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  Field Listing - Television broadcast stations


Country
Television broadcast stations
Afghanistan at least 10 (one government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in nine of the 34 provinces; the regional stations operate on a reduced schedule; also, in 1997, there was a station in Mazar-e-Sharif reaching four northern Afghanistan provinces) (1998)
Akrotiri British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia (2006)
Albania 65 (3 national, 62 local); note - 2 cable networks (2005)
Algeria 46 (plus 216 repeaters) (1995)
American Samoa 1 (Low Power TV); note - one cable TV station (2006)
Andorra 0 (1997)
Angola 6 (2000)
Anguilla 1 (1997)
Antarctica 1 (cable system with six channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo)
note: information for US bases only (2002)
Antigua and Barbuda 2 (1997)
Argentina 42 (plus 444 repeaters) (1997)
Armenia 3 (plus an unknown number of repeaters) (1998)
Aruba 1 (1997)
Australia 104 (1997)
Austria 10 (plus more than 1,000 repeaters) (2001)
Azerbaijan 2 (1997)
Bahamas, The 2 (2006)
Bahrain 4 (1997)
Bangladesh 15 (1999)
Barbados 1 (plus two cable channels) (2004)
Belarus 47 (plus 27 repeaters) (1995)
Belgium 25 (plus 10 repeaters) (1997)
Belize 2 (1997)
Benin 1 (2001)
Bermuda 3 (2005)
Bhutan 1 (2006)
Bolivia 48 (1997)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 33 (plus 277 repeaters) (September 1995)
Botswana 1 (2001)
Brazil 138 (1997)
British Indian Ocean Territory 1 (1997)
British Virgin Islands 1 (plus one cable company) (1997)
Brunei 4; note - including two UHF stations broadcasting a subscription service (2006)
Bulgaria 39 (plus 1,242 repeaters) (2001)
Burkina Faso 1 (2002)
Burma 2 (2004)
Burundi 1 (2001)
Cambodia 11 (including two TV relay stations with French and Vietnamese broadcasts); 12 regional low power TV stations (2006)
Cameroon 1 (2002)
Canada 80 (plus many repeaters) (1997)
Cape Verde 1 (and 7 repeaters) (2002)
Cayman Islands 4 with cable system (2004)
Central African Republic 1 (2001)
Chad 1 (2002)
Chile 63 (plus 121 repeaters) (1997)
China 3,240 (of which 209 are operated by China Central Television, 31 are provincial TV stations, and nearly 3,000 are local city stations) (1997)
Christmas Island 0; note - TV broadcasts received via satellite from mainland Australia (2006)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands NA
Colombia 60 (includes seven low-power stations) (1997)
Comoros NA
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4 (2001)
Congo, Republic of the 1 (2002)
Cook Islands 1 (outer islands receive satellite broadcasts) (2004)
Costa Rica 20 (plus 43 repeaters) (2002)
Cote d'Ivoire 14 (1999)
Croatia 36 (plus 321 repeaters) (September 1995)
Cuba 58 (1997)
Cyprus Republic of Cyprus: 8
north Cyprus: 2 (plus 4 relay) (2004)
Czech Republic 150 (plus 1,434 repeaters) (2000)
Denmark 26 (plus 51 repeaters) (1998)
Dhekelia British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia (2006)
Djibouti 1 (2002)
Dominica 1 (2004)
Dominican Republic 25 (2003)
East Timor NA
Ecuador 7 (plus 14 repeaters) (2001)
Egypt 98 (September 1995)
El Salvador 5 (1997)
Equatorial Guinea 1 (2002)
Eritrea 1 (2000)
Estonia 3 (2001)
Ethiopia 1 plus 24 repeaters (2002)
European Union 2,791 (1995); note - does not include repeaters; sum of individual country television broadcast stations; there is also a European-wide station (Eurovision)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 2 (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite service to members of UK Forces as well as islanders)
note: cable television is available in Stanley (2006)
Faroe Islands 3 (plus 43 low-power repeaters) (September 1995)
Fiji NA
Finland 120 (plus 431 repeaters) (1999)
France 584 (plus 9,676 repeaters) (1995)
French Guiana 3 (plus eight low-power repeaters) (1997)
French Polynesia 7 (plus 17 low-power repeaters) (1997)
Gabon 4 (plus four low-power repeaters) (2001)
Gambia, The 1 (government-owned) (1997)
Gaza Strip 1 (2005)
Georgia 12 (plus repeaters) (1998)
Germany 373 (plus 8,042 repeaters) (1995)
