NBC Local Media is rolling out its nonstop multicast channels, adding the 24/7 channels in Philadelphia Oct. 25 and Washington, D.C. Oct. 27. A Chicago Nonstop channel is set for early November, while a joint Los Angeles-San Francisco-San Diego channel, called California Nonstop, will launch in late December or early January. KXAS Dallas and WTVJ Miami will also debut their channels around the dawn of the New Year. The model allows them to run content cross-platform.
Each channel will feature around eight hours of local programming, as well as franchise programs such as Talk Stoop and lifestyle shows such as First Look and Open House from NBC's LX production wing. The channels are expected to grow their local output over time.