List of countries by number of television broadcast stations

Rank↓ Country/Region↓ Number of television
broadcast stations↓
Note↓ Date of
Information↓
1  Russia 7,306
1998
2  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
-  European Union 2,700 sum of individual country television broadcast stations excluding repeaters. 1995
3  United States 2,218
2006
4  India 1,400
2009
5  Ukraine 647
2006
6  Turkey 635 plus 2,934 repeaters 1995
7  France 584 plus 9,676 repeaters 1995
8  Romania 575 plus 5,169 repeaters 2008
9  South Africa 556 plus 144 network repeaters 1997
10  Mongolia 456 including provincial and low-power repeaters 2006
11  Brazil 384
2009
12  Germany 373 plus 8,042 repeaters 1995
13  Italy 358 plus 4,728 repeaters 1995
14  Philippines 250 plus 1,501 CATV networks 2007
15  Mexico 236 plus repeaters 1997
16  United Kingdom 228 plus 3,523 repeaters 1995
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  Switzerland 115 plus 1,919 repeaters 1995
27  Thailand 111
2006
28  Peru 105 plus 493 repeaters 1999
29  Australia 104
1997
30  Egypt 98
1995
31  Malaysia 88 mainland Malaysia 51, Sabah 16, and Sarawak 21 2006
32  Slovakia 80 national broadcasting 6, regional 7, local 67 2004
33  Norway 68 plus 2,729 repeaters 2008
34  Taiwan 76 46 digital and 30 analog 2007
35  Vietnam 67 includes 61 relay, provincial, and city TV stations 2006
36  Venezuela 66 plus 45 repeaters 1997
37  Albania 65 3 national, 62 local; 2 cable networks 2005
38  Chile 63 plus 121 repeaters 1997
39  Uruguay 62
2005
40  Portugal 62 plus 166 repeaters; includes Azores and Madeira Islands 1995
41  Colombia 60
1997
42  Cuba 58
1997
43  Hong Kong 55 2 TV networks, each broadcasting on 2 channels 2007
44  Indonesia 54 54 local TV stations; 11 national TV networks; each with its group of local transmitters 2006
45  Macedonia 52
2007
46  Bolivia 48
1997
47  Belarus 47 plus 27 repeaters 1995
48  Algeria 46 plus 216 repeaters 1995
49  Syria 44 plus 17 repeaters 1995
50  Latvia 44 plus 31 repeaters 1995
51  Korea, South 43 plus 59 cable operators and 190 relay cable operators 2005
52  Argentina 42 plus 444 repeaters 1997
53  New Zealand 41 plus about 700 repeaters 1997
54  Poland 40
2006
55  Moldova 40
2006
56  Bulgaria 39 plus 1,242 repeaters 2001
57  Panama 38 including repeaters 1998
58  Greece 36 plus 1,341 repeaters; also 2 stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service 1995
59  Croatia 36 plus 321 repeaters 1995
60  Morocco 35 plus 66 repeaters 1995
61  Hungary 35 plus 161 repeaters 1995
62  Bosnia and Herzegovina 33 plus 277 repeaters 1995
63  Puerto Rico 32
2006
64  Slovenia 31
2006
65  West Bank 30
2008
66  Uzbekistan 28 includes 1 cable rebroadcaster in Tashkent and approximately 20 stations in regional capitals 2006
67  Iran 28 plus 450 repeaters 1997
68  Lithuania 27 may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations 2001
69  Tunisia 26 plus 76 repeaters 1995
70  Guatemala 26 plus 27 repeaters 1997
71  Dominican Republic 25
2003
72  Belgium 25 plus 10 repeaters 1997
73  Jordan 22
2007
74  Netherlands 21 plus 26 repeaters 1995
75  Iraq 21
2004
76  Costa Rica 20 plus 43 repeaters 2002
77  Azerbaijan 19
2008
78  Israel 17 plus 36 repeaters 1995
79  Zimbabwe 16
1997
80  United Arab Emirates 15
2004
81  Lebanon 15 plus 5 repeaters 1995
82  Bangladesh 15
1999
83  Sri Lanka 14
2006
84  Iceland 14 plus 156 repeaters 1997
85  Côte d'Ivoire 14
1998
86  Oman 13 plus 25 repeaters 1999
87  Montenegro 13
2004
88  Kuwait 13 plus several satellite channels 1997
89  Swaziland 12 includes 7 relay stations 2004
90  Libya 12 plus 1 repeater 1999
91  Kazakhstan 12 plus 9 repeaters 1998
92  Georgia 12 plus repeaters 1998
93  Honduras 11 plus 17 repeaters 1997
94  Cyprus 10 area under government control: 8; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: 2, plus 4 relay 2004
95  Estonia 10
2001
96  Austria 10 plus more than 1,000 repeaters 2001
97  Zambia 9
2001
98  Cambodia 9 including 2 TV relay stations with French and Vietnamese broadcasts; excludes 18 regional relay stations 2006
99  Uganda 8 plus 1 repeater 2001
100  Kyrgyzstan 8 2 countrywide and 6 regional stations, state-owned; there are about 20 private TV stations, most of which rebroadcast other channels 2007
101  Kenya 8
2001
102  Laos 7 includes 1 station relaying Vietnam Television from Hanoi 2006
