Upcoming Broadcasts:

Equus: Story of the Horse: Chasing The Wind (#3609) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)

The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself. Ever since the mysterious beginning of our extraordinary partnership, horses helped shape the human world. At the speed of a horse, our ancestors conquered distances and built empires. Together, humans and horses flourished side by side. What makes us so perfect for each other?

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 5:00pm
  • KQED World: Sun, May 26, 2019 -- 9:00pm
  • KQED World: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 5:00am
  • KQED World: Mon, May 27, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons (#3302H) Duration: 56:46 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, May 29, 2019 -- 8:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 30, 2019 -- 2:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, May 31, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me

Soul of the Elephant (#3304H) Duration: 56:46 SRND51 TVPG-S (Secondary audio: DVI)

Delve into the hearts, minds and even souls of elephants through the eyes of award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, whose uniquely personal experiences with these iconic creatures of Africa provide a window into their remarkable lives.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 -- 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 World: Sun, Jun 16, 2019 -- 5:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 16, 2019 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED World: Mon, Jun 17, 2019 -- 11:00am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

    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 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



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.