KCET Wins 2012 Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award

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

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





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

, 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



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