List of countries by number of television broadcast stations

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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 1,222 plus 7,902 repeaters 2011
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 489 EE plus 8,042 repeaters 2020
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 1180 plus 2,105 repeaters; includes 11 television broadcast stations and 88 repeaters in the Canary Islands 2011
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  Serbia 200 5 national and 73 other (37 local) TV stations 2017
35  Taiwan 76 46 digital and 30 analog 2007
36  Vietnam 75 includes 63 relay, provincial, city TV, and district stations (Da Lat, Bao Loc, Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Do Luong) 2022
37  Afghanistan 70 2 national 2010
38  Norway 134 plus 2,729 repeaters 2008
39  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
40  Venezuela 66 plus 45 repeaters 1997
41  Albania 144 3 national, 56 local; 83 cable networks 2005
42  Chile 63 plus 121 repeaters 1997
43  Uruguay 62 2005
44  Portugal 62 plus 166 repeaters; includes Azores and Madeira Islands 1995
45  Colombia 60 1997
46  Cuba 58 1997
47  Korea, South 57 plus 103 cable operators and 119 relay cable operators 2008
48  Hong Kong 55 2 TV networks, each broadcasting on 2 channels 2007
49  Indonesia 69 54 local TV stations; 15 national TV networks; each with its group of local transmitters 2018
50  North Macedonia 52 2007
51    Nepal 50 plus 9 repeaters 2015
52  Armenia 48 2020
52  Bolivia 48 1997
53  Belarus 96 plus 27 repeaters 2022
54  Algeria 46 plus 216 repeaters 1995
55  Syria 44 plus 17 repeaters 1995
56  Latvia 44 plus 31 repeaters 1995
57  Argentina 92 plus 444 repeaters 1997
58  New Zealand 41 plus about 700 repeaters 1997
59  Poland 200 2015
60  Moldova 40 2006
61  Bulgaria 86 plus 1,242 repeaters 2001
62  Panama 38 including repeaters 1998
63  Greece 150 plus 1,341 repeaters; also 2 stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service 1995
64  Croatia 205 plus 321 repeaters 2012
65  Morocco 35 plus 66 repeaters 1995
66  Hungary 390 plus 161 repeaters 1995
67  Bosnia and Herzegovina 152 Terrestrial: 46 channels; Cable: 106 channels 2016
68  Puerto Rico 32 2006
69  Slovenia 73 2006
70  Palestine 31 2008
71  Uzbekistan 28 includes 1 cable rebroadcaster in Tashkent and approximately 20 stations in regional capitals 2006
72  Lithuania 61 may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations 2001
73  Tunisia 26 plus 76 repeaters 1995
74  Guatemala 26 plus 27 repeaters 1997
75  Dominican Republic 25 2003
76  Belgium 80 plus 10 repeaters 1997
77  Jordan 22 2007
78  Netherlands 104 plus 26 repeaters 1995
79  Iraq 21 2004
80  Costa Rica 20 plus 43 repeaters 2002
81  Azerbaijan 27 2008
82  Israel 17 plus 36 repeaters 1995
83  Zimbabwe 1 2019
84  United Arab Emirates 15 2004
85  Lebanon 15 plus 5 repeaters 1995
86  Sri Lanka 14 2006
87  Iceland 21 plus 156 repeaters 1997
88  Côte d'Ivoire 14 1998
89  Oman 13 plus 25 repeaters 1999
90  Montenegro 17 2004
91  Kuwait 13 plus several satellite channels 1997
92  Swaziland 12 includes 7 relay stations 2004
93  Libya 12 plus 1 repeater 1999
94  Kazakhstan 12 plus 9 repeaters 1998
95  Georgia 98 plus repeaters 2007
96  Honduras 11 plus 17 repeaters 1997
97  Cyprus 30 area under government control: 8; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2, plus 4 relay 2004
98  Estonia 36 2001
99  Austria 54 plus more than 1,000 repeaters 2001
100  Zambia 9 2001
101  Cambodia 9 including 2 TV relay stations with French and Vietnamese broadcasts; excludes 18 regional relay stations 2006
102  Uganda 8 plus 1 repeater 2001
103  Kyrgyzstan 8 2 countrywide and 6 regional stations, state-owned; there are about 20 private TV stations, most of which rebroadcast other channels 2007
104  Kenya 75 FTA 2018
105  Laos 7 includes 1 station relaying Vietnam Television from Hanoi 2006
106  Jamaica 7 1997
107  Ghana 7 2007
108  French Polynesia 7 plus 17 repeaters 1997
109  Ecuador 7 plus 14 repeaters 2000
110  Trinidad and Tobago 6 2005
111  Tajikistan 6 2006
112  New Caledonia 6 plus 25 repeaters 1997
113  Guinea 6 2001
114  Benin 6 2007
115  Angola 6 2000
116  U.S. Virgin Islands 5 2006
117  Paraguay 5 2007
118  Niger 5 2007
119  Monaco 5 1998
120  Malta 8 2006
121  Luxembourg 80 2008
122  El Salvador 5 1997
123  Belize 5 2006
124  Turkmenistan 4 government-owned and programmed 2004
125  Somalia 4 2 in Mogadishu and 2 in Hargeisa 2001
126  Senegal 4 2007
127  Liberia 4 plus 4 repeaters 2007
128  Korea, North 4 includes Korean Central Television, Mansudae Television, Korean Educational and Cultural Network [ko], and Kaesong Television targeting South Korea 2003
129  Ireland 75 many repeaters 2001
130  Gabon 4 plus 4 repeaters 2001
131  Fiji 4 Two Main Free-to-air stations being Fiji One and Mai TV 2008
132  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4 2001
133  Cocos (Keeling) Islands 4 2007
134  Cayman Islands 4 with cable system 2004
135  Burma 4 2008
