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Local NBC rolls out new, 24-hour-a-day channel

[This blog post was filed by Emily Yahr.]

NBC's Local Media division will unveil its Washington, D.C., 24/7 multicast channel, called NBC Washington Nonstop, next Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Launching at 1 p.m., the channel kicks off "The Rundown," a daily news show that will involve familiar NBC Channel 4 (WRC) anchors, but will have much more informal interaction as they discuss topical events, a WRC spokesman said.

The channel (digital channel 4.2, available on Comcast 208; Fios 460 and Cox 803) will be mostly filled with local shows, mixed in with some lifestyle programming from NBC production wing LX.TV and others produced by NBC centrally.

But in the same vein as NBC's sister channel Bravo, certain shows will be repeated over and over again throughout the day, the spokesman said, including "Daily Connection," in which anchors discuss various video clips from the day -- all courtesy NBC Universal networks, such as MSNBC and even The Weather Channel. The show will air first at 7 p.m., and re-air in different time periods.

Other original programming will include a weekly series, "Foodies," about regional restaurants, and another, "Nonstop Scene DC" about what's going on in the city on any given day. The channel will also re-air shows like Sunday beltway shows "Meet the Press" and "The Chris Matthews Show."

It's one of several non-stop channels NBC plans to roll out where NBC has so-called "owned-and-operated" broadcast TV stations (as opposed to stations that are "affiliated" with a network) over the next few months, in such markets as Chicago and Philadelphia. NBC launched the first such channel, last year, in New York.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 22, 2010; 4:40 PM ET
Categories:  Local TV  
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Nothing will get any ratings from this channel except for George Michael/Jim Vance bloopers.

Posted by: bs2004 | October 25, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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