DTG testing Freeview HD in October
The DTG, the industry association for digital TV in the UK has confirmed that the test and conformance regime for the Freeview HD and Freeview+ HD service is to launch on schedule in September 2009 with product testing commencing in October.
"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," said DTG Director General, Richard Lindsay-Davies. "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.