|San Jose/San Francisco, California|
|Channels||Digital: 50 (UHF)|
|Subchannels||54.1 KQEH SD
54.2 KQED SD
54.3 KQED Life
54.4 KQED Kids
|Owner||KQED, Inc., licensee|
|First air date||October 19, 1964|
|Call letters' meaning||portmanteau of KQED and former KTEH call sign|
|Sister station(s)||KQED, KQET|
|Former callsigns||KTEH (1964–2011)|
|Former channel number(s)||Analog:
54 (UHF, 1964-2009)
|Former affiliations||NET (1964-1970)|
|Transmitter power||290 kW|
KQEH, previously KTEH, and now commonly known as KQED Plus, is a public television station in San Jose, California, serving the San Francisco Bay Area as a PBS member station on channel 54/cable 10. The station is owned by KQED with sister-stations KQED in San Francisco and KQET in Watsonville, the latter mirroring KQED. The KQEH transmitter is on Monument Peak (Milpitas, California).
Known for its quality selection of programming, KQED Plus is available in 9 Bay Area counties. Its most popular genre are imports from Great Britain. The Brilliantly British series has continued to grow KQED Plus's audience and it is now frequently the most-watched public television station on Friday evenings.
The station began broadcasting as KTEH in 1964.
In 2006, KQED and the KTEH Foundation agreed to merge to form Northern California Public Broadcasting, a name that was changed back to KQED in 2011. As a result of the merger, KCAH changed its call letters to KQET on August 12, 2007. Subsequently, on October 1, 2007, KQET switched programming sources from KTEH to KQED. As of 2010, KTEH can be seen on KQET on its second digital subchannel.
In December 2010, the Board of Directors of Northern California Public Broadcasting changed the organization's name to KQED Inc. The station changed its call letters to KQEH and rebranded to "KQED Plus" on July 1, 2011, after research found that most viewers were unaware that KTEH was affiliated with KQED; other aspects of the station's operation, including programming and staff, are not affected by this change.
Until 2011, the station was known as KTEH. Before becoming part of KQED, KTEH maintained a Technical Volunteer program. It allowed volunteers to learn how to operate cameras, audio, shading, directing, and more, while minimizing its costs. These volunteers made up the technical crews for all of their pledge drives and auction programming, as well as other occasional live broadcasts.
The station's daytime hours on weekdays are dominated by children's programming, including Clifford the Big Red Dog, Sesame Street, and Dragon Tales. Weeknights begin with news programming—the Nightly Business Report and BBC World News—followed by mostly United Kingdom-originating dramas and comedies (such as EastEnders and Are You Being Served?). Weeknight prime-time contains mainly documentaries (American Experience, Nature) and drama (Masterpiece Theater, Mystery!). During the weekend, mornings feature children's programming, middays and afternoons contain a mix of instructional (home and cooking), entertainment, travel, and cultural shows, and evenings present mostly British scripted shows. The current slogan for British programming on KQEH reflects this.
Programming history 
Starting in April 1981, KTEH started showing the British science-fantasy show Doctor Who, and continued to do so until January 2003. On April 10, 2007, KTEH resumed airing "Doctor Who" with the 2005 series starring Christopher Eccleston. KTEH has also aired another British sci-fi show, Red Dwarf. In 1998, KTEH aired the entire season of Red Dwarf VIII in one night. In doing so, many episodes were shown on KTEH before British television.
KTEH was also the first to air Neon Genesis Evangelion (subtitled) in America, as well as Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki and Tenchi Universe (dubbed) TV series. These shows were later shown on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. Other anime that have aired on KTEH include, but were not limited to, Bubblegum Crisis, Dirty Pair Flash (subbed), All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (subbed), Sakura Wars (subbed), Serial Experiments Lain (dubbed), City Hunter (dubbed), Please Save My Earth (dubbed), Key the Metal Idol, Urusei Yatsura (subbed), Ranma ½ (dubbed), Sailor Moon (dubbed), Full Metal Panic! (dubbed), Magic Knight Rayearth (dubbed), Martian Successor Nadesico (dubbed), Betterman (dubbed), Robotech (dubbed), Corrector Yui (subbed), Mobile Suit Gundam (dubbed), and Cardcaptor Sakura (dubbed).
Local productions 
|This article is outdated. (July 2011)|
KTEH has produced many television programs over the years, some of which have been nationally broadcast. Their current production schedule includes:
- "This is Us" - Emmy Award-winning  show featuring profiles of remarkable people and places in Northern California.
- "Saving the Bay" - the Emmy Award-winning documentary about San Francisco Bay went on to a national release in 2011.
- video i - an award winning showcase of documentaries, dramas and experimental films
- KTEH Cooks with Garlic - local viewers preparing their favorite garlic recipes. Winner of the first PBS Interactive Innovation of the Year Award 
- Moneytrack - ongoing series on investment management
KTEH was the production company for several other productions:
- The War: Nisei Soldiers (2007)
- The War: Soldados (2007)
- Dave Tatsuno: Movies and Memories (2006)
- Cosmopolitan (2003)
- Return to the Valley (2003)
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad with Robert Kiyosaki (2001)
- Adventures with Kanga Roddy
- The First Seven Years (1998)
- Cadillac Desert (1997)
- The Battle for Mono Lake (1997) 
- The Men Who Sailed the Liberty Ships (1994)
- The Day After Trinity (1981)
- Tomorrow/Today 1981
- Kaleidoscope 1979
- Fluorocarbons: The Unfinished Agenda 1977
- The Aerosol Factor 1975
Station presentation 
Station slogans 
- Public Television for the South Bay (1970s-1980s)
- Discover the Difference (1980s)
- Brilliantly British (2007–present; used only during U.K.-produced shows)
- Public Media for San Jose and the Bay Area (2008–present)
Digital channels 
|54.1||Main KQEH programming / PBS|
|54.2||Simulcast of KQED|
See also 
- "KQED, Inc. (San Francisco) and KTEH Foundation (San Jose) Form New Broadcast Organization: Northern California Public Broadcasting". KQED.org. 2006. Retrieved May 2, 2006.
- Barney, Chuck (June 22, 2011). "TV station KTEH to drop call letters, become KQED Plus". Contra Costa Times. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
- "Mr. Hippo reviews Episode 2 of "Red Dwarf" Series 8". AintItCool.com.
- "Reader reviews "Red Dwarf" Series 8 premiere !!!". AintItCool News.
- "Viz Series Goes Brodcast". Anime News Network. 3 January 2000. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- "PSME to air on KTEH". Anime News Network. 6 July 1999. Retrieved 16 July 2009.
- Chun, Kimberly (February 13, 1998). "Fans Become Animated About Japanese-Style Cartoons". San Francisco Chronicle (Hearst Newspapers). Retrieved 16 July 2009.
- "San Jose TV station to show Dirty Pair Flash". Anime News Network. 9 November 2000. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- "KTEH Productions". kteh.org.
- NATAS - San Francisco/Northern California. "40th Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Awards 2010-2011". National Academy Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 11 June 2011.
- PBS "KTEH wins the first PBS Interactive Innovation of the Year award". PBS.org. May 12, 2009.
- KTEH. IMDb.
- The Battle for Mono Lake. ITVS.org.
- "Brilliantly British" schedule. KTEH.org.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's TV station database for KQEH
- BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on KQEH-TV