PBS SoCaL is the only station in the Greater Los Angeles area providing the full PBS schedule to Southern California and is home to all PBS program premieres as they are released nationally. As Southern California's full-service PBS station, PBS SoCaL provides early education, access to a broad array of arts and culture, and programs for, about and by the people of Southern California.
PBS SoCaL is the parent to three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL/KOCE-HD, PBS SoCaL Plus, and PBS SoCaL World, which are dedicated to educating, entertaining and enlightening viewers throughout Southern California. PBS SoCaL offices are located in Downtown LA, Century City and Costa Mesa. PBS SoCaL is proudly our community's largest classroom, largest stage for the arts and trusted source of information.
PBS SoCaL motivates children to learn, supports artistic expression, and provides a lifelong path to understanding.
We recognize that each of us is born with a natural desire to learn, explore our world, and express our unique creative spirit. That is why PBS SoCaL is a center of discovery for people of all ages.
In January of 2011, KOCE-TV became the primary PBS station for the 16 million viewers in the greater Los Angeles area. To match its new role, KOCE-TV rebranded as PBS SoCaL.
KOCE has a long and rich history of service to Southern California. Founded in 1972, KOCEs previous role served as a pioneering PBS education station for more than 40 years, delivering the best of PBS programming, and based in Orange County to provide award-winning coverage of local issues and events. Under the name PBS SoCaL, we are now the home for all PBS services for the 8 counties in the Los Angeles region, including Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, the Inland Empire, South Coast and Orange County, and Los Angeles.