Abertis to test Spanish HbbTV with Digital TV Labs

January 16, 2014 11.48 Europe/London By Julian Clover

AlbertisDigital media and device testing company Digital TV Labs has said Spanish DTT network operator, Abertis Telecom, has been using its Ligada iSuite test harness and test suite to ensure HbbTV receiver conformance for the new Spanish TDT Hibrida platform.

The recently introduced TDT Hibrida suite is in line with specifications set out by Foro Técnico de la Televisión Digital.

Manufacturers seeking certification for the TDT Hibrida platform will have to illustrate conformance by using the TDT Hibrida test suite, as well as components of the French TNT2.0 and HbbTV1.5 test suites, all available within Ligada iSuite for HbbTV.

Keith Potter, CEO of Digital TV Labs, said, “It’s encouraging to see Spain pushing forwards with its HbbTV rollout. The development of what is effectively another country profile requires careful testing and implementation to ensure a quality end-user experience. We’re very pleased that Abertis will be using the extensive automation features of the Ligada iSuite for HbbTV test tool to minimise certification times and accelerate this roll out.”

Alex Mestre, marketing manager of Abertis Telecom, said, “Receivers that are compliant with TDT Hibrida specification are essential for a good consumer connected TV experience. We want the deployment to be as smooth as possible and that’s why we’re using Ligada iSuite”.

The Test Suite comprises of test cases covering, device certification validation, supported audio codecs including 5.1 surround sound, aspect ratio conformance and video seeking.