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Television broadcast stations

This page shows the value of the Television broadcast stations information field for all countries in the Country Guide.

Notes on this field are available at the Information Field Notes page.

Afghanistan

at least 10 (one government run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in nine of the 30 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)

Albania

13 (1999)

Algeria

18 (not including low-power stations) (1999)

American Samoa

1 (1997)

Andorra

0 (1997)

Angola

7 (1999)

Anguilla

1 (1997)

Antarctica

1 (American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo) (1999)

Antigua and Barbuda

2 (1997)

Argentina

42 (plus 444 repeaters) (1997)

Armenia

4 (1998)

Aruba

1 (1997)

Australia

104 (1997)

Austria

51 (plus 920 repeaters) (1999)

Azerbaijan

2 (1997)

Bahamas, The

1 (1997)

Bahrain

4 (1997)

Bangladesh

15 (1999)

Barbados

1 (plus two cable channels) (1997)

Belarus

17 (1997)

Belgium

24 (1997)

Belize

2 (1997)

Benin

2 (one privately-owned) (1997)

Bermuda

3 (1997)

Bhutan

0 (1997)

Bolivia

48 (1997)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

33 (plus 292 repeaters) (September 1995)

Botswana

0 (1997)

Brazil

138 (1997)

British Indian Ocean Territory

1 (1997)

British Virgin Islands

1 (plus one cable company) (1997)

Brunei

2 (1997)

Bulgaria

33 (1999)

Burkina Faso

1 (1997)

Burundi

1 (1999)

Cambodia

5 (1999)

Cameroon

1 (1998)

Canada

80 (plus many repeaters) (1997)

Cape Verde

1 (1997)

Cayman Islands

NA

Central African Republic

NA

Chad

1 (1997)

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

NA

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

0 (1997)

Colombia

60 (includes seven low-power stations) (1997)

Comoros

0 (1998)

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

20 (1999)

Congo, Republic of the

1 (1999)

Cook Islands

2 (plus eight low-power repeaters) (1997)

Costa Rica

6 (plus 11 repeaters) (1997)

Cote d'Ivoire

14 (1999)

Croatia

36 (plus 321 repeaters) (September 1995)

Cuba

58 (1997)

Cyprus

Greek Cypriot area: 4 plus 225 low-power repeaters; Turkish Cypriot area: 4 plus 5 repeaters (September 1995)

Czech Republic

102 (of which 35 are low power stations), plus about 500 repeaters (1988)

Denmark

42 (plus 44 repeaters) (September 1995)

Djibouti

1 (plus 5 low-power repeaters) (1998)

Dominica

0 (however, there is one cable television company) (1997)

Dominican Republic

25 (1997)

Ecuador

15 (including one station on the Galapagos Islands) (1997)

Egypt

51 (September 1995)

El Salvador

5 (1997)

Equatorial Guinea

1 (1997)

Eritrea

1 (2000)

Estonia

31 (plus five repeaters) (September 1995)

Ethiopia

25 (1999)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

2 (operated by the British Forces Broadcasting Service) (1997)

Faroe Islands

7 (plus 51 low-power repeaters) (September 1995)

Fiji

NA

Finland

130 (plus 385 repeaters) (1995)

France

574 (plus 9,634 repeaters) (1995)

French Guiana

3 (plus eight low-power repeaters) (1997)

French Polynesia

7 (plus 17 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Gabon

4 (plus five low-power repeaters) (1997)

Gambia, The

1 (government-owned) (1997)

Gaza Strip

2 (operated by the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation) (1997)

Georgia

12 (plus repeaters) (1998)

Germany

9,513 (including repeaters) (1998)

Ghana

11 (1999)

Gibraltar

1 (plus three low-power repeaters) (1997)

Greece

64 (plus about 1,000 low-power repeaters); also two stations in the US Armed Forces Network (1999)

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

5 (1997)

Guatemala

6 (plus 17 repeaters) (1997)

Guernsey

1 (1997)

Guinea

6 (1997)

Guinea-Bissau

2 (1997)

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 (1996)

Honduras

11 (plus 17 repeaters) (1997)

Hong Kong

4 (plus two repeaters) (1997)

Hungary

39 (plus several low-power stations) (1997)

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

41 (1999)

Iran

28 (plus 450 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Iraq

13 (1997)

Ireland

10 (plus 36 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Israel

24 (plus 31 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Italy

6,317 (of which only 117 have 2 kW or more of transmitter power) (1997)

Jamaica

7 (1997)

Japan

7,108 (plus 441 repeaters; note - in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services) (1999)

Jersey

1 (1997)

Johnston Atoll

commercial satellite television system, with 16 channels (1997)

Jordan

8 (plus approximately 42 repeaters and 1 TV receive-only satellite link) (1999)

Kazakhstan

12 (plus nine repeaters) (1998)

Kenya

8 (1997)

Kiribati

1 (1997)

Korea, North

38 (1999)

Korea, South

121 (plus 850 repeater stations and the eight-channel American Forces Korea Network) (1999)

Kuwait

13 (plus several satellite channels) (1997)

Kyrgyzstan

NA (repeater stations throughout the country relay programs from Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Turkey) (1997)

Laos

4 (1999)

Latvia

74 (1998)

Lebanon

28 (1997)

Lesotho

1 (2000)

Liberia

2 (plus four low-power repeaters) (2000)

Libya

12 (plus one low-power repeater) (1997)

Liechtenstein

NA (linked to Swiss networks) (1997)

Lithuania

82 (mainly repeater stations) (1998)

Luxembourg

8 (1999)

Macau

0 (receives Hong Kong broadcasts) (1997)

Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

136 (1997)

Madagascar

1 (plus 36 repeaters) (1997)

Malawi

1 (1999)

