DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS - March 27, 2005:

March 29, 2005
LICENSED (LIC): 687 (+12)
CP Modification (CP MOD) 398 (-9)
STA (All variations) 1040 (+6)
STA (Modifications) 137 (+2)
APPLICATIONS (minus rule making) 130 (-12)

Rule making - Digital channel changes
GRANTS 152 (-0-)

(Change from March 14, 2005 listing)

Note: The total will be greater than the number of DTV stations as some stations have licenses, construction permits and applications on file. Some stations also have license, construction permits or applications for backup facilities (auxiliary broadcast). Subtracting the STA Modification number from the number in STA (All variations) will give a more accurate indication of the number of DTV stations operating under STA.

A spreadsheet showing all current DTV entries in the FCC CDBS TV engineering database files may be downloaded from All CDBS database files used for the spreadsheets carry a date of March 27, 2005. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from

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