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The original incarnation of Viacom Inc. (originally an initialism of Video & Audio Communications) was an American media conglomerate. [1]

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Aaron Spelling

Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer.

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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Albany, New York

Albany is the capital of the U.S. state of New York and the seat of Albany County.

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American Broadcasting Company

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Disney–ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company.

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Amusement park

An amusement park is a park that features various attractions, such as rides and games, as well as other events for entertainment purposes.

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Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg.

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Black Entertainment Television (BET, stylised as BET★) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the BET Networks division of Viacom.

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Blockbuster LLC

Blockbuster LLC, formerly Blockbuster Entertainment, Inc., and also known as Blockbuster Video or simply Blockbuster, was an American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services through video rental shops, DVD-by-mail, streaming, video on demand, and cinema theater.

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Broadcast syndication

Broadcasting syndication is the license to broadcast television programs and radio programs by multiple television stations and radio stations, without going through a broadcast network.

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Broadcasting is the distribution of audio or video content to a dispersed audience via any electronic mass communications medium, but typically one using the electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves), in a one-to-many model.

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Cable television

Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to paying subscribers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic cables.

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CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation.

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CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation is an American mass media corporation focused on commercial broadcasting, publishing, and television production, with most of its operations in the United States.

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CBS Radio

CBS Radio was a radio broadcasting company and radio network operator owned by CBS Corporation, and consolidated radio station groups owned by CBS and Westinghouse Broadcasting/Group W since the 1920s and Infinity Broadcasting since the 1970s.

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CBS Sports

CBS Sports is the sports division of the American television network CBS.

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CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by the CBS Corporation.

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CBS Studios International

CBS Studios International (formerly CBS Paramount International Television) is a multinational television production-distribution arm of CBS Television Studios and owned by CBS Corporation that was formed in 2004 by Viacom as CBS Paramount International Television, a result of a merger between two television companies, CBS Broadcast International and Paramount International Television.

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CBS Television Distribution

CBS Television Distribution (CTD) is an American television distribution company, formed from the merger of CBS Corporation's domestic television distribution arms CBS Paramount Domestic Television and King World Productions, including its home entertainment arm CBS Home Entertainment.

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CBS Television Studios

CBS Studios, Inc., doing business as CBS Television Studios (CTS) is an American television production company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation as CBS Paramount Television, merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions.

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Cedar Fair

Cedar Fair, L.P., doing business as the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered at its Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio.

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The chairman (also chairperson, chairwoman or chair) is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly.

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Chief executive officer

Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.

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Chief operating officer

The chief operating officer (COO), also called the chief operations officer, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, comprising part of the "C-Suite".

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CMT (U.S. TV channel)

CMT, originally launched as CMTV, is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Comedy Central

Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Controlling interest

A controlling interest is an ownership interest in a corporation with enough voting stock shares to prevail in any stockholders' motion.

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Corporate spin-off

A corporate spin-off, also known as a spin-out, or starburst, is a type of corporate action where a company "splits off" a section as a separate business.

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Dayton metropolitan area

The Dayton metropolitan area is the metropolitan area centered on Dayton, Ohio.

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Federal Communications Commission

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government created by statute (and) to regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

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Financial Interest and Syndication Rules

The Financial Interest and Syndication Rules, widely known as the fin-syn rules, were a set of rules imposed by the Federal Communications Commission in the United States in 1970.

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Future US

Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.

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Gulf and Western Industries

Gulf and Western Industries, Inc., (stylized as Gulf+Western) was an American conglomerate.

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Houston is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2017 population of 2.312 million within a land area of.

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Infinity Broadcasting Corporation

Infinity Broadcasting Corporation was a radio company that existed from 1972 until 2005.

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King World Productions

King World Productions, Inc. (also known as King World Entertainment, King World Enterprises, or simply King World) was a production company and a syndicator of television programming in the United States until its eventual 2007 incorporation into CBS Television Distribution.

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KMOV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 24), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to St. Louis, Missouri, United States.

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KSLA, virtual channel 12 (UHF digital channel 17), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Shreveport, Louisiana, United States.

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Leslie Moonves

Leslie Roy "Les" Moonves (born October 6, 1949) is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation.

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Magnetic Video

Magnetic Video Corporation was a home video/home audio duplication service, that operated between 1968-1982.

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Media conglomerate

A media conglomerate, media group, or media institution is a company that owns numerous companies involved in mass media enterprises, such as television, radio, publishing, motion pictures, theme parks, or the Internet.

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Mel Karmazin

Melvin Alan "Mel" Karmazin (born August 24, 1943) is an American executive.

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MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.

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Nashville metropolitan area

The Nashville metropolitan area is centered on Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States.

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National Amusements

National Amusements, Inc. is an American privately owned theater company and mass media holding company based in Dedham, Massachusetts and incorporated in Maryland.

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The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New Britain, Connecticut

New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange (abbreviated as NYSE, and nicknamed "The Big Board"), is an American stock exchange located at 11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York.

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Next Generation (magazine)

Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).

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Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American basic cable and satellite television network launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.

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Outfront Media

Outfront Media, Inc. (formerly CBS Outdoor, Viacom Outdoor, Infinity Outdoor, Outdoor Systems, Gannett Outdoor, 3M National, and Transportation Displays Incorporated (TDI), among others) is the third largest outdoor media owner in revenue terms.

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Paramount Network

Paramount Network is an American general entertainment cable and satellite channel owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Paramount Parks

Paramount Parks was an operator of theme parks and attractions, which annually attracted about 13 million patrons.

