Eurofins Adds Video Testing Smarts

Eurofins Digital Testing, a provider of quality assurance and testing services, said it is adding more multiplatform TV and video smarts to its repertoire via the acquisition of Sweden-based Labatus.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal gives Eurofins access to a company that makes automated test products for a range of devices, including set-tops, smartphones, tablets, as well as apps.

Labatus, they noted, also supports the deployment of TiVo-powered platforms for MVPDs such as Com Hem, Sweden’s largest cable operator.

Eurofins, which will show off its handiwork at next month’s IBC show in Amsterdam, also announced the opening of a new test facility in Gdansk, Poland, that will provide a “near-shore testing facility” operators in Europe.

Eurofins recently joined a large group of companies licensing the Reference Design Kit (RDK), the preintegrated software stack for IP-capable video and broadband devices being managed by Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter Communications (via its recent acquisition of Time Warner Cable.)