DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS, August 1, 2004

Licensed (LIC): 556 (+20)
Construction Permit:(CP) 819 (-10)
CP Modification (CP MOD) 370 (-0-)
STA (All variations) 1016 (+6)
STA (Modifications) 103 (+4)
Applications (minus rulemaking) 208 (+5)

Rule making - Digital channel changes
Pending Applications 34 (-2)
Grants 139 (+1)
Dismissed 2 (-0-)

(Change from July 18, 2004 listing)
Note: The total will be greater than the number of DTV stations as some stations have both licenses, construction permits and applications on file. 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 All CDBS database files used for the spreadsheets carry a date of August 1, 2004. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from Note that I've removed the date from the zipped file names. This will make it easier to download or link to the database whenever needed. It will continue to be updated every two weeks. The format of the spreadsheet file name inside the archive hasn't changed.