DTV Station Status

DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS - Oct. 2, 2006:
LICENSED (LIC)992 (+10)
CP Modification (CP MOD)388 (-0-)
STA (All variations)1,064 (-0-)
STA (Modifications) 171 (-0-)
APPLICATIONS (minus rule making and
channel/service elections) 236 (-8)

Rulemaking - Digital channel changes
GRANTS155 (-0-)
(Change from Sept. 17, 2006 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 after the licensed facility is operational.

A spreadsheet showing all current DTV entries in the FCC CDBS TV engineering database files may be downloaded from CDBS database files used for the spreadsheets carry a date of October 2, 2006. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from

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