Cozi TV (stylized on-air as COZI TV) is an American digital multicast television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal. The network airs classic television series from the 1950s to the 1990s.
|Type||Digital broadcast television network (classic television series, movies)|
|Availability||Nationwide via OTA digital television (U.S. coverage: 62%)|
|Slogan||The Easiest Decision You'll Make All Day|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Owner||NBC Owned Television Stations|
|NBC Nonstop (2009–2012)|
|16:9 (HDTV; widescreen)|
|Affiliates||List of affiliates|
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. The sitcoms and drama series now appearing on Cozi are primarily from the NBCUniversal Television Distribution program library.
After NBCUniversal shut down NBC Weather Plus in December 2008 (shortly after the company, along with Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, purchased The Weather Channel), the company's flagship television station WNBC in New York City replaced Weather Plus' successor, automated local weather service, NBC Plus, 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.
In June 2010, NBC Local Media appointed former WNBC general manager Tom O'Brien in the newly created position of executive vice president of Nonstop Network. In October, WNBC sister stations WCAU and WRC-TV respectively launched their own versions of the Nonstop channel in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. markets. 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, NBC California Nonstop, in January 2011; Nonstop channels were also launched by KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth and WTVJ in Miami that same month. Each station's 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 each station for their respective market, 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 – the latter two of which were later picked up by NBC for its Saturday late-night lineup).
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. 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 content. By July 2012, it was announced that NBC was considering using a different name for the national network, with "Bob TV" among the names being put under consideration.
On October 17, 2012, Time Out Chicago reported that NBCUniversal would launch a new classic television network (similar to MeTV) called Cozi TV; this turned out to actually be the new name of the retooled national version of NBC Nonstop. NBC soft launched Cozi TV on its owned-and-operated stations as well as some charter affiliates on December 20, 2012; the network officially launched on January 1, 2013.
Cozi TV permits its local affiliates the option of preempting up to 13 hours of the network's programming each week in order to carry newscasts or other locally produced programming; this is a remnant of the format originated by NBC Nonstop, in which most of NBC's O&Os carried additional newscasts on their Nonstop subchannels. The network also carries The More You Know E/I block which airs on NBC Saturday mornings from Litton Entertainment on late Sunday mornings to allow their affiliates to be freed of commitments to purchasing E/I programming off the open market.
NBCUniversal 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 is also available on the digital subchannels of other television stations, primarily those affiliated with NBC. The network is available to stations on a barter basis, in which Cozi TV and its affiliates split the responsibility of selling advertising inventory as well as the commercial time allocated each hour.
The network soft-launched on NBC and Telemundo owned-and-operated stations in most markets (with NBC O&Os carrying the network in most markets where the company owns stations and Telemundo O&Os carrying it in markets where an NBC O&O is not present). The network's initial affiliates outside of the core NBC O&O group included KAIL-TV in Fresno, California, KVOA in Tucson, KSNV-DT in Las Vegas and eight Texas stations owned by London Broadcasting Company (including KCEN-TV in Waco and its semi-repeater KAGS-LD in College Station), with a total initial reach of 26% of U.S. television households. By July 2013, the network's reach had expanded to 42% of the U.S. (or an estimated 47.5 million households with at least one television set), through affiliation deals with WMFP in Boston, KUBE-TV in Houston and the E. W. Scripps Company's KSHB-TV in Kansas City.
On June 2, 2014, Cozi TV's programming was made available on AT&T U-verse channel 578 and Dish Network channel 82 on a part-time basis, through a deal with LeSEA Broadcasting's Family Entertainment Television (FETV) network. LeSEA's relationship with Cozi TV was extended to its stations on June 17, 2014, when it signed an affiliation deal to carry the network on its stations in South Bend, Honolulu, Colorado Springs, Tulsa, St. Croix and New Orleans (WHMB-TV in Indianapolis was exempted from the agreement due to an existing affiliation contract with Dispatch Broadcast Group's WTHR and WALV-CD); the network also announced a deal with OTA Broadcasting, LLC to affiliate with KFFV in Seattle and WEPA-CD in Pittsburgh. Both deals expanded the network's reach to 60% of the U.S. The deals expired on June 26, 2017; with WEPA-CD going off the air shortly afterwards due to that station selling its spectrum; ABC affiliate WTAE-TV will pick up Cozi TV on January 8, 2018, replacing This TV. FETV now carries its own schedule of acquired programming.
