NorDig releases IRD 3.2.1 and Test Plan 3.2.1 specs

Sunday, November 26th, 2023 
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NorDig release IRD 3.2.1 and Test Plan 3.2.1 Specifications

NorDig releases a new package of updated and aligned updated specifications; NorDig IRD Specification ver. 3.2,1 and NorDig Unified Test Plan ver. 3.2.1 (November 2023).
Updated version of NorDig Rules of Operation will be released later.

Updates of the NorDig specifications version 3.2.1 compared to previous version 3.2 are:

NorDig Unified Requirements (IRD Specification) main updates:
Reference list, TTML subtitling, support of BMP/UTF-8 and Sami languages.

NorDig Unified Test Plan main updates:
Support of simultaneous TTML and HbbTV, and support for the selected UTF character sets in TTML and PSI/SI.

The NorDig specifications cover four areas:

  1. NorDig Unified Requirements, specifications for IRD (Integrated Receiver Decoders which includes STBs, PVRs and relevant parts of integrated digital TV-sets), NorDig IRD specifications are established with the aim to ensure that IRDs in the Nordic and Irish market satisfy a common set of minimum requirements, independent of operator/service provider and transmission media.
  2. NorDig Test Plan, specification for how to verify implementation in NorDig Integrated Receiver Decoders. Common test specifications are established to ensure that decoders comply with the common minimum requirements. Additional test specifications may apply for individual networks, especially networks with access-controlled transmissions.
  3. NorDig Rules of Operation (RoO) provides requirements on the configuration of transmission parameters, including the related standards, to design transmissions of content interoperable with NorDig IRD. The Rules of Operation may also be used as a guideline by IRD manufacturers to understand how NorDig Broadcasters construct compliant transmissions.
  4. NorDig Metadata Exchange format specification – specifies a NorDig standard for EPG/Event metadata exchange format for B2B exchange of metadata between broadcasters / content provider, network operators and other stakeholder in the distribution chain based on TV-Anytime.

All specifications are based on DVB and the minimum performance sets that are specified for NorDig compliant networks.

NorDig is specifying a common platform for Digital Television to be used within the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and Éire.
NorDig is an open specification free to use.

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