel that featured a mix of locally-produced news and lifestyle programming.[6]

NBC Local Media created the new position of executive vice president of Nonstop Network and appointed former WNBC general manager Tom O'Brien in June 2010.[7] In October, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. sister stations WCAU and WRC-TV launched their own versions of the channel. Chicago's WMAQ-TV launched its own local version in November 2010. NBC's three owned-and-operated stations in California (KNBC in Los Angeles, KNTV in San Jose-San Francisco and KNSD in San Diego) collaborated to launch the only regional Nonstop channel in January 2011 with NBC California Nonstop; Nonstop channels were also launched by KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth and WTVJ in Miami that same month. Each stations' Nonstop subchannel carried eight hours of locally-produced programming (usually in the form of additional local newscasts exclusive to the subchannel that were produced by the news departments of each station, and some lifestyle or talk-oriented programs), along with core programming from affiliated production company LXTV (such as Talk Stoop, First Look and Open House).[8]

Relaunch as Cozi TV[edit]

On November 3, 2011, NBC Owned Television Stations announced that its seven local Nonstop subchannels would become a single national network under the proposed name NBC Nonstop Network (also to have been called NBC Nonstop or Nonstop Network), the format of the national network was originally planned to feature a format similar to the local Nonstop channels, which would have placed the network in direct competition with the Live Well Network.[2][9] An NBC executive indicated that the independently-formatted Nonstop channels were performing well, but needed separate programming. NBC stated that the network would carry reruns of classic television series during daytime hours and lifestyle programming at night, and that local stations would be able to preempt the national Nonstop Network programming to carry their own local programming. By July 2012, it was announced that NBC was considering renaming the national network, with "Bob TV" among the names under consideration.[10]

On October 17, 2012, Time Out Chicago reported that NBCUniversal would launch a new classic television network (similar to Me-TV) called Cozi TV; this turned out to actually be the new name of the retooled version of NBC Nonstop.[4][11][12] NBC soft launched Cozi TV on its owned-and-operated stations as well as some charter affiliates on December 20, 2012; the network's official launch was on January 1, 2013.[13][14][15]

Affiliates[edit]

NBCUniversal currently broadcasts Cozi TV in most markets served by a station owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations group, either on subchannels of NBC or Telemundo stations. The network will also seek carriage on the digital subchannels of other television stations, primarily NBC-affiliated stations.[4][5] As of June 2, 2014 Cozi TV is available "part time" nationwide on Dish (82) and At&t Uverse (578) through a deal with LeSEA Broadcasting's "FETV" network, a Christian- and family-oriented programming service.

List of affiliates[edit]

CityStation[1]Virtual
channel
OwnerNotes

Alabama[edit]

Troy/MontgomeryWIYC48.1Enterprise Capital Group
(operated by Southern Venture Capital Group pending acquisition)

Arizona[edit]

PhoenixKTAZ39.3NBC Owned Television Stations
TucsonKVOA4.2Cordillera Communications

Arkansas[edit]

HarrisonK26GS-D26.1Reynolds Media, Inc.
Mountain HomeK07XL-D7.1

California[edit]

FresnoKAIL7.2Trans-America Broadcasting Corporation
Los AngelesKNBC4.2NBC Owned Television StationsFormerly used Nonstop branding.
Salinas/MontereyK15CU-D15.1former translator of KSTS.
San Jose/San Francisco/OaklandKNTV11.2Formerly used Nonstop branding.
San DiegoKNSD39.2Formerly used Nonstop branding.

Colorado[edit]

DenverKDEN-TV25.3NBC Owned Television Stations

Connecticut[edit]

New Britain/Hartford/New HavenWVIT30.2NBC Owned Television StationsOriginally planned to launch a Nonstop network.

District of Columbia[edit]

WashingtonWRC-TV4.2NBC Owned Television StationsFormerly used Nonstop branding.

Florida[edit]

Miami-Fort LauderdaleWTVJ6.2NBC Owned Television StationsFormerly used Nonstop branding.

Idaho[edit]

PocatelloKPVI-DT6.3Intermountain West
Communications Company

Illinois[edit]

ChampaignWAND-TV17.2Block Communications
ChicagoWMAQ-TV5.2NBC Owned Television StationsFormerly used Nonstop branding.