Malaysia

27 (plus 15 high-power repeaters) (1999)

Maldives

1 (1997)

Mali

1 (plus two repeaters) (1997)

Malta

6 (1999)

Man, Isle of

0 (receives broadcasts from the UK and satellite) (1999)

Marshall Islands

3 (of which two are US military stations) (1997)

Martinique

11 (plus nine repeaters) (1997)

Mauritania

1 (1997)

Mauritius

2 (plus 11 repeaters) (1997)

Mayotte

3 (1997)

Mexico

236 (plus repeaters) (1997)

Micronesia, Federated States of

2 (1997)

Moldova

40 (1998)

Monaco

5 (1997)

Mongolia

1 (plus 18 provincial repeaters) (1997)

Montserrat

1 (1997)

Morocco

26 (plus 35 repeaters) (1997)

Mozambique

1 (1997)

Myanmar

2 (1998)

Namibia

8 (plus about 20 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Nauru

1 (1997)

Nepal

6 (1998)

Netherlands

15 (plus five low-power repeaters) (1997)

Netherlands Antilles

3 (there is also a cable service which supplies programs received from various US satellite networks and two Venezuelan channels) (1997)

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

10 (plus seven low-power repeaters) (1997)

Nigeria

2 government-controlled; note - in addition, in 1993, 14 licenses to operate private television stations were granted (1999)

Niue

1 (1997)

Norfolk Island

1 (local programming station plus two repeaters that bring in Australian programs by satellite) (1998)

Northern Mariana Islands

1 (on Saipan and one station planned for Rota; in addition, two cable services on Saipan provide varied programming from satellite networks) (1997)

Norway

209 (1997)

Oman

13 (plus 25 low-power repeaters) (1999)

Pakistan

22 (plus seven low-power repeaters) (1997)

Palau

1 (1997)

Panama

9 (plus 17 repeaters) (1997)

Papua New Guinea

3 (1997)

Paraguay

10 (1997)

Peru

13 (plus 112 repeaters) (1997)

Philippines

31 (1997)

Pitcairn Islands

0 (1997)

Poland

150 (1997)

Portugal

36 (plus 62 repeaters) (1997)

Puerto Rico

18 (plus three stations of the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service) (1997)

Qatar

2 (plus three repeaters) (1997)

Reunion

22 (plus 18 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Romania

130 (plus about 400 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Russia

7,349 (1996)

Rwanda

2 (1997)

Saint Helena

0 (1997)

Saint Kitts and Nevis

1 (plus three repeaters) (1997)

Saint Lucia

3 (of which two are commercial stations and one is a community antenna television or CATV channel) (1997)

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) (1997)

Samoa

6 (1997)

San Marino

1 (San Marino residents also receive broadcasts from Italy) (1997)

Sao Tome and Principe

2 (1997)

Saudi Arabia

117 (1997)

Senegal

1 (1997)

Serbia and Montenegro

more than 771 (including 86 strong stations and 685 low-power stations, plus 20 repeaters in the principal networks; also numerous local or private stations in Serbia and Vojvodina) (1997)

Seychelles

2 (plus 9 repeaters) (1997)

Sierra Leone

2 (1999)

Singapore

4 (1997)

Slovakia

41 (1998)

Slovenia

23 (plus about 400 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Solomon Islands

0 (1997)

Somalia

1 (1997)

South Africa

556 (plus 144 network repeaters) (1997)

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

0 (1997)

Spain

228 (plus 2,112 repeaters); note - these figures include 11 television broadcast stations and 89 repeaters in the Canary Islands (September 1995)

Sri Lanka

21 (1997)

Sudan

3 (1997)

Suriname

3 (plus seven repeaters) (1997)

Svalbard

NA

Swaziland

2 (plus seven repeaters) (1997)

Sweden

163 (1997)

Switzerland

108 (1997)

Syria

54 (of which 36 are low-power and repeater stations) (1997)

Taiwan

29 (plus two repeaters) (1997)

Tajikistan

0 (there are, however, repeaters that relay programs from Russia, Iran, and Turkey) (1997)

Tanzania

3 (1999)

Thailand

5 (all in Bangkok; plus 131 repeaters) (1997)

Togo

3 (plus two repeaters) (1997)

Tokelau

NA

Tonga

1 (1997)

Trinidad and Tobago

4 (1997)

Tunisia

19 (plus some low power stations) (1997)

Turkey

69 (plus 476 low-power repeaters) (1997)

Turkmenistan

3 (much programming relayed from Russia and Turkey) (1997)

Turks and Caicos Islands

0 (broadcasts from The Bahamas are received; cable television is established) (1997)

Tuvalu

0 (1997)

Uganda

8 (plus one low-power repeater) (1999)

Ukraine

at least 33 (plus 21 repeater stations that relay broadcasts from Russia) (1997)

United Arab Emirates

15 (1997)

United Kingdom

78 (plus 869 repeaters) (1997)

United States

more than 1,500 (including nearly 1,000 stations affiliated with the five major networks - NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and PBS; in addition, there are about 9,000 cable TV systems) (1997)

Uruguay

26 (plus ten low-power repeaters for the Montevideo station) (1997)

Uzbekistan

4 (plus two repeater stations that relay Russian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Tadzhik programs) (1997)

Vanuatu

1 (1997)

Venezuela

66 (plus 45 repeaters) (1997)

Vietnam

at least 7 (plus 13 repeaters) (1998)

Virgin Islands

2 (1997)

Wake Island

0 (1997)

Wallis and Futuna

2 (1997)

West Bank

NA

Western Sahara

NA

World

NA

Yemen

7 (plus several low-power repeaters) (1997)

Zambia

9 (1997)

Zimbabwe

16 (1997)
 

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