Digital TV Labs confronts HbbTV application conformance issues

Digital TV Labs, a provider of receiver conformance and testing products, services and consultancy to manufacturers, operators and broadcasters, will highlight the just-launched Ligada Validator, a web-based HbbTV application-testing tool that tackles the issue of HbbTV application conformance head-on.

Ligada Validator is a static analysis product that ensures TV-targeted applications using HbbTV extensions are correctly structured and do not use HTML features that are unsupported on connected TV platforms. Digital TV Labs also intends to further support HbbTV application developers with a complete range of products and services to ensure full interoperability with HbbTV-compliant devices including: HbbTV Application Lab; HbbTV Receiver ‘Zoo’; Application Testing Service as well as Ligada HbbTV Validator.

Digital TV Labs will also highlight the latest version of its HbbTV test harness and test suite, Ligada iSuite. Recognizing the myriad of wider conformance issues facing TV operators deploying into a horizontal receiver market, the Ligada iSuite includes an HbbTV v1.5 test suite, and also OIPF and multiple DRM test cases. Ligada supports DASH adaptive streaming, and new HbbTV profiles, such as the French TNT2.0 platform.

Lastly, the CI Plus standard includes a host of improvements: enhanced operator EPG branding using HD, use of the host’s IP connection for content delivery (IP VOD) and new capabilities to allow the CAM to tune the host to new services/bouquets. Digital TV Labs is the official LLP Approved CI Plus Test Centre and will show the v1.3-compatible version of its test tool, which provides pre-certification test services for manufacturers with CI Plus-enabled products, and can assist operators in building CI Plus interoperability regimes.

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