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Pay-TV operators embracing role as software companies

August 18, 2015

In advance of IBC 2015, video platform performance enhancement and service readiness specialist S3 Group has released results from a survey of nearly thirty US and European pay-TV operators and their key suppliers, which serve more than 77 million total subscribers, about efforts to become more nimble, software-oriented companies. The results show the pay-TV industry both grappling with and embracing the best-practices of Web companies including DevOps, Agile, and Continuous Deployment.

“Unlike yesteryear, pay-TV providers’ reliability and innovation is no longer driven by the physical plant, but rather by software code,” said John Maguire, Chief Strategy Officer, TV Technology of S3 Group. “Video service providers are striving to shorten

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