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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.

List [ edit ]

Rank Country/Region Number of television

broadcast stations
Note Date of

Information
1   Russia 3,300 2017
2   China 3,000 of which 209 are operated by China Central Television, 31 are provincial TV stations, and nearly 3,000 are local city stations 2017
-   European Union 2,700 sum of individual country television broadcast stations excluding repeaters. 1995
3   United States 1,761 2017
4   India 868[1] 2018
5   United Kingdom 704 plus 7,902 repeaters 1995
6   Ukraine 647 2006
7   Turkey 635 plus 2,934 repeaters 1995
8   France 584 plus 9,676 repeaters 1995
9   Romania 575 plus 5,169 repeaters 2008
10   South Africa 556 plus 144 network repeaters 1997
11   Mongolia 456 including provincial and low-power repeaters 2006
12   Brazil 384 2009
13   Germany 373 plus 8,042 repeaters 1995
14   Italy 358 plus 4,728 repeaters 1995
15   Philippines 250 plus 1,501 CATV networks 2007
16   Mexico 236 plus repeaters 1997
17   Spain 224 plus 2,105 repeaters; includes 11 television broadcast stations and 88 repeaters in the Canary Islands 1995
18   Japan 211 plus 7,341 repeaters; in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services 1999
19   Sweden 252 2008
20   Denmark 172 2008
21   Czech Republic 150 plus 1,434 repeaters 2000
22   Canada 148 plus many repeaters 2007
23   Finland 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
24   Pakistan 117 7 state-run channels and 110 privately owned satellite channels 2008
25   Saudi Arabia 117 1997
26   Bangladesh 115 2013
27    Switzerland 115 plus 1,919 repeaters 1995
28   Thailand 111 2006
29   Peru 105 plus 493 repeaters 1999
30   Australia 104 1997
31   Egypt 98 1995
32   Malaysia 88 mainland Malaysia 51, Sabah 16, and Sarawak 21 2006
33   Slovakia 80 national broadcasting 6, regional 7, local 67 2004
34   Taiwan 76 46 digital and 30 analog 2007
35   Afghanistan 70 2 national 2010
36   Norway 68 plus 2,729 repeaters 2008
37   Iran 67 Consisting of 19 national, 12 international; 34 provincial and 2 Internet TV stations (plus 450 repeaters) (IRIB plans to launch more networks soon) 2014
38   Vietnam 67 includes 61 relay, provincial, and city TV stations 2006
39   Venezuela 66 plus 45 repeaters 1997
40   Albania 65 3 national, 62 local; 2 cable networks 2005
41   Chile 63 plus 121 repeaters 1997
42   Uruguay 62 2005
43   Portugal 62 plus 166 repeaters; includes Azores and Madeira Islands 1995
44   Colombia 60 1997
45   Cuba 58 1997
46   Korea, South 57 plus 103 cable operators and 119 relay cable operators 2008
47   Hong Kong 55 2 TV networks, each broadcasting on 2 channels 2007
48   Indonesia 69 54 local TV stations; 15 national TV networks; each with its group of local transmitters 2018
49   Macedonia 52 2007
50   Bolivia 48 1997
51   Belarus 47 plus 27 repeaters 1995
52   Algeria 46 plus 216 repeaters 1995
53   Syria 44 plus 17 repeaters 1995
54   Latvia 44 plus 31 repeaters 1995
55   Argentina 42 plus 444 repeaters 1997
56   New Zealand 41 plus about 700 repeaters 1997
57   Poland 200 2015
58   Moldova 40 2006
59   Bulgaria 39 plus 1,242 repeaters 2001
60   Panama 38 including repeaters 1998
61   Greece 36 plus 1,341 repeaters; also 2 stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service 1995
62   Croatia 36 plus 321 repeaters 1995
63   Morocco 35 plus 66 repeaters 1995
64   Hungary 35 plus 161 repeaters 1995
65   Bosnia and Herzegovina 152 Terrestrial: 46 channels; Cable: 106 channels 2016
66   Puerto Rico 32 2006
67   Slovenia 31 2006
68   Palestine 31 2008
69   Uzbekistan 28 includes 1 cable rebroadcaster in Tashkent and approximately 20 stations in regional capitals 2006
70   Lithuania 27 may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations 2001
71   Tunisia 26 plus 76 repeaters 1995
72   Guatemala 26 plus 27 repeaters 1997
