The app offers a sport channel which covers Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, and because of the high bandwidth demand (10 Mbps) uses a network speed test to set the proper streaming quality (FHD or 4k).
The streaming is being done using the MPEG-DASH protocol with HEVC video codec with single bitrate and single resolution. The Olympic content is available for free to all users in Slovakia with Samsung Tizen televisions.
Commenting on the project, Petr Mazanec, CTO of Mautilus, said: “We always like to prepare something new, to push the technological limit, and the 4k streaming from Olympic Games has been very much that kind of project.”
Tomas Sustr, senior designer at Slovak Telekom, added: “preparation of (the) 4k streaming app of Olympic Games has been a challenging project, but Mautilus handled everything with ease and prepared a clean application that truly fulfills our initial intention”.