TV Technical Issues

    • 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.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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, 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



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)
54.4, 25.3
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at



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

KQED World

KQED World

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

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More from KQED

KQED On Demand

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.

  • 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. 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 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)

Several national programs and series are also available in the PBS KQED folder, available via the following path:
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.
TV Shows > By Network > Broadcast Networks > PBS KQED
(note: if you use the "Shows A-C" path, as it can sometimes be difficult to sort out Xfinity’s rental programs from the PBS free offerings.)

Available national series include the following:
Antiques Roadshow
This Old House

Additionally, many short series and specials can be found within the following categories:
Specials (many programs covering a wide variety of topics)
Drama (including some 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 ...

Homeless College Student
Homeless U: How Students Study and Survive on the Streets

As part of its SF Homeless Project, KQED profiles college students who live in cars, couch surf and sneak into campus buildings to spend the night.

Film School Shorts: Sequin Raze
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Featuring the best short student films from major institutions like NYU, Columbia University, UCLA, USC and University of Texas, that have wowed audiences at Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Telluride and SXSW.

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