DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS - Jan. 22, 2006:
LICENSED (LIC) 846(+9)
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT:(CP) 588 (-3)
CP Modification (CP MOD) 369 (-1)
STA (All variations)1080 (-0-)
STA (Modifications) 171 (-0-)
APPLICATIONS (minus rule making and
channel/service elections) 138 (+2)
Rule making - Digital channel changes
PENDING APPLICATIONS 22 (-0-)
GRANTS 153 (-0-)
(Change from Jan. 9, 2006 listing)
Note: These totals do not include digital class A TV, low power TV or TV translator station. 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 >www.xmtr.com/fcc/dtvdb.zip. All CDBS database files used for the spreadsheets carry a date of Jan. 22, 2006. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from www.xmtr.com/fcc/tvdb.zip. I regret that due to computer problems and time constraints, the Jan. 9 spreadsheets were never posted to the Web site. The Jan. 22 spreadsheets have been uploaded and are available now.
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