NBC Sets Launch Dates for ‘Nonstop’ Rollout

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

NBC Local Media is rolling out its Nonstop multicast channels, adding the 24/7 channels in Philadelphia Oct. 25 and Washington, D.C. Oct. 27. A Chicago Nonstop channel is set for early November, while a joint Los Angeles-San Francisco-San Diego channel, called California Nonstop, will launch in late December or early January.

KXAS Dallas and WTVJ Miami will also debut their channels around the dawn of the New Year.


The new Nonstops join New York Nonstop, which WNBC launched in March 2009 and is not Nielsen-rated. Each channel will feature around eight hours of local programming, as well as franchise programs More…