As of January 26, 2018, the Seattle market area is the largest without a Cozi TV affiliate.
List of affiliatesEdit
|Athens/Huntsville||WTZT-CD||11.1||1||Jamie Cooper Television|
|Mobile/Pensacola, FL||WALA-TV||10.2||Fox||Meredith Corporation|
|Troy/Montgomery||WIYC||48.1||1||Woods Communication Corporation|
|Dothan||WDHN||18.4||ABC||Nexstar Media Group|
|Fort Smith/Fayetteville||KFDF-CD||44.2||Estrella TV||Pinnacle Media, LLC|
|Chico||KCVU||20.2||Fox||Sinclair Broadcast Group|
|Fresno||KAIL||7.2||MyNetworkTV||Aperio Communications, LLC|
|Los Angeles||KNBC||4.2||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Sacramento||KAHC-LD||43.3||Stadium||DTV America Corporation|
|Salinas/Monterey||K15CU-D||15.1||-||NBC Owned Television Stations||Former translator of KSTS.|
|San Diego||KNSD||39.2||NBC||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland||KNTV||11.2||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Santa Maria||Cable Only||4||Comcast|
|Denver||KDEN-TV||25.3||Telemundo||NBC Owned Television Stations|
|Grand Junction||KGBY-TV||20.1||1||Chang Media Group|
|New Britain/Hartford/New Haven||WVIT||30.2||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations||Originally planned to launch a Nonstop network.|
|Rehoboth Beach/Dover/Salisbury, MD||WRDE-LD||31.2||NBC||Price Hill Television, LLC||Partial schedule; MyNetworkTV is primary affiliation|
District of ColumbiaEdit
|Washington||WRC-TV||4.2||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Fort Myers/Naples||WGPS-LP||22.1||1||WGPS of Southwest Florida, LLC||Replaced Estrella TV on November 29, 2016.|
|Jacksonville||WRCZ-LD||35.3||Grit||DTV America Corporation|
|Miami/Fort Lauderdale||WTVJ||6.2||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Orlando||WKMG-TV||6.2||CBS||Graham Media Group||Replaced Live Well Network in November 2014.|
|Tampa/St. Petersburg||WTTA||38.2||MyNetworkTV||Nexstar Media Group|||
|Wabasso/West Palm Beach||WXOD-LD||33.4||Buzzr||DTV America Corporation|
|Columbus||WLGA||66.1||1||CNZ Communications, LLC|
|Honolulu||KUPU||15.1||1||Hawaii Catholic TV, Inc.|
|Pocatello||KPVI-DT||6.3||NBC||Frontier Radio Management|
|Chicago||WMAQ-TV||5.2||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Evansville||WEHT||25.3||ABC||Nexstar Media Group||February 3, 2018|
|Indianapolis||WTHR||13.2||NBC||The Dispatch Printing Company|||
|Terre Haute||WTWO||2.4||Nexstar Media Group||May 15, 2018|
|Ames||WOI-DT||5.4||ABC||Nexstar Media Group|
|Des Moines||KCYM-LD||45.6||Newsmax TV||DTV America Corporation|
|Sublette||KOYT-LD||47.3||1||High Plains Broadcasting, LLC.|
|Wichita||KGPT-CD||26.1||Great Plains Television Network, LLC.|
|Bowling Green||WCZU-LD||39.7||Antenna TV
|DTV America Corporation|
|Louisville||WBKI||58.2||The CW||Block Communications|
|Baton Rouge||WGMB-TV||44.3||Fox||Nexstar Media Group||January 25, 2018|
|Lafayette||K18JF-D||20.1||COZI||HC2 Holdings||Launch Date TBD|
|Monroe||KARD-TV||14.4||FOX||Nexstar Media Group||February 5, 2018|
|Shreveport||KTAL-TV||6.3||NBC||February 5, 2018|
|Boston||WBTS-LD||8.3||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations|||
|Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek||WXSP-CD||15.2||MyNetworkTV||Nexstar Media Group|||
|Traverse City/Cadillac/Sault Ste. Marie||WXII-LP||12 (analog)||P&P Cable Holdings||Cozi TV is aired whenever MNTV programming is not being aired.|
