What do all those codes mean?
* Asterisk after program length
Indicates an approximate program length, since the exact run time of the program was not known at the time the listings were published.
CC = Closed Captioning A text supplement which can be played across the lower third of your TV screen, translating the program's audio component, enabling viewers who are hearing impaired to see what the program is saying. Check the daily listings for programs containing closed captions.
ST = Stereo broadcast
DVS/DVI = Descriptive Video Information Some programs provide an additional narration which enables visually impaired persons to hear enriched verbal descriptions of the action being seen on the program. Most TVs and VCRs require that you select the SAP channel in order to receive and record DVI. For a list of upcoming programs with DVI, call our Automated Program Information Line at 415.354.8000.
SAP = Secondary Audio Programming Options offered on some programs accommodated by recent TVs and VCRs, including sound with video description for the vision impaired, a director's narration, foreign language narration, or other possible services. May be called MTS (Multi-channel TV Sound) or 2nd Channel Sound on some sets.
E/I = Educational/Informational The FCC has required that all commercial broadcast stations carry at least three hours of educational programming for children per week and that those programs be clearly identified. Programs and series deemed to satisfy this requirement generally carry an E/I code in the upper right corner of the program. KQED easily surpasses this guideline each week.
HD = High Definition broadcast (learn more about HDTV)
HDUPBS = High Definition broadcast that has been upconverted from a standard definition source
SD Wide = Standard Definition widescreen broadcast
HDPL = High Definition broadcast
SDRE = Standard Definition broadcast
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