73   Dominican Republic 25 2003
74   Belgium 25 plus 10 repeaters 1997
75   Jordan 22 2007
76   Netherlands 21 plus 26 repeaters 1995
77   Iraq 21 2004
78   Costa Rica 20 plus 43 repeaters 2002
79   Azerbaijan 19 2008
80   Israel 17 plus 36 repeaters 1995
81   Zimbabwe 1 2019
82   United Arab Emirates 15 2004
83   Lebanon 15 plus 5 repeaters 1995
84   Sri Lanka 14 2006
85   Iceland 14 plus 156 repeaters 1997
86   Côte d'Ivoire 14 1998
87   Oman 13 plus 25 repeaters 1999
88   Montenegro 13 2004
89   Kuwait 13 plus several satellite channels 1997
90   Swaziland 12 includes 7 relay stations 2004
91   Libya 12 plus 1 repeater 1999
92   Kazakhstan 12 plus 9 repeaters 1998
93   Georgia 12 plus repeaters 1998
94   Honduras 11 plus 17 repeaters 1997
95   Cyprus 10 area under government control: 8; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2, plus 4 relay 2004
96   Estonia 10 2001
97   Austria 10 plus more than 1,000 repeaters 2001
98   Zambia 9 2001
99   Cambodia 9 including 2 TV relay stations with French and Vietnamese broadcasts; excludes 18 regional relay stations 2006
100   Uganda 8 plus 1 repeater 2001
101   Kyrgyzstan 8 2 countrywide and 6 regional stations, state-owned; there are about 20 private TV stations, most of which rebroadcast other channels 2007
102   Kenya 75 FTA 2018
103   Laos 7 includes 1 station relaying Vietnam Television from Hanoi 2006
104   Jamaica 7 1997
105   Ghana 7 2007
106   French Polynesia 7 plus 17 repeaters 1997
107   Ecuador 7 plus 14 repeaters 2000
108   Trinidad and Tobago 6 2005
109   Tajikistan 6 2006
110   New Caledonia 6 plus 25 repeaters 1997
111   Guinea 6 2001
112   Benin 6 2007
113   Angola 6 2000
114   U.S. Virgin Islands 5 2006
115   Paraguay 5 2007
116   Niger 5 2007
117   Monaco 5 1998
118   Malta 8 2006
119   Luxembourg 5 1999
120   El Salvador 5 1997
121   Belize 5 2006
122   Turkmenistan 4 government-owned and programmed 2004
123   Somalia 4 2 in Mogadishu and 2 in Hargeisa 2001
124   Senegal 4 2007
125   Liberia 4 plus 4 repeaters 2007
126   Korea, North 4 includes Korean Central Television, Mansudae Television, Korean Educational and Cultural Network [ko], and Kaesong Television targeting South Korea 2003
127   Ireland 4 many repeaters 2001
128   Gabon 4 plus 4 repeaters 2001
129   Fiji 4 Two Main Free-to-air stations being Fiji One and Mai TV 2008
130   Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4 2001
131   Cocos (Keeling) Islands 4 2007
132   Cayman Islands 4 with cable system 2004
133   Burma 4 2008
134   Brunei 4 includes 2 UHF stations broadcasting a subscription service 2006
135   Bahrain 4 1997
136   Yemen 3 including one Egypt-based station that broadcasts in Yemen; plus several repeaters 2007
137   Tonga 3 Tonga has no principal official television broadcasters 2004
138   Togo 3 plus 2 repeaters 1997
139   Tanzania 3 1999
140   Suriname 3 plus 7 repeaters 2000
141   Sudan 3 1997
142   Papua New Guinea 3 One TV station is a fully owned subsidiary of Fiji TV. All in the Port Moresby area; stations at Mt. Hagen, Goroka, Lae, and Rabaul are planned 2004
143   Nigeria 3 the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations 2001
144   Nicaragua 3 plus 7 repeaters 1997
145   Netherlands Antilles 3 there is also a cable service that supplies programs received from various US satellite networks and 4 Venezuelan channels 2003
146   Micronesia, Federated States of 3 cable TV also available 2004
147   Mayotte 3 2001
148   Guyana 3 1 public station; 2 private stations which relay US satellite services 1997
149   Guam 3 2006
150   Faroe Islands 3 plus 43 repeaters 1995
151   Burkina Faso 3 1 national, 2 private NA
152   Bermuda 3 2005
153   Wallis and Futuna 2 2000
154   Sierra Leone 2 1999
155   Seychelles 2 plus 9 repeaters 1997
156   Sao Tome and Principe 2 2001
157   Samoa 2 2002
