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KQED TV Programs and Productions

Current KQED Productions

Check Please! Bay Area

Check Please! Bay Area

KQED's local series featuring regular people reviewing Bay Area restaurants.

Essential Pépin

Essential Pépin

This series is the culmination of chef Jacques Pépin's 60+ years of experience in the kitchen. Jacques welcomes his daughter Claudine, granddaughter Shorey and lifelong friends and colleagues to cook with him.

Film School Shorts

Film School Shorts

Short Films + Big Productions. Emerging filmmakers from top film schools bring you quirky comedies, poignant dramas and edge-of-your seat thrillers in this weekly series.

ImageMakers

ImageMakers

See tomorrow's filmmakers today on KQED's independent film showcase, featuring everything from feature documentaries to short animation.

KQED Newsroom

KQED Newsroom

A weekly news program on television, radio and online, featuring Thuy Vu and Scott Shafer.

Quest

Quest

Discover cutting-edge research by Northern California scientists who are changing the way we live. Explore more science, environment and nature stories with KQED's multimedia series, and stay informed about the latest science news, trends and events.

Spark

Spark

KQED's multimedia arts initiative spotlights Bay Area artists and arts organizations. The art forms explored include drama, dance, music, and the visual and digital arts, as well as literary works in performance. Spark takes the audience inside the creative process to witness the challenges, opportunities and rewards of making art.

This Is Us

This Is Us

KQED profiles remarkable people and places in Northern California.

This Week in Northern California

This Week in Northern California

From 1990 to September 2013, This Week in Northern California was KQED's weekly current affairs program offers insightful, thought-provoking roundtable discussions and news analysis of political topics. A searchable partial video archive of the program is available including episode descriptions and program guests.

Truly CA

Truly CA: Our State, Our Stories

KQED's showcase for the best documentary films about California made by independent filmmakers.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 6/22-23 Ch9 & Ch54 Virtual ID issues

      (DT9-1 thru 9-3, and DT54-1 thru 54-5) KQED experienced a major technical issue with our Virtual ID info in our signals for DT9 and DT54, beginning apx 4pm Thursday 6/22, which was resolved apx 11am Friday 6/23. As background, almost every TV station in the Bay Area now transmits on a frequency which is different […]

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels

KQED 9, KQET

KQED 9 / KQET

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

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQEH

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)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

KQED Life

KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of arts, food, gardening, how-to, and travel.

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Best of non-fiction programs including public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.