RiksTV Validation Services

On behalf of the DTT licensee, both Norges Televisjon AS ("NTV") and RiksTV AS ("RiksTV") are responsible for validation of end user equipment for the Norwegian DTT platform, according to NTVs specifications for such equipment. 

We've signed agreements with Labwise and Sofia Digital for handling future IRD validation testing. RiksTV will not place any restrictions on which of these labs manufacturers can choose for future tests.

We've completed a new version of our specification, that reduces the amount of requirements, removing some and referencing Nordig where possible. Please contact validation@rikstv.no if you need a copy. The test plan isn't ready yet, but will be posted to this page when completed.

To register your End User Equipment, follow these steps:

Register your End User Equipment

Send pictures (and if available, the user manual in pdf) to validation@rikstv.no

Changes to existing listings must be sent to validation@rikstv.no

Validation Process

A set of documents and specifications are available for the manufacturer in order to:

  • understand the validation process,
  • be able to order the validation, and
  • to understand the different existing requirements.

These documents are listed below.

All shipment costs, taxes and import duties related to receiving the samples and shipping the samples to the external test house will be invoiced the manufacturer.

The validation is normally only covering one specific product. A test may cover several products in the cases where multiple products share the same software and hardware. This shall be agreed with RiksTV in advance of the testing.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the validation or its process, please direct your question to validation@rikstv.no.

During the Christmas-, Easter- and summer holidays (July) the validation-service will be reduced, and a longer response time may occur.

Documents and Specifications

DocumentDescription
2020-07-29 NDA RiksTV.doc In order to retrieve the "NTV Basic Specifications" this NDA must be signed, please download the NDA and process it as specified in the "NTV Norwegian validation process" document. Please note that only this NDA in its original state will be accepted, meaning that any changes done to the NDA will be rejected.
NTV validation standard Terms and Conditions 1.0.pdf

This document states the NTV standard terms and conditions. RiksTV will only provide program cards to be used with approved end user equipment. In order for a product to be approved the NTV standard terms and conditions for validation of DTT End User Devices must be agreed upon as stated in this document.

 

NTV Norwegian DTT validation process v1.0.pdf

The validation process has been summarized in this document. Please download and study this document in order to understand the process.

 

Price lists

The cost of the validation tests shall be paid by the manufacturer directly to the lab. Please contact the individual labs for updated price information.
Labwise can be contacted at info@labwise.fi
Sofia Digital can be contacted at info@sofiadigital.com

 

2011-01-27 Compliance matrix - NTV_RiksTV v2.0.doc

This document must be filled in and signed prior to the validation of the product. By issuing this document the NTV standard Terms and Conditions is by default accepted by the issuer.

 

2019.10.29 - NTV Basic specification v3.08.pdf

This document describes all the requirements to be fulfilled by the end user devices in order to be approved as a basic receiver. This document is only available under NDA. Please download and process the NDA from this site and process it as explained in the "NTV Norwegian DTT validation process 1.0" document in order to retrieve this document.

 

MHP Specifications DTT Norway 20.pdf This document describes all the requirements, in addition to the requirements in the NTV Basic Specification, to be fulfilled by the end user devices in order to be approved as a MHP (digital text-tv) receiver.
RiksTV PVR Specifications v2.0.pdf This document describes all the requirements, in addition to the requirements in the NTV Basic Specification, to be fulfilled by the end user devices in order to be approved as a PVR receiver.
SSU enhanced and simple profile signaling to manufacturers- template.xls This document must be filled out by the manufacturer prior to the validation. The document states the manufacturer specific signaling to be used when testing SSU functionality.
Rules of operation - SSU - v17.pdf This document explains the SSU Rules of Operations for the Norwegian DDT network.
Rikstv-test-plan-v3.08.pdf This document outlines the test cases and procedures performed during the validation of a basic receiver.
RiksTV SSU Test Specification - ver 1.2.3.pdf We now use the Nordig test plan for SSU testing.
RiksTV lab services.pdf

RiksTV no longer provide any official lab services. But you may still request use of our lab for field trials and bug fixing by contacting validation@rikstv.no.

 

Validation purchase order form

NTV has outsourced the testing to Labwise and Sofia Digital. Please contact them directly for information on how to place orders.
Labwise can be contacted at info@labwise.fi
Sofia Digital can be contacted at info@sofiadigital.com