Mission Statement: To enable the development of fully reliable and compliant digital TV and media products and services, primarily for the horizontal market, through world-class specification development, conformance testing and consensus building.
The Digital TV Group (DTG) is the industry association for digital television in the UK. The Group publishes and maintains the technical specification for the UK’s Freeview and Freeview HD platforms (the D-Book) and runs the digital television industry’s test centre: DTG Testing.
The DTG provides the benchmark test and conformance services for the UK’s Digital Tick certification mark, the Freeview and Freesat services and international platforms.
The DTG was established by the industry to protect consumers and safeguard the reputations of distribution platforms and receiver manufacturers.
The Group provides important additional services for industry, including the management of the Engineering Channel which allows continuous maintenance of the Freeview and Freesat platforms, and maintains a receiver collection comprised of over 200 models (over 95% coverage of the UK receiver population) on its premises for testing of new transmission modes and software downloads.
The DTG allows Digital Europe to use areas of its copyright under licence to encourage international harmonisation.
The Group represents its membership at government and regulatory level and provides expert consultancy for organisations who wish to enter the UK market and for those developing platforms internationally.
Having published D-Book 7 - the detailed interoperability specification for digital terrestrial television with extended Connected TV functionality - in March 2011, the Group is currently focused on developing the test and conformance regime for UK Connected TV products and services.