Cerro de Punta, Puerto Rico's highest peak, and its TV transmission towers
Indoor "rabbit ears" antenna often used for terrestrial television reception. This model also has a loop antenna for UHF reception.
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Rooftop television antennas like these are required to receive terrestrial television in fringe reception areas far from the television station.

Terrestrial television or over-the-air television (OTA) is a type of television (TV) broadcasting in which the signal transmission occurs via radio waves from the terrestrial (Earth-based) transmitter of a TV station to a TV receiver having an antenna.

- Terrestrial television

A terrestrial television transmission can occur via analog television signals or, more recently, via digital television signals.

- Television station

Terrestrial television stations broadcast on television channels with frequencies between about 52 and 600 MHz in the VHF and UHF bands.

- Terrestrial television

Television stations broadcasting over an analog system were typically limited to one television channel, but digital television enables broadcasting via subchannels as well.

- Television station

Commonly, the term "television channel" is used to mean a television station or its pay television counterpart (both outlined below).

- Television channel

Traditionally, TV stations made their broadcasts by sending specially-encoded radio signals over the air, called terrestrial television.

- Television channel
Cerro de Punta, Puerto Rico's highest peak, and its TV transmission towers

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