As of January 4, 2016, the network's 480i standard definition feed now shows the same 16:9 HD feed on its 4:3 picture, due to the application of the AFD #10 flag.
Live programming is broadcast on weekdays from 4am until 7pm and provides reports on U. businesses, updates of stock market indices and commodities prices, interviews with CEOs and business leaders, and commentary from many investment professionals.
The following is the usual weekday "business day" (term used by CNBC hosts and announcers) lineup (as of October 2016, all times Eastern): On September 17, 2007, the network has also run hourly News Now update segments during business day programming.
Originally established on April 17, 1989 by a joint venture between NBC and Cablevision as the Consumer News and Business Channel, 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. feed, various localized versions of CNBC also operate, serving different regions and countries.
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. NBCUniversal is the owner, or a minority stakeholder, in many of these versions.
The channel has at times rebroadcast several NBC programs, including Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Deal or No Deal, The Apprentice, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, and 1 vs. CNBC has occasionally served as an overflow outlet for NBC Sports programming; beginning in 2000, CNBC has carried portions of NBC's coverage of the Olympic Games outside of business day hours.
The frequent delegation of curling coverage to CNBC during the 2010 Winter Olympics helped the sport gain a cult following among the business community.In 2016, CNBC announced two new reality series including Cleveland Hustles and a spin-off of The Profit titled The Partner.CNBC has experimented with non-business programming during primetime hours with a mixed record of success, including a talk show hosted by Dennis Miller.Other special or weekend programming includes CNBC on Assignment (for example, The Age of Wal-Mart), Cover to Cover, The Suze Orman Show and On the Money.Documentaries featured as part of its CNBC Originals slate have included Marijuana Inc: Inside America's Pot Industry (2009), In the fall of 2011, CNBC began to brand its primetime lineup under the title CNBC Smart.A rotating top band of the screen rotates provides real-time updates on index and commodity prices from world markets.