DTV Station Status

DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS - Dec. 18, 2005:
LICENSED (LIC) 831 (+5)
CP Modification (CP MOD) 372 (-3)
STA (All variations)1080 (-0-)
STA (Modifications) 171 (-0-)
APPLICATIONS (minus rule making and
channel/service elections) 133 (+1)

Rule making - Digital channel changes
GRANTS 153 (-0-)

(Change from Dec. 5, 2005 listing)

Note: These totals do not include digital class A TV, low power TV or TV translator stations. 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 count 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 Dec. 18, 2005. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from