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List of countries by number of television broadcast stations

This is a list of countries by number of television broadcast stations mostly based on The World Factbook accessed in June 2008.

Rank Country/Region Number of television
broadcast stations
Note Date of
Information
1 7,306 1998
2 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
- 2,700 sum of individual country television broadcast stations excluding repeaters; there is also a European-wide station Eurovision 1995
3 2,218 2006
4 729 plus 8,545 repeaters 2001
5 647 2006
6 635 plus 2,934 repeaters 1995
7 623 plus 200 repeaters 2006
8 584 plus 9,676 repeaters 1995
9 562 1997
10 556 plus 144 network repeaters 1997
11 456 including provincial and low-power repeaters 2006
12 373 plus 8,042 repeaters 1995
13 360 plus 2,729 repeaters 1995
14 358 plus 4,728 repeaters 1995
15 250 plus 1,501 CATV networks 2007
16 236 plus repeaters 1997
17 224 plus 2,105 repeaters; includes 11 television broadcast stations and 88 repeaters in the Canary Islands 1995
18 211 plus 7,341 repeaters; in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services 1999
19 169 plus 1,299 repeaters 1995
20 150 plus 1,434 repeaters 2000
21 138 1997
22 120 plus 431 repeaters; on 1 September 2007, Finland became one of the first countries in the world to broadcast all television signals digitally 1999
23 117 7 state-run channels and 110 privately-owned satellite channels 2008
24 117 1997
25 115 plus 1,919 repeaters 1995
26 111 2006
27 105 plus 493 repeaters 1999
28 104 1997
29 98 1995
30 88 mainland Malaysia 51, Sabah 16, and Sarawak 21 2006
30 80 national broadcasting 6, regional 7, local 67 2004
31 80 plus many repeaters 1997
32 76 46 digital and 30 analog 2007
33 67 includes 61 relay, provincial, and city TV stations 2006
34 66 plus 45 repeaters 1997
35 65 3 national, 62 local; 2 cable networks 2005
36 63 plus 121 repeaters 1997
37 62 2005
38 62 plus 166 repeaters; includes Azores and Madeira Islands 1995
39 60 1997
40 58 1997
41 55 2 TV networks, each broadcasting on 2 channels 2007
42 54 54 local TV stations; 11 national TV networks; each with its group of local transmitters 2006
43 52 2007
44 48 1997
45 48 private television stations alongside 2 public networks; major Russian channels widely available 2006
46 47 plus 27 repeaters 1995
47 46 plus 216 repeaters 1995
48 44 plus 17 repeaters 1995
49 44 plus 31 repeaters 1995
50 43 plus 59 cable operators and 190 relay cable operators 2005
51 42 plus 444 repeaters 1997
52 41 plus about 700 repeaters 1997
53 40 2006
54 40 2006
55 39 plus 1,242 repeaters 2001
56 38 including repeaters 1998
57 36 plus 1,341 repeaters; also 2 stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service 1995
58 36 plus 321 repeaters 1995
59 35 plus 66 repeaters 1995
60 35 plus 161 repeaters 1995
61 33 plus 277 repeaters 1995
62 32 2006
63 31 2006
64 30 2008
65 28 includes 1 cable rebroadcaster in Tashkent and approximately 20 stations in regional capitals 2006
66 28 plus 450 repeaters 1997
67 27 may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations 2001
68 26 plus 76 repeaters 1995
69 26 plus 27 repeaters 1997
70 26 plus 51 repeaters 1998
71 25 2003
72 25 plus 10 repeaters 1997
73 22 2007
74 21 plus 26 repeaters 1995
75 21 2004
76 20 plus 43 repeaters 2002
77 17 plus 36 repeaters 1995
78 16 1997
79 15 2004
80 15 plus 5 repeaters 1995
81 15 1999
82 14 2006
83 14 plus 156 repeaters 1997
84 14 1998
86 13 plus 25 repeaters 1999
87 13 2004
88 13 plus several satellite channels 1997
89 12 includes 7 relay stations 2004
90 12 plus 1 repeater 1999
91 12 plus 9 repeaters 1998
92 12 plus repeaters 1998
93 11 plus 17 repeaters 1997
94 10 area under government control: 8; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2, plus 4 relay 2004
95 10 plus more than 1,000 repeaters 2001
96 9 2001
97 9 including 2 TV relay stations with French and Vietnamese broadcasts; excludes 18 regional relay stations 2006
98 8 plus 1 repeater 2001
99 8 2 countrywide and 6 regional stations, state-owned; there are about 20 private TV stations, most of which rebroadcast other channels 2007
100 8 2001
101 7 includes 1 station relaying Vietnam Television from Hanoi 2006
102 7 1997
103 7 2007
104 7 plus 17 repeaters 1997
