The DTG Testing Receiver Collection: Welcome to the Zoo!

The world’s largest collection of DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C digital receivers, representing 95% of the UK free to air receiver market and supporting 33 countries.

The Zoo is a one-of-a-kind facility and an invaluable resource for any company looking to launch a product or a service in any market around the world, guaranteeing that your service or product will operate seamlessly in your country’s TV ecology. In the past the Zoo has been used to successfully test:

  • changes to broadcast signalling;
  • new features on platforms;
  • interactive applications interoperability e.g. HbbTV applications, MHEG;
  • over-air downloads;
  • audio-video input/output (e.g. HDMI, SCART etc.) interoperability;
  • LTE coexistence; and
  • TV white space coexistence.

 

To hire the receiver collection please complete the Zoo Booking Form

Historically, DTG Testing and the Zoo have played an instrumental part in the UK’s digital switchover as well as the launch of Freeview HD and the deployment of LTE.

Number of receivers available in the DTG Zoo, per country


Currently, the Zoo holds over 400 receivers and we aim to have and maintain a representative device for every Freeview, Freeview HD and Freesat receiver available in the UK market in our collection. Our receiver list is further supplemented by UK market data, meaning we know the overall market size for specific receivers as well as being aware of the scope of any potential and predictable problems.

The Zoo, housed in a state-of-the-art facility benefiting from climate and gas suppression fire control, is designed to be able to simulate a variety of broadcast and coexistence scenarios by feeding in one or more signals and viewing the effect on devices. As such, the RF feed is fully flexible in respect of signal strength, quality and configuration. Additionally, all receivers with IP network capability are connected to ensure interactive services are available and that each receiver’s software is kept up to date.

Interested in using the Zoo?

The Zoo hire is competitively priced and is available with or without engineering support as required. For more information please contact customerservices@dtg.org.uk

 

 

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5th Floor

89 Albert Embankment

London

SE1 7TP

 

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Tel: +44 (0)207 840 6550

Email: customerservices@dtg.org.uk

 

Over-air download schedule

DTG Testing manages the UK Engineering Channel which is used for over-air downloads to receiver software and interactive application testing for the Freeview, Freeview HD and Freesat services.

Over-air downloads scheduled for this week and next are available on the Digital TV Group website

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