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KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

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

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KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus

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

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me

Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids

Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too

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How to Submit Works for Local Broadcast

KQED's local programming department schedules more independent films per year than any other public television station in the country. KQED seeks to bring the breadth and range of cultures and perspectives to viewers through its local acquisitions program. Each year KQED broadcasts numerous programs produced by independents for broadcast. Due to the volume of submissions, we feel that we have made the submissions process as simple as possible.

How to Submit Your Work to KQED

Send your completed program via online link or DVD (we do not accept Blu-ray) to the Director of Programming along with a synopsis. All submissions will be screened, but due to the number of submissions, it may take as long as 6 to 8 weeks for a response. Be sure to include an email address with your materials.

Send materials via email to shernandez@kqed.org or mail your submission to:
Susie Hernandez, Director of Programming
KQED TV
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

We apologize that we cannot guarantee return of materials.

Licensing Agreement

When KQED accepts a program for air, it enters into a licensing agreement with the independent producer for local broadcast of the program. As copyright holder, the independent producer remains solely responsible for clearing any and all rights.

Technical Criteria

All programs must be of broadcast quality and will be evaluated by station engineers. Acceptable formats for air are digibeta, beta or HDcam. KQED can also accept programs via our FTP site. All programs must also have Closed Captioning and must be submitted with a captioning certificate. Standard lengths of 26:46, 56:46, 1:26:46 or 1:56:46 are preferable. KQED generally makes an in-house copy of the program for air and returns the original media to the producer after the first broadcast.

Scheduling

It is important to note that KQED's schedule is determined two months in advance. Please keep this in mind when submitting your program for consideration. Generally, licensed programs are first aired between six months to one year after the execution of the license agreement. KQED will contact the producer once the program has been scheduled.

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Taos Pueblo
American Indian Heritage Month

In November, KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community with a special American Indian Heritage Month programming lineup on KQED Public Television.

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Watch Film School Shorts Online

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