Freesat testing by the DTG

The Digital TV Group (DTG) will provide test and conformance services for the free-to-air satellite platform, Freesat, scheduled to launch early in 2008, reports Broadband TV News.It credits Richard Lindsay-Davies, the head of the DTG, as saying that the DTG will be looking to capitalise on the experience its testing centre, DTG Testing, had gained from the Freeview DTT platform.Freesat, a joint BBC and ITV venture, is expected to offer more than 200 television programme services. It will include HD support and use the same MHEG-5 middleware employed by DTT. A broadband return path may also be included.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 18th September 2007