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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (also known simply as Paramount) is an American film studio based in Hollywood, California, that has been a subsidiary of the American media conglomerate Viacom since 1994.

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Philippe Dauman

Philippe Pierre Dauman (born March 1, 1954) is the former President, CEO and Chairman of Viacom.

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The president is a common title for the head of state in most republics.

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Publishing is the dissemination of literature, music, or information—the activity of making information available to the general public.

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Ralph Baruch

Rudolph Maximilian "Ralph" Baruch (August 5, 1923 – March 3, 2016) was a CBS executive and the first president and chief executive of Viacom.

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Republic Pictures

Republic Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production-distribution corporation in operation from 1935 to 1967, that was based in Los Angeles, California.

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Rochester, New York

Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York.

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Roseanne is an American television sitcom starring Roseanne Barr.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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San Francisco Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area (popularly referred to as the Bay Area) is a populous region surrounding the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun estuaries in the northern part of the U.S. state of California.

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Seattle metropolitan area

The Seattle metropolitan area is located in the U.S. state of Washington and includes the three most populous counties—King, Snohomish, and Pierce—within the greater Puget Sound region.

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Showtime (TV network)

Showtime is an American premium cable and satellite television network that serves as the flagship service of the Showtime Networks subsidiary of CBS Corporation, which also owns sister services The Movie Channel and Flix.

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Showtime Networks

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI) is an American entertainment company that oversees the company's premium cable television channels, including its flagship service Showtime.

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Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States.

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Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster, Inc., a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster.

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Spelling Television

Spelling Television Inc. was a television production company that went through several name changes.

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Split Second (game show)

Split Second is a game show that was created by Monty Hall and Stefan Hatos and produced by their production company, Stefan Hatos-Monty Hall Productions.

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St. Louis


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Sumner Redstone

Sumner Murray Redstone (born Sumner Murray Rothstein; May 27, 1923) is an American businessman and media magnate.

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Tele-Communications Inc.

Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) was a cable television provider in the United States, and for most of its history was controlled by Bob Magness and John Malone.

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Television network

A television network is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, whereby a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay television providers.

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Terrestrial television

Terrestrial or broadcast television is a type of television broadcasting in which the television signal is transmitted by radio waves from the terrestrial (Earth based) transmitter of a television station to a TV receiver having an antenna.

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The Carsey-Werner Company

The Carsey-Werner Company (first known as Carsey-Werner Productions, then known as Carsey-Werner-Mandabach Productions, and also known as Carsey-Werner Television) is an independent production company founded in 1981 by former ABC writer/producer duo Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner (now co-owner of the Boston Red Sox baseball franchise and Liverpool FC).

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The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.

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The CW

The CW Television Network (commonly referred to as just The CW) is an American English-language broadcast television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN), and Warner Bros. Entertainment, former majority owner of The WB.

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The Movie Channel

The Movie Channel (TMC) is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by the Showtime Networks, Inc. subsidiary of CBS Corporation.

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The Music Factory

The Music Factory (TMF) was a brand including television and radio channels operated focusing on pop music, the platform is similar to the American MTV to The Music Factory had taken over in 2001.

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The WB

The WB Television Network (commonly shortened to The WB and short for Warner Bros.) was an American television network that was first launched on broadcast television on January 11, 1995, as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. Entertainment division of Time Warner and the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Company, with the former acting as controlling partner.

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Tom Freston

Thomas E. Freston (born November 22, 1945) is an American entertainment industry executive.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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The United Paramount Network (UPN) was an American broadcast television network that launched on January 16, 1995.

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Urban One

Urban One, Inc. (formerly Radio One) is a Silver Spring, Maryland-based media conglomerate.

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Viacom Inc. is an American multinational media conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television.

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Viacom Media Networks

Viacom Media Networks, formerly known as MTV Networks, is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands.

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Viacom Productions

Viacom Productions was a television production arm of Viacom International.

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VIVA Germany

VIVA (abbreviation for: Videoverwertungsanstalt) is a free-to-air German-language music television channel, first broadcast on 1 December 1993.

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Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment

Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company was a joint venture owned/operated by Warner Communications and American Express that developed and initiated several successful cable networks that remain well-known.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.

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Westinghouse Broadcasting

The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was the broadcasting division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

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Westinghouse Electric Corporation

The Westinghouse Electric Corporation was an American manufacturing company.

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Westinghouse Licensing Corporation

Westinghouse Licensing Corporation (commonly known as Westinghouse Electric Corporation) is a Delaware General Corporation Law organized subsidiary that was founded in 1998 by Westinghouse-CBS (the renamed "original Westinghouse" and predecessor of the current CBS Corporation) in managing the intellectual property assets relating to the Westinghouse trademarks produced from 1886 until 1996.

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WHEC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 10, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Rochester, New York, United States.

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WNYT, virtual channel 13 (VHF digital channel 12), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Albany, New York, United States and serving New York's Capital District (Albany–Schenectady–Troy) as well as Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

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WOL is an urban talk radio station in Washington, D.C. Broadcasting on 1450 AM, this is the flagship radio station of Radio One.

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Worldvision Enterprises

Worldvision Enterprises, Inc. was a television program and home video distributor established in 1954 as ABC Film Syndication, the domestic and overseas program distribution arm of the ABC Television Network.

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WVIT, virtual channel 30 (UHF digital channel 35), branded on-air as NBC Connecticut or NBC CT, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to New Britain, Connecticut and serving the Hartford–New Haven television market.

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