KQED DTV Channels



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



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

Channel 54.4, 25.4, and 9.4
XFINITY 192 (Monterey/Salinas 372 and Sacramento/Fairfield 391)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.3 and 25.3
XFINITY 190 Monterey/Salinas 371 and Sacramento/Fairfield 390)
Wave: Channel # may vary.
Thought-provoking television — public affairs, local and world events, nature, history, and science.

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KQED Presents

Botany of Desire KQED Presents The Botany of Desire, distributed by PBS.

National Public Television Distribution Services for Independent Producers

KQED Presents provides complete national public media distribution services for independent producers of documentary films and series. The combination of our expert KQED Presents staff and the quality KQED brand bring the programs we represent top-flight visibility and stature in a competitive marketplace.

How It Works

Each year KQED Presents selects a limited number of completed productions (or productions that will be fully completed by the producer) for national public television broadcast. KQED customizes the services it offers to each production, but support can include technical workflow and packaging, station relations, social media strategy development and outreach, and Nielsen reports. A fee for these specialized services is negotiated with the producer after KQED has reviewed submitted materials and has expressed an interest in presenting the program.

Submission Form

Please use the KQED Presents Submission Form to submit your project for consideration. We will not review any submission without a signed release form.
Download KQED Presents Submission Form (Doc)

Our Staff

Lisa Landi
Director, Program Distribution
Lisa leads the team of top-notch project supervisors that serve KQED's independent producer partners. Since joining KQED in 2006, she has worked on the national distribution of shows such as The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!In Defense of Food, and KQED's online and broadcast fiction film series Film School Shorts. Years of experience in public media have given Lisa extensive knowledge of the intricacies of producing, delivering and distributing programming for PBS and other public media distributors. She also has a deep understanding of the changing media landscape and works to create a strategy for each production that utilizes successful multi-platform station relations campaigns.

Julia Shackelford
Project Supervisor
Julia came to public media from the world of educational game development. Her extensive experience with video distribution and technical standards across diverse platforms ensures that programming is ready for broadcast and online distribution before reaching the wider public media marketplace. Jula helps producers navigate the complex system of public television distribution, tailoring programs to meet to the unique requirements of each distributor while also negotiating on behalf of producers to optimize delivery timetables and vet content for system compliance before it reaches the distributor.

Aldo Mora-Blanco
Social Media Specialist
As the connection between broadcast and online blurs, a program's success depends more and more on an effective social media campaign that leverages partnerships and takes advantage of evolving practices, data analytics and the online zeitgeist. Aldo's expertise in social media has launched online communities for KQED productions and helped producers promote their films in the best, cheapest, and hardest way possible: by digital word of mouth. In this capacity, Aldo has forged relationships with social media personnel at top-market stations, sharing out social media kits for programs and cataloguing each station's respective protocols, all to effectively deliver the promotional messaging and digital collateral necessary for a program to maximize carriage and audience reach.

Standard Services

KQED Presents offers a variety of options to help producers complete and promote their projects.

List of KQED Presents Programs

- The Boomer Century: 1946-2046
- The Botany of Desire
- Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream
- California Forever: The Story of the California State Parks
- California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown
- The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
- The Complete Pepin
- Chef's Story
- China from the Inside
- Downe in Yon Forrest
- Essential Pepin
- Food Forward: Urban Agriculture Across America
- Fair Fight in the Marketplace
- Film School Shorts
- Global Focus I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII (see The New Environmentalists)
- Global Spirit
- Hold Your Breath
- Hotspots
- Jacques Pepin: Fast Food My Way
- Jacques Pepin: More Fast Food My Way
- Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures
- Joann Sfar Draws from Memory
- Joanne Weir Cooking in the City
- Joanne Weir's Cooking Class I, II
- Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence I, II
- Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope III, IV, V, VI, VII
- Journey of the Universe
- Keeping Score with Michael Tilson Thomas I, II, III
- Mad Cowboy
- Made in Spain
- The New Environmentalists I, II (formerly Global Focus)
- No Vacancy
- Nobel Peace Prize Concert
- Open Road with Doug McConnell
- Out of the Shadow of her Mother: The Irène Joliot-Curie Story
- Paperback Dreams
- Raggs
- Remaking American Medicine
- Richard Bangs' South America: Quest for Wonder
- Roadtrip Nation VI, VII, VIII, IX
- Saving the Bay
- Screaming Queens
- Seeking 1906
- Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders
- Status Anxiety with Alain DeBotton
- Something Ventured
- Truly CA
- Turning Points
- Walking the Bible
- Why We Sing
- Wild by Nature
- With Purpose, with Ken Dychtwald

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