DTV: Where We Stand

The following snapshot of the current DTV build-out is from the FCC's CDBS database dated May 3, 2003. An Excel spreadsheet with all current TV listings in the FCC database is available from my Web site at You can also download the DTV database file directly from

DTV Station Status per FCC CDBS (as of May 3, 2003):

Licensed (LIC):346
Construction Permit (CP):1,045
CP Modification (CP MOD):318
STA (All variations):697

Rule making (Digital channel changes)
Pending Applications:50

Note: The total will be greater than the number of DTV stations as some stations have both licenses, construction permits and applications on file.