The Switch To Provide Outsourced Master Control Services to KCETLink as Part of Facility Acquisition

As part of The Switch’s agreement with KCETLink – pursuant to which The Switch is acquiring the master control, production (studio and remote) and satellite transmission assets of the station – the company will also provide outsourced master control services to KCETLink.

The Switch is acquiring the KCETLink facility in Burbank.

KCETLink’s public television programming is available to over six million HD homes throughout 11 diverse counties in Southern and Central California.  Under the agreement, The Switch will now serve as the outsourced provider of all master control services for KCETLink and remains committed to providing high-quality technical services to all KCETLink broadcast platforms including KCET, KCETLink and NHK World.

“In addition to expanding and accelerating Cumulus™,” said Scott Beers, Chief Executive Officer of The Switch, “we are honored to be under contract with KCETLink to service its mission-critical master control needs for their premier broadcast programming.”

The Switch announced earlier this month that it had entered into an agreement with KCETLink.  Taking over the operations and facilities of KCETLink, with its rich production and infrastructure capabilities, will enable The Switch to quickly scale Cumulus, The Switch’s cloud-based, real-time production service that brings a shared-services model to at-home productions.  The new facility, located in the heart of the media and entertainment district in Burbank, California, comprises multiple control rooms, and studios as well as feature transmit and receive satellite services and a rich capability of fiber-optic access.

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