158   Saint Lucia 2 1 commercial broadcast station and 1 community antenna television or CATV channel 2003
159   Rwanda 2 2004
160   Namibia 2 2007
161   Mauritius 2 plus several repeaters 1997
162   Marshall Islands 2 both are US military stations; Marshalls Broadcasting Service, a cable company, operates on Majuro 2005
163   Mali 2 plus repeaters 2007
164   Jersey 2 1997
165   Haiti 2 plus a cable TV service 1997
166   Grenada 2 1997
167   Falkland Islands 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
168   Eritrea 2 2006
169   Botswana 2 1 state-owned, 1 private NA
170   Bahamas 2 2006
171   Antigua and Barbuda 2 1997
172   Vanuatu 1 2004
173   Timor-Leste 1 Timor-Leste has one national public broadcaster NA
174   Singapore 1 broadcasting on six channels; additional reception of numerous UHF and VHF signals originating in Malaysia and Indonesia 2006
175   San Marino 1 San Marino residents also receive broadcasts from Italy 1997
176   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 plus 3 repeaters 2004
177   Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 plus 3 repeaters 2003
178   Qatar 1 plus 3 repeaters 2001
179   Palau 1 cable 2005
180   Northern Mariana Islands 1 on Saipan; in addition, 2 cable services on Saipan provide varied programming from satellite networks 2006
181   Norfolk Island 1 local programming station plus 2 repeaters that air Australian programs by satellite 2005
182   Niue 1 1997
183     Nepal 50 plus 9 repeaters 2015
184   Nauru 1 1997
185   Mozambique 1 2000
186   Montserrat 1 1997
187   Mauritania 1 2002
188   Maldives 1 2006
189   Malawi 1 2001
190   Madagascar 1 plus 36 repeaters 2001
191   Macau 1 2006
192   Lesotho 1 2000
193   Kiribati 1 possibly inactive 2002
194    Vatican City 1 2005
195   Guernsey 1 1997
196   Greenland 1 plus some local low-power stations, and 3 Armed Forces Radio and Television Service stations 1997
197   Gibraltar 1 plus 3 repeaters 1997
198   Gambia, The 1 government-owned 1997
199   Ethiopia 92 plus 152 repeaters 2019
200   Equatorial Guinea 1 2001
201   Dominica 1 2004
202   Djibouti 1 2001
203   Cook Islands 1 outer islands receive satellite broadcasts 2004
204   Congo 1 2001
205   Chad 4 2020 + 5 local stations
206   Central African Republic 1 2001
207   Cape Verde 1 plus 7 repeaters 2001
208   Cameroon 1 2001
209   Burundi 4 TV Nationale, Renaissance TV, Heritage TV,& Television Salama 2012
210   British Virgin Islands 1 plus 1 cable company 1997
211   British Indian Ocean Territory 1 1997
212   Bhutan 1 2007
213   Barbados 1 plus 2 cable channels 2004
214   Aruba 1 1997
215   Antarctica 1 cable system with 6 channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo - information for US bases only 2002
216   Anguilla 1 1997
217   American Samoa 1 2006
218   Wake Island 0 2005
219   Tuvalu 0 2004
220   Turks and Caicos Islands 0 broadcasts received from The Bahamas; 2 cable television networks 2003
221   South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 2003
222   Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 2 repeaters rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US 1997
223   Saint Helena 0 3 television channels are received via satellite and distributed by UHF 2005
224   Isle of Man 0 receives broadcasts from the UK and satellite 1999
225 United Kingdom Akrotiri and Dhekelia 0 British Forces Broadcasting Service provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia 2006
226   Christmas Island 0 TV broadcasts received via satellite from mainland Australia 2006
227   Andorra 1 rtva 1997
228   Comoros N/A N/A
229   Guinea-Bissau 1 2005
230   Liechtenstein 1 1fltv 1997
231   Svalbard N/A N/A
232   Western Sahara 1 there's a TV station in Tindouf, the Refugee Camps' capital NA

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Ministry of Information and BroadCasting"(PDF).

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