The UIS Glossary includes statistical terms related to education, science, technology and innovation, culture, and communication & information . Some of the entries contain translations in one or more of the following languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Other entries provide more detailed information, such as definitions, calculation formulas for indicators and sources. Indicators are marked with an asterisk (*).

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Television channel

Channel which broadcasts television programmes in the form of airwaves from a transmitter to a receiving device. Apart from the traditional form of broadcasting, channels can also broadcast via cable, satellite and the Internet.
Source Definition
UNESCO Institute for statistics

Chaîne de télévision

Chaîne diffusant des programmes sous forme d’ondes, d’un transmetteur à un récepteur. En plus de la diffusion traditionnelle, les chaînes peuvent également diffuser des programmes par câble, satellite et Internet.
Source de la définition
Institut de statistique de l'UNESCO

Canales de televisión

Transmisión de los canales de televisión se realiza a través de ondas electromagnéticas que viajan por el espacio desde un aparato emisor a uno receptor. Además de las técnicas tradicionales de transmisión, los canales también pueden transmitir vía cable, satélite e Internet.
Fuente(s) de la definición
Instituto de estadística del UNESCO