DTV Station Status

DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS--June 27, 2007:
LICENSED (LIC): 1143 (+11)
CP Modification (CP MOD): 330 (-6)
STA (All variations):1049 (-3)
STA (Modifications): 167 (-0-)
APPLICATIONS (minus rule making and
channel/service elections): 212 (-4)

Rule making - Digital channel changes
GRANTS: 156 (-0-)

(Change from June 13, 2007 listing)

Note: These totals do not include digital class A TV, low-power TV or TV translator entries. 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 licenses, 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, although STA records sometimes remain in the CDBS long after the licensed facility is operational.

A spreadsheet ( showing all DTV entries in the FCC CDBS TV engineering database files as well as a spreadsheet ( showing he entire TV engineering database (large file--more than 2 MB) extracted from the CDBS are available at The updated zip files were uploaded Thursday, June 28, and should carry that file date.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. He has been with NBC since 1985 and is currently vice president of broadcast technology for NBC/Telemundo stations.