Meet up

How Sky deliver video on Android and on Wearable Remote Control for NowTV

Tuesday, 15th March in London

This meetup was organised by Londroid: The London Android User Group in March 2016


This time around we are proud to pair with Sky! With a lot of media streaming to deal with, and the move into the 4K world, we are going to get some insights from their Android team in how they tackle their huge catalogue of content.

Android video streaming at Sky

Sky delivers both linear and on demand video streams to millions of customers in the UK and Europe. The TV, movie, and sports content we deliver is valuable to us and the rights holders, so must be protected. I will show the history of Android video streaming at Sky, the protocols for video delivery, an overview of the Android media APIs, the players available and when they should be used, and the techniques for protecting the video content.

Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack is an Android developer in the OTT mobile team, at Sky. He has worked on the Android app for Sky Store, as well has a few open source apps.

Wearable Remote Control for NowTV

One of the most common errors when starting to develop wearable apps is to try to replicate the functionality of your handset on a wearable. It's important to keep in mind that wearable apps shoud be quite small in size and functionality. They are a complement for your phone and we must develop our apps keeping this premise. In this talk I'll explain the process followed to develop a wearable remote control for the NowTV box, covering some basic aspects of the communication between the phone and the wearable.

Jesus Gumiel

Passionate Android developer and football lover. Ten years working in the dark side (big companies) in Spain and UK, trying to strenghten their Android community and to convince designers that not everybody use an iPhone. I dedicate my spare time to code in my own startup, Footballtracker, and to attend startups and Android events worldwide.

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