Media and device testing specialist Digital TV Labs (DTVL) has been appointed by Freeview New Zealand to provide a manufacturer conformance service utilising its HbbTV test harness – Ligada iSuite for HbbTV.
FreeviewPlus enhances the successful MyFreeview and FreeviewHD DVB-T services by adding on-demand channels, 8-days forward/8-days catch up TV guide and comprehensive search facilities. Ligada iSuite for HbbTV provides extended coverage for a number of national operator profiles and now has additional test cases to support the FreeviewPlus requirements. Supporting MPEG-DASH adaptive streaming, Digital Rights Management (DRM) and enhanced automation capability to minimise test times, Ligada iSuite for HbbTV has full coverage of HbbTV v1.1, v1.5 and the HbbTV2.0 features of the UK FreeviewPlay profile.
Andy Hickman, Digital TV Labs’ CEO commented that “Due to the versatility of the Ligada iSuite test harness, we were able to add extra test cases to meet Freeview New Zealand’s requirements quickly and efficiently. This new test service augments our existing Freeview UK and Freeview Australia conformance testing – providing a one-stop shop for manufacturers”