S3 Group supports Canoe Ventures’ ITV Services

S3 Group, a global enabler of digital TV content delivery platforms, has announced Canoe Ventures has selected its StormTest Development Center as the automated testing solution for Canoe’s national deployment of Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) enabled ITV applications. With StormTest Development Center, Canoe Ventures now has the ability to test multiple set-top boxes (STBs), from multiple vendors, across different operator networks seamlessly, and from one single testing platform.

Canoe Ventures, the advanced television joint venture of the various cable companies, has built the nation’s largest national ITV platform which reaches more than 20 million advanced-use, digital cable households. Canoe is growing its ITV footprint rapidly and is also developing new interactive EBIF applications that can be deployed nationally. The testing and validation required for this – across multiple platforms, operators and geographies – is extensive, and requires the support of a solution that ensures the consistent performance of these applications in different environments.

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