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Beyond Infinity (#1302H) Duration: 29:00 STEREO TVG

ENTITY (France) - Minutes after the technical failure of her spacecraft ( if you can call your ship blowing up just a "technical failure"), an astronaut finds herself ejected from her cockpit and into space. She tries in vain to contact the base to obtain help. Her oxygen level diminishes slowly but surely. She faints... after floating adrift for several hours through the immensity of space, she awakens to find herself facing a strange and mysterious entity, taking the shape of an immense black hole.
ORBIT EVER AFTER (England)- When you're in love, you're willing to risk everything in order to spend one perfect moment together. Nigel has fallen in love, but when you live in outer space aboard a ramshackle spaceship it isn't easy to follow your heart - especially when the girl of your dreams is circling around the earth the opposite direction. A science fiction romance where two star-crossed lovers overcome all probabilities and sacrifice everything in order to spend one perfect moment together.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, Apr 20, 2015 -- 5:05am
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 13, 2015 -- 11:24pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 14, 2015 -- 5:24am Remind me

The Gravity of Life (#1203H) Duration: 26:32 STEREO TVG

43,000 FEET (New Zealand): You think you've got problems? When statistician John Wilkins is sucked out of a plane at 43,000 feet, he calculates that he has exactly 3 minutes 48 seconds before he hits the ground.
EXPLOSIONS (Australia): As gravity appears to fail all around them, the inhabitants of a neighborhood begin to mysteriously float into the sky. After failing to save her boyfriend from this phenomenon, will she succumb to the same fate?
BRIDGE (New Zealand): A woman finds herself along after dark waiting for a train on an empty platform... or so she thinks. She starts to run as she is pursued by a faceless stranger... or so she thinks. She slips and is knocked out. When she wakes up, her world is truly upside down and she must decide if it's time to let go of the past.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 22, 2015 -- 11:26pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 -- 5:26am Remind me

Can You Fly? (#1308H) Duration: 28:00 STEREO TVG

5 METERS 80 (France) - Ever wonder what giraffes do for fun? Wonder no more.
9 METER (Denmark) - A young track star's mother is in a coma. Every time he breaks his own personal records, his mother responds by moving her finger. He is convinced that if he can push himself to the limit, he can continuing breaking records in the long jump and this will wake his mom up. He sets out to make the most dangerous jump of his life.
DUST (England) - A creepy man follows a young girl and her mother home from school one day and waits until dark to sneak into their house. The mysterious man won't leave until he gets what he wants... and doesn't leave until he gets it.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me

The Animation of Imagination (#1303H) Duration: 28:59 STEREO TVPG-14

THE LOST THING (Australia) - A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle caps one day at the beach. Realizing it is lost, he tries to find out where it belongs, but everyone else is too busy or wrapped up in their own lives to care. The boy decides it is up to him to find its home. The surreal animation comes from the mind of children's book writer Shaun Tan. A beautiful allegory exploring how we take for granted the world around us and how we ourselves at times feel like we don't belong.
FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MORRIS LESSMORE (US) - Inspired in equal measures by Hurricane Katrina (the filmmakers are based in Louisiana), Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, "Morris Lessmore" is a story of people who devote their lives to books. The film is a poignant, humorous allegory about the curative powers of reading. The film uses a hybrid style of animation that harkens back to silent films and M-G-M Technicolor musicals.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Apr 26, 2015 -- 11:05pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Apr 27, 2015 -- 5:05am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 11:21pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 21, 2015 -- 5:21am Remind me

Planet Animation (#1206H) Duration: 26:19 STEREO TVG

WIND (Germany): Global warming has taken its toll on a windy town. The inhabitants are resourceful and adapt to the new routine... that is until the gust stops... then things really get "blown" out of whack.
BEAR ME (Germany / Poland): One day, I found a bear... or he found me. I couldn't get rid of him. We became to closest of friends. The film shows how love makes for strange bed partners.
MARCEL, KING OF TERVUREN (United States): Marcel the Rooster, survives bird flu, alcohol, sleeping pills and his son Max. Despite being blind in one eye, he remains the proud King of Tervuren. Never underestimate the willpower of a one-eyed rooster.
THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES (Holland): A futuristic vision of a world after a catastrophic disaster and those left behind to pick up the pieces.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 29, 2015 -- 11:25pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 -- 5:25am Remind me

