Digital TV Labs launches HbbTV logo conformance tests

UK-based Digital TV Labs has unveiled what is says is the first conformance testing service for the new HbbTV logo programme for hybrid devices.

The new HbbTV logo program enables manufacturers to display compliance with the HbbTV specification and official test suite in return for an annual licence fee. The Digital TV Labs programme includes periodic market sample audits as well as a compliance system for suspected non-compliant devices.

The test regime will be based on Digital TV Labs’ Ligada iSuite, its platform for HbbTV and MPEG-DASH.
The company will also use its HbbTV 1.5 test suite and country-specific suites to provide compliance testing for the rench TNT2.0 and Spanish TDT Hibrida HbbTV platforms.

Keith Potter, CEO of Digital TV Labs, said, “We recognise that the growing adoption of HbbTV across Europe – and now into Asia – means that interoperability is vitally important to guarantee the continuing success of the standard and a quality user experience. The new HbbTV logo programme, incorporating a rigorous compliance monitoring regime, provides clear indication of HbbTV device compliance.”