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1994–1996 1996 (prototype) 1996–2000 2000–2006
1994–1996 1996 (prototype) 1996–2000 2000–2006
2006–2009 2009–2015 2015–2021 2021–present
2006–2009 2009–2015 2015–2021 2021–present

America's Talking


America's Talking 1994.svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Futura Extra Bold
ITC Avant Garde Gothic Medium
Launched:  July 4, 1994


1996 (prototype)

MSNBC (Prototype).svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Franklin Gothic (MSN)
NBC Futura (BC)
Launched:  Unknown

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.



MSNBC 1996.svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Univers Next Pro 940 Extended Extra Black (modified)
Launched:  July 15, 1996


MSNBC 2000.svg

In 2000, the "N" bridging both sections of the "MSNBC" name representing its original corporate co-parents was changed from red to black.


MSNBC 2006.svg

The logo was changed to horizontal form in 2006, making the logo closer in resemblance to that of CNBC.


MSNBC 2009.svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Gotham Bold
Launched:  June 27, 2009

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.


MSNBC 2015.svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Gotham Bold
Launched:  August 18, 2015

The letters returned to uppercase form on August 18, 2015, retaining the same typeface as the previous logo.


MSNBC 2021.svg
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Arial Bold (Modified)
Launched:  March 29, 2021

On March 29, 2021, MSNBC debuted an updated logo, adopting a nameplate typeface similar to that of the logo used since 2018 on its digital platforms.

For in collaboration with Microsoft and NBCUniversal the channel is meant to stand for the acronym Microsoft National Broadcasting Company.

External links

MSNBC Canada (in Canada)