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S3 Group Helps UK Public Broadcaster to Optimize Multi-Device Delivery Platform

StormTest(TM) Development Center Utilised for Automated Testing of Connected Consumer Devices (January 04, 2012)

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/12 -- S3 Group, a global enabler of the highest quality digital TV content delivery platforms, today announced 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.

S3 Group's role is to help ensure the consumer experiences seamless service -- regardless of the content delivery platform. Originally launched on the Web, the broadcaster's product has since expanded to a multitude of consumer devices, all of which need to be tested. 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.

StormTest Development Center also provides leading international organizations with enterprise features such as centralized resource management, where testing slots can be pooled across systems and sites, as well as centralized reporting and results management -- all extremely important when testing multiple interactive applications.

"BBC is a true innovator in the deployment of content to multiple devices and is well-respected as a company that deploys cutting-edge technology. We're proud to be part of the team that helps deliver excellence to their viewers," said John O'Brien, CEO of S3 Group.

"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," O'Brien continued.

StormTest Development Center has been chosen by more than 25 of the world's leading digital TV operators, broadcasters and vendors. For more information about StormTest Development Center, please visit http://bit.ly/iAVYES.

About S3 Group:
S3 Group helps digital TV companies develop and maintain the highest quality content delivery platforms. It is recognized as the world leader in system integration services and automated testing products which are deployed by engineering, supply chain and operations departments of operators and technology providers globally. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has development centers in Ireland, USA, Poland, Czech Republic and Portugal with sales offices and representatives worldwide. Visit www.s3group.com/tv-technology and www.twitter.com/S3Group1 for further information.

Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications for S3 Group
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