KCET, channel 28, is an non-commercial educational, independent television station located in Los Angeles, California, USA. The station's studios are located in Burbank, California, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.
KCET was a charter member of the Public Broadcasting Service at its inception in 1970. The station was Southern California's flagship PBS member station until December 31, 2010, when it ended its partnership with PBS after 40 years to become the nation's largest independent public television station. KCET's management cited unresolvable financial and programming disputes among its major reasons for leaving PBS. KOCE-TV, licensed to Huntington Beach in Orange County, replaced KCET as the area's primary PBS station.
For much of its time on air, KCET had broadcast from its studios in Hollywood until moving to new offices in Burbank's media district in 2012. The move has left CW affiliate KTLA as the last remaining radio or television broadcaster in that neighborhood as stations have moved on to other cities and neighborhoods in the region.
In October 2012, KCET announced that it was merging with non-commercial satellite network Link TV to form a new nonprofit entity, to be called "KCETLink" and headquartered in KCET's Burbank facilities; the merger is intended to also simulcast LinkTV on one of KCET's subchannels.