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Meet The Coywolf (#3104H) Duration: 55:56 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a hauntingly beautiful carnivore found increasingly on the streets of North American cities. Its appearance is very recent -- within the last 90 years -- in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. The story of how it came to be begins in Canada but by no means ends there. It is a tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. New York wildlife biologist Roland Kay is fascinated by this new hybrid, the product of a shifting gene pool that is now stabilizing. Kays tracks and photographs coywolves with remote motion sensor cameras, collects road kill and scat, and obtains tissue and bone samples from fur trappers, hunters, and others to unravel the mysteries that define this new species.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Nature's Miniature Miracles (#3506) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Great things come in small packages. This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the "cheetah" of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land. For these animals, size does not matter.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Invasion of the Killer Whales (#3203) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

A remarkable new story is unfolding in the Arctic, one that has never been told before. As the ice shrinks, the polar bear is struggling to survive in a fast melting world. Polar bears are great hunters on ice but recently their home ground is vanishing from under their feet. Although classified as a marine mammal, the polar bear is not adapted to hunting in the water despite being able to swim huge distances. And they are certainly no match for the world's greatest aquatic hunter -- the killer whale. In the last few years, scientists have started noting an ever-growing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these huge hunting grounds by the growing expanses of open water. And they are attacking exactly the same prey animals as the polar bears: seals, narwhal, belugas and bowhead whales.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Funkiest Monkeys (#3105H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

25 years ago, filmmaker Colin Stafford-Johnson travelled to Sulawesi in Indonesia and fell in love with crested black macaques. These feisty monkeys are beach bums with punk hairstyles, expressive faces, copper colored eyes and some very unusual habits, making them some of the most charismatic of all monkeys. They only exist on this one island. Learning that their numbers have dropped dramatically, he makes a return visit to find out why and to see if he can help. Teaming up with a local expert and making a film about them and their plight allows him to share their story with the local schools and communities in the hope that a new understanding of the wonderful creatures in their midst will make them want to help, as well.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

Soul of the Elephant (#3304) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)

Ironically, every dead elephant with its ivory intact is a reason to celebrate. It means an elephant died of natural causes, not bullets, snares or poison, and a soul was allowed to be celebrated and mourned by its herd. Award-winning filmmakers, Dereck and Beverly Joubert start with the remains of two bull elephants and through a series of key flashbacks, look at the lives they would have led, the dramas they may have seen, their great migrations for water with their families, and their encounters with lions and hyenas. This film, shot over two years, will be an intimate look at elephants through the lens of perhaps the greatest storytellers of natural history.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 14, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 15, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 17, 2017 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa (#3404) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats.

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  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Dec 21, 2017 -- 2:00am Remind me
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  • KQED World: Sun, Dec 24, 2017 -- 5:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Dec 25, 2017 -- 11:00am Remind me

The Story of Cats: Into The Americas (#3405) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Dec 27, 2017 -- 8:00pm Remind me
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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.