Eurofins Digital Testing (formerly Testronic Labs Belgium) has been selected by Freesat to automate monitoring of service availability across Freesat’s subscription-free satellite TV service in the UK.
In addition, Freesat will use Eurofins TestWizard suite and services for deployments of its Metaphor TV platform for third-party operators worldwide.
Freesat offers more than 200 TV and radio channels, including 12 in HD, and 11 interactive services, to everyone in the UK. Freesat is currently available in more than 1.93 million homes, and watched by four million viewers per week.
Separate from its own service, Freesat’s Metaphor TV platform is a complete service solution for terrestrial, cable and satellite TV operators and manufacturers worldwide looking to integrate broadband On Demand services into their existing linear broadcast offering.
Under the agreement, Freesat will use Eurofins cloud-based TestWizard system to reduce development, testing and deployment cycles, and support a more continuous delivery environment for its TV services. TestWizard reduces the time spent on repetitive, manual tests by providing automated tests cases for increased coverage and consistency to provide service validation, insights into the end-user experience, and performance monitoring for quality assurance.
“Freesat is focused on ensuring the highest levels of quality, which makes service-level testing critical,” said Matthew Huntington, CTO, Freesat.
“Eurofins TestWizard system allows us to replace time-consuming manual tests with more accurate, efficient and repeatable test cycles that emulate our end-users experiences on set-top boxes and accelerate our ability to innovate.”
“Freesat is renowned for providing exceptional TV services and embracing next-gen technologies to improve the video experience,” said Johan Craeybeckx, CEO of Eurofins Digital Testing, Belgium Division.
“We’re very proud to have been selected by Freesat to provide important validation capabilities that help the company scale, improve reliability and meet continuous release deadlines for its own satellite TV service and the Metaphor TV platform.”