State Economic Impact: $5.49 billion
Jobs that Depend on Local TV: 12,800
Source: Broadcast Economic Analysis

While nearly 60 million viewers nationwide depend solely on free, local television, stations are providing new services to the masses, such as new free digital channels and live, local television on mobile devices. Here's what's happening in Arkansas:

Market What is this?
Free Broadcast Channels Available Side Channels with niche programming Mobile TV Channels
Little Rock-Pine Bluff, AR 22 10
Springfield, (AR, MO) 17 10
Memphis, (AR, MS, TN) 15 8
Monroe-El Dorado, (AR, LA) 15 4
Ft. Smith-Fay-Sprngdl-Rgrs, (AR, OK) 14 6
Shreveport, (AR, LA, OK, TX) 8 1
Jonesboro, AR 5 3


Total number of free broadcast channels available in a television market (this includes primary and multicast channels).

Additional side channels featuring niche programming that are offered in a market (this is also known as multicast channels What is this?).

Number of free local stations available on your mobile device (mobile TV channels)

Data Sources
Market name and state; Estimate of broadcast households: TVB ADS and Wired-Cable Penetration by DMA; DMA Household Universe Estimates: February 2011
Additional free (multicast) channels:: BIA/Kelsey's MEDIA Access Pro as of May 4, 2011
Mobile DTV Channels: Open Mobile Video Coalition 2012, www.omvc.org