TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • early Thurs 9/29 1am-6am: planned KQET/DT25 outage

      (DT25-1 through DT25-3) Late Wed/early Thurs 9/29 1am, the KQET DT25 transmitter will be turned off for maintenance and electrical upgrades. The plan is that the signal should be restored at approximately 6am. Most Over the Air TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter is turned back on. However, a few viewers may […]

    • early Mon 9/26: planned KQEH/DT54 Over the Air outage

      UPDATE: This morning’s maintenance took place at 8:36am, with the signal restored at 8:45am. (DT54-1 through DT54-5) At some point early Monday morning Sept 26th (before 9am), the KQEH transmitter will be turned off for about 10 minutes for maintenance. Because of the short duration, most TVs will automatically restore the signal once the transmitter […]

    • early Tues 9/13: KQEH DT54 (KQED Plus) planned overnight outage

      UPDATE: power was restored at 6:45am Tuesday. Most TVs will restore the channels automatically, but a few viewers may need to do a rescan. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – (DT54-1 through 54-5) late Monday/early Tuesday 9/13 The DT54 Over the Air signal will be […]

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

KQED DTV Channels



Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs



Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH



Channel 54.3
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature



Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too

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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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