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DTV Station Status

An update of the FCC DTV database.
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DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS – May 21 2008

LICENSED (LIC):1236 (+5)
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (CP): 649 (+22)
CP Modification (CP MOD): 279 (-0-)
STA (All variations - authorized): 1016 (–2)
STA (Modifications): 161 (-0-)
APPLICATIONS (minus rule making and channel/service elections): 367 (–9)

Rule making - Digital channel changes
PENDING APPLICATIONS: 17 (-0-)
GRANTS: 156 (-0-)

Final DTV Facilities Only (dtv_type = “posttran” or “both”)
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (CP): 432 (+28)
CP Modification (CP MOD): 63 (+7)
APPLICATIONS: 134 (–11)

(Change from May 7, 2008, 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. Entries with the call sign “TEST” are not included.

A spreadsheet (dtvdb.zip) showing all DTV entries (including digital LPTV and translator) in the FCC CDBS TV engineering database files as well as a spreadsheet (tvdb.zip) showing the entire TV engineering database (large file – more than 2 MB) extracted from the CDBS will be available at www.xmtr.com/fcc/. The May 21, 2008, spreadsheets are available for download now.

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