Burbank, CA - March 6, 2013 - KCET, the nation's largest independent television station serving Southern and Central California, is pleased to announce that it has won the 2012 Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for the station's new state of the art broadcast facility.
In April 2012, KCET relocated from its historic Sunset Blvd. lot to The Pointe in Burbank, a new LEED GOLD certified building in the city's famed media district. KCET's studios are equipped with the latest technologies, all new equipment and resources for optimal broadcast transmission and production efficiency. One of its two production studios is equipped with three robotic cameras and a green screen virtual reality set.
"This was a fantastic opportunity to conceive, design and build a media facility from the ground up," said Gordon Bell, KCET's Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. "It was a privilege to head up a team of so many talented individuals and work with some of the most respected companies in the broadcast technology industry."
Now in its 13th year, the Excellence Awards honor new broadcast engineering facilities for innovation, high-quality design and construction. This year's contest opened last December when 31 entries were presented in the Broadcast Engineering Digital Reference Guide. Readers then cast their ballots online and votes were tallied.
The Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards will be presented at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas on Monday, April 8 from 9-11 a.m. at the Broadcast Engineering booth.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. KCET currently produces the Emmy®, duPont-Columbia and Peabody Award-winning SoCal Connected, a hard-hitting prime-time nightly television news program that examines the issues and people of Southern California. Throughout its 48-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. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules and community events, please visit kcet.org.
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