S3 Group has disclosed that a dozen global Pay TV operators are in various stages of trials with its live-network testing system, StormTest Warning Center. Introduced late last year, Warning Center enables video service providers to execute live-network tests of new video services or features. It delivers actionable data on the availability, stability and performance of consumer experiences in the field and provides a continuous feedback loop between development, engineering support and operations teams.
â€œPay TV operators are essentially becoming software companies, which requires a fundamental restructuring of how they approach product development, testing and service introductions,â€ says John Maguire, Chief Strategy Officer, TV Technology, S3 Group. â€œFor our customers, yesterdayâ€™s mindset of â€˜test and launchâ€™ is being displaced by a more agile mindset of â€˜launch and testâ€™. Warning Center is enabling our customers to embrace continuous service delivery while ensuring stability and QoE.â€