Thirteen More Stations Go Digital

Thirteen more stations have launched digital broadcasts recently, bringing the total number of DTV stations on air to 1, 037 in 202 markets that serve 99.35 percent of U.S. television households, according to NAB. Of the 13 new DTV stations, KEDT, the PBS affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas, is the first in its market to offer DTV. The other stations are:

WDCQ (PBS member station), University Center, Miss.
WTVJ (NBC), Miami
WAGT (NBC), Augusta, Ga.
WLBT (NBC), Jackson, Miss.
WFTE (UPN) Salem, Ind.
WWCP (UPN) Johnstown, Penn.
KMVT (CBS), Twin Falls, Idaho
WDSI (Fox), Chattanooga, Tenn.
WOLF (Fox), Wilkes-Barre, Penn.
WSIU (PBS), Paducah, Ky.
KBDI (PBS), Broomfield, Colo.

In addition, 81.41 percent of the more than 106 million United States television households are in markets with five or more broadcasters airing DTV and 55.83 percent are in markets with eight or more broadcasters sending digital signals, according to NAB.