SOURCE: S3 Group

S3 Group

December 16, 2013 03:00 ET

S3 Group Records Strong Revenue Growth From Video Service Provider Market

Secures Important New Reference Customers; TV Technology Business Closes Out 2013 With 25 Percent Year-on-Year Revenue Growth

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - S3 Group, an international digital TV company that enables operators and infrastructure vendors to accelerate the end-to-end delivery of multiscreen TV, has recorded strong revenue growth from the Video Service Provider market in 2013. S3 Group's TV Technology revenues have grown by 25 percent year-on-year, buoyed by the roll-out of new TV platforms, demand for multiscreen services, and a number of significant multi-year managed service agreements. New customers and contract expansions during the year included: Astro, BSkyB, upc cablecom, RDK Management LLC, Sky Deutschland, Tele Columbus and many others.

End-to-End TV Platform Innovation

The company's end-to end system integration practice, covering head-end through to CPE, has seen significant growth throughout the year, with its operator customers moving forward with the development of their next-generation video delivery platform architectures. S3 Group's architects and program managers have been providing consultancy on a range of leading-edge projects, including: the roll out of network DVR platforms, cloud-hosted user interfaces and gateway-client CPE architectures.

Strong Growth in Multiscreen Test Automation

StormTest®, the leading multiscreen test automation platform continues to enjoy strong growth. With it, S3 Group has added new Tier-1 video service provider customers and deepened its relationship with existing clients. This year included a number of test automation product firsts including: first to market with 16-channel HD image handling, and market-leading scalability for large-scale stress testing.

RDK Success

During 2013, S3 Group was awarded the important task of code management for the official Reference Design Kit (RDK) code repository, by RDK Management LLC. RDK Management is a joint venture between Comcast Cable and Time Warner Cable and is supported by more than 100 licensees. S3 Group ensures the stability and integrity of RDK code releases as a managed service. Separately, the company is also engaged with several major pay-TV operators on RDK-based home gateway development projects. S3 Group is guiding these licensees through the development, integration and testing challenges associated with bringing RDK-based products to market. 

Capping a strong year was the Irish Software Association award of Company of the Year to S3 Group. The judges said that "S3 Group stood out for its contribution to the software industry and for the breadth of innovation, vision and execution it displays in its business as it scales internationally".

About S3 Group:

S3 Group accelerates the end-to-end delivery of multiscreen TV for digital TV programmers, operators, component vendors and managed service providers. We reduce time-to-market and improve quality for our customers as they launch and operate new products. We do this by providing solutions that combine system integration, test automation and advanced platform diagnostics, end-to-end across the content delivery chain. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, a multinational technology company, focuses on three business areas: TV Technology, Semiconductor and Telehealth, and has development centers and sales offices in Ireland, USA, Poland, Czech Republic and Portugal with representatives worldwide. Visit http://www.s3group.com/tv-technology and http://www.twitter.com/S3Group_tvtech for further information.

Contact Information

  • Contact S3 Group:

    Tracey Sheehy
    Breakaway Communications for S3 Group
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