Netflix is ​​looking bittorrent expert to deploy P2P distribution




Netflix seems almost to want to make the implementation of a mechanism for its P2P streaming video platform, perhaps based on bittorrent. The company is looking for people with experience in, among other bittorrent technology for the post of senior software engineer.

Netflix In a vacancy on the Netflix website to read that the company is currently evaluating various distribution methods for its video content, as perceived TorrentFreak. The company is looking for a developer who has experience with P2P technology and new software in this area to test for Netflix to implement them eventually. As one of the job requirements, experience is called with bittorrent technology and contributing to open source implementations of the popular p2p protocol.

The job description shows that Netflix sees great opportunities in P2P, whereby subscribers to the streaming video service also exchange data. This may be the company that produces vast amounts of data traffic