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    • DT9s: Sutro Tower testing, early Tues 4/22 1am-5am

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED (and 3 other local Bay Area stations) will be doing full-load testing on new equipment at Sutro Tower early Tues 4/22 between 1am & 5am. If all goes as planned the KQED transmitter will go off twice during the early part of this period for between 15 and 30 seconds each […]

    • KQED DT9 planned, very short outages, Tues 4/15 (& possibly Wed 4/16)

      (DT9.1, 9.2, 9.3) KQED DT9′s Over the Air (OTA) signal from Sutro Tower will experience a few extremely brief outages on Tuesday 4/15 between 10am and 5pm (and possibly on Wed 4/16 if the work cannot be completed in 1 day). Each outage should be measurable in seconds (not minutes). This work will not affect […]

    • KQET DT25 Planned Outage: early Tues 4/15 (btwn 5am-6am)

      (DT 25.1, 25.2, 25.3) At some point between 5am and 6am early Tuesday 4/15, KQET’s signal from the transmitter on Fremont Peak northeast of Monterey will shut down for a short period of time to allow AT&T to do work on our fiber interface. The outage should be relatively short, but its precise start time […]

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Comcast 10 and 710
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Comcast 189
Digital 54.3

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V-Me
Comcast 191 & 621
Digital 54.5 or 25.3

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Comcast 192
Digital 54.4

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What do all those codes mean?

TV Parental Guideline Codes

* 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.

SRND51
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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