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Cozi TV (stylized on-air as COZI TV[3]) 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. [2][4][5]

Cozi TV
Type Digital broadcast television network (classic television series, movies)
Country United States
Availability Nationwide via OTA digital television (U.S. coverage: 62%)[1]
Slogan The Easiest Decision You'll Make All Day
Headquarters New York City, New York
Owner NBC Owned Television Stations
Parent NBCUniversal
(Comcast)
Key people
Launch date
  • March 9, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-03-09) (as NBC Nonstop)
  • January 1, 2013; 4 years ago (2013-01-01) (as Cozi TV)
Former names
NBC Nonstop (2009–2012)
Picture format
16:9 (HDTV; widescreen)
Affiliates List of affiliates
Official website
www.cozitv.com

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.

Contents

HistoryEdit

NBC NonstopEdit

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.[6]

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.[7] 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).[8]

Cozi TVEdit

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 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.[10]

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.[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 officially launched on January 1, 2013.[13]

ProgrammingEdit

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.[14]

AffiliatesEdit

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.[4][5] 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.[15] 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.[16]

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.[17][18] The deals expired on June 26, 2017.

As of April 27, 2017, the Baltimore market area was the largest without a Cozi TV affiliate.

List of affiliatesEdit

City Station[19] Virtual
channel
Primary affiliation Owner Notes

AlabamaEdit

Athens/Huntsville WTZT-CD 11.1 - Jamie Cooper Television
Mobile/Pensacola, FL WALA-TV 10.2 Fox Meredith Corporation
Troy/Montgomery WIYC 48.1 Neal Ardman

ArizonaEdit

Phoenix KPHO-TV 5.2 CBS Meredith Corporation [21]
Tucson KVOA 4.2 NBC Cordillera Communications

ArkansasEdit

Fort Smith/Fayetteville KFDF-CD 44.2 Estrella TV Pinnacle Media, LLC

CaliforniaEdit

Chico KCVU 20.2 Fox Bonten Media Group, Inc
(sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group pending)
Eureka KBVU-TV 28.2
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

ColoradoEdit

Denver KDEN-TV 25.3 Telemundo NBC Owned Television Stations
Grand Junction KGBY-TV 20.1 - Chang Media Group

ConnecticutEdit

New Britain/Hartford/New Haven WVIT 30.2 NBC NBC Owned Television Stations Originally planned to launch a Nonstop network.

DelawareEdit

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.

FloridaEdit

Fort Myers/Naples WGPS-LP 22.1 - WGPS of Southwest Florida, LLC Replaced Estrella TV on November 29, 2016.
Jacksonville WRCZ-LD 35.3 The Country Network 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 [22]
Wabasso/West Palm Beach WXOD-LD 33.4 Buzzr DTV America Corporation

GeorgiaEdit

Atlanta WGCL-TV 46.2 CBS Meredith Corporation

[21]

Columbus WLGA 66.1 - CNZ Communications, LLC

IdahoEdit

Boise KKJB 39.2 Telemundo Cocola Broadcasting
Pocatello KPVI-DT 6.3 NBC Frontier Radio Management

IllinoisEdit

Chicago WMAQ-TV 5.2 NBC NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.
Decatur WAND 17.2 Block Communications

IndianaEdit

Indianapolis WTHR 13.2 NBC The Dispatch Printing Company [23][24]

IowaEdit

Davenport KWQC-TV 6.3 NBC Gray Television
Des Moines KCYM-LD 45.6 Newsmax TV DTV America Corporation

KansasEdit

Sublette KOYT-LD 47.3 - High Plains Broadcasting, LLC.
Dodge City KEYH-LD
Garden City KHYR-LD
Liberal KDGL-LD
Ulysses KIHL-LD
Wichita KGPT-CD 26.1 Great Plains Television Network, LLC.

KentuckyEdit

Bowling Green WCZU-LD 39.7 Antenna TV
MyNetworkTV
DTV America Corporation
Louisville WMYO 58.2 MyNetworkTV Block Communications

LouisianaEdit

Crowley (Lafayette) K18JF-D/K36MG-D/K43MS-D/K47NC-D 18/36/43/47 DTV America Corporation DTV America Corporation Station Currently off air/Scheduled Launch Mid-2017 on two of these four stations.

MassachusettsEdit

Boston WBTS-LD 8.3 NBC NBCUniversal [25]
Merrimack, NH WNEU 60.4 Telemundo [26]
Springfield WSHM-LD 3.6 CBS Meredith Corporation [21]

MichiganEdit

Detroit WMYD 20.2 MyNetworkTV E. W. Scripps Company
Flint WNEM-TV 5.3 CBS Meredith Corporation [21]
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek WXSP-CD 15.2 MyNetworkTV Nexstar Media Group [22]
Traverse City/Cadillac/Sault Ste. Marie WLLZ-LP 12 (analog) P&P Cable Holdings Cozi TV is aired whenever MNTV programming is not being aired.

