About Us

Learn More, Do More, Be More

PBS SoCal KOCE is the primary PBS station for more than 18 million people across six diverse Southern California counties. 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, PBS SoCal is yours – nearly 50% of our funding comes from our more than 100,0000 members – people like you.

PBS SoCal is driven by its mission to foster a love of learning, culture and community, using the power of public media.


PBS SoCal is your home for all the PBS programs you love, like dramas from MASTERPIECE, science programs from NATURE AND NOVA, documentary films from Ken Burns and Independent Lens, and trusted news and public affairs programs from the PBS NEWSHOUR and FRONTLINE. Plus, we locally produce and present content about important and compelling stories of our time. Browse our programs.

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 SoCal Passport member you can access an even deeper library of PBS content.

Primary HD channel with the full line-up of PBS shows.

PBS programs, plus more high-quality local and regional programs.

The best of public television’s nonfiction, news and documentary programming.

24/7 channel dedicated to educational PBS KIDS programs all day, every day.

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.