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Upcoming Broadcasts:

Natural Born Rebels: Survival (#3511) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an "invisibility cloak" to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

A Squirrel's Guide to Success (#3604A) Duration: 1:19:56 SRND51 TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

The squirrel family - from tiny chipmunks to big prairie dogs - is one of the most widespread on Earth. There are almost 300 species of squirrels that can glide through the air, outwit rattlesnakes, and survive the coldest temperatures of any mammal. What is the secret to their success? Uncover the extraordinary abilities of these cheeky nut lovers as a filmmaker puts their problem-solving to the test on a specially designed obstacle course.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 28, 2019 -- 7:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 9:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 3:30am Remind me

Natural Born Rebels: The Mating Game (#3512) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-S (Secondary audio: none)

Getting ahead in the mating game requires some astonishing behavior from promiscuous prairie dogs, to backstabbing manakins, kidnapping macaques, and hyenas with a bad case of sibling rivalry.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Sep 29, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Sep 30, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Octopus: Making Contact (#3701) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)

Follow an Alaskan professor as he raises and studies a pet octopus in his home, making remarkable discoveries about its extraordinary intelligence, personality and skills. Octopuses are able to recognize faces and interact with other individuals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 2, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 4, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 6, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 7, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

The Serengeti Rules (#3702) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Explore some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology. Based on a book of the same name.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 10, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 13, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 14, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Undercover in the Jungle (#3703) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

Go undercover with a film crew on a perilous journey to the untouched wilderness of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest. Meet some of the most incredible creatures, from pygmy marmosets to pumas, as the wild secrets of the jungle are revealed.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 17, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 18, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 20, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Okavango: River of Dreams: Paradise (#3704) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

See the landscape and wildlife of the Upper Okavango River. A lioness severely injured by a buffalo is left for dead by her pride. Now handicapped, she has to survive in the swamp alone, hunting to feed her little cubs.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 23, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 25, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Oct 27, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Oct 28, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 -- 4:00pm Remind me

Okavango: River of Dreams: Limbo (#3705H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)

See the landscape and wildlife of the "Middle River," the delta of the Okavango River. A hyena and a warthog family share neighboring dens, helping each other by keeping an eye on threatening predators, such as lions and leopards.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV – Transmitter Status
    • KQED Transmitter will be off (03/06/2019)

      KQED transmitter will off on March 6th at  3-6 at 3am-6am.  This will disrupt over-the-air reception and DirectTV viewers. Comcast and Monterey reception will not be impacted.

    • KQED FM on Comcast services

      KQED FM and other radio channels were recently dropped from Comcast’s local cable offerings. Affected users can still listen to KQED at 88.5 FM on their radios, or listen to the live stream at kqed.org/listenlive or by downloading the KQED app, or on smart speakers.

    • KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

      Engineers at Sutro Tower in San Francisco will be doing their annual maintenance work 9am-4pm Mon 8/20 through Fri 8/24.  All stations transmitting from Sutro Tower will be dropping to half-power each day, and perhaps moving from main antennas at the top of the tower to auxiliary antennas at the “waist” (middle) of the tower … Continue reading KQED DT9, Sutro Tower – Mon 8/20 thru Fri 8/24/18

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

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 pbskids.org.

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.