Digital TV Labs tasked with developing IPTV test standards

Testing technology vendor Digital TV Labs has been tasked by the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) with developing a test suite and assorted peripherals to "enable the certification of OIPF-conformant IPTV, OTT and hybrid devices," the two organizations said in a news release.

According to the release, the suite would cover open over-the-top services as well as managed IPTV systems that will be part of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) pan-European initiative to harmonize broadcast and broadband entertainment delivery through connected TVs and set-top boxes.

The combined effort's results will be included in the first release of the OIPF test suite expected early in 2013, and the second release of HbbTV test suite, planned for the second half of next year.

"This test suite is an important part of the Open IPTV Forum's work [and] is critical to enabling interoperability for connected TVs," said Nilo Mitra, OIPF president, in the news release, noting the collaboration will also "deliver significant cost savings to the whole IPTV industry."

It is, added Digital TV Labs CEO Keith Potter, "an important initiative by the OIPF [that benefits from] the cooperation with the HbbTV Consortium."

For more:
- Digital TV Labs and OIPF issued this press release

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