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    • KQED TV All Channels: Planned outage late Fri/early Sat 1/14 midnight-2am

      All KQED television channels will be off the air late Friday/early Saturday 1/14 beginning at midnight for approximately two hours to perform maintenance and upgrades to our electrical system. These improvements will help KQED maintain and continue our broadcast service to the community. We will return to our regularly scheduled programs as soon as work […]

    • Wed 12/28: KQET DT25 Over the Air signal restored

      UPDATE: signal was restored apx 6pm (DT25.1 through 25.3) We are aware that our transmitter servicing the Watsonville/Monterey/Salinas area, KQET, is off the air. Engineers are on their way from San Francisco to check it out. Estimated time for repairs not yet known.

    • Planned KQET (DT25) outage: early Sun 12/18 apx 1am

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Due to maintenance and software update work being done by one of the paid signal providers, KQET-25 will need to go off the air for apx 15-30 minutes at apx 1am.

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.

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Schedule Changes

The following changes have taken place since KQED's On Q magazine went to press. Depending on when these changes were made, other print media (newspapers, TV Guide, etc.) may or may not reflect these corrections. Our KQED website daily listings will reflect changes listed below within 24 hours of being posted here.

KQED, KQED Plus, and KQET Schedule Changes

  • Mon 01/16/17: Introducing PBS KIDS; weekday schedule changes

    KQED will introduce the new television channel PBS KIDS to Bay Area viewers on January 16, 2017. The 24/7 children’s channel will replace KQED Kids in the Bay Area. In addition to the new on-air channel, PBS KIDS on KQED features free services including a live video stream and interactive games for children on various digital platforms. KQED will provide the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel on 54.4 and 25.3; XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391). It is also available on the Wave and San Bruno Cable. The effort is KQED’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community.

    KQED will broadcast PBS KIDS shows 24 hours a day and offer a branded live stream, making it easy for Bay Area children to watch their favorite programs whenever and wherever they access media. Viewers will be able to watch the live stream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and tablets.

    Download the new schedule for PBS KIDS.

    In addition, KQED will also reconfigure its weekday children’s schedule on its two primary TV channels – KQED 9 and KQED Plus – to better serve the needs of both younger and older audiences. Beginning January 16, KQED 9 will begin hosting an uninterrupted block of children’s programming from 6am to 2:30pm. KQED Plus will offer an uninterrupted block of programming for adult audiences during those same hours, and will feature an after-school block of children’s programming 4pm-6pm.

    Download the new weekday schedule for KQED 9 and KQED PLUS.

  • KQED 9: Sat 1/28 6pm-7pm

    (DT9.1, 54.2, 25.1, Xfinity 709/9)

    Sat 1/28 6pm-7pm
    Cancel Truly CA #1004 One Good Year
    (still airs Mon 1/30 11pm and Tues 1/31 5am)
    Add Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts

  • KQED 9: Wed 1/25 10pm-midnight (& repeats)

    (DT9.1, 54.2, 25.1, Xfinity 709/9)

    Wed 1/25 10pm-midnight and Thurs 1/26 4am-6am
    We are flipping the two shows scheduled within this block, so the new line-up is:
    10pm & 4am: Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts
    11pm & 5am: Secrets of the Dead #1402

  • KQED 9: Sat 1/21 & 1/28 noon

    (DT9.1, 54.2, 25.1, Xfinity 709/9)

    Sat 1/21 & 1/28 12pm-12:30pm
    Cancel Sesame Street
    Add Check Please Bay Area

  • KQED 9: Fri 1/20 7pm-midnight (& repeats)

    (Xfinity 709/9, DT9.1, 54.2, 25.1)

    Due to a length change for KQED Newsroom #415 on Fri 1/20, the following program changes have been made:

    Fri 1/20 7pm-midnight and Sat 1/21 1am-6am:
    7pm & 1am – KQED Newsroom #415 Special: Inauguration 2017 now runs to 8pm and 2am
    SLIDE Washington Week to 8pm and 2am
    SLIDE White House: the Inside Story to 8:30pm & 2:30am
    SLIDE Alicia Keys- Landmarks Live in Concert to 10:30pm and 5:30am
    CANCEL Film School Shorts #308 at 11pm and 5am
    11:30pm and 5:30am – retain Charlie Rose: The Week, as scheduled

    Sun 1/22 5pm on KQED
    CANCEL KQED Newsroom #415 Special: Inauguration 2017
    ADD America By the Numbers #108

    KQED Newsroom #415 Special: Inauguration 2017 also airs on
    KQED World (xfinity 190, DT9.3, 54.5)
    Saturday 1/21 8am-9am and noon-1pm

  • By Request: Best of Pledge

    As programs are selected for our fundraising time, the daily schedules for all channels will be updated. Please visit the Daily Schedules for those days to see the latest line-ups – use the calendar on the right to select individual days.

  • Comcast channels move, Monterey/Salinas & Sacramento/Fairfield

    As of Tuesday 8/25/2015, Comcast/Xfinity has moved four of KQED’s channels to new numbers in two of its service areas. The new info is:

    Monterey-Salinas:
    371 – KQED World
    372 – KQED Kids
    373 – KQED Life
    374 – KQED V-Me

    Sacramento, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Travis AFB and Vacaville:
    390 – KQED World
    391 – KQED Kids
    392 – KQED Life
    393 – KQED V-Me

    Most of the Bay Area remains:
    189 – KQED Life
    190 – KQED World
    191 – KQED V-Me
    192 – KQED Kids

  • Differences in outside listings with KQED broadcasts

    Paid service providers such as cable or satellite companies, and other scheduling sources such as newspapers or online websites, buy their guide data from outside listing companies. KQED sends correct listings information for all of our programming streams to these outside listing companies 5-8 weeks in advance of our broadcasts. This includes info for KQED, KQED Plus, KQED Life, KQED World and KQED Kids.

    Unfortunately, the listings companies are not always up-to-date with the data that comes from local independent stations (PBS or otherwise) which set their own local schedules, rather than follow a single national schedule that can be used for the whole country, as most national networks and channels do. Or the paid service providers might not have run updates they receive from the listings services. So occasionally some onscreen guides, newspapers, etc., have listings for 1 or more KQED channels that do not accurately reflect our schedules.

    KQED’s own website will always have the most accurate information. The same database that runs our Master Control area also populates our website. This change page will report the changes that have been made since OnQ, our supporting members’ program guide, went to the printer, and since our schedule data was sent to the outside listings companies. The only differences will be those rare technical problems, as described in the “unannounced changes” posting below.

  • KQED 9/KQED Plus unannounced program changes

    Once in awhile, there will be last-minute program changes which will not be noted on this page. Occasionally, there are incidents when our automation equipment simply refuses to play a program. The show is queued up ready to go, but when the start time hits, it simply refuses to play. So the engineers quickly find a similar program already in the memory bank to air as a substitute, and there’s no chance to post anything about the change on this page.

    If you don’t see any notes here regarding the program you’re interested in, please feel free to email tv@kqed.org when you notice one of these unannounced changes, and we will check with the programming folks to find out if the program will be rescheduled relatively quickly, or simply allowed to come back up in its next normal rotation spot.

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