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, which is owned by Comcast. The network airs classic television series from the 1950s to the 2000s.
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.
|Type||Digital broadcast television network (classic TV series)|
|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|
|Parent||NBC Owned Television Stations|
(NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News)
|NBC Nonstop (2009–2012)|
|16:9 (HDTV; widescreen)|
|Affiliates||List of affiliates|
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 picked up Cozi TV on January 8, 2018, replacing This TV. FETV now carries its own schedule of acquired programming.
|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|
|Eureka||KBVU-TV||28.2||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|
|Denver||KUSA-TV||9.2||NBC||Tegna||Replaced Weather Nation TV on 12/29/18|
|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||Draper Holdings Business Trust||Partial schedule; MyNetworkTV is primary affiliation|
District of Columbia
|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||KVUI||31.4||Ion Television||Ventura Broadcasting|
|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||KDGL-LD||23.1||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|
|Beattyville (Lexington)||WLJC-TV||65.1||1||Hour of Harvest, Inc.|
|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||May launch on KATC-TV|
|Monroe||KARD-TV||14.4||FOX||Nexstar Media Group||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||K33LN-D||33.4||Bounce TV||HC2 Holdings|
|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|
|Cobleskill (Albany/Schenectady/Troy)||WYBN-LD||14.2||Buzzr||Cable Ad Net New York|
|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 Islands
|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|
K15CU-D, virtual and UHF digital channel 15, is a Cozi TV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Salinas, California, United States, and serving the Monterey Bay area, relaying the second digital subchannel of KNTV from San Jose. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). K15CU-D's transmitter is located on Fremont Peak in the Gabilan Mountains above San Juan Bautista, California, over 3,100 feet (940 m) above sea level.KARD
KARD, virtual channel 14 (UHF digital channel 19), is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to West Monroe, Louisiana, United States, serving northern Louisiana (including Monroe) and southern Arkansas (including El Dorado). It is owned by the Nexstar Media Group, which acquired the station in 2003 as part of its purchase of Quorum Broadcasting. Nexstar also operates El Dorado-licensed NBC affiliate KTVE (channel 10) through a local marketing agreement with owner Mission Broadcasting and the two stations share studios on Pavilion Road in West Monroe, with KARD's transmitter located in Columbia, Louisiana.KBLR (TV)
KBLR, virtual channel 39 (UHF digital channel 20), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station serving Las Vegas, Nevada, United States that is licensed to the nearby unincorporated community of Paradise. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal. KBLR's studios are located on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, and its transmitter is located on Black Mountain near Henderson.KBVU (TV)
KBVU, virtual and UHF digital channel 28, is a Fox-affiliated television station located in Eureka, California, United States. The station is owned by Cunningham Broadcasting and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group through a local marketing agreement as part of a virtual duopoly with ABC affiliate KAEF-TV (channel 23), which is owned by Sinclair, and is also sister to low-power CW and MyNetworkTV affiliate KECA-LD (channel 29). KBVU and KAEF share studios located along Sixth Street in downtown Eureka, and its transmitter is located along Barry Road west of Kneeland Airport. Although it identifies as a station in its own right, KBVU is considered a semi-satellite of KCVU (channel 20) in Paradise/Chico/Redding. While it shares studios with KAEF in Eureka, some internal operations are based at KCVU's studios along Auditorium Drive in Redding.KDEN-TV
KDEN-TV, virtual channel 25 (UHF digital channel 29), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station serving Denver, Colorado, United States that is licensed to Longmont. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). KDEN's studios are located on East Dry Creek Road in Centennial, and its transmitter is located in rural southwestern Weld County, east of Frederick.KKJB
KKJB (Virtual channel 39 and UHF channel 15) is a full-power television station based in Boise, Idaho. It is owned by Cocola Broadcasting.
On November 30, 2018, KKJB switched from channel 39 to channel 15.KTAZ
KTAZ, virtual channel 39 (UHF digital channel 29), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). KTAZ's studios are located on South 33rd Place in Phoenix, and its transmitter is located atop South Mountain on the city's south side.KVDA
KVDA, virtual channel 60 (UHF digital channel 38), is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Antonio, Texas, United States. The station is owned by the NBC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of NBCUniversal (itself a subsidiary of Comcast). KVDA's studios are located on San Pedro Avenue, near the North Shearer Hills neighborhood on the northern side of San Antonio, and its transmitter is located off of Route 181 in northwest Wilson County (northeast of Elmendorf). On cable, the station is available on Charter Spectrum channel 17, Grande Communications channel 6, and AT&T U-verse channel 60.KYCW-LD
KYCW-LD, virtual and UHF digital channel 25, is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Branson, Missouri, United States. Owned by Gray Television, it is a sister station to Springfield-licensed NBC affiliate KYTV (channel 3) and ABC affiliate KSPR-LD (channel 33). The three stations share studios on West Sunshine Street in Springfield, where KYCW-LD and KSPR-LD also share transmitter facilities.
