KCET, the nation’s largest independent television station serving Southern and Central California, won the 2012 Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for the station’s new state of the art broadcast facility.
In April 2012, KCET relocated from its historic Sunset Boulevard lot to The Pointe in Burbank, a new LEED GOLD certified building in the city’s famed media district. KCET’s studios are equipped with the latest technologies, all new equipment and resources for optimal broadcast transmission and production efficiency. One of its two production studios is equipped with three robotic cameras and a green screen virtual reality set.
“This was a fantastic opportunity to conceive, design and build a media facility from the ground up,” said Gordon Bell, KCET’s senior vice president of Engineering and Operations. “It was a privilege to head up a team of so many talented individuals and work with some of the most respected companies in the broadcast technology industry.”
Now in its 13th year, the Excellence Awards honor new broadcast engineering facilities for innovation, high-quality design and construction. This year’s contest opened last December when 31 entries were presented in the Broadcast Engineering Digital Reference Guide. Readers then cast their ballots online and votes were tallied.