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More Stations Fire Up DTV Broadcasts

The NAB recently announced that 20 additional stations across the U.S. began DTV broadcasting, bringing the national total to 1,175 stations in 205 markets that serve 99.6 percent to the country's TV households. The new stations are:

* WTVH, Syracuse, NY (CBS)
* WLUC, Marquette, MI (NBC)
* KVHP, Lake Charles, LA (Fox)
* WNVT, Washington, DC (PBS)
* WNVC, Washington, DC (PBS)
* WCVE, Richmond, VA (PBS)
* WHTJ, Charlottesville, VA (PBS)
* KIXE, Redding, CA (PBS)
* WGVK, Kalamazoo, MI (PBS)
* WNPT, Nashville, TN (PBS)
* KEPB, Portland, OR (PBS)
* WTIC, Hartford, CT (Fox)
* WIWB, Green Bay, WI (WB)
* KDBC, El Paso, TX (CBS)
* KIKU, Honolulu (Independent)
* WDWB, Detroit (WB)
* WBBJ, Jackson, TN (ABC)
* WUTR, Utica, NY (ABC)
* WWDP, Boston (NBC)
* KTSC, Pueblo, CO (PBS)


According to NAB, nearly 85 percent of U.S. TV households are in markets where there are five or more DTV broadcasters and more than 60 percent of households have eight or more broadcasters with DTV signals. In addition, there are 29 markets -- ranging from San Diego to North Platte, Neb. -- where all TV stations have a DTV signal.