The Digital TV Group (DTG) has announced its test and conformance regime for Freeview HD will launch on schedule this month. Product testing, which also includes Freeview+ HD personal video recorders, will get underway in October.
DTG director-general Richard Lindsay-Davies said the test and conformance regime for terrestrial DVB-T2/MPEG-4 services had been a key priority of the trade association. “Testing against Freeview HD brand requirements will mark a step change in market compliance. The DTG can now utilise eight years of test suite development as a foundation to ensure that Freeview HD receivers will meet levels of compliance, only achieved previously on vertical or lower volume proprietary standard platforms. This world first will deliver the best of both worlds, the high volumes of an open standard, horizontal market, but with the compliance levels of a vertical or lower volume platform.”
Freeview HD Test Suites, which include MHEG-5 with HD and IC extensions, Freeview HD SI and Freeview HD Linear Services are now available from the DTG’s test and conformance centre, DTG Testing.