NAB Says 1,003 TV Stations Are Digital

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

DTV 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, which means that 75% of TV broadcasters have started to make the transition to all-digital transmission.

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.