Watch Now MSNBC News from the United States of America, one of the most favorite channels of Democrats. This is an American television network channel provides political discussion and news coverage from NBC on current issues. NBC Universal owns the network, it was founded by a partnership between General Electrics and Microsoft in 1996 with new name MSNBC and they also launched msnbc.com in the same year. But headquarter of both were located in the different places.
MSNBC is one of the most watched news stations in America. It's audience continues to grow at a consistent rate year after year. Recently, MSNBC live stream has periodically overtaken Fox News and CNN and earned the top spot in the Nielsen ratings.
MSNBC was first launched on July 15, 1996. MSNBC was established by NBC executive Tom Rogers. Rogers was instrumental in developing the strategic partnership with Microsoft, which invested $221 million for a 50% share of the cable channel. MSNBC and Microsoft would share the cost of a $200 million newsroom in Secaucus, New Jersey, for msnbc.com.
One of the first show's to bee seen on MSNBC was anchored by Jodi Applegate and broadcast a lineup of news, interviews, and opinions. During the day, rolling news coverage continued with The Contributors, a show that featured Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham, as well as interactive programming coordinated by Applegate, John Gibson and John Seigenthaler. Originally, stories were generally longer and more detailed than the stories running on CNN at the time. NBC also highlighted their broadcast connections by airing stories direct from the NBC network affiliates, along with breaking news coverage from the same sources. Gradually, MSNBC began to put more emphasis on politics.