Indiana[edit]

IndianapolisWTHR13.2The Dispatch Printing Company[16][17]
WALV-CD46.1

Iowa[edit]

DavenportKWQC-TV6.3Media General

Massachusetts[edit]

BostonWMFP-TV62NRJ TV, LLC

Michigan[edit]

DetroitWMYD20.2E. W. Scripps Company(subchannel formerly WCSN, then TheCoolTV, and finally a 16:9 480i simulcast of 20.1)

Missouri[edit]

Kansas CityKSHB-TV41.2E. W. Scripps Company

Nevada[edit]

Las VegasKSNV-DT3.2Intermountain West
Communications Company

New York[edit]

New York CityWNBC4.2NBC Owned Television StationsFormerly used Nonstop branding.
BuffaloWBXZ-LP56.1Steven Ritchie

Ohio[edit]

CincinnatiWOTH-CD25.3Block Broadcasting
ToledoWMNT-CA48.4Community Broadcast Group, Inc.

Pennsylvania[edit]

PhiladelphiaWCAU10.2NBC Owned Television StationsFormerly used Nonstop branding.

South Dakota[edit]

MitchellKDLV-TV5.2Red River Broadcasting[18][19]
Sioux FallsKDLT-TV46.2

Tennessee[edit]

Kingsport/Johnson City/BristolWKPT-TV/WOPI-CA19.3/9Holston Valley BroadcastingAlso serves Bristol, Virginia area. WOPI-CA is an analog-only station
NashvilleWRTN-LD6.3Richard C. & Lisa A. Goetz

Texas[edit]

AbileneKXVA15.3Sage Broadcasting Corporation
BeaumontKBMT12.3Gannett Broadcasting[20][21][22]
Bryan/College StationKAGS-LD23.2
Corpus ChristiKIII3.4
Fort Worth-DallasKXAS-TV5.2NBC Owned Television StationsFormerly used Nonstop branding.
HoustonKTMD47.3NBC Owned Television Stations
San AngeloKIDY6.3Sage Broadcasting Corporation
San AntonioKVDA60.3NBC Owned Television Stations
TylerKYTX19.3London Broadcasting Group
WacoKCEN-TV6.2

Utah[edit]

Salt Lake CityKSL-TV5.2Bonneville International
(Bonneville International Corporation)

Washington[edit]

SeattleKFFV-DT44.5OTA Broadcasting, LLC

Programming[edit]

Cozi allows local affiliates to preempting programming with local news as the network allows them to preempting 13 hours with local programming.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Stations for Network - Cozi TV". Network List. RabbitEars.info. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "NBC Reinvents Nonstop As National Diginet". TV News Check. November 3, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "FAQ". COZI TV. NBCUniversal Media. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Jessell, Harry (October 24, 2012). "It's Official: NBC Stations Getting Cozi". TV News Check. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Knox, Merrill (October 24, 2012). "NBC Owned Stations Launch COZI TV To Replace NonStop Channels". Media Bistro. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Whitney, Daisy (March 2009). "NBC Goes 'Nonstop' on Subchannel". TV Week. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ Bachman, Katy (June 7, 2010). "NBC Local Makes Changes at Top". Ad Week.com. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Malone, Michael (2010-10-21). "Exclusive: NBC Local Media Sets 'Nonstop' Launch Dates". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Larz (November 3, 2011). "WMAQ-TV's Chicago NonStop To Become Part Of NBC Nonstop Network". Chicagoland Radio and Media. Retrieved July 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Bob TV? NBCU Rolls Local News Channels Into New National Network". The Wrap News. July 11, 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Malone, Michael (October 17, 2012). "Report: NBC Owned Stations Launching Retro Subchannel". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  12. ^ Feder, Robert (October 17, 2012). "COZI TV: NBC going retro on new digital network". Time Out Chicago. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  13. ^ http://www.facebook.com/cozitv/posts/135554043267353
  14. ^ Seven Questions with Haywood Nelson of What's Happening!!; COZI TV Soft Launches with Classic Holiday Episodes
  15. ^ NBC Stations Kick Off Cozi TV, TVNewsCheck, December 20, 2012.
  16. ^ "Cozi-TV, Home to classic television, set to debut in Central Indiana - 13 WTHR Indianapolis". WTHR.com. WorldNow and WTHR. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  17. ^ "TV Listings Guide and TV Schedule, Where to Watch TV Shows - Zap2it - Indianapolis IN 46201". Zap2it.com. Tribune Media Services, Inc. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  18. ^ "KDLT News". KDLT.com. Red River Broadcast Co., LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  19. ^ "TitanTV Programming Guide - KDLV and KDLT". TitanTV.com. Broadcast Interactive Media, L.L.C. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  20. ^ "COZI TV - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC". 12NewsNow.com. WorldNow and KBMT. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Broadcast schedules - 12 News KBMT and K-JAC". 12NewsNow.com. WorldNow and KBMT; Titan TV. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "The Netwworks of 12 News". 12NewsNow.com. WorldNow and KBMT. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  23. ^ Marszalek, Diana (July 23, 2013). "News Finds A New Home Among Diginets". TV News Check. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 

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