Platform Control - Digital Quiz

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Platform Control - Digital Quiz

50 questions designed for the Digital controller to test their knowledge on. Percentage to pass = 70%+


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which team looks after the broadcast compression equipment overnight? (For example: Which would you escalate an encoder failure to?)
    • A. 

      Platform Control

    • B. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • C. 

      Service Integration

    • D. 

      Cisco

    • E. 

      Engineering

  • 2. 
    Which team is responsible for configuring new channels on the Sky platform?
    • A. 

      Platform Control

    • B. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • C. 

      Service Integration

    • D. 

      Cisco

    • E. 

      Engineering

    • F. 

      Channels & Operations (ChOps)

  • 3. 
    Which department are responsible for loading new Interactive triggers into the database so that they're ready for scheduling
    • A. 

      Platform Control

    • B. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • C. 

      Service Integration

    • D. 

      Cisco

    • E. 

      Channels & Operations (ChOps)

    • F. 

      ECR

  • 4. 
    Which company created and maintains many of the broadcast systems, such as the SSR, ESS, and the XSG?
    • A. 

      Evertz

    • B. 

      Ericsson

    • C. 

      Tandberg

    • D. 

      Cisco

    • E. 

      Linux

  • 5. 
    If you encounter an issue on the XSG, which team should you contact first?
    • A. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • B. 

      Cisco

    • C. 

      Engineering

    • D. 

      Infrastructure Unix Support

  • 6. 
    Which Satellites do Sky uplink their services to from Chilworth/Fairoak?
    • A. 

      Astra 2A

    • B. 

      Astra 2E

    • C. 

      Astra 2F

    • D. 

      Astra 2G

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    What does SSR stand for?
  • 8. 
    What does CABHE stand for?
  • 9. 
    What does IDG stand for?
  • 10. 
    ECR inform PCC that they are having issues with their Sports Interactive application. Which of the following systems should PCC check? (Choose 4)
    • A. 

      Coral

    • B. 

      ACP

    • C. 

      Application Scheduler

    • D. 

      Openstreamer

    • E. 

      IStreamer

    • F. 

      IDG

    • G. 

      TSP

  • 11. 
    You get an IFIX alert saying 'Space utilization on /home/ssr is 95%' which team should you escalate to?
    • A. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • B. 

      Cisco

    • C. 

      Broadcast Database Support

    • D. 

      Entertainment Server Support – Unix

  • 12. 
    You receive an IFIX alert saying 'Space utilization on /pdssrdbp02/ora is 95%' who should you escalate to?
    • A. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • B. 

      Cisco

    • C. 

      Broadcast Database Support

    • D. 

      Entertainment Server Support – Unix

  • 13. 
    You receive an IFIX alert saying 'Space utilization on /chicabncap04/var is 95%' who should you escalate to?
    • A. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • B. 

      Cisco

    • C. 

      Broadcast Database Support

    • D. 

      Entertainment Server Support – Unix

  • 14. 
    Which tab should SAMS be set to for general monitoring?
    • A. 

      All Services

    • B. 

      Alarms

    • C. 

      Errors Only

  • 15. 
    Which log file would be worth checking if you had an issue with Now/Next banners not updating?
    • A. 

      ESS logs

    • B. 

      GAS logs

    • C. 

      EIT logs

    • D. 

      FALM logs

    • E. 

      XSG logs

  • 16. 
    Which log file would be worth checking to see if RTT trigger pulses are being received for a specific channel?
    • A. 

      ESS log

    • B. 

      GAS log

    • C. 

      EIT log

    • D. 

      FALM log

    • E. 

      XSG log

  • 17. 
    In SSR_SI_EVENT_SCHED there is 2 columns relating to time: SI_EVENT_DATE_TIME and START_DATE_TIME. If the START_DATE_TIME is incorrect what is the likely affect?
    • A. 

      The Now/Next banner will not update at the correct time

    • B. 

      The EPG grid listing will be incorrect

    • C. 

      Both of the above

  • 18. 
    Which table would you check to see which Sports channel was the 'floating' Sports channel for the day?
  • 19. 
    Which of these tools only uses GMT? (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      PushVOD GUI

    • B. 

      Coral

    • C. 

      MJD Utility

    • D. 

      Engineering Control Utility

    • E. 

      Source Channel Controller

  • 20. 
    Which of the following issues would EPG Services normally deal with? (Choose 3)
    • A. 

      EPG scheduling changes including schedule creation

    • B. 

      Info bar (flag) changes

    • C. 

      3rd party schedule issues

    • D. 

      Channel switch on/off scheduling issues

    • E. 

      CA scheduling issues

  • 21. 
    Which of the following issues could BSS Support (BAS - Broadcast Application Support) normally deal with? (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      EPG scheduling changes including schedule creation

    • B. 

      Info bar (flag) changes

    • C. 

      3rd party schedule issues

    • D. 

      Channel switch on/off scheduling issues

    • E. 

      CA scheduling issues

  • 22. 
    Which parental rating (PAR_RATING) should you schedule if you want an event to ask for a PIN to be displayed at all times regardless of the time of day?
  • 23. 
    Free To Air (FTA) and Free To View (FTV) are often confused. Which term means the customer would be able to view the channel with no viewing card inserted in their Sky box?
    • A. 