The Dog in the Window (#1305H) Duration: 23:37 STEREO TVG

HELIUM (Denmark) - A terminally ill boy makes a friend with a hospital worker. Through his stories about Helium - a magical fantasy world, the boy regains the joy and happiness of his life and finds a safe haven away from his daily hardships. Written and directed by Anders Walter. The film won the 2014 Oscar for Best Short.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 11:04pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 5:04am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 5, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 11:35pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 5:35am Remind me

The Games People Play (#1301H) Duration: 26:18 STEREO TVPG

PREY ALONE (Ireland) - NSA Special Agent Cain is on the hunt for an elusive killer. His only leads are a cocky eyewitness and the cryptic words scribbled on a notepad "Prey Alone." At first confounded by the clues, Agent Cain gets the uneasy feeling that he has been here before. This edge-of-your-seat thrill ride of a short film is written and directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger. < br>PONY PLACE (Holland) - When young Emma is not allowed to take her laptop on holiday, she asks her grandparents to look after her virtual horse farm. The couple takes on the task with disastrous results. The digital divide between generations has never been more hilariously depicted.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 6, 2015 -- 11:23pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 7, 2015 -- 5:23am Remind me

The Dance of Life (#1306H) Duration: 25:26 STEREO TVG

TANGO UNDERPANTS (Australia/Argentina) - Trying to forget a failed relationship, an Australian woman decides to get as far away as possible. She hopes to start anew in South America. She has changed her scenery, but learns the thing she most needs to change is herself. While in Argentina, she discovers not only the exciting world of the sexy tango, but also the vital importance of the right underwear.
TANGHI ARGENTINA (Belgium) - A lonely middle aged office clerk decides to hook up with a woman on the internet. She loves to tango. There's only one problem. He can't dance. He pleads with a co-worker to teach him to dance. After much cajoling, he accepts the challenge. Little does he know what he has gotten himself into.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 11:04pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 5:04am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 12, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me

Not The Same Without You (#1307H) Duration: 28:38 STEREO TVG

WE KEEP ON DANCING (Australia) - A deep human connection is made - in of all places - in an auto repair shop among men who have never met before. A distraught man with a rundown Volkswagen Beetle comes into the Rainbow Mechanics repair shop with an unusual request. The men in the shop come to the realization that breakdowns happen to more than just cars.
THE PHONE CALL (England) - Heather is shy and spends her days working at a helpline call center. When she receives a call from a distraught man, she has no idea the encounter will change her life forever. Featuring an amazing performance by Sally Hawkins (who did this film right after her Oscar nominated performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine), the film will resonate with anyone searching for a true companion.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 11:02pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 5:02am Remind me

Never Take No for An Answer (#1309H) Duration: 29:21 STEREO TVPG

GROUNDED (France) - Evelyne needs to travel to London for her mother's funeral. But at the airport, she can't produce her newborn baby's ID. She is not allowed to board her plane. But with the help of Stephanie, a young air hostess, they will fight the inflexible airport rules and bureaucratic red tape. It is a race against time. Will she make it before the gate closes?
SELMA (Tunisia) - After the accidental death of her taxi-driver husband, Selma decides to become master of her own life by taking over his taxi business. She comes up against the Kafkaesque procedures of Tunisian bureaucracy and the heavily entrenched patriarchal society. With quiet determination, she also faces her conservative Muslim in-laws who continue to dictate the way she should behave. Facing difficult odds, she fights to break free.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me