105 7 plus 14 repeaters 2000
106 7 at least 7: 1 government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in 6 of the 34 provinces 2006
107 6 2005
108 6 2006
109 6 plus 25 repeaters 1997
110 6 2001
111 6 2007
112 6 2000
113 5 2006
114 5 2007
115 5 2007
116 5 1998
117 8 2006
118 5 1999
119 5 1997
120 5 2006
121 4 government-owned and programmed 2004
122 4 2 in Mogadishu and 2 in Hargeisa 2001
123 4 2007
124 4 plus 4 repeaters 2007
125 4 includes Korean Central Television, Mansudae Television, Korean Educational and Cultural Network, and Kaesong Television targeting South Korea 2003
126 4 many repeaters 2001
127 4 plus 4 repeaters 2001
128 4 2001
129 4 2007
130 4 with cable system 2004
131 4 2008
132 4 includes 2 UHF stations broadcasting a subscription service 2006
133 4 1997
134 3 including one Egypt-based station that broadcasts in Yemen; plus several repeaters 2007
135 3 2004
136 3 plus 2 repeaters 1997
137 3 1999
138 3 plus 7 repeaters 2000
139 3 1997
140 3 all in the Port Moresby area; stations at Mt. Hagen, Goroka, Lae, and Rabaul are planned 2004
141 3 the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations 2001
142 3 plus 7 repeaters 1997
143 3 there is also a cable service that supplies programs received from various US satellite networks and 4 Venezuelan channels 2003
144 3 cable TV also available 2004
145 3 2001
146 3 1 public station; 2 private stations which relay US satellite services 1997
147 3 2006
148 3 plus 43 repeaters 1995
149 3 2001
150 3 1 national, 2 pr ivate
151 3 2005
152 2 2000
153 2 1999
154 2 plus 9 repeaters 1997
155 2 2001
156 2 2002
157 2 1 commercial broadcast station and 1 community antenna television or CATV channel 2003
158 2 2004
159 2 2007
160 2 plus several repeaters 1997
161 2 both are US military stations; Marshalls Broadcasting Service, a cable company, operates on Majuro 2005
162 2 plus repeaters 2007
163 2 1997
164 2 plus a cable TV service 1997
165 2 1997
166 2 British Forces Broadcasting Service provides multi-channel satellite service to members of UK Forces as well as islanders; cable television is available in Stanley 2006
167 2 2006
168 2 1 state-owned, 1 pr ivate
169 2 2006
170 8 1997
171 2 1997
172 1 2004
173 1 Timor-Leste has one national public broadcaster NA
174 1 broadcasting on six channels; additional reception of numerous UHF and VHF signals originating in Malaysia and Indonesia 2006
175 1 San Marino residents also receive broadcasts from Italy 1997
176 1 plus 3 repeaters 2004
177 1 plus 3 repeaters 2003
178 1 plus 3 repeaters 2001
179 1 cable 2005
180 1 on Saipan; in addition, 2 cable services on Saipan provide varied programming from satellite networks 2006
181 1 local programming station plus 2 repeaters that air Australian programs by satellite 2005
182 1 1997
183 1 plus 9 repeaters 1998
184 1 1997
185 1 2000
186 1 1997
187 1 2002
188 1 2006
189 1 2001
190 1 plus 36 repeaters 2001
191 1 2006
192 1 2000
193 1 possibly inactive 2002
194 1 2005
195 1 1997
196 1 plus some local low-power stations, and 3 Armed Forces Radio and Television Service stations 1997
197 1 plus 3 repeaters 1997
198 1 2008
199 1 government-owned 1997
200 1 plus 24 repeaters 2001
201 1 2001
202 1 2004
203 1 2001
204 1 outer islands receive satellite broadcasts 2004
205 1 2001
206 1 2001
207 1 2001
208 1 plus 7 repeaters 2001
209 1 2001
210 1 2001
211 1 plus 1 cable company 1997
212 1 1997
213 1 2007
214 1 plus 2 cable channels 2004
215 1 1997
216 1 cable system with 6 channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo - information for US bases only 2002
217 1 1997
218 1 2006
219 0 2005
220 0 2004
221 0 broadcasts received from The Bahamas; 2 cable television networks 2003
222 0 2003
223 0 2 repeaters rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US 1997
224 0 3 television channels are received via satellite and distributed by UHF 2005
225 0 receives broadcasts from the UK and satellite 1999
226 Akrotiri and Dhekelia 0 British Forces Broadcasting Service provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia 2006
227 0 TV broadcasts received via satellite from mainland Australia 2006
228 0 1997
229 NA NA
230 NA NA
231 NA 2005
226 NA linked to Swiss networks 1997
227 NA NA
228 0 NA

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