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  The World Factbook.  2008.
 
Television broadcast stations
 
 
CountryTelevision broadcast stations
Afghanistanat least 7 (1 government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in 6 of the 34 provinces) (2006)
Akrotiri0 (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia) (2006)
Albania65 (3 national, 62 local); 2 cable networks (2005)
Algeria46 (plus 216 repeaters) (1995)
American Samoa1 (2006)
Andorra0 (1997)
Angola6 (2000)
Anguilla1 (1997)
Antarctica1 (cable system with 6 channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo - information for US bases only) (2002)
Antigua and Barbuda2 (1997)
Argentina42 (plus 444 repeaters) (1997)
Armenia48 (private television stations alongside 2 public networks; major Russian channels widely available) (2006)
Aruba1 (1997)
Australia104 (1997)
Austria10 (plus more than 1,000 repeaters) (2001)
Azerbaijan2 (1997)
Bahamas, The2 (2006)
Bahrain4 (1997)
Bangladesh15 (1999)
Barbados1 (plus 2 cable channels) (2004)
Belarus47 (plus 27 repeaters) (1995)
Belgium25 (plus 10 repeaters) (1997)
Belize5 (2006)
Benin6 (2007)
Bermuda3 (2005)
Bhutan1 (2007)
Bolivia48 (1997)
Bosnia and Herzegovina33 (plus 277 repeaters) (September 1995)
Botswana2 (1 state-owned, 1 private)
Brazil138 (1997)
British Indian Ocean Territory1 (1997)
British Virgin Islands1 (plus 1 cable company) (1997)
Brunei4 (includes 2 UHF stations broadcasting a subscription service) (2006)
Bulgaria39 (plus 1,242 repeaters) (2001)
Burkina Faso3 (1 national, 2 private)
Burma4 (2008)
Burundi1 (2001)
Cambodia9 (including 2 TV relay stations with French and Vietnamese broadcasts); excludes 18 regional relay stations (2006)
Cameroon1 (2001)
Canada80 (plus many repeaters) (1997)
Cape Verde1 (plus 7 repeaters) (2001)
Cayman Islands4 with cable system (2004)
Central African Republic1 (2001)
Chad1 (2001)
Chile63 (plus 121 repeaters) (1997)
China3,240 (of which 209 are operated by China Central Television, 31 are provincial TV stations, and nearly 3,000 are local city stations) (1997)
Christmas Island0 (TV broadcasts received via satellite from mainland Australia) (2006)
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsNA
Colombia60 (1997)
ComorosNA
Congo, Democratic Republic of the4 (2001)
Congo, Republic of the1 (2001)
Cook Islands1 (outer islands receive satellite broadcasts) (2004)
Costa Rica20 (plus 43 repeaters) (2002)
Cote d'Ivoire14 (1998)
Croatia36 (plus 321 repeaters) (1995)
Cuba58 (1997)
Cyprusarea under government control: 8
area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2 (plus 4 relay) (2004)
Czech Republic150 (plus 1,434 repeaters) (2000)
Denmark26 (plus 51 repeaters) (1998)
Dhekelia0 (British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia) (2006)
Djibouti1 (2001)
Dominica1 (2004)
Dominican Republic25 (2003)
Ecuador7 (plus 14 repeaters) (2000)
Egypt98 (September 1995)
El Salvador5 (1997)
Equatorial Guinea1 (2001)
Eritrea2 (2006)
Estonia3 (2001)
Ethiopia1 (plus 24 repeaters) (2001)
European Union2,700 (1995); note - sum of individual country television broadcast stations excluding repeaters; 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); cable television is available in Stanley (2006)
Faroe Islands3 (plus 43 repeaters) (September 1995)
FijiNA
Finland120 (plus 431 repeaters) (1999)
France584 (plus 9,676 repeaters) (1995)
French Polynesia7 (plus 17 repeaters) (1997)
Gabon4 (plus 4 repeaters) (2001)
