Test and conformance technical support

The following information is intended to assist companies wishing to introduce DTT products into the UK market. The requirements are based on:

The DTG D-Book

Items marked * are available from the DTG Publications page by email. Registration is required.

The receiver testing carried out by DTG Testing is based on these requirements.

Please address any queries concerning this information to DTG Testing: support@dtg.org.uk

Summary Table
Test suite Current version Notes End of life of previous version
RF performance table As D-Book 7 Part A version 4 Target performance figures determined by DTG RF Sub-group. N/A
UK DTT SI/PSI 9.10 8 bug fixes 01/02/2018
 4.1.0Resolves issue with Si14. All other streams remain unchanged. 
 5.0.0Includes 36 bug fixes and 6 new tests. Release notes can be viewed in the Squish DVB-T v5.0.0 milestone. 
 5.1.0Includes a single bug fix - Squish item 2595

7.00Bug fixes 
 7.00Bug fixes 
 7.2011 bug fixes 
 7.309 bug fixes
 7.5029 bug fixes and 16 new tests
 7.6023 bug fixes
 7.803 new tests and 7 bug fixes
 7.9016 bug fixes
 7.a03 bug fixes
 8.016 new tests, 18 bug fixes
 8.1013 bug fixes
 8.208 bug fixes
 9.019 bug fixes, 13 change requests, 3 new tests
Freeview UK MHEG 9.10 0 bug fixes 01/02/2018
 7.92 bug fixes 
 20101111Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced. 
 20110624Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced. 
 20110909Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced. 
 20111202Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced. 
 7.00Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced. 
 7.30Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced.
 
 7.5013 bug fixes 
 7.7016 bug fixes and 1 new test 

 7.808 bug fixes  

 7.A09 bug fixes  

 8.008 bug fixes  

 8.105 bug fixes  

 8.115 bug fixes  

 9.011 bug fix 

Digital TV Recorder (DTR) 9.10 2 bug fixes 01/02/2018
 2.1.0Includes ONLY documentation corrections. The stream files in this release are exactly the same as v2.0.2 and there is no difference in the tests themselves. 
 7.0019 bug fixes and 1 new test mandatory from 01/04/2012 
 7.2025 bug fixes and 1 new test 
 7.30Bug fix release, 7 issues fixed 
 7.40Bug fix release, 12 issues fixed 

 7.501 new test and 2 bug fixes 
 7.607 bug fixes 

 8.003 bug fixes 

 8.101 bug fixes 

 9.011 bug fix, 4 change requests, 1 new test 

Target Region Descriptor (TRD) 9.10 1 bug fix 01/02/2018
 3.0.0This release includes new tests in Test Scenario 1, 2 and 3. Test scenarios 1b and 4 are entirely new. 
 7.0.04 bug fixes 

 7.601 bug fix 

 8.001 new tests 

 8.102 bug fixes 

 8.201 bug fixes 

 9.011 bug fixes, 1 new test 

SD Linear Services 9.10 0 bug fixes 01/02/2018
 

7.70

No difference to 7.60 
 1.0.0This test suite combines the Basic Subtitles, Timex, Audio Description and Audio/Video decoding and synchronisation test suites. A new test called "Live subtitles" has been added to the Subtitles test. 
 7.104 bug fixes 
 7.3013 bug fixes 

 7.402 bug fixes 

 7.60Dropped AFD 4:3 test cases except AFD value 0 and 1. 

 7.801 bug fix 

 8.001 bug fix 

 8.10No bug fixes 

 9.012 bug fixes 

UK DTT AFD 9.10 Included in SD Linear Services Test suite N/A
Network Change Descriptor (NCD) 8.10 1 bug fix 05/08/2016
 7.0.0Large number of tests removed due to the SI Test Group review.
 
 7.304 bug fixes 
 7.5015 bug fixes 

 7.601 bug fix 

 7.801 bug fix 

 7.902 bug fixes 

 8.001 bug fix 

Freeview UK HD SI/PSI 9.10 1 bug fix 01/02/2018


 4.1.0Resolves Squish issues 2354 and 2358.

