Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire S3 TV Technology, a business unit of Dublin-headquartered S3 Group that delivers consultancy, automated testing, service monitoring and diagnostic solutions to video service providers globally.
S3 TV Technology is an Irish company comprised of all the TV technology resources and assets of S3 Group. Accenture will integrate S3 TV Technology’s StormTest automated testing platform and video consulting capabilities with Accenture Digital Video Services software and solutions.
The addition of S3 TV Technology will expand Accenture’s global video consulting, systems integration and automated testing capabilities across all video industry segments including cable operators, broadcasters, communications service providers and new entrants in digital TV.
Francesco Venturini, managing director and Accenture Digital Video Services lead said: “In the volatile new media and entertainment ecosystem, one thing is unchanged – consumers will keep demanding more from their screens of choice. S3 TV Technology’s test automation solution, live event monitoring, video technology consulting capabilities, and systems integration experience combined with the rich capabilities of Accenture Digital Video Services and Accenture Video Solution software, will create an end-to-end platform that will help video service providers use cutting-edge technology to stay competitive by delivering more innovative features to customers.”
Philip Brennan, managing director, S3 TV Technology noted: “Video is in our history; it’s in our DNA. Our collaboration and process automation technologies deliver reliable, shared insights into platform performance and service-readiness that can help video service providers make quick updates to meet consumer demand. We are excited to join Accenture, taking advantage of the company’s capabilities, technology, and experience in this industry to enable video service providers to build dynamic, interactive relationships with their customers.”