In the late 1970s, through the creation of Televised Studies Center (CET), the SUAGM provided for the first time in Puerto Rico televised university foundation courses, produced from domestic resources and transmitted through local commercial stations. This effort was the basis for the creation in 1985 of WMTJ Channel 40, the first and only private educational television station on the island.
A public opinion poll conducted in the United States throws flattering results about the positive perception related to PBS viewers. In the most recent assessment survey (1999), the results indicated that 87% of respondents said they were satisfied with the program and indicated to have credibility in news programs. They also favored objectivity programs presented in drama, stories, art and entertainment. This, combined with a new generation of local productions is what TV and PBS system offers, at the forefront of culture, education and wholesome entertainment in the Puerto Rican television.