×

Live From CES: Dozens of Hours of NBC Universal Programming to Broadcast from the Floor of the World's Largest Consumer Technology Tradeshow

NBC Universal
NBC Universal

NEW YORK, NY – January 4, 2008 – NBC Universal, the first-ever official broadcast partner of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), announced today its programming line-up for live broadcasts from this year's world-renowned show in Las Vegas January 7-10.

On Monday, January 7, Brian Williams will anchor NBC Nightly News from "Broadcast Central" at the NBCU booth. Immediately after the live broadcast, Williams will unveil a new NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams experience online, available at www.nightlynews.msnbc.com. The redesigned site will give the growing Nightly News online audience an immersive and visually compelling TV-like viewing experience. Nightly News will broadcast live at 6:30 p.m. (ET)/ 3:30 p.m. (PT) from the show floor.

For TODAY, Al Roker will be live from the show floor for the start of the event Monday morning, and tech guru, Paul Hochman, will share with viewers the show's cutting-edge technology as well. CNBC's Bill Griffeth and Maria Bartiromo will anchor Power Lunch and Closing Bell respectively from the booth and reveal the business talk behind the tech. CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch: "Insider's Guide to Success" will air Wednesday, January 9 at 10 p.m. & 1 a.m. (ET). Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell will identify the must-have new gadgets for both the glitterati and the technorati and Chicago's own Ereka Vetrini will report the buzz from the show floor live on Tuesday for In the Loop with iVillage's audience. Live news from the show will be seen throughout each day on MSNBC and Telemundo. The NBC-owned stations will have unique local coverage on-air and online from the CES floor. (Complete schedule below.)

In addition, bloggers from NBC News, MSNBC, SCIFI, Access Hollywood and iVillage will also be reporting in real-time and posting their comments to a brand-new site created especially for CES, http://nbcuatces.com/. This destination will be a touchpoint for information about NBCU's CES programming as well as capture the action of the show. In addition, NBC's Peacock Productions will be working with the Consumer Electronics Association to provide daily feeds of all of the new products unveiled and any breaking news throughout the show to broadcast stations around the country.

Located in the heart of the CES floor, the NBCU booth (Central 12533) is a 5400 square foot experiential platform that will showcase content in five primary areas: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports/Olympics, News/Business and International. Key features include video displays, two fully working live broadcast stages and interactive kiosks where free, downloadable content is available for attendees to place on complimentary flash drives provided by SanDisk.

BROADCAST SCHEDULE (ALL TIMES EASTERN):

Sunday, January 6
8-9 am: Paul Hochman reporting for Today, Weekend Edition

Evening: Local news**

Monday, January 7
7-10:30 am: Al Roker reporting for TODAY
12-2 pm: CNBC's Power Lunch with Bill Griffeth
3-5 pm: CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo
6:30-7 pm: NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Access Hollywood with Nancy O'Dell - airs in syndication nationally**

All Day: reports from MSNBC's JJ Ramberg, CNBC, Telemundo, local morning and evening news**

Tuesday, January 8
7-10:30 am: Paul Hochman reporting for TODAY
12-1 pm: Ereka Vetrini reporting for In the Loop with iVillage – airs on NBC-owned stations**
12-2 pm: CNBC's Power Lunch with Bill Griffeth
3-5 pm: CNBC's Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo

Access Hollywood with Nancy O'Dell - airs in syndication nationally**

All Day: MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, local morning and evening news**

Wednesday, January 9
7–10:30am: Paul Hochman reporting for TODAY
10 pm & 1 am: CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch: "Insider's Guide to Success"

All Day: MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, local morning and evening news**

Thursday, January 10
7–10:30am: Paul Hochman reporting for TODAY All Day: local morning and evening news**

In addition, MSNBC's Your Business will air Sunday, January 13, 7:30 am (ET).

**Please check your local listings for more details.

About NBC Universal:
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.



About CNBC:
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 340 million homes worldwide, including more than 95 million households in the United States and Canada. The network's Business Day programming (weekdays from 5:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and also includes reports from CNBC news bureaus worldwide. Additionally, CNBC viewers can manage their individual investment portfolios and gain additional in-depth information from on-air reports by accessing http://www.cnbc.com.

Members of the media can receive more information about CNBC and its programming on the NBC Universal Media Village Web site at http://nbcumv.com/cnbc/.