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BSkyB Validates Sky+ HD platform with S3 Group

Standardizes on industry’s most powerful HD test automation product

Amsterdam, The Netherlands(16 Sep 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 announced that Sky has expanded and upgraded its digital TV testing platform, based on the industry-leading StormTest Development Center, to include High Definition (HD) image handling. The product will be featured on the S3 Group stand at IBC 2013.

Sky uses StormTest Development Center as its test automation platform, deploying the product to streamline Quality Assurance processes by validating each generation of digital receiver and associated software releases.

In support of its corporate goals for improved efficiency and product reliability Sky has adopted a test-driven Set-Top Box (STB) software development environment, enabled by StormTest Development Center.

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 and for further information.