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About KCET

On-air, online, and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California.

In addition to broadcasting the finest programs from around the world, KCET produces and distributes award-winning local programs that explore the people, places and topics that are relevant to our region.

Whether it is through our broadcast, via cable, over the internet or from our extensive community outreach and education programs, KCET consistently delivers inspiring content that informs, educates and enlightens millions of individuals in California and throughout the world.

Broadcast Area

Nearly two million viewers watch KCETLink's primary channel, 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.

Select KCET content is also available at, as well as through AmazonApple TV and Roku.

Distribution Platforms

KCET distributes four channels of commercial-free programming in 11 Southern and Central California counties via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems. Select programming is available for streaming on, Apple TV and Roku platforms. KCET is a service of the KCETLink Media Group, a national independent, nonprofit, digital and broadcast network.


KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP is the national independent public media organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV (ch. 375) and DISH Network (ch. 9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems.