S3 Group wins BBC test deal

Digital TV content delivery platform enabler S3 Group has confirmed that the BBC is using its StormTest Development Center for its automated testing needs. The broadcaster will use this technology for its BBC iPlayer product, including testing for multiplatform delivery to devices that can range from connected TVs, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, tablet devices and others.

StormTest Development Center allows for automated testing to be carried out more efficiently and effectively by testing these multiple devices with different test scripts simultaneously for interactive applications, embedded firmware, and digital TV solutions.

John O’Brien, CEO of S3 Group, described the BBC as ”a true innovator in the deployment of content to multiple devices” and a company that deployed cutting-edge technology. “Our StormTest portfolio has proven to be capable of validating many content delivery platforms and this partnership shows how automated testing is crucial to delivering quality content. As the multiplatform viewing experience is increasing in popularity, StormTest is helping to enable and validate its success,” he added.

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