DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS - December 7, 2003

LICENSED (LIC): 485 (+7)
CP Modification (CP MOD)324 (+7)
STA (All variations)922 (+16)
STA (Modifications) 67 (+2)
APPLICATIONS (minus rulemaking) 223 (-2)

Rule making - Digital channel changes
GRANTS130 (+2)

(Change from November 20, 2003 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. Since the November 20, 2003 posting the FCC has cleaned up the database and fixed the typos in the TV Domestic Status field. These typos caused the same status to have multiple slightly different names.

A spreadsheet showing all current DTV entries in the FCC CDBS TV engineering database files dated December 7, 2003 is available from This file is available now. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from