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NAB: 1,003 Stations Airing DTV

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The National Association of Broadcasters announced Tuesday that 1,003 TV
stations have commenced digital broadcasting.

Digital-TV stations now operate in 201 markets (out of 210 total), which
include 99.17% of U.S. TV households, the NAB said.

The U.S. has 1,345 commercial TV stations, meaning that 75% have started to
make the transition to all-digital broadcasting.

The Federal Communications Commission ordered all 1,345 stations to begin
digital broadcasting by May 1, 2002, but the majority of stations missed that
deadline.

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