Accenture to acquire S3 TV Technology


Michelle Clancy

| 09 September 2015

Accenture plans 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.

Accenture said that it will integrate S3 TV Technology's StormTest automated testing platform and video consulting capabilities with Accenture Digital Video Services software and solutions, which is part of Accenture's Communications, Media and Technology group. This new combination will help video service providers enhance the quality and performance of their services in an increasingly competitive and evolving market.

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.

"In the volatile new media and entertainment ecosystem, one thing is unchanged consumers will keep demanding more from their screens of choice," said Francesco Venturini, managing director and Accenture Digital Video Services lead. "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."