Island of Misfit Toys (#1209H) Duration: 29:10 STEREO TVG

FUGU & TAKO (Australia): Two friends have very discerning tastes when it comes to sushi. They want only the freshest sushi. When one friend reprimands the chef for stale sushi, the chef gives him really fresh sushi. Be careful what you wish for.
ELEPHANT (Spain): Manuel is a middle aged man with a dull life. He is trapped in a monotonous job. His family takes him for granted. But one day his doctor tells him he suffers from a rare disease that will turn him into an elephant.
EDMOND WAS A DONKEY (Canada / France): Edmond is not like everybody else. Some may say odd. He is very well aware he is different. When his co-workers tease him by crowning him with a pair of donkey ears, he suddenly discovers his true nature. Since he can't bring himself to be what others expect, Edmond makes the only possible choice.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, May 19, 2015 -- 11:30pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 20, 2015 -- 5:30am Remind me

Boy Meets Girl (#1310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG

97% (Holland) - Finally, technology has now been able to help us find love. Via an app on his phone, single and ready to mingle, Bert gets a notice that the girl of his dreams is nearby. Now, all he has to do is find her before the subway train reaches the end of the line... easier said than done.
MICKEY AND MARIA (Germany) - Twenty year old Maria goes to a birthday party in hopes of escaping her troubles. She has just broken up with her immature boyfriend and has become disenchanted with men and love. Just when she is ready to give up on love, a precocious nine year old Mickey, who knows a good thing when he sees it, offers her the most romantic proposal ever.
MAN IN SUIT (Holland) - Twenty year old Maria goes to a birthday party in hopes of escaping her troubles. She has just broken up with her immature boyfriend and has become disenchanted with men and love. Just when she is ready to give up on love, a precocious nine year old Mickey, who knows a good thing when he sees it, offers her the most romantic proposal ever.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sat, May 23, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Tue, May 26, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me

The Real World (#1304H) Duration: 27:23 STEREO TVG

THE HERD (Ireland) - A farmer has to deal with many unexpected situations, but when he encounters an animal with an identity crisis, he is a bit flummoxed as to how he should respond to the situation. < br>KINDA SUTRA (US) - Where do babies come from? Mixing animation and taped interviews, this humorous documentary poses this question to a variety of adult and youngsters who explore their earliest understanding of sex, conception and how the two, a.... intersect. With affection, laughter and nostalgia for youth's lost naivete, the subjects recall some of their earliest encounters pertaining to sex and how babies get made.
GHOST TRAIN (Australia) - An elderly man struggling to cope with his wife's dementia is drawn into a macabre cabaret theatre where he becomes captivated by the lead actress. The short documentary shows the many forms of love and how one can find happiness in unexpected places.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 27, 2015 -- 11:22pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Thu, May 28, 2015 -- 5:22am Remind me
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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Friday 3/13

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform more maintenance work overnight, requiring other TV stations to shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Thurs/early Friday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 6am Friday morning. Many receivers will be able to […]

    • KQET planned overnight outage, early Wed 3/11

      (DT25-1 through 25-3) Another station on Fremont Tower needs to perform maintenance work overnight, requiring that other TV stations shut down their signals for the safety of the workers. KQET’s signal will turn off late Tues/early Wednesday between midnight and 12:30am, and should return by 5am Wednesday morning. Many receivers will be able to recover […]

    • Thurs 3/05, DT54-1 thru DT54-5: 2 planned, extremely brief Over the Air outages

      (DT54.1 through DT54.5) Our Over the Air signals from our KQEH transmitter on Monument Peak (the DT54s) will need to be switched from our Main antenna to our Auxillary antenna while climbers inspect the tower for possible maintenance needs. Once the inspection is done, we will switch back. The two switches will account for two […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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KQED 9

KQED 9
Channels 9.1, 54.2 & 25.1 - Monterey (KQET)
XFINITY 9 and HD 709

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KQED Plus

KQED +
Channels 54, 54.1, 9.2 & 25.2 - Monterey
XFINITY 10 and HD 710

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH

KQED Life

KQED Life
Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World
Channel 9.3
XFINITY 190

History, world events, news, science, nature

v-me

V-Me
Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621

24-hour national Spanish-language network

KQED Kids

KQED Kids
Channel 54.4
XFINITY 192

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