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.
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 DVRs require that you select the SAP channel in order to receive and record DVI.
Surround Sound 5.1, as opposed to Stereo.
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.
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