More than four million viewers watch KCET in the average month. Broadcasting more than 8,000 hours of programming each year, KCET is the most-watched public television station in Southern California and the second most-watched public television station in the nation. In addition to its far-reaching broadcast signal, KCET is carried on satellite systems and on nearly 150 cable systems in 11 counties.
KCET distributes four channels of programming:
On January 1, 2011, KCET officially became the largest independent television station in the country. Serving Southern and Central California for nearly 50 years, KCET believes that public broadcasting has the potential to inspire and motivate in fresh, creative ways that give voice to the talented and diverse voices in its region.
KCET's goal to provide viewers with a choice - exciting programs in genres they already love, hard-hitting reports on issues facing their region, international programs that celebrate a variety of cultures, and local programming that showcases the best the Southern California region has to offer.
KCET distributes V-me (veh-meh - from the Spanish veme, meaning "see me"), a Spanish language channel offering quality cultural, educational entertainment for Spanish-speaking audiences.
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.