Digital UK has contracted DTG Testing to create a product test suite for receivers for the next generation of Freeview as a connected TV service.
The test suite will be used to ensure that trademark licensees meet the technical specifications of the platform and deliver an enhanced viewing experience.
The Product Test Suite will cover the user journey including regionalisation, the correct use of broadcast and IP metadata, and correct handling of broadcast signalling.
It will ensure device compliance, alongside test materials to demonstrate the correct co-existence of broadcast applications and a metadata test bed to simulate the real-world broadcasting and playout environment.
The test suite will not cover mainstream browser environment testing or physical branding. DTG Testing is also the sole provider of Freeview HD conformance testing.
DTG Testing expects to deploy the test suite to support the launch of the platform, the date for which has yet to be announced.
Richard Carlton, associate director of DTG Testing, said: “DTG Testing is delighted to build on our long-lasting relationship with Digital UK which has underpinned the technical reliability of the Freeview brand, as it develops this new offering to ensure the continued relevance of the digital terrestrial platform.”
DTG Staff | 26.11.2014