LOS ANGELES (CBS) — KCET, which severed its long-standing ties with PBS at the beginning of the year, announced Monday that it has sold its Sunset Boulevard production studios to the Church of Scientology.
The amount of the sale was not disclosed.
The station will continue to operate out of the studios at 4401 W. Sunset Blvd. for as long as a year until a new location is found.
“We are now implementing phase two of our transformation from a PBS affiliate to an independent public media center for the 21st century,” according to KCET president and CEO Al Jerome. “New facilities and equipment will allow us to augment the quality, award-winning content that our fans love.”
Jerome said station officials were in discussion with several Los Angeles-area production facilities as potential new homes.
(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)