D-Book 6.2.1 conformance for Freeview HD

Three new services incorporating MHEG Interaction Channel streaming as per D-Book 6.2.1 are currently being tested for launch on the Freeview HD platform.

These new interactive services will join BBC iPlayer on Freeview HD and are intended to target all Freeview HD receivers.

Manufacturers are encouraged to ensure all their Freeview HD products are compliant with version 6.2.1 of the D-Book specification in order to receive all the services available.

Freesat DTR test suite

DTG Testing has released a new Freesat DTR test suite.

The FTP folder location is: ftp://ftp.dtg.org.uk/Freesat/DTR/20110722_Freesat_DTR

Release notes can be downloaded from the FTP or found on Squish.

This release includes bug fixes and as well as the introduction of the following new tests:

  • Trailer booking
  • SD/HD Event Linkage
  • CRID robustness
  • Broadcast signalled collections

This release is a free update to all existing fully supported licence holders. It is now being used for conformance testing; the end-of-life for the previous version is 30 November 2011.