TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 4/17/16 ? KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

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 On Demand

Video On Demand Printable Schedule

November 2015 Schedule

If you are an XFINITY Digital Cable customer, you can view some of your favorite KQED programs at any hour of the day or night. You can download and print a schedule (PDF, 2 pages).

  • Press the ON DEMAND button on your XFINITY remote control. (Or press MENU, then the XOD (Xfinity On Demand) icon.)
  • A menu of program categories will appear. Scroll past the initial options to
    Get Local > Local TV Stations > KQED 9
  • A list of available series will appear in alphabetical order. Some one-shot programs and mini-series may also be found under "Drama," "History," "Science," or "Specials", so explore those categories as well.
  • Select the program, and then episode, you would like to watch. Once the show starts, you can pause, play, forward, rewind and stop the program at any time.

Note: An assortment of popular PBS children's programming - including Sesame Street, Barney & Friends, WordGirl, Fetch w/ Ruff Ruffman, and many more - is available with new episodes and programs rotating in each month.
On Demand > Kids > Sprout KQED (geared toward children aged 2-5)
On Demand > Kids > PBS Kids Go! KQED (geared toward children aged 6-8)

Current featured programs include:

KQED Newsroom


KQED NEWSROOM is a news series, featuring award-winning journalists Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer. The program features engaging roundtable discussions, in-depth reporting and analysis from all KQED News sources and interviews with newsmakers and Bay Area innovators. It airs on Fridays at 8pm on KQED Public Television 9, on Sundays at 6pm on KQED Public Radio 88.5 FM and online at
Visit the KQED NEWSROOM website.



QUEST puts the Bay Area under a microscope, exploring the stories and people that impact our local science, nature and environmental world. The largest multiple-media project in KQED's history, QUEST includes a weekly half-hour HD television program, weekly radio segments, an interactive website, and educational guides. With the expertise of its partners and the Bay Area community, QUEST brings audiences closer to world-class science centers, museums, and the natural beauty of our open spaces.
Visit the QUEST website.

check, please bay area

Check, Please! Bay Area

Find a new restaurant or rediscover an old favorite with KQED's award-winning local food program. Each week, three guests join host Leslie Sbrocco for a lively discussion about their favorite Bay Area restaurants, making for a delicious half hour.
Visit the Check, Please! Bay Area website.

ImageMakers logo


Short films by the moviemakers of tomorrow are some of the most creative comedies, cutting-edge animations and gripping dramas of today. Produced by KQED, each episode allows viewers to see, for the first time, works by emerging filmmakers who could become the next Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola.
Visit the ImageMakers website.

Film School Shorts logo

Film School Shorts

This series showcases the best shorts from film schools across the country. From quirky comedies to slice-of-life dramas to hard-hitting thrillers, emerging filmmakers offer new perspectives from a new generation. Film School Shorts is your access to the film festival experience.
Visit the Film School Shorts website.

Spark logo


More than a showcase for art objects and the artists who make them, Spark takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.
Visit the Spark website.

Fast Food My Way

Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way

The culinary icon returns with a new line-up of healthy, home-cooked meals. Jacques creates nearly 100 delicious recipes for every occasion - from a light snack to an elegant dinner -- using readily available fresh foods, supermarket staples and simple techniques. Taking inspiration from around the world, his lamb stew, paella and Tibetan bread incorporate Asian, Latin American and diverse European influences, including his classic French background.
Visit the Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way website.

Weir Cooking in the City

Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence

This series features Joanne teaching one-on-one with the home viewer, then rolls into Joanne working side-by-side with a real-life student for a hands-on cooking lesson in her home kitchen/studio as the classroom. Both the student and viewer learn how to prepare a wide variety of Joanne's recipes, using the freshest and most seasonal ingredients. Rather than simply listing ingredients, method, cooking time and serving size, these recipes feature additional instructions to inspire and instill confidence in the kitchen.
Visit the Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence website.

Weir Cooking in the City

Roadtrip Nation

This series follows charismatic young adults as they pile in to a big green RV and cross the country to interview entrepreneurs and community leaders about how they got in touch with their passion and created their road in life. This is only one aspect of its ever-expanding, multi-platform plan to lower the nation's dropout rates.
Visit the Roadtrip Nation website.

National Programs

Several national programs and series are also available in KQED's XFINITY On Demand area, including the following:
PBS NewsHour
Nightly Business Report
America's Test Kitchen
Antiques Roadshow
Hubert Keller
Lidias Italy
Masterpiece Classic, Masterpiece Mystery
Simply Ming
This Old House
Washington Week

Additionally, many short series and specials can be found within the following categories:
Drama (including several British mystery series which air on KQED Plus)
History (including many American Experience episodes)
Science (including Secrets of the Dead, other 1-shot programs)

Also on this week ...

Recycling Demystified on Bay Curious
How Does "Bay Curious" Work?

We collect questions about any Bay Area topic that tickles your fancy.

The community chooses which question they most want answered.

KQED reporters investigate the story with your help.

We discover the answer together!

Art School - Brendan Monroe
Go to KQED Art School

Discover the secrets of contemporary art with KQED Art School, featuring artist interviews and how-to videos that reveal new ways to get creative and learn about art.

Lessons feature painting, sculpture, dance, photography and more!

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