Initially, KNTV newscasts were perceived to be infotainment due to the focus on crime and entertainment news, but by late 2002 the newscasts began focusing on Bay Area affairs. The deYoungs had built KRON into one of NBC's strongest affiliates, though NBC had long felt chagrin at KRON's frequent preemptions of network programming. NBC, which had been in the midst of renewing its affiliation agreement with KRON-TV, jumped into the bidding.
In December 2010, sports director Raj Mathai transitioned to weeknight news anchor, though he continued to host Sports Sunday for a short time after the change. (a weekly show that debuted on September 19, 1998 under Granite Broadcasting ownership that covers the latest in technology and gadgets, and is hosted by Scott Budman and produced by Scott McGrew[45] and was at one time popular in Ghana[46]) and In Wine Country (a weekly series focusing on the Napa Valley wine community). The team's first game broadcast on KNTV aired on April 1, 2008. On November 1, 2007, KNTV entered into a three-year broadcast contract with the San Francisco Giants through 2010, replacing the team's longtime broadcaster KTVU, which had carried Giants games since 1961, three years after the team moved to the Bay Area and KTVU first began broadcasting. Incidentally, KRON's owner, Young Broadcasting discussed entering KRON into a shared services agreement with KNTV's owner NBCUniversal,[35] which ultimately never materialized. Taking advantage of this, KNTV sought and was granted the ABC affiliation for the Monterey Bay area in 1960,[5] on the condition that the station reduced its transmitter power so as not to overlap with network-owned KGO-TV's signal. Most of the other Bay Area stations operate from Sutro Tower, which has a better overall view of San Francisco proper, although at the expense of those in northern San Mateo County, where San Bruno Mountain acts as a shield. Wang and Raj Mathai are the only Asian American weekday anchor team outside of Hawaii.[70]. From mid-March 2020 until April 17, 2020, KNTV expanded its 11:00 p.m. weeknight newscast to a full hour in order to provide expanded coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. [34], In April 2010, KNTV entered into an arrangement with former NBC affiliate KRON-TV to broadcast network programs during instances in which KNTV has to preempt them for special programming such as telecasts of San Francisco Giants games. ABC's corporate parent, The Walt Disney Company, saw the need to expand KGO-TV's exclusive advertising market share into San Jose for this reason, and it felt that KNTV was taking away from the share.

[29] The station added on a San Francisco bureau and studio in a 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) facility on Battery Street in San Francisco.[29]. However, the station was no viable as an independent. [15] In preparation for this switch, KNTV boosted its signal to reach the entire Bay Area. The fire was quickly extinguished on the afternoon of December 31; however, the fire reignited after firefighters had left the scene, and destroyed the former primary analog and digital transmitters, which had only been retired a few months earlier and were in backup status, as well as a variety of other communications equipment. [66][67] This made KNTV the first NBC-owned station to have its sports segments produced by the regional sports network. KNTV is available on Comcast Xfinity cable systems in the Bay Area on channel 3 (703 in HD).[2]. News headlines, interviews, and stories intended to inform, entertain, inspire and set the agenda each morning for Americans and help viewers with their finances, health and well-being. Actress Sarah Paulson; actor H. Jon Benjamin. The other NBC-owned stations in New York, Miami and Hartford began theirs in June, the stations in Los Angeles and Chicago revived theirs in the summer of 2016, and the station in Boston (then WBTS-LD) debuted theirs in January 2017. Several owned stations already have hour-long 4:00 p.m. newscasts. In December 2018, the station announced that they would cut its midday newscasts to half an hour beginning on January 7, 2019 in favor of the brand new lifestyle show California LIVE; sister stations KNBC (which produces the program[71]) and KNSD also announced their cuts on the midday newscasts for a half-hour due to the launching of the series. Prior to this, KNTV along with sister stations KNBC and KNSD revamped their websites on July 1, 2016. News Over Pay Inequality", "LA's Fox 11 Hires Marla Tellez To Join 'Good Day LA, KNTV NBC 11 to fire 8 people from the station, BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KNTV-TV, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=KNTV&oldid=980230040, Television channels and stations established in 1955, Television stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Major League Soccer over-the-air television broadcasters, Articles with dead external links from January 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles needing additional references from January 2013, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2020, Articles containing potentially dated statements from September 2019, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Articles with Spanish-language sources (es), Articles containing Vietnamese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Univision owns the licenses to these stations but the stations themselves are operated by, This page was last edited on 25 September 2020, at 09:53. [36], In April 2014, a five-alarm fire destroyed the former KNTV complex on Park Avenue; the vacant property had been purchased by the San Jose Redevelopment Agency along with adjacent parcels in the (eventually ill-fated) hopes of attracting a new downtown stadium for the Oakland A's.[37][38]. Actress Taylor Schilling; author Brian Stelter; Jessica Burdeaux sits in with the 8G Band. In 2004, NBC converted a vacant office space in northern San Jose into a state-of-the-art, all-digital facility for KNTV and KSTS. KNTV, virtual channel 11 (VHF digital channel 13), branded on-air as NBC Bay Area, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Jose, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. Privacy & Cookie Policy (Updated 5/25/18). The businesses, personalities and trends that make Silicon Valley a technology capital; Scott McGrew hosts. Previously, all three networks had been shoehorned onto Salinas-based KSBW-TV (channel 8). However, most of the Bay Area is covered with a strong signal from all of the stations. In September 1998, KNTV began producing an hour-long 10 p.m. newscast for then-WB affiliate KBWB-TV (now KOFY-TV). [27], After the affiliation switch to NBC, KNTV changed its branding to "NBC 3" to reflect its position on cable channel 3 on nearly every cable provider in the Bay Area. [68][69] On August 10, 2011, Janelle Wang replaced Jessica Aguirre as weeknight anchor of the 5 p.m. newscast. KNTV is one of five television stations that is licensed to San Jose (another is KTVU's sister station KICU).".

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