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Eurofins and Samsung to open HbbTV test centre

The centre will be responsible for testing and validating HbbTV Applications provided by app developers

Eurofins Digital Testing is joining forces with Samsung Electronics to build a new HbbTV testing centre in Bristol.

The centre will be responsible for testing and validating HbbTV Applications provided by app developers, such as broadcasters, and will work with developers to define the scope of the testing required.

Samsung will provide the initial TV platforms for conducting the compatibility tests with plans to include more devices in due course, including those from other manufacturers.

John Craeybeckx, Eurofins CEO, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Samsung in creating the first independent test centre for the testing and verification of HbbTV apps.

“HbbTV is gaining increasing acceptance with broadcasters around the world and consumers are rapidly engaging with new applications; this new test centre gives broadcasters and developers the perfect environment to rigorously test their new applications and ensure their compatibility across a range of platforms prior to their release.”