MinnesotaEdit

Minneapolis–Saint Paul KMBD-LD 43.4 Bounce DTV America Corporation

MississippiEdit

Cleveland WHCQ-LD 8.4 MyNetworkTV Ellington Broadcasting
Meridian WMDN 24.3 CBS Meridian Media

MissouriEdit

St. Louis WODK-LD 45.1 DTV America Corporation All 7 subchannels of ch 45 first became active in Jan 2017.
Kansas City KSHB-TV 41.2 NBC E. W. Scripps Company
Springfield KYTV 3.3 Gray Television

NebraskaEdit

Omaha WOWT 6.2 NBC Gray Television

NevadaEdit

Las Vegas KBLR 39.4 Telemundo NBC Owned Television Stations

New MexicoEdit

Albuquerque KASY-TV 50.4 MyNetworkTV Nexstar Media Group

New YorkEdit

Buffalo WBXZ-LP 56.1 - Steven Ritchie
New York City WNBC 4.2 NBC NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.
Syracuse WSYT 68.2 Fox Northwest Broadcasting
Utica WVVC-LD 40.4 Antenna TV Northeast Gospel Broadcasting, Inc.

North CarolinaEdit

Charlotte WVEB-LD 40.1 DTV America Corporation
Greenville/Kinston WTMH-LD 21.4 Tutt Media Group
Raleigh WRAL-TV 5.2 NBC Capitol Broadcasting Company
Wilmington WTMV-LD 29.1 Tutt Media Group TBA

North DakotaEdit

Fargo/Grand Forks/Valley City KRDK-TV 4.1 (38) - Major Market Broadcasting Relaunch

OhioEdit

Cincinnati WBQC-LD 25.1 - Block Broadcasting
Cleveland WKYC 3.3 NBC Tegna Launched 9/30/2017[27]

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-LD 50.1 - Eagle Broadcasting Group Formerly used Nonstop branding.
Toledo WMNT-CD 48.4 MyNetworkTV Community Broadcast Group, Inc.
(pending a sale to Novia Communications, LLC)

OklahomaEdit

Tulsa KUOC-LD 48.7 DTV America

Puerto RicoEdit

Aguadilla WSJP-LD 18.1 - LKK Group

South CarolinaEdit

Greenville WHNS 21.2 Fox Meredith Corporation [21]
Sumter WKTC 63.3 The CW
MyNetworkTV
WBHQ Columbia, LLC

South DakotaEdit

Sioux Falls KTTW 17.3 Fox Local shareholders

TennesseeEdit

Jackson WYJJ-LD 27.7 MyNetworkTV
Antenna TV
DTV America Corporation
Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol WKPT-TV 19.1 - Glenwood Communications Corporation Also serves Bristol, Virginia area. Until January 2017, Cozi TV programming was seen on WKPT-TV's third digital subchannel,[28] itself simulcast on WOPI-CD (channel 9).
Memphis WQEK-LD 36.1 DTV America Corporation
Nashville WSMV-TV 4.3 NBC Meredith Corporation [21]

TexasEdit

Abilene KXVA 15.3 Fox Tegna [29][30][31]
Beaumont KBMT 12.3 ABC
Amarillo KAUO-LD 15.4 The Country Network DTV America Corporation
Austin KXAN-TV 36.2 NBC Nexstar Media Group [22]
Bryan/College Station KAGS-LD 23.2 Tegna
Corpus Christi KIII 3.4 ABC
Dallas/Fort Worth KXAS-TV 5.2 NBC NBC Owned Television Stations Formerly used Nonstop branding.
Houston KTMD 47.3 Telemundo
Longview/Tyler KCEB 54.3 SonLife London Broadcasting Company
Lubbock KMYL-LD 14.4 MyNetworkTV Ramar Communications
San Angelo KIDY 6.3 Fox Tegna
San Antonio KVDA 60.3 Telemundo NBC Owned Television Stations
Waco KCEN-TV 6.2 NBC Tegna
Harlingen, Texas KMBH 38.1 - MBTV Texas Valley, LLC Primarily-affiliated with PBS until 2016, which since relocated to 38.2

U.S. Virgin IslandsEdit

St. Croix WCVI 23.3 World Harvest Television LeSEA Broadcasting

UtahEdit

Salt Lake City KSL-TV 5.2 NBC Bonneville International
(Bonneville International Corporation)

VirginiaEdit

Danville/Roanoke/Lynchburg, Virginia WFFP-TV 24.1 - Liberty University

WashingtonEdit

Seattle KFFV 44.5 EVINE Live OTA Broadcasting, LLC

West VirginiaEdit

Weirton WJPW-CD 59.1 - OTA Broadcasting, LLC

WisconsinEdit

Fond du Lac/Milwaukee WIWN 68.1 - 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

ReferencesEdit

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