The following talk will be delivered by Dr Cabrera, streaming engineer at Rakuten TV
Date: May 22nd, 15:00h
Location: Classroom C4-326B, EETAC
Title: “Rakuten TV, bringing cinema at home”
Offering a high quality video streaming service to many different connected devices (from smart TVs to mobile phones) poses many technological challenges. In this talk we will overview our technological stack, focusing on the problems we faced while preparing media contents and deliver them to our users. We will cover topics such as large-scale, distributed and low-latency video streaming in the wild, multi-bitrate encoding and multi-DRM protection. After this summary, we will present a success case of an internal project we faced to deliver Ultra High Definition contents in our platform. We will discuss the technological problems we solved and introduce some of the technologies we implemented to improve our users experience. Finally, we will show the career opportunities available within Rakuten TV.
Bio: Dr. Guillem Cabrera (http://www.linkedin.com/in/guillemcabrera/?locale=de_DE) is an extremely curious engineer who got his BSc in Telematics and his MSc in Telecommunications from EETAC-UPC and a PhD on internet distributed systems from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). After that, he moved to Rakuten TV as a streaming engineer, where he contributes to improve the streaming quality of the VoD service.
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