PBS SoCal Moves to L.A., Taps Centralcast as Hub

Move expands broadcast capabilities to Southern California areas
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LOS ANGELES—PBS SoCal KOCE is one the move, picking up shop from its Huntington Beach, Calif., location and heading to Los Angeles in mid-November. The station will move its master control systems and signal transmission line to a shared site in the Sawtelle district of L.A., and centralized master control facility Centralcast LLC will serve as the station’s central hub.

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Centralcast will provide PBS SoCal with automation services, content recording, storage, synchronization of traffic data, signal monitoring and a consolidated traffic system. The station will also receive satellite equipment and space for the station’s microwave dish for line-of-sight microwave signal transmission as part of the move.

According to PBS SoCal President and CEO Andrew Russell, this move “expands our footprint across the region and strengthens our operations.”