KCET is hooking up with Link Media, the parent company of Link TV, a national satellite network and international news portal. KCET, the country’s largest independent public broadcasting station, announced the deal in a press release today. Link Media is an independent non-profit media company.
The merger will create a new impressive public media company, KCETLink, which will reportedly “… acquires, produces and distributes provocative global programming targeted to a national audience across multiple media platforms,” according to the release. The new company will be headquartered at KCET’s state-of-the-art production facility here in Burbank where “… it will tap into the diversified, creative community on the west coast as a go-to, one-stop source for producers whose mission is to create high-caliber programming.”
KCETLink will be available to 33 million households on Direct TV and Dish Networks and 5.6 million viewers on KCET in Southern California. For more on the deal and the new company, read the press release here.