CNBC logo
Launched April 17, 1989; 29 years ago (1989-04-17)
Owned by NBCUniversal
Comcast Corporation (ultimate parent)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downscaled to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
Slogan First in Business Worldwide
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area United States
Headquarters Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States
Sister channel(s) CNBC World
The Weather Channel
Golf Channel
Esquire Network
DirecTV 355 (SD)
355 (HD)
1355 (On Demand)
Dish Network (U.S.) 208 (HD/SD)
9439 (HD)
C-Band AMC-10, Channel 101
(Transponder 13)
Shaw Direct (Canada) 504
Available on most U.S. and Canadian cable systems Check local listings for channels
In-House (Washington) 13
Verizon FiOS 602 (HD)
102 (SD)
Satellite radio
Sirius 112
XM 112

CNBC is an American basic cable and satellite business news television channel that is owned by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of Comcast Corporation. Headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey,[1] the network primarily carries business day coverage of U.S. and international financial markets; following the end of the business day and on non-trading days, CNBC primarily carries financial and business-themed documentaries and reality shows

Originally established on April 17, 1989 by a joint venture between NBC and Cablevision as the Consumer News and Business Channel,[2] the network later acquired its main competitor, the Financial News Network, in 1991—a move which expanded both its distribution and its workforce, and Cablevision sold its stake to NBC, giving it sole ownership. As of February 2015, CNBC is available to approximately 93,623,000 pay television households (80.4% of households with television) in the United States.[3] In 2007, the network was ranked as the 19th most valuable cable channel in the United States, worth roughly $4 billion.[4]

In addition to the domestic U.S. feed, fourteen localized versions of CNBC also operate, serving different regions and countries. NBCUniversal is the owner, or a minority stakeholder, in many of these versions.[5][6]