FALLS CHURCH, VA – KCET, independent public media for Southern and Central California, launches as the 31st MHz Worldview affiliate on January 1, 2011. This launch brings MHz Worldview programming to the Los Angeles metro area through both digital broadcast and cable.
MHz Worldview will be available to 11 counties on digital broadcast channel 28.4, including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern and San Luis Obispo counties. Over 6.2 million viewers will be able to watch premier MHz international content on cable systems and digital over-the-air signals throughout the market.
Viewers can also tune in to MHz Worldview on:
Charter cable channel 311
Comcast cable channel 126
Cox cable channel 105
Time Warner Cable channel 238
MHz Networks CEO, Frederick Thomas, says, “MHz Networks innovative spirit and our premier international news, dramatic and sports programming is a perfect fit for the newly independent KCET. We applaud KCET's recognition of the change in American demographics and the overall need to help all Americans better understand the world. MHz and KCET make perfect sense."
Mary Mazur, KCET Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer, says, “KCET now has an excellent opportunity to strengthen its commitment to providing a wide range of programming. MHz Worldview is a truly global programming service with news, drama and sports from around the world. Bringing this service to Los Angeles is one step toward our mission to provide a wide range of perspectives to our diverse community.”
For more information, visit www.kcet.org.
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KCET is the second most-watched public television station in the United States and has the largest geographic reach of any public television station in California, with 3.6 million viewers watching in the average month. On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. With a viewership of 3.6 million viewers in the average month, KCET becomes the largest independent public television station in the country effective January 1, 2011. KCET currently produces the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time weekly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its more than 40-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children’s programs, its outreach and community services and its website, kcet.org. KCET is a donor-supported community institution. More than half of the funds raised to support KCET’s operating budget come from individual support. For additional information about KCET productions, Web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.