Ghana 10 (2001)
Gibraltar 1 (plus three low-power repeaters) (1997)
Greece 36 (plus 1,341 low-power repeaters); also two stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (1995)
Greenland 1 publicly-owned station, some local low-power stations, and three AFRTS (US Air Force) stations (1997)
Grenada 2 (1997)
Guadeloupe 5 (plus several low-power repeaters) (1997)
Guam 3; 6 (Low Power TV) (2006)
Guatemala 26 (plus 27 repeaters) (1997)
Guernsey 1 (1997)
Guinea 6 low-power stations (2001)
Guinea-Bissau NA (2005)
Guyana 3 (one public station; two private stations which relay US satellite services) (1997)
Haiti 2 (plus a cable TV service) (1997)
Holy See (Vatican City) 1 (2005)
Honduras 11 (plus 17 repeaters) (1997)
Hong Kong 55 low power stations
note: two TV networks, each one broadcasting on two channels (2006)
Hungary 35 (plus 161 low-power repeaters) (1995)
Iceland 14 (plus 156 low-power repeaters) (1997)
India 562 (of which 82 stations have 1 kW or greater power and 480 stations have less than 1 kW of power) (1997)
Indonesia 54 local TV stations
note: 11 national TV networks; each with their own group of local, often low power, transmitters (2006)
Iran 28 (plus 450 low-power repeaters) (1997)
Iraq 21 (2004)
Ireland 4 (many low-power repeaters) (2001)
Isle of Man 0 (receives broadcasts from the UK and satellite) (1999)
Israel 17 (plus 36 low-power repeaters) (1995)
Italy 358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)
Jamaica 7 (1997)
Japan 211 plus 7,341 repeaters
note: in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services (1999)
Jersey 2 (1997)
Jordan 20 (plus 96 repeaters) (1995)
Kazakhstan 12 (plus nine repeaters) (1998)
Kenya 8 (2002)
Kiribati 1 (not reported to be active) (2002)
Korea, North 4 (includes Korean Central Television, Mansudae Television, Korean Educational and Cultural Network, and Kaesong Television targeting South Korea) (2003)
Korea, South terrestrial stations 43; cable operators 59; relay cable operators 190 (2005)
Kuwait 13 (plus several satellite channels) (1997)
Kyrgyzstan NA (repeater stations throughout the country relay programs from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey) (1997)
Laos 7; note - including one station relaying Vietnam Television from Hanoi (2006)
Latvia 44 (plus 31 repeaters) (1995)
Lebanon 15 (plus 5 repeaters) (1995)
Lesotho 1 (2000)
Liberia 1 (plus four low-power repeaters) (2001)
Libya 12 (plus one low-power repeater) (1999)
Liechtenstein NA (linked to Swiss networks) (1997)
Lithuania 27
note: Lithuania has approximately 27 broadcasting stations, but may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations (2001)
Luxembourg 5 (1999)
Macau 1 (2006)
Macedonia 31 (plus 166 repeaters) (1995)
Madagascar 1 (plus 36 repeaters) (2001)
Malawi 1 (2001)
Malaysia mainland Malaysia 51; Sabah 16; Sarawak 21; note - many are low power stations (2006)
Maldives 1 (2006)
Mali 1 (plus repeaters) (2001)
Malta 6 (2000)
Marshall Islands 2 (both are US military stations)
note: Marshalls Broadcasting Service (cable company) operates on Majuro (2005)
Martinique 11 (plus nine repeaters) (1997)
Mauritania 1 (2002)
Mauritius 2 (plus several repeaters) (1997)
Mayotte 3 (2001)
Mexico 236 (plus repeaters) (1997)
Micronesia, Federated States of 3; note - cable TV also available (2004)
Moldova 1 (plus 30 repeaters) (1995)
Monaco 5 (1998)
Mongolia 52 (plus 21 provincial repeaters and many low power repeaters) (2004)
Montenegro 13 (2004)
Montserrat 1 (1997)
Morocco 35 (plus 66 repeaters) (1995)
Mozambique 1 (2001)
Namibia 8 (plus about 20 low-power repeaters) (1997)
Nauru 1 (1997)
Nepal 1 (plus 9 repeaters) (1998)
Netherlands 21 (plus 26 repeaters) (1995)
Netherlands Antilles 3 (there is also a cable service, which supplies programs received from various US satellite networks and four Venezuelan channels) (2004)
New Caledonia 6 (plus 25 low-power repeaters) (1997)
New Zealand 41 (plus 52 medium-power repeaters and over 650 low-power repeaters) (1997)
Nicaragua 3 (plus seven low-power repeaters) (1997)
Niger 3 (plus seven low-power repeaters) (2002)
