As part of KCET becoming the nation's largest independent public television station on January 1, 2011, we are changing our line-up of digital channels. The exact position of each channel in your specific cable line-up can be found by using our Channel Zip Code Finder, but we wanted to give you a rundown here of the changes.
The main piece of news is that our new digital channel lineup includes major format changes for KCET Orange/KCET Desert Cities, which will both become the new KCET Kids & Family Channel, and PBS World, which become to MHz Worldview, the national channel of MHz Networks. (KCET Desert Cities, which was only available to folks in the the Coachella Valley on Time Warner Cable ch. 218, will be mirroring KCET Kids & Family but fear not: most of Desert Cities' current programming will be moving to KCET's daytime lifestyle block.)
"With these three channels we are targeting audiences whose needs are not always met by other broadcast media," explained Mary Mazur, KCET Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer. "MHz Worldview is a truly global programming service with news, drama and sports from around the world. Vme will provide an extensive line-up even more focused on the nation's number one Spanish-speaking market."
KCET will continue to broadcast the Vme network as a digital multicast channel, as it has since Vme's premiere in 2007.
MHz Worldview (known in the local Los Angeles market as KCETMHZ) is a national, independent, non-commercial channel presenting fresh, relevant English-language international content including news, documentaries, cultural programming, dramas, films and mysteries, music and sports.
Known for its 'Programming for globally-minded people,' MHz Worldview serves as a liaison in bringing programs and understanding from around the world to American audiences. With a belief in promoting and illuminating world awareness, MHz Worldview delivers a wide range of world dynamics, showing all the world has to offer, direct from the source, without political or commercial confines.
MHz Worldview content is drawn from prominent broadcasters such as: Al Jazeera English, AFL, Asian News International, Beijing TV, Deutsche Welle, euronews, FCI, France 24, Israel Broadcasting Authority, MAC TV, NHK World TV and RT, as well as local and independent producers, global content providers and original MHz Networks productions. To find out more visit mhznetworks.org.
Vme, one of America's largest Spanish networks, entertains and informs with quality Spanish-language programming for the entire family, including primetime drama, music, sports, current affairs and Latin cinema, along with world-class kids, food, lifestyle and nature programs.
Vme is a 24/7 alternative to traditional Spanish-language television. Vme programs include original productions throughout the day including TuBebe and MiMascota, plus music and film review series Estudio Billboard and En Pantalla in primetime. Vme's exclusive miniseries line-up offering the best of international cinema will be broadcast as part of Estelares Vme, Monday through Thursday evenings at 9:00 p.m.
Vme is the first and only Spanish-language public television programming service in the U.S. With Spanish TV's largest block of cooking, travel, home, health, parenting and more - Vme's daytime programming continues to fill the steady demand for entertaining and informative lifestyle formats. The 24-hour network, partnered with public television stations, is currently available in over 10 million Hispanic homes. Vme is the first venture of the media production and distribution company, Vme Media Inc. To find out more visit VmeTV.com.