MSNBC was founded in 1996 by Tom Rogers. The prototype logo consisted of the NBC peacock above the text with a combination of the 1995 MSN logo (with the red "n" appearing in a slightly larger point size) and the 1986 NBC wordmark. This logo was used only in promotions for the network's launch.
In 2000, the "N" bridging both sections of the "MSNBC" name representing its original corporate co-parents was changed from red to black.
The logo was changed to horizontal form in 2006, making the logo closer in resemblance to that of sister channel CNBC.
This logo, with the letters in lowercase form, first appeared on MSNBC.com in April 2007, and was launched on screen on June 27, 2009, as the station started broadcasting in high-definition.
The letters returned to uppercase form on August 18, 2015, retaining the same typeface as the previous logo.
On March 29, 2021, MSNBC unveiled an updated logo, adopting a nameplate typeface similar to that of the logo used since 2018 on its digital platforms.
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