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DTV Update - November 21, 2004

DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS--November 21, 2004:

Licensed (LIC): 635 (-1)
Construction Permit:(CP) 728 (+3)
CP Modification (CP MOD) 409 (+4)
STA (All variations) 1002 (-4)
STA (Modifications) 114 (+2)
Applications (minus rule making) 145 (+1)

Rule Making--Digital Channel Changes
Pending Applications 26 (-1)
Grants 149 (+2)
Dismissed 0 (-0-)

(Change from November 7, 2004 listing)

Note: 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 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 21, 2004. The entire TV engineering database (large file - over 2MB) extracted from the CDBS is available from