SOURCE: S3 Group

S3 Group

August 31, 2011 09:07 ET

IBC2011: S3 Group Enables Operators to Ensure Their Content Gets Delivered Correctly to All Devices, All the Time

Greater Complexity in Digital TV Systems and Heightened Expectations for Flawless Performance Drives Demand for S3 Group's StormTest Solutions

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - S3 Group, a global enabler of the highest quality digital TV Content Delivery Platforms, today announced a new strategic direction designed to address the twin challenges faced by Operators: ever-increasing platform complexity, and sustained focus on controlling costs. S3 Group's professional services and StormTest portfolio of products are designed to support Operators across the entire platform lifecycle, combining test automation with deep knowledge of receiver technologies, in order to maximize cost effective delivery of the highest quality experience to viewers no matter what device they are watching on. Attendees at IBC2011 can experience the StormTest solutions first hand through demonstrations during the show (Hall 3, Stand 3.B23).

S3 Group's professional services and StormTest portfolio of products enable the operators' engineering, supply chain and operations departments to ensure their Content Delivery Platforms work flawlessly, regardless of where the content is coming from and which device is being used to consume it. Customers -- including operators, device manufacturers, application developers and repair facilities -- report significant savings in the time and resources dedicated to testing and customer support; one Tier-1 operator customer reduced costs by more than 80 percent after its first year of complete deployment of StormTest.

Today's Content Delivery Platforms require support for a significantly increased range of connected devices, increasing the overall complexity and potential for errors. This, combined with viewers' expectations for perfect TV performance, is driving the rapid growth and demand for S3 Group's automated solutions and professional services. The company has over 40 customers around the globe, and recently announced relationships with Sky Italia, Canoe Ventures and Irdeto among others.

"We are laser-focused on providing a range of products and services that enable our customers to concentrate on what they do best: ensuring that their digital TV content is delivered to subscribers with the best possible quality cost effectively," said John O'Brien, CEO, S3 Group. "Test automation through our StormTest products will continue to play a key role in this. So too will our deep knowledge of receiver technologies which has expanded over the last number of years to include application development and testing for tablets, DTVs, and gaming stations in addition to traditional Set-Top Boxes. All digital TV industry participants are faced with the exciting but challenging prospect of an ever increasing set of devices consuming content from an increasing set of sources. We'll be expanding our offerings accordingly to help our customers to ensure that their end-to-end content delivery platform can support this increasingly complex environment."

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About S3 Group:
S3 Group helps digital TV companies develop and maintain the highest quality content delivery platforms. It is recognized as the world leader in system integration services and automated testing products which are deployed by engineering, supply chain and operations departments of operators and technology providers globally. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has development centers in Ireland, USA, Poland, Czech Republic and Portugal with sales offices and representatives worldwide. Visit and for further information.

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    Breakaway Communications for S3 Group
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