04/25/2011 07:19 pm ET | Updated Jun 25, 2011

KCET Sells Landmark Studio To Scientologists

Financially strapped KCET-TV has sold its landmark Sunset Boulevard studio to the Church of Scientology for an undisclosed price, the station said Monday.

KCET will remain at 4401 W. Sunset Blvd. for as much as a year will searching for a new location. The station is in discussions with several production facilities, according to a statement by its president, Al Jerome.

"We are now implementing Phase 2 of our transformation from a PBS affiliate to an independent public media center for the 21st century," Jerome said in a statement. "New facilities and equipment will allow us to augment the quality, award-winning content that our fans love."

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