 5.0.0Release includes bug fixes only. Please note all non-mandatory tests have been moved to the "Toolkit" tab of the spreadsheet. 
 6.0.0Includes 28 bug fixes and 1 new test. Release notes can be viewed in the Squish DVB-T2 v6.0.0 milestone. 
 7.0015 bug fixes and one new test (si07) covering SD/HD simulcast 
 7.10Bug fixes only. 
 7.306 bug fixes 
 7.5015 bug fixes and 6 new tests 

 7.6012 bug fixes 

 7.83 new tests and 5 bug fixes 

 7.916 bug fixes 

 8.011 new test, 7 bug fixes 

 8.104 bug fixes 

 8.204 bug fixes 

 9.013 bug fixes 

Freeview UK SI/PSI AIT 9.10 1 bug fix 01/10/2017
 8.0133 new tests 

 8.103 bug fixes 

 8.2011 bug fixes 

 9.012 bug fixes, 1 change request 

Freeview UK HD MHEG 9.10 5 bug fixes 01/02/2018
 20101122Includes bug fixes and the addition of one new test (HD045). New D-Book 6.2.1 tests in this release are NOT being carried out until 1st April 2011. 
 20110204All tests are mandatory from 1st April 2011. 
 20110707Includes bug fixes and the introduction of 3 new tests: HD046, ICS023 and ICS024. These are mandatory to pass from 1st Oct 2011. 
 20110930Includes bug fixes and 4 new D-Book 7 Part A tests. Please see Squish for release notes. 
 20111208Includes bug fixes only. Please see Squish for release notes. 
 7.0038 bug fixes, new cases added to ICS004, new test ICS026 
 7.4010 Bug fixes 
 7.6034 bug fixes 
 7.8035 bug fixes and 1 new test 

 7.9022 bug fixes                       

 7.A03 new tests and 5 bug fixes 

 7.B07 bug fixes 

 8.002 new test, 7 bug fixes 

 8.109 bug fixes 

 8.113 bug fixes 

 9.012 bug fixes, 1 change request, 2 new tests 

Freeview UK HD Linear Services 9.10 2 bug fixes 01/02/2018
 2.0.0This test includes 7 new tests covering, HE-AAC audio decoding, E-AC3 audio decoding, Maximum multiplex bit rates, Video resolutions and maximum bit rate, as well as HD formats. It is a charged upgrade.
 
 7.1016 bug fixes 

 7.4024 bug fixes 

 7.609 new tests and 2 bug fixes 

 7.70Bug fix release, 3 issues fixed 

 7.807 issues fixed 

 8.001 new test, 7 bug fixes 

 8.106 bug fixes 

 9.012 bug fixes, 2 change requests, 1 new test 

Freeview HD AFD 9.10 Included in Freeview UK HD Linear Services Test suite N/A
Freeview NZ SI/PSI 2.60 Bug fix release, 7 issues fixed 31/12/2015
 2.0.1Available for download from /nzfreeview/SI2/V2.0.1. Version 1 is no longer used for conformance testing. 
 2.1.0Includes 61 bug fixes, most of which are documentation corrections. The test vector numbers have also been reset, meaning they should now match between the test specification document and results spreadsheet. 
 2.2.0Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced. 
 2.4.012 bug fixes. 
 2.5.011 bug fixes. 
Freeview NZ MHEG 8.00 19 bug fixes 31/10/2016
 20101111Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced 
 20110624Includes bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced 
 20110909Includes bug fixes only. 
 20111208Includes bug fixes only. 

6.21Includes bug fixes only. 
 6.21_30Includes bug fixes only. 
 6.21.404 bug fixes 
 6.21.5015 bug fixes 
 6.21.7016 bug fixes and 1 new test 
 6.21.808 bug fixes 

 6.21.903 bug fixes 

Freeview NZ MHEG HD 8.00 21 bug fixes 31/10/2016
 20110204New test suite that is a chargeable upgrade for all current Freeview NZ licence holders. 
 20110707Includes bug fixes and the introduction of 3 new tests: HD046, ICS023 and ICS024. These are mandatory to pass from 1st Oct 2011. 
 20110930Includes bug fixes and 4 new D-Book 7 Part A tests. Please see Squish for release notes. 
 20111209Includes bug fixes. Release notes available from FTP folder. 
 6.2137 bug fixes, new cases added to ICS004, new test ICS026 
 6.21_40Includes bug fixes 
 6.21.6020 bug fixes 
 6.21.8029 bug fixes and 1 new test 
 6.21.9024 bug fixes 

