Digital Broadcast Tally Nears 750

The NAB has announced that14 more television stations, two in new markets, are transmitting a digital signal. The stations are:

KTAB, Abilene, Texas (CBS)
KWBU, Waco, Texas (PBS)
WIS, Columbia, S.C. (NBC)
WLOX, Biloxi, Miss. (ABC)
KAIT, Jonesboro, Ark. (ABC)
KPLC, Lake Charles, La. (ABC)
WLXI, Greensboro, N.C. (Tri-State Christian Television-owned independent)
WIFR, Rockford, Ill. (CBS)
KWQC, Davenport, Iowa (NBC)
KJCT, Grand Junction, Colo. (ABC)
KDTX, Dallas, Texas (Trinity-owned independent)
KTBO, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Trinity-owned independent)
WAVE, Louisville, Ky. (NBC)
WLKY, Louisville, Ky. (CBS)

The 15 new stations brings the number of stations broadcasting in digital to 747, according to NAB. DTV signals are now being transmitted in 181 markets that include nearly 97 percent of U.S. TV households. In addition, over 71 percent of the more than 106 million U.S. TV households are in markets with five or more broadcasters airing DTV. Thirty-six percent are in markets with eight or more broadcasters sending digital signals.