History

NET today is the sum of 60 years of history - visions that have become reality through the hard work of hundreds of people. This chronology shows the evolution of NET and the services that it provides. It also serves as testament to the vision of the people of Nebraska who made it possible.

History: Year by Year (PDF)

History Highlights

Sometimes, words like “legend” and “pioneer” get thrown around way too much.Just not in the case of Ron Hull and his place in the history of public broadcasting in Nebraska.For starters, NET was founded in 1954, making it the... more››
For more than 50 years, NET Sports has been providing coverage of collegiate and high school sports in Nebraska. Nebraska football has been in the forefront since September 1959 when “Cornhusker Football” premiered. Providing... more››
KUON-TV Channel 12 begin operating November 1, 1954 using studios and equipment of commercial television station KOLN-TV, Channel 10, Lincoln.  The station was only on in the mornings in the early days.  In 1956, the Board of... more››