Our unique position
DTG Testing was founded in 2000 and is the UK digital television industry’s interoperability testing house. DTG Testing is a subsidiary of the Digital TV Group, the industry association for digital television in the UK. DTG Testing is not-for-profit, with all surplus reinvested in providing world-leading test and conformance services.
As the needs of the industry have developed, the activities of DTG Testing have expanded and now include:
- Development of test suites for use by manufacturers
- Conformance testing of digital radios and LTE (4G) / DTT co-existence testing using a GTEM cell
- Management of the Engineering Channel for over-air downloads to receivers and interactive application testing.
The Test Centre plays a significant role in the development of the Freeview and Freesat platforms, providing testing services to broadcasters, platform operators and manufacturers and developing test tools with its industry partners. DTG Testing's test and conformance tools underpin the Freeview, Freeview+, Freeview HD, Freesat, Freesat+, Freesat HD and Freeview New Zealand services and ensure viewers receive a high level of product performance and functionality.
The Test Centre’s receiver ‘Zoo’ houses the UK’s largest collection of representative samples of Freeview and Freesat receivers. The collection has been used to support the UK digital switchover by gathering data about the capability of receivers deployed in the UK and is currently used by developers of interactive application testers for pre-transmission testing.