Nigeria 3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2002)
Niue 1 (1997)
Norfolk Island 1 (local programming station plus two repeaters that bring in Australian programs by satellite) (2005)
Northern Mariana Islands 1 (Low Power TV on Saipan; in addition, two cable services on Saipan provide varied programming from satellite networks) (2006)
Norway 360 (plus 2,729 repeaters) (1995)
Oman 13 (plus 25 low-power repeaters) (1999)
Pakistan 22 (plus seven low-power repeaters) (1997)
Palau 1 (cable) (2005)
Panama 38 (including repeaters) (1998)
Papua New Guinea 3 (all in the Port Moresby area)
note: additional stations at Mt. Hagen, Goroka, Lae, and Rabaul are planned (2004)
Paraguay 5 (2003)
Peru 13 (plus 112 repeaters) (1997)
Philippines 225; note - 1373 CATV networks (2004)
Poland 40 (2006)
Portugal 62 (plus 166 repeaters)
note: includes Azores and Madeira Islands (1995)
Puerto Rico 32 (2006)
Qatar 1 (plus three repeaters) (2001)
Reunion 35 (plus 18 low-power repeaters) (2001)
Romania 48 (plus 392 repeaters) (1995)
Russia 7,306 (1998)
Rwanda 2 (2004)
Saint Helena 0
note: three television channels are received in Saint Helena via satellite and distributed by UHF (2005)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 (plus three repeaters) (2004)
Saint Lucia 2 (of which one is a commercial broadcast station and one is a community antenna television or CATV channel) (2004)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 (there are, however, two repeaters which rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US) (1997)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 (plus three repeaters) (2004)
Samoa 2 (2002)
San Marino 1 (San Marino residents also receive broadcasts from Italy) (1997)
Sao Tome and Principe 2 (2002)
Saudi Arabia 117 (1997)
Senegal 1 (1997)
Seychelles 2 (plus 9 repeaters) (1997)
Sierra Leone 2 (1999)
Singapore 1 (broadcasting on six channels); additional reception of numerous UHF and VHF signals originating in Malaysia and Indonesia; note - digital TV for reception in public spaces and transportation is transmitted from 10 sites (2006)
Slovakia 6 national broadcasting, 7 regional, 67 local (2004)
Slovenia 48 (2001)
Somalia 4; note - two in Mogadishu; two in Hargeisa (2001)
South Africa 556 (plus 144 network repeaters) (1997)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 (2003)
Spain 224 (plus 2,105 repeaters)
note: these figures include 11 television broadcast stations and 88 repeaters in the Canary Islands (1995)
Sri Lanka 21 (1997)
Sudan 3 (1997)
Suriname 3 (plus seven repeaters) (2000)
Svalbard NA
Swaziland 12 (includes 7 relay stations) (2004)
Sweden 169 (plus 1,299 repeaters) (1995)
Switzerland 115 (plus 1,919 repeaters) (1995)
Syria 44 (plus 17 repeaters) (1995)
Taiwan 29 (plus two repeaters) (1997)
Tajikistan 13 (2001)
Tanzania 3 (1999)
Thailand 111 (2006)
Togo 3 (plus two repeaters) (1997)
Tonga 3 (2004)
Trinidad and Tobago 6 (2005)
Tunisia 26 (plus 76 repeaters) (1995)
Turkey 635 (plus 2,934 repeaters) (1995)
Turkmenistan 4 (government owned and programmed) (2004)
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 (broadcasts from The Bahamas are received; 2 cable television networks) (2004)
Tuvalu 0 (2004)
Uganda 8 (plus one low-power repeater) (2001)
Ukraine at least 33 (plus 21 repeaters that relay broadcasts from Russia) (1997)
United Arab Emirates 15 (2004)
United Kingdom 228 (plus 3,523 repeaters) (1995)
United States 2,218 (2006)
Uruguay 62 (2005)
Uzbekistan 4 (plus two repeaters that relay Russian programs), 1 cable rebroadcaster in Tashkent; approximately 20 stations in regional capitals (2003)
Vanuatu 1 (2004)
Venezuela 66 (plus 45 repeaters) (1997)
Vietnam 6 (plus 61 provincial TV stations) (2006)
Virgin Islands 5 (2006)
Wake Island 0
note: Armed Forces Radio/Television Service (AFRTS) radio service provided by satellite (2005)
Wallis and Futuna 2 (2000)
West Bank 8 (2005)
Western Sahara NA
World NA
Yemen 7 (plus several low-power repeaters) (1997)
Zambia 9 (2002)
Zimbabwe 16 (1997)

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