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UK-based Digital TV Labs has unveiled what is says is the first conformance testing service for the new HbbTV logo programme for hybrid devices.The new HbbTV logo program enables manufacturers to display compliance with the HbbTV specification and official test suite in return for an annual licence fee. The Digital TV Labs programme includes periodic market sample audits as well as a compliance system for suspected non-compliant devices.The test regime will be based on Digital TV Labs’ Ligada iSuite, its platform for HbbTV and MPEG-DASH.The company will also use its HbbTV 1.5 test suite and country-specific suites to provide compliance testing for the rench TNT2.0 and Spanish TDT Hibrida HbbTV platforms.Keith Potter, CEO of Digital TV Labs, said, “We recognise that the growing adoption of HbbTV across Europe – and now into Asia – means that interoperability is vitally important to guarantee the continuing success of the standard and a quality user experience. The new HbbTV logo programme, incorporating a rigorous compliance monitoring regime, provides clear indication of HbbTV device compliance.”
Arris reported year-on-year drops in revenue and profits in the third quarter, citing “headwinds” related to “telco capex, industry consolidations and the strong US dollar”.Commenting on the results, Arris chairman and CEO, Bob Stanzione, said that he remained “confident about our future business prospects” and said that Arris’ pending takeover of Pace will make the company “even better positioned for future growth.”“Last week the shareholders of both Arris and Pace approved the combination and we continue to work to satisfy the remaining regulatory conditions to close the transaction,” said Stanzione.Overall in the quarter, Arris’ revenues came in at US$1.22 billion (€1.11 billion), down 13.1% year-on-year. Net income attributable to the company was US$26.3 million, compared to US$54.6 million a year earlier.“Our third quarter results were in line with our expectations and are lower than the third quarter of last year when we were launching an unprecedented number of new products,” said Stanzione.