Gambia, The1 (government-owned) (1997)
Gaza Strip1 (2008)
Georgia12 (plus repeaters) (1998)
Germany373 (plus 8,042 repeaters) (1995)
Ghana7 (2007)
Gibraltar1 (plus 3 repeaters) (1997)
Greece36 (plus 1,341 repeaters); also 2 stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (1995)
Greenland1 (plus some local low-power stations, and 3 Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) stations (1997)
Grenada2 (1997)
Guam3 (2006)
Guatemala26 (plus 27 repeaters) (1997)
Guernsey1 (1997)
Guinea6 (2001)
Guinea-BissauNA (2005)
Guyana3 (1 public station; 2 private stations which relay US satellite services) (1997)
Haiti2 (plus a cable TV service) (1997)
Holy See (Vatican City)1 (2005)
Honduras11 (plus 17 repeaters) (1997)
Hong Kong55 (2 TV networks, each broadcasting on 2 channels) (2007)
Hungary35 (plus 161 repeaters) (1995)
Iceland14 (plus 156 repeaters) (1997)
India562 (1997)
Indonesia54 local TV stations (11 national TV networks; each with their own group of local transmitters) (2006)
Iran28 (plus 450 repeaters) (1997)
Iraq21 (2004)
Ireland4 (many repeaters) (2001)
Isle of Man0 (receives broadcasts from the UK and satellite) (1999)
Israel17 (plus 36 repeaters) (1995)
Italy358 (plus 4,728 repeaters) (1995)
Jamaica7 (1997)
Japan211 (plus 7,341 repeaters); in addition, US Forces are served by 3 TV stations and 2 TV cable services (1999)
Jersey2 (1997)
Jordan22 (2007)
Kazakhstan12 (plus 9 repeaters) (1998)
Kenya8 (2001)
Kiribati1 (possibly inactive) (2002)
Korea, North4 (includes Korean Central Television, Mansudae Television, Korean Educational and Cultural Network, and Kaesong Television targeting South Korea) (2003)
Korea, South43 (plus 59 cable operators and 190 relay cable operators) (2005)
Kuwait13 (plus several satellite channels) (1997)
Kyrgyzstan7 (1 countrywide and 6 regional stations) (2006)
Laos7 (includes 1 station relaying Vietnam Television from Hanoi) (2006)
Latvia44 (plus 31 repeaters) (1995)
Lebanon15 (plus 5 repeaters) (1995)
Lesotho1 (2000)
Liberia4 (plus 4 repeaters) (2007)
Libya12 (plus 1 repeater) (1999)
LiechtensteinNA (linked to Swiss networks) (1997)
Lithuania27 (may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations) (2001)
Luxembourg5 (1999)
Macau1 (2006)
Macedonia31 (plus 166 repeaters) (1995)
Madagascar1 (plus 36 repeaters) (2001)
Malawi1 (2001)
Malaysia88 (mainland Malaysia 51, Sabah 16, and Sarawak 21) (2006)
Maldives1 (2006)
Mali2 (plus repeaters) (2007)
Malta5 (2006)
Marshall Islands2 (both are US military stations; Marshalls Broadcasting Service, a cable company, operates on Majuro) (2005)
Mauritania1 (2002)
Mauritius2 (plus several repeaters) (1997)
Mayotte3 (2001)
Mexico236 (plus repeaters) (1997)
Micronesia, Federated States of3 (cable TV also available) (2004)
Moldova40 (2006)
Monaco5 (1998)
Mongolia456 (including provincial and low-power repeaters) (2006)
Montenegro13 (2004)
Montserrat1 (1997)
Morocco35 (plus 66 repeaters) (1995)
Mozambique1 (2000)
Namibia2 (2007)
Nauru1 (1997)
Nepal1 (plus 9 repeaters) (1998)
Netherlands21 (plus 26 repeaters) (1995)
Netherlands Antilles3 (there is also a cable service, which supplies programs received from various US satellite networks and 4 Venezuelan channels) (2003)
New Caledonia6 (plus 25 repeaters) (1997)
New Zealand41 (plus about 700 repeaters) (1997)
Nicaragua3 (plus 7 repeaters) (1997)
Niger5 (2007)
Nigeria3 (the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations) (2001)
Niue1 (1997)
