Upcoming Broadcasts:

Lulu (#1004H) Duration: 3:25:46 SRND51 TV14-L

Inventive visual artist William Kentridge stages Alban Berg's shocking masterpiece about a femme fatale, with Marlis Petersen in the title role and Susan Graham, Daniel Brenna and Paul Groves. Lothar Koenigs conducts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me

The Pearl Fishers (#1005H) Duration: 2:26:46 SRND51 TVPG

For the first time in a century, the Met stages Bizet's lush, melodic romance. Diana Damrau leads the cast as Leila, with Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecien as the two pearl fishers whose friendship is tested by their rivalry for her affections.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 12:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, May 22, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 23, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me

Maria Stuarda (#709H) Duration: 2:26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, one of the world's most exciting singers, takes on the virtuosic bel canto role of the doomed Mary, Queen of Scots. Director David McVicar turns to the second opera of Donizetti's Tudor trilogy, which explores regal characters at fateful moments of their lives. Elza van den Heever sings Elizabeth I, and Maurizio Benini conducts.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 29, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, May 30, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me

Turandot (#1006H) Duration: 2:26:46 SRND51 TVPG

Hear Swedish soprano Nina Stemme sing the demanding title role of Puccini's Chinese ice princess, with Anita Hartig as the angelic slave girl Liu and Marco Berti as Calaf. Paolo Carignani conducts Franco Zeffirelli's spectacular 1987 production.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • KQED DT9: planned overnight outage, Over the Air early 5/04

      (DT9-1, 9-2, and 9-3) Early Wed 5/04, beginning 12:30am We will be shutting down our KQED DT9 Over the Air Sutro Tower (SF) transmission at apx. 12:30am early Wednesday May 4th, in order to install some new equipment. We expect to be back on the air between 4am-6am Wednesday morning. Most receivers will automatically re-acquire […]

    • 4/17/16 – KQED Plus (DT54) Over the Air Issue: Virtual ID missing

      We are aware that many Over the Air (OTA) viewers are currently unable to tune in our channels on the usual DT54.1 through 54.5. This is due to a problem with our PSIP generator, which engineers hope to have repaired on Monday 4/18. In the meantime, OTA viewers might be able to watch any of […]

    • Tues 12/15: KQET DT25 signal restored

      (DT25.1, 25.2, 25.3) The new part arrived this morning, was successfully installed, and our DT25 Over The Air signal restored apx 12:30pm. Due to the outage, some OTA viewers may need to do a rescan to re-acquire the DT25 signal. Paid provider services should have restored their signal by now as well. Thanks for your […]

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

KQED DTV Channels



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

All HD programs



Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH



Channel 54.3
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature



Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

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