Freeview Play Receiver Testing

To book a product test please complete the Product Test Booking Form.

DTG Testing, the industry’s not-for-profit test centre, is now a one-stop-shop for Freeview Play Conformance.

Certification for Freeview Play receivers breaks down into two parts:

1.  Freeview HD certification; and

2.  Freeview Play certification.

These two separate elements are explained below.

 Freeview HD

This is the broadcast element of Freeview Play devices. For this you will need access to the DTG D-Book. The most cost-effective way of achieving this is by joining the DTG.  The following checklist will help in completing the Form:

Joining checklist

                Please read the DTG Membership Application form, including the IPR documents

                Complete and sign Section 1, the DTG Membership Agreement in the attached Form (Page 2)

                Fill out the Company Information Form in the attached Form (Pages 3 & 4)

                Sign the IPR Policy in the IPR Policy Form attached (Page 17)

                Email the completed Application form to membership@dtg.org.uk

Please be advised that membership applications take seven days to be approved by DTG Council.

No member has the right to share the D-Book lawfully with other organisations. You should also be aware that the cost of unauthorised use of the D-Book is £50,000, which is also the cost of a single edition to non-members. If you are developing a Freeview HD device, you need lawful access to the D-Book to avoid problems in the future. You should also be aware that we inform UK retailers of the identities of all the organisations with access to the D-Book so that they can ensure that their suppliers are fully entitled to use the specification and they can therefore range their products.

Full details of how to obtain Freeview HD certification are on the DTG Testing website. Please see http://dtgtesting.com/content/obtain-freeview-logos

Finally, there is no better way for your engineers to check the compliance of your devices as per the D-Book specification than to license the DTG Test Suites, which are used by all reputable manufacturers making DTT products for the UK before submitting the receiver for final conformance testing at DTG Testing.

To license D-Book test suites, please contact customerservices@dtg.org.uk

Please note that DTG Test Suite licensees do not have a lawful right to provide test suites to organisations commissioning them to supply devices or components.

Freeview Play

For Freeview Play certification, you will first need to complete a Registration of interest via the DUK website in order to obtain the Freeview Play specifications:

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/industry/news/freeviewplay

For Freeview Play certification, DTG Testing offers a complete testing service which includes the following:

  • Freeview HD: D-Book conformance testing 
  • Freeview Play Metadata Delivery & Presentation testing
  • Freeview Play Platform Technology testing including HbbTV 2
  • Content Provider (CP) Player testing

o       ITV Hub

o       All 4

o       Demand 5

o       UKTV

o       STV

o       CP Integrated Player testing

o       BBC TV Platform pre-conformance testing (CATAL, BBC iPlayer, Sport, News and RB+). This service helps manufacturers to identify and debug issues (if any) before booking the final certification conformance testing with BBC.

 

To discuss testing requirements, please contact customerservices@dtg.org.uk or book here.

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Over-air download schedule

DTG Testing manages the UK Engineering Channel which is used for over-air downloads to receiver software and interactive application testing for the Freeview, Freeview HD and Freesat services.

Over-air downloads scheduled for this week and next are available on the Digital TV Group website

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