103  Jamaica 7
1997
104  Ghana 7
2007
105  French Polynesia 7 plus 17 repeaters 1997
106  Ecuador 7 plus 14 repeaters 2000
107  Afghanistan 7 at least 7: 1 government-run central television station in Kabul and regional stations in 6 of the 34 provinces 2006
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, and Kaesong Television targeting South Korea 2003
127  Ireland 4 many repeaters 2001
128  Gabon 4 plus 4 repeaters 2001
230  Fiji 4 Two Main Free-to-air stations being Fiji One and Mai TV 2008
129  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4
2001
130  Cocos (Keeling) Islands 4
2007
131  Cayman Islands 4 with cable system 2004
132  Burma 4
2008
133  Brunei 4 includes 2 UHF stations broadcasting a subscription service 2006
134  Bahrain 4
1997
135  Yemen 3 including one Egypt-based station that broadcasts in Yemen; plus several repeaters 2007
136  Tonga 3
2004
137  Togo 3 plus 2 repeaters 1997
138  Tanzania 3
1999
139  Suriname 3 plus 7 repeaters 2000
140  Sudan 3
1997
141  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
142  Nigeria 3 the government controls 2 of the broadcasting stations and 15 repeater stations 2001
143  Nicaragua 3 plus 7 repeaters 1997
144  Netherlands Antilles 3 there is also a cable service that supplies programs received from various US satellite networks and 4 Venezuelan channels 2003
145  Micronesia, Federated States of 3 cable TV also available 2004
146  Mayotte 3
2001
147  Guyana 3 1 public station; 2 private stations which relay US satellite services 1997
148  Guam 3
2006
149  Faroe Islands 3 plus 43 repeaters 1995
150  Burkina Faso 3 1 national, 2 pr ivate
151  Bermuda 3
2005
152  Wallis and Futuna 2
2000
153  Sierra Leone 2
1999
154  Seychelles 2 plus 9 repeaters 1997
155  Sao Tome and Principe 2
2001
156  Samoa 2
2002
157  Saint Lucia 2 1 commercial broadcast station and 1 community antenna television or CATV channel 2003
158  Rwanda 2
2004
159  Namibia 2
2007
160  Mauritius 2 plus several repeaters 1997
161  Marshall Islands 2 both are US military stations; Marshalls Broadcasting Service, a cable company, operates on Majuro 2005
162  Mali 2 plus repeaters 2007
163  Jersey 2
1997
164  Haiti 2 plus a cable TV service 1997
165  Grenada 2
1997
166  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
167  Eritrea 2
2006
168  Botswana 2 1 state-owned, 1 pr ivate
169  Bahamas, The 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 1 plus 9 repeaters 1998
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  Gaza Strip 1
2008
199  Gambia, The 1 government-owned 1997
200  Ethiopia 4 plus 24 repeaters 2001
201  Equatorial Guinea 1
2001
202  Dominica 1
2004
203  Djibouti 1
2001
204  Cook Islands 1 outer islands receive satellite broadcasts 2004
205  Congo, Republic of the 1
2001
206  Chad 1
2001
207  Central African Republic 1
2001
208  Cape Verde 1 plus 7 repeaters 2001
209  Cameroon 1
2001
210  Burundi 1
2001
211  British Virgin Islands 1 plus 1 cable company 1997
212  British Indian Ocean Territory 1
1997
213  Bhutan 1
2007
214  Barbados 1 plus 2 cable channels 2004
215  Aruba 1
1997
216  Antarctica 1 cable system with 6 channels; American Forces Antarctic Network-McMurdo - information for US bases only 2002
217  Anguilla 1
1997
218  American Samoa 1
2006
219  Wake Island 0
2005
220  Tuvalu 0
2004
221  Turks and Caicos Islands 0 broadcasts received from The Bahamas; 2 cable television networks 2003
222  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0
2003
223  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0 2 repeaters rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US 1997
224  Saint Helena 0 3 television channels are received via satellite and distributed by UHF 2005
225  Isle of Man 0 receives broadcasts from the UK and satellite 1999
226 United Kingdom Akrotiri and Dhekelia 0 British Forces Broadcasting Service provides multi-channel satellite service to Akrotiri, Dhekelia, and Nicosia 2006
227  Christmas Island 0 TV broadcasts received via satellite from mainland Australia 2006
228  Andorra 0
1997
229  Comoros NA
NA
231  Guinea-Bissau NA
2005
226  Liechtenstein NA linked to Swiss networks 1997
227  Svalbard NA
NA
228  Western Sahara 1 there's a TV station in Tindouf, the Refugee Camps' capital NA
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