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    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
Outstanding PBS programming, KQED original productions, and more.

All HD programs

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH
KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
Unique programs including the best British dramas, mysteries, and comedies.

PBS Kids

PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.

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About KQED TV

KQED Public Television 9 is one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during primetime with more than 1.5 million households viewing per month. KQED's digital television channels include KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World, KQED Kids, and KQED V-me, and are available 24/7 on Comcast.

KQET is our transmitter serving the Monterey, Watsonville, Salinas, and Santa Cruz areas. It carries the KQED 9 programming schedule on channel 25.1, KQED Plus on 25.2, and KQED V-Me on 25.3. The KQET Audience Services toll-free telephone number is (866) 870-2528.

Since first going on the air in 1954, KQED has been an integral part of the Bay Area's media and cultural landscape. The station produces its own unique local and national programs and collaborates with filmmakers and documentary producers.

Current KQED local series, all offered in high definition, include QUEST (science, nature, environment), Spark (arts), Check, Please! Bay Area (food), and KQED Newsroom (public affairs).

KQED also produces three independent film series: Truly California, which showcases documentaries that focus on local, regional, and statewide issues; Film School Shorts, a half-hour weekly series that showcases short student films from across the country; and Imagemakers, a collection of internationally acclaimed short films.

KQED national productions include Jacques Pépin: Heart and Soul. In addition, KQED has had a major role in producing programs of local interest to national audiences with such programs as San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker for Great Performances and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival for Austin City Limits as well as contributing to other national PBS series including American Experience, The NewsHour, and NOVA ScienceNow.

Michael Isip is the Vice President, Television Content. Susie Hernandez is KQED's Director of Programming.

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