DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS: November 7, 2004

Licensed (LIC):636 (+11)
Construction Permit:(CP)725 (-40)
CP Modification (CP MOD)405 (+47)
STA (All variations)1006 (+4)
STA (Modifications) 112 (+1)
Applications (minus rule making) 144 (-48)

Rule Making - Digital Channel Changes:

Pending Applications 27 (-1)
Grants 147 (+1)
Dismissed 0 (-0-)

(Change from October 24, 2004 listing)
The FCC's Herculean effort to process applications before the November 5 Form 381 filing deadline is evident in the changes in the database from the October 24, 2004 listing, with a huge decrease in the number of outstanding applications and a corresponding huge increase in the number of CP modifications granted.

Note: The total will be greater than the number of DTV stations as some stations have both 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 All CDBS database files used for the spreadsheets carry a date of November 7, 2004. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from