Eurofins Digital Testing Opens Cinavia Watermarking Certification Lab in Hong Kong

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Verance Corporation has authorised Eurofins Digital Testing as a Cinavia certification and verification lab. Consumer electronic devices will be tested at their Hong Kong facility, which is ideally placed to support manufacturers in China and South East Asia.

Verance Corporation has authorised Eurofins Digital Testing as a Cinavia certification and verification lab. Consumer electronic devices incorporating the content protection technology will be tested at Eurofins Digital Testing’s facility which is situated in the Hong Kong Science Park, ideally located to support manufacturers in China and South East Asia. Cinavia identifies and protects against motion picture and home video piracy threats and has been adopted as an essential component of the content protection architecture for the Blu-ray Disc format.

Eurofins Digital Testing is a media and device testing specialist and has been running certification services on set-top-boxes, iDTVs and other devices from its Hong Kong lab for several years. The company is building on its existing extensive security testing expertise covering CI+, conditional access and DRM. The lab will provide certification and verification services to manufacturers licensing the Cinavia technology for devices such as Blu-ray Disc players, 4K Ultra-HD media players, and set-top-boxes.

Andy Hickman, CEO UK and Hong Kong commented that:“Our new partnership with Verance further cements our position in the media and device testing market worldwide as well as demonstrating our growing presence in Asia. It’s an exciting time for us.”

Nil Shah, Chairman and CEO from Verance Corporation said:”We approved Eurofins Digital Testing as a Cinavia testing lab based on their reputation of providing high quality service levels combined with excellent technical competence”, adding “we are also excited to be supporting our Cinavia licensees in Asia locally.”

Using Cinavia technology to identify and block unauthorised uses of Cinavia-protected content has been proven to significantly increase DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales. By blocking unauthorised copies, Cinavia influences behavioral change in casual consumers of pirated movies, driven by ease and convenience, to purchase the content through legitimate channels.

About Eurofins Digital Testing
Eurofins Digital Testing is the world’s leading end-to-end Quality Assurance (QA) service provider for Digital TV Operators and device testing specialists, operating globally with test lab facilities in the UK, Belgium and Hong Kong. They provide specialised on-site test resources, testing tools and services to validate digital media delivery systems and device conformance for multiple standards and operators across the world. Eurofins Digital Testing was formed from the merger of Digital TV Labs and Testronic Labs and is part of the Eurofins Group. Eurofins has a network of more than 225 laboratories in 39 countries and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. Eurofins Digital Testing delivers complete testing solutions to manufacturers, broadcasters, operators and related media and device supply chains, covering terrestrial, satellite, cable, OTT and IPTV delivery. This includes conformance and certification testing for standards and operator regimes, as well as the provision of bespoke media delivery solutions.For more information, please visit www.eurofins-digitaltesting.com

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Victoria Cooper
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