136  Brunei 4 includes 2 UHF stations broadcasting a subscription service 2006
137  Bahrain 4 1997
138  Yemen 3 including one Egypt-based station that broadcasts in Yemen; plus several repeaters 2007
139  Tonga 3 Tonga has no principal official television broadcasters 2004
140  Togo 3 plus 2 repeaters 1997
141  Tanzania 3 1999
142  Suriname 3 plus 7 repeaters 2000
143  Sudan 3 1997
144  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
145  Nigeria 3 the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations 2001
146  Nicaragua 3 plus 7 repeaters 1997
147  Netherlands Antilles 3 there is also a cable service that supplies programs received from various US satellite networks and 4 Venezuelan channels 2003
148  Micronesia, Federated States of 3 cable TV also available 2004
149  Mayotte 3 2001
150  Guyana 3 1 public station; 2 private stations which relay US satellite services 1997
151  Guam 3 2006
152  Faroe Islands 3 plus 43 repeaters 1995
153  Burkina Faso 3 1 national, 2 private NA
154  Bermuda 3 2005
155  Wallis and Futuna 2 2000
156  Sierra Leone 2 1999
157  Seychelles 2 plus 9 repeaters 1997
158  Sao Tome and Principe 2 2001
159  Samoa 2 2002
160  Saint Lucia 2 1 commercial broadcast station and 1 community antenna television or CATV channel 2003
161  Rwanda 2 2004
162  Namibia 2 2007
163  Mauritius 2 plus several repeaters 1997
164  Marshall Islands 2 both are US military stations; Marshalls Broadcasting Service, a cable company, operates on Majuro 2005
165  Mali 2 plus repeaters 2007
166  Jersey 2 1997
167  Haiti 2 plus a cable TV service 1997
168  Grenada 2 1997
169  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
170  Eritrea 2 2006
171  Botswana 2 1 state-owned, 1 private NA
172  Bahamas 2 2006
173  Antigua and Barbuda 2 1997
174  Vanuatu 1 2004
175  Timor-Leste 1 Timor-Leste has one national public broadcaster NA
176  Singapore 1 broadcasting on six channels; additional reception of numerous UHF and VHF signals originating in Malaysia and Indonesia 2006
177  San Marino 1 San Marino residents also receive broadcasts from Italy 1997
178  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 plus 3 repeaters 2004
179  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 plus 3 repeaters 2003
180  Qatar 15 plus 3 repeaters 2001
181  Palau 1 cable 2005
182  Northern Mariana Islands 1 on Saipan; in addition, 2 cable services on Saipan provide varied programming from satellite networks 2006
183  Norfolk Island 1 local programming station plus 2 repeaters that air Australian programs by satellite 2005
184  Niue 1 1997
186  Nauru 1 1997
187  Mozambique 1 2000
188  Montserrat 1 1997
189  Mauritania 1 2002
190  Maldives 1 2006
191  Malawi 1 2001
192  Madagascar 1 plus 36 repeaters 2001
193  Macau 1 2006
194  Lesotho 1 2000
195  Kiribati 1 possibly inactive 2002
196   Vatican City 1 2005
197  Guernsey 1 1997
198  Greenland 1 plus some local low-power stations, and 3 Armed Forces Radio and Television Service stations 1997
199  Gibraltar 1 plus 3 repeaters 1997
200  Gambia, The 1 government-owned 1997
201  Ethiopia 92 plus 152 repeaters 2019
202  Equatorial Guinea 1 2001
203  Dominica 1 2004
204  Djibouti 1 2001
205  Cook Islands 1 outer islands receive satellite broadcasts 2004
206  Congo 1 2001
207  Chad 4 (+5 local stations) 2020
208  Central African Republic 1 2001
209  Cape Verde 1 plus 7 repeaters 2001
210  Cameroon 1 2001
211  Burundi 4 TV Nationale, Renaissance TV, Heritage TV,& Television Salama 2012
212  British Virgin Islands 1 plus 1 cable company 1997
213  British Indian Ocean Territory 1 1997
214  Bhutan 1 2007
215  Barbados 1 plus 2 cable channels 2004
216  Aruba 1 1997
217  Antarctica 1 cable system with 6 channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo - information for US bases only 2002
218  Anguilla 1 1997
219  American Samoa 1 2006
220  Wake Island 0 2005
221  Tuvalu 0 2004
222  Turks and Caicos Islands 0 broadcasts received from The Bahamas; 2 cable television networks 2003
223  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0 2003
224  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 2 repeaters rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US 1997
225  Saint Helena 0 3 television channels are received via satellite and distributed by UHF 2005
226  Isle of Man 0 receives broadcasts from the UK and satellite 1999
227 United Kingdom Akrotiri and Dhekelia 0 British Forces Broadcasting Service provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia 2006
228  Christmas Island 0 TV broadcasts received via satellite from mainland Australia 2006
229  Andorra 1 RTVA 1997
230  Comoros 3[2] N/A
231  Guinea-Bissau 1 2005
232  Liechtenstein 1 1FLTV 1997
233  Svalbard N/A N/A
234  Western Sahara 1 TV station in Tindouf, the Refugee Camps' capital NA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministry of Information and BroadCasting" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Comoros profile". BBC News. 29 August 2017.

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