|Minneapolis–Saint Paul||KMBD-LD||43.4||Bounce TV||DTV America Corporation|
|St. Louis||KMOV||4.2||CBS||Meredith Corporation||Replaced MeTV on February 1, 2018|
|Kansas City||KSHB-TV||41.2||NBC||E. W. Scripps Company|
|Joplin||KSNF||16.4||Nexstar Media Group|
|Las Vegas||KBLR||39.4||Telemundo||NBC Owned Television Stations|
|Merrimack||WNEU||60.4||Telemundo||NBC Owned Television Stations||Both stations part of WBTS-LD's "NBC Boston" network.|
|Albuquerque||KASY-TV||50.4||MyNetworkTV||Nexstar Media Group|
|New York City||WNBC||4.2 (RF28) 4.4 (RF36)||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Utica||WVVC-LD||40.4||Antenna TV||Northeast Gospel Broadcasting, Inc.|
|Charlotte||WVEB-LD||40.1||1||DTV America Corporation|
|Greenville/Kinston||WTMH-LD||21.4||Heartland||Tutt Media Group|
|Raleigh||WRAL-TV||5.2||NBC||Capitol Broadcasting Company|
|Wilmington||WTMV-LD||29.1||1||Tutt Media Group|
|Fargo/Grand Forks/Valley City||KRDK-TV||4.1 (38)||1||Major Market Broadcasting||Relaunch|
Previously carried on WEWS 5.2 (April 8, 2015 - April 15, 2017).
|Columbus||WCSN-LD||32.2||Biz TV||Columbus Television, LLC|
|Portsmouth (Huntington, West Virginia)||WTZP-LP||50.1||1||Eagle Broadcasting Group||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Toledo||WMNT-CD||48.4||MyNetworkTV||Community Broadcast Group, Inc.
(pending a sale to Novia Communications, LLC)
|Erie||WJET-TV||24.4||ABC||Nextstar Media Group||January 12, 2018|
|Philadelphia||WCAU-TV||10.2||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations|
|Pittsburgh||WTAE-TV||4.2||ABC||Hearst Television||Replaced This TV on January 1, 2018|
|Scranton||WYOU||22.4||CBS||Nexstar Media Group||January 12, 2018|
|WBHQ Columbia, LLC|
|Sioux Falls||KTTW||7.3||Fox||Independent Communications, Inc.|
|DTV America Corporation|
|Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol||WKPT-TV||19.1||1||Glenwood Communications Corporation|
|Knoxville||WATE-TV||6.4||ABC||Nexstar Media Group|
|Memphis||WATN-TV||24.3||January 23, 2018|
|WQEK-LD||36.1||1||DTV America Corporation|
|Austin||KXAN-TV||36.2||NBC||Nexstar Media Group|||
|Dallas/Fort Worth||KXAS-TV||5.2||NBC||NBC Owned Television Stations||Formerly used Nonstop branding.|
|Harlingen||KTLM||40.3||Telemundo||Previously carried on KMBH until 2017|
|Houston||KUBE-TV||57.4||Independent||NRJ TV LLC||Originally on 57.5, then previously carried on KTMD 47.3 until May 2018|
|Longview/Tyler||KCEB||54.3||SonLife||London Broadcasting Company|
|San Antonio||KVDA||60.3||Telemundo||NBC Owned Television Stations|
|Wichita Falls||KFDX-TV||3.4||Nexstar Media Group||January 23, 2018|
U.S. Virgin IslandsEdit
|St. Croix||WCVI||23.3||World Harvest Television||LeSEA Broadcasting|
|Salt Lake City||KSL-TV||5.2||NBC||Bonneville International|
|Lynchburg/Roanoke||WZBJ-CD||24.2||MyNetworkTV||Gray Television||Previously carried on WFFP-TV 24.1 in Danville until September 1, 2018|
|Virginia Beach||WVBT||43.2||Fox||Nexstar Media Group||January 25, 2018|
|Fond du Lac/Milwaukee||WIWN||68.1||1||CNZ Communications/Milwaukee Media||In the past carried by WTMJ-DT2 and WTSJ-LD3 before WIWN assumed affiliation on June 22, 2017.|
|Madison||WZCK-LD||8.1||DTV America Corporation|
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