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Invasion of the Giant Pythons (#2708H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Florida's Everglades National Park is one of the last great wildlife refuges in the United States, home to numerous unique and endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds and turtles, as well as half a million alligators. However, the Everglades is also the dumping ground for many animal invaders over 15 species of parrot, 75 kinds of fish and 30 different reptiles from places as far away as Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. All of the intruders found their way into the park either by accidental escape from pet owners or intentional releases by people no longer wishing to care for an exotic species. Add to the mix tens of thousands of giant pythons, snakes that can grow to 20 feet and weigh nearly 300 pounds, some released into the wild by irresponsible pet owners, some escapees from almost 200 wildlife facilities destroyed by Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The predatory pythons slithered into this protected wilderness and thrived, and the refuge has consequently become less of a haven and more of a killing ground every day since then.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Animal Childhood (#3212) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

In every animal's life, there comes a time when it must stand on its own two feet, so to speak, and face the world alone. For a few, this happens just moments after birth, with no life lessons from parents to help them, no time to hone their survival skills. Others have the advantage of home schooling under the watchful eye of a mentor or family member. But growing up is never easy, and finding food, avoiding predators and making friends does not always come naturally. These are the trials and tribulations of young animals all over the world as they prepare to leave home.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me

Leave It to Beavers (#3111) Duration: 1:26:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 6:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 12:00am Remind me

Animal Homes: The Nest (#3208) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from a diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and spider silk. Quite a few contain man-made materials - twine, bits of wire, even plastic bags. Each is a work of art, built with just a beak! All over the world, birds in the wild arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal and begin to build with carefully selected materials, crafting homes for the task of protecting their eggs and raising their young.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 13, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me

Nature's Miracle Orphans: Second Chances (#3301H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Watch rescue center caregivers help wild baby orphans get back on their feet. In Australia, a teddy bear comforts baby koala Danny, and tiny wallaby Neil receives preemie care. In Costa Rica, baby three-toed sloth Newbie battles pneumonia.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me

Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons (#3302H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Watch two-toed baby sloth Pelota learn to be independent in Costa Rica, while in Australia, young kangaroo Harry must be taught to socialize with his mates. Baby fruit bat Bugsy needs special help when his mother can't provide milk.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 15, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 16, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Nature's Guide to Animal Homes: Location, Location, Location (#3209) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Finding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family. One must find the right stream or tree, the right building materials, neighbors and sometimes tenants. In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project, every head of household a designer and engineer. Cameras chart the building plans and progress of beavers, tortoises, hummingbirds and woodrats, examining layouts and cross sections, evaluating the technical specs of their structures, documenting their problem-solving skills. Animal architecture provides insights into animal consciousness, creativity and innovation.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me

Animal Homes: Animal Cities (#3210) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

For some animals, living in the midst of huge colonies of their own kind is the most secure and rewarding housing arrangement. Icelandic puffins form nesting colonies of more than a million, providing shared information about food sources and reducing the odds of attacks on individual birds. But colonies are useful for predators, too. Social spiders in Ecuador work together to capture prey 20 times the size an individual might subdue on its own. For others, communal living provides multi-generational care-giving options or the opportunity to build enormous cities like the acre-wide multi-million-citizen colonies built by leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica, or Australia's Great Barrier Reef, built entirely by tiny corals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 11:00am Remind me

Parrot Confidential (#3103H) Duration: 55:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

Meet Lou. Abandoned in a foreclosed home, Lou is one of thousands of parrots in need of rescue. From the wilds of Costa Rica to suburban America, a loveable, quirky cast of parrots reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with humans. Their outrageous intelligence and uncanny ability to communicate in any language has made parrots one of the world's most popular pets. But unlike dogs and cats, parrots have not been domesticated. Hard wired for the wild, their ear-shattering squawks and unpredictable behavior are designed for the rain forest, not the suburbs. Add a lifespan of 50 plus years to their intense need to bond and a life in captivity often ends in disaster. With shelters and sanctuaries bursting at the seams, too many birds like Lou have no place to go.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 -- 3:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 3, 2016 -- 3:00pm Remind me

Pets: Wild at Heart: Secretive Creature (#3306H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In a program packed with incredible filming techniques, from Schlieren photography that makes smells visible, to moving X-rays, ultra slow-motion, and ultraviolet vision as well as HD horsecams and doggycams, discover how our pets experience the world through their astonishing senses and hidden channels of communication. Includes the sensory secrets of budgies, horses, guinea pigs and goldfish as well as the remarkable abilities of hamsters, cats and dogs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 24, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jul 25, 2016 -- 1:30pm Remind me

Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo (#3008H) Duration: 55:16 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

For thousands of years, wolves hunted buffalo across the vast North American plains until the westward settlement of the continent saw the virtual extinction of these vast herds and their eternal predators, the wolves. However, this ancient relationship was not lost altogether and continues uninterrupted in just one location -- on the northern edge of the continent's central plains in a place named Wood Buffalo National Park. Today the ancestors of those ancient buffalo and wolves still engage in epic life and death dramas across this northern land. Packs of wolves up to 30 strong hunt the largest land mammals on the continent -- buffalo. By getting to know a specific pack of wolves and the individuals that make up the pack, we get a sense of how these two animal species (wolves and buffalo) live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 31, 2016 -- 2:00pm Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 5/09/16: KQEH DT54 planned short outages

      (DT54-1 through 54-5) Monday 5/09 The DT54 Over the Air signal will need to switch from main to auxiliary levels at some point Monday (most likely early afternoon) for the safety of the crew working on another station’s equipment on the tower, then back to the main antenna late-afternoon when work is completed. The change […]

    • 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 […]

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 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

KQED Plus, KQET

KQED Plus / KQET

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