(The news website remained a separate joint venture between Microsoft and NBC for another seven years.) NBC later exercised its option to purchase Microsoft's remaining 18 percent interest in MSNBC.In late 2005, MSNBC began attracting liberal and progressive viewers as Keith Olbermann began critiquing and satirizing conservative media commentators during his Countdown With Keith Olbermann program.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
MSNBC is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, a unit of the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, all of which are owned by Comcast.
MSNBC most well known logo used from 1996 until 2009.
The "N" in the logo was changed from red to black in 2002.
was headquartered on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington while MSNBC operated out of NBC's headquarters in New York City.
Microsoft divested its stakes in the MSNBC channel in 2005 and in in July 2012.He especially focused his attention on the Fox News Channel and Bill O'Reilly, its principal primetime commentator.On June 7, 2006, Rick Kaplan resigned as president of MSNBC after holding the post for two years.This variant has occasionally been used after 2006 as an alternative logo in a horizontal form.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.The general news site was rebranded as NBCNews.com, and a new was created as the online home of the cable channel.