 6.21.A03 new tests and 6 bug fixes 

Freesat SI/PSI 7.70 63 bug fixes 03/03/2016
 1.5.0This release includes bug fixes as well introducing a new RCT test. This test suite is Freesat specification 1.5 compliant. 
 1.5.1This release includes documentation fixes only. 
 7.2021 bug fixes 
 7.3012 bug fixes 
 7.4010 bug fixes 
 7.508 New tests and 1 bug fixes 

 7.601 New tests and 12 bug fixes 

Freesat MHEG HD Extensions 7.80 15 bug fixes 03/03/2016
 20110408This release resolves 14 bug issues and introduces one new test (FS-26.3.5 Cookie Storage) 
 20110629Includes bug fixes and the introduction of 1 new test: HD FS-15.3.1.4 
 20110913Includes bug fixes only. 
 20111214Includes bug fixes only. 
 7.10Includes G2 BAT modifications 
 7.3020 bug fixes 
 7.503 bug fixes 
 7.602 bug fixes 
 7.703 bug fixes 
Freesat Linear Services 7.60 3 bug fix 03/03/2016

20110603This release includes bug fixes only and is a free update to all supported license holders 
 20111018Includes 6 bug fixes, all of which are documentation corrections. 
 7.00Includes G2 BAT modifications. No bug fixes have been included 
 7.204 bug fixes 
 7.301 new test and 5 bug fixes 
 7.409 bug fixes 

 7.501 bug fixes 

Freesat DTR 7.30 6 bug fixes 30/08/2014
 20110722This 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 
 20111019Includes 7 bug fixes, most of which are documentation corrections.

 
 7.00Includes G2 BAT modifications 
 7.206 bug fixes                            
CTV 7.00 The CTV Developers’ Kit enables developers of Connected TV products to provide early testing of devices in:CSS3 (advanced and basic), CTV MHEG Enhancement, CTV Lifecycle and CTV Subtitles
Broadcast Record List (BRL) 1.00 Bug fix release, 2 issues fixed. 03/03/2014
 0.90Broadcast Record List functionality is included in Part A of D-Book 7. This test suite also provides support to DMOL’s Broadcast Record Lists Project. 
Freeview NZ DTR 6.50 Bug fix release, 3 issues fixed 03/03/2014
 6.21Includes 12 bug fixes only. No new tests have been introduced. 
Freesat MHEG 7.B0 4 bug fixes 03/03/2016
 7.6014 bug fixes 
 7.801 new test and 17 bug fixes 
 7.902 bug fixes 
 7.A01 bug fixes 
Freeview AUS MHEG 7.90 2 bug fixes 31/12/2014
 7.5013 bug fixes 
 7.808 bug fixes 

VAST AUS MHEG 7.60 2 bug fixes 31/12/2014
 7.2015 bug fixes 
 7.508 bug fixes 

SA MHEG 8.10 18 bug fixes 31/10/2016
 7.2014 bug fixes 
 7.609 bug fixes 

 7.702 bug fixes 

IRE MHEG 8.00 18 bug fixes 31/10/2016
 7.5013 bug fixes 
 7.808 bug fixes 

 7.903 bug fixes 

Freeview AUS MHEG HD 7.A0 3 new tests and 5 bug fixes 31/12/2014
 7.6020 bug fixes 
 7.9024 bug fixes 

AUS VAST MHEG HD 7.60 3 new tests and 5 bug fixes 31/12/2014
 7.2020 bug fixes 
 7.5023 bug fixes 

SA MHEG HD Extensions 8.10 5 new tests and 32 bug fixes 31/10/2016
 7.2027 bug fixes 
 7.6031bug fixes 

 7.703 new tests and 7 bug fixes 

Over-air download schedule

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

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