      FTA

    • B. 

      FTV

    • C. 

      Both

  • 24. 
    What does IPPV stand for?
  • 25. 
    What does OPPV stand for?
  • 26. 
    If a customer books a Pay Per View event by calling the phone number and having the CA product added to their viewing card, what method of booking have they used?
    • A. 

      IPPV

    • B. 

      OPPV

  • 27. 
    Which Outstream does the EPG go through?
  • 28. 
    Outstreams have a numerical ordering which makes them easier to identify. Which of the Outstreams below are 3rd party Outstreams? (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      OS509

    • B. 

      OS123

    • C. 

      OS873

    • D. 

      OS990

    • E. 

      OS901

    • F. 

      OS509_DR

  • 29. 
    Outstreams have a numerical ordering which makes them easier to identify. Which of the Outstreams below carry Sky HD services? (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      OS509

    • B. 

      OS123

    • C. 

      OS873

    • D. 

      OS990

    • E. 

      OS901

    • F. 

      OS509_DR

  • 30. 
    You get reports of a 9 digit number appearing above the Sky Sports logo on Sky Sports 1. What is this number known as?
    • A. 

      IAD

    • B. 

      PROMO

    • C. 

      Trigger

    • D. 

      VCID

    • E. 

      DOG

  • 31. 
    Do you get VCID numbers on Sky Sports channels on the BT Vision or Virgin Media platform?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 32. 
    Which times below should a 12 rated film prompt for a PIN? (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      05:30

    • B. 

      06:00

    • C. 

      19:00

    • D. 

      21:00

    • E. 

      23:00

  • 33. 
    Which times below should an 18 rated film prompt for a PIN? (Tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      05:30

    • B. 

      06:00

    • C. 

      19:00

    • D. 

      21:00

    • E. 

      23:00

  • 34. 
    Which table can you check in the SSR Database to determine if a service has Adsmart enabled on it?
    • A. 

      AFS Service List

    • B. 

      SSR_SOURCE_CHAN

    • C. 

      SSR_SI_SERVICE_COMP

    • D. 

      SSR_OUT_STREAM_COMP

  • 35. 
    In the Chilworth 3rd Party Passthrough switches you are able to monitor both the main and reserve feeds using displays within IFIX. This is not an available option for the Osterley 3rd Party switches. What tool can we use to monitor both feeds of these services?
  • 36. 
    What level should you raise a Spark ticket at for Sky 1 on a black screen for 2 minutes?
    • A. 

      MPI

    • B. 

      HPI

    • C. 

      3-3 (Medium - Medium)

    • D. 

      4-4 (Low - Low)

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    Which team looks after the Broadcast Compression equipment during office hours (for example who would you contact if there was an encoder failure?)
    • A. 

      DTH Headend Support

    • B. 

      Cisco

    • C. 

      Service Integration

    • D. 

      Ericsson

    • E. 

      Engineering

  • 38. 
    Who manages HPI/MPI incidents on DTH?
    • A. 

      CIM

    • B. 

      Platform Control

  • 39. 
    Who manages HPI/MPI incidents on Adsmart?
    • A. 

      CIM

    • B. 

      Platform Control

  • 40. 
    Who manages HPI/MPI incidents on Vespa/AMS?
    • A. 

      CIM

    • B. 

      Platform Control

  • 41. 
    Who would manage a HPI/MPI incident affecting iSales?
    • A. 

      CIM

    • B. 

      Platform Control

  • 42. 
    Which of these tools is capable of sending a Remote Config to an Outstream?
    • A. 

      MJD Utility

    • B. 

      Source Channel Controller

    • C. 

      Engineering Control GUI

    • D. 

      PushVOD GUI

    • E. 

      Outstream Monitor

  • 43. 
    Which of the following Outstreams is used by Sports Interactive?
    • A. 

      OS514

    • B. 

      OS519

    • C. 

      OS523

  • 44. 
    The floating Pub channel has different programme content to the DTH equivelent?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    The Digital controller is responsible for Sky channels on which of the following platforms:
    • A. 

      Sky

    • B. 

      Virgin Media

    • C. 

      BT Vision

    • D. 

      Youview

    • E. 

      Freeview

    • F. 

      Freesat

    • G. 

      Now TV

    • H. 

      All of the above

  • 46. 
    SAMS can monitor both Broadcast and Online interactive applications
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 47. 
    PCC only send HPI texts on incidents which occur before 10pm
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Who manages HPI/MPI incidents on Sports Active?
    • A. 

      CIM

    • B. 

      Platform Control

  • 49. 
    Which of the following Sky+ HD STB types can you see DPL splicing?
    • A. 

      DRX595

    • B. 

      DRX780

    • C. 

      DRX890

    • D. 

      DRX895

    • E. 

      Samsung HD

  • 50. 
    Which Outstream does the DR Software Download PID for SkyQ play out on?
    • A. 

      OS501

    • B. 

      OS502

    • C. 

      OS503

    • D. 

      OS514

    • E. 

      OS121

    • F. 

      OS990

    • G. 

      OS991