Norfolk Island1 (local programming station plus 2 repeaters that air Australian programs by satellite) (2005)
Northern Mariana Islands1 (on Saipan; in addition, 2 cable services on Saipan provide varied programming from satellite networks) (2006)
Norway360 (plus 2,729 repeaters) (1995)
Oman13 (plus 25 repeaters) (1999)
Pakistan20 (5 state-run channels and 15 privately-owned satellite channels) (2006)
Palau1 (cable) (2005)
Panama38 (including repeaters) (1998)
Papua New Guinea3 (all in the Port Moresby area; stations at Mt. Hagen, Goroka, Lae, and Rabaul are planned) (2004)
Paraguay5 (2007)
Peru13 (plus 112 repeaters) (1997)
Philippines250 (plus 1,501 CATV networks) (2007)
Poland40 (2006)
Portugal62 (plus 166 repeaters; includes Azores and Madeira Islands) (1995)
Puerto Rico32 (2006)
Qatar1 (plus 3 repeaters) (2001)
Romania623 (plus 200 repeaters) (2006)
Russia7,306 (1998)
Rwanda2 (2004)
Saint Helena0 (3 television channels are received via satellite and distributed by UHF) (2005)
Saint Kitts and Nevis1 (plus 3 repeaters) (2003)
Saint Lucia2 (1 commercial broadcast station and 1 community antenna television or CATV channel) (2003)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon0 (2 repeaters rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US) (1997)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1 (plus 3 repeaters) (2004)
Samoa2 (2002)
San Marino1 (San Marino residents also receive broadcasts from Italy) (1997)
Sao Tome and Principe2 (2001)
Saudi Arabia117 (1997)
Senegal4 (2007)
Seychelles2 (plus 9 repeaters) (1997)
Sierra Leone2 (1999)
Singapore1 (broadcasting on six channels); additional reception of numerous UHF and VHF signals originating in Malaysia and Indonesia (2006)
Slovakia80 (national broadcasting 6, regional 7, local 67) (2004)
Slovenia31 (2006)
Somalia4 (2 in Mogadishu and 2 in Hargeisa) (2001)
South Africa556 (plus 144 network repeaters) (1997)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands0 (2003)
Spain224 (plus 2,105 repeaters; includes 11 television broadcast stations and 88 repeaters in the Canary Islands) (1995)
Sri Lanka14 (2006)
Sudan3 (1997)
Suriname3 (plus 7 repeaters) (2000)
SvalbardNA
Swaziland12 (includes 7 relay stations) (2004)
Sweden169 (plus 1,299 repeaters) (1995)
Switzerland115 (plus 1,919 repeaters) (1995)
Syria44 (plus 17 repeaters) (1995)
Taiwan76 (46 digital and 30 analog)
Tajikistan6 (2006)
Tanzania3 (1999)
Thailand111 (2006)
Timor-Leste1 (Timor-Leste has one national public broadcaster)
Togo3 (plus 2 repeaters) (1997)
Tonga3 (2004)
Trinidad and Tobago6 (2005)
Tunisia26 (plus 76 repeaters) (1995)
Turkey635 (plus 2,934 repeaters) (1995)
Turkmenistan4 (government-owned and programmed) (2004)
Turks and Caicos Islands0 (broadcasts received from The Bahamas; 2 cable television networks) (2003)
Tuvalu0 (2004)
Uganda8 (plus 1 repeater) (2001)
Ukraine647 (2006)
United Arab Emirates15 (2004)
United Kingdom228 (plus 3,523 repeaters) (1995)
United States2,218 (2006)
Uruguay62 (2005)
Uzbekistan8 (includes 1 cable rebroadcaster in Tashkent; approximately 20 stations in regional capitals) (2006)
Vanuatu1 (2004)
Venezuela66 (plus 45 repeaters) (1997)
Vietnam6 (plus 61 provincial TV stations) (2006)
Virgin Islands5 (2006)
Wake Island0 (2005)
Wallis and Futuna2 (2000)
West Bank30 (2008)
Western SaharaNA
WorldNA
Yemen3 (including one Egypt-based station that broadcasts in Yemen); (plus several repeaters) (2007)
Zambia9 (2001)
Zimbabwe16 (1997)

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