About Us

PBS SoCal and KCET are the primary PBS stations for more than 19 million people across six diverse Southern California counties, and content channels of the Public Media Group of Southern California, formed by the 2018 merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group. We provide content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain, over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. A local, member-supported non-profit organization, nearly 50% of our funding comes from our more than 100,0000 members – people like you.

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 PBS SoCal is a donor-supported community institution that is a part of Public Media Group of Southern California, the flagship PBS station for 19 million diverse people across California formed by the merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group. PBS SoCal delivers content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain – over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. We offer the full slate of beloved PBS programs including MASTERPIECE, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Independent Lens, a broad library of documentary films including works from Ken Burns; and educational PBS KIDS programs including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Curious George. Our programs are accessible for free through four broadcast channels, and available for streaming at pbssocal.org, on the PBS mobile apps, and via connected TV platforms Android TV, Roku, Apple TV, Samsung and Amazon Fire TV.

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Available Anytime, Anywhere

 Our programs are available everywhere, all the time. You can stream them free here on our website, and on the PBS app available on iOS, Android and Windows 10 mobile devices, and on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV and Roku connected devices. You can also view them through paid streaming services such as Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon Prime Video. As a PBS Passport member you can access an even deeper library of PBS content.

PBS SoCal Channel 1 logoPrimary HD channel with the full line-up of PBS shows.

PBS SoCal Channel 2 logoPBS programs, plus more high-quality local and regional programs.

PBS SoCal World LogoThe best of public television’s nonfiction, news and documentary programming.

PBS SoCal kids logo24/7 channel dedicated to educational PBS KIDS programs all day, every day.

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Social Impact

 Public media can be a powerful force in our communities, creating an environment where people are inspired to learn more about each other, do more to solve societal issues, and become their best possible selves. Our content is the first step. Our community outreach is the second. As community ambassadors and expert storytellers, we have the power to foster real social impact. To bring light to – and promote action to solve – critical issues faced by the local communities we serve. Learn more.