KYCW-LD's low-powered digital broadcasting radius does not reach the entire market. Therefore, KYCW-LD is simulcast in standard definition on KYTV's third digital subchannel (UHF channel 44.5, mapped to virtual channel 33.2 via PSIP) from a transmitter located in Fordland. KYCW-LD is also simulcast on the second digital subchannel of low-power stations KSPR-LD and K17DL-D.WBXZ-LP
WBXZ-LP is a low-power television station in Buffalo, New York, broadcasting locally on channel 17. Owned by Steven Ritchie, WBXZ operates a large and varying number of digital subchannels, two of which are permanent: Cozi TV on 56.1 and independent "Throwback Television" on 56.4.WDHN
WDHN is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Dothan, Alabama, United States, and serving the Wiregrass Region of southeastern Alabama. Owned by Nexstar Media Group, it broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 21 (or virtual channel 18 via PSIP) from a transmitter co-located with its studios on AL 52 in Webb.WEIN-LD
WEIN-LD is a low-powered digital television station that is licensed to and serving Evansville, Indiana. The station is owned by DTV America Corporation of Sunrise, Florida, and it broadcasts its digital signal on UHF channel 40, which originates from a transmitter located near Chandler, Indiana. The station is an affiliate of Cozi TV, the NBCUniversal-owned classic TV network.WGPS-LP
WGPS-LP is a low-powered television station that is licensed to and serving Fort Myers, Florida. It is owned by WGPS of Southwest Florida, LLC. through licensee DTV America Corporation. It is currently an affiliate of Cozi TV broadcasting over digital UHF channel 22.WIYC
WIYC is a Cozi TV-affiliated television station licensed to Troy, Alabama, United States, serving the Black Belt and River Region of central Alabama, including Montgomery. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on virtual and UHF channel 48 from a transmitter on County Road 37 in rural Bullock County. The station is owned by Woods Communications Corporation as part of a duopoly with Montgomery-licensed Fox affiliate WCOV-TV (channel 20). WIYC's home office is located in Troy, with a local sales office in Montgomery.WLGA
WLGA, virtual channel 66 (UHF digital channel 17), is a Cozi TV-affiliated television station licensed to Opelika, Alabama, United States, serving the Chattahoochee Valley of west-central Georgia and east-central Alabama. The station is owned by CNZ Communications. WLGA's studios are located on 13th Avenue in Columbus, Georgia. Its primary transmitter is located in Cusseta, Georgia, with a secondary transmitter near Warm Springs, Georgia.WQEK-LD
WQEK-LD is a digital low-powered television station that is licensed to Clarksdale, Mississippi within the Memphis, Tennessee television market. The station is a Cozi TV affiliate, and is owned by DTV America Corporation of Sunrise, Florida. WQEK’s digital signal is broadcast on UHF Channel 18, but is displayed as virtual channel 36 via PSIP.
WQEK's low-power signal does not actually reach its city of license of Clarksdale, and it instead serves the inner core of the Memphis market, though unlike sister station Paragould, Arkansas-licensed KPMF-LD (which is licensed to a city in the Jonesboro, Arkansas market), Clarksdale is fully within the Memphis market. WQEK-LD and KPMF-LD's transmitters are co-located on the Nexstar tower near Brunswick, Tennessee, in northern Shelby County.WSJP-LD
WSJP-LD is a digital low-power television station in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico transmitting over digital channel 14, virtual channel 18. The station is owned by California-based Caribbean Broadcasting Network and is an affiliate of This TV, Fox and Cozi TV. Before the launch of The CW, WSJP was a dual affiliate of UPN and The WB.
Prior to the station's flash cut to digital, The CW and LATV were WSJP's sole affiliations. Since the switch, sister stations WPRU-LP has gone silent, along with its call-sign deleted from the Federal Communications Commission website, while WSJX-LP is now an affiliate of LATV.WVEB-LD
WVEB-LD is the digital low-powered Cozi TV network affiliated television station in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. It is one of two low-powered stations in the Charlotte area owned by HC2 Holdings, the other being WHEH-LD.WVEB’s digital signal is broadcast over UHF channel 14, but consumer television receivers display the station as Virtual channel 40 via PSIP. The signal originates from the Morris Communications Tower on the southern suburbs of Charlotte.WZBJ-CD
WZBJ-CD, virtual channel 24 (UHF digital channel 43), is a low-powered, Class A television station licensed to Lynchburg, Virginia, United States and also serving Roanoke. Owned by Gray Television, it is a translator of Danville-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate WZBJ (channel 24); the WZBJ stations collectively serve as a sister outlet to Roanoke-licensed CBS affiliate WDBJ (channel 7). WDBJ and WZBJ share studios on Hershberger Road in northwest Roanoke; WZBJ-CD's transmitter is located on Candlers Mountain near the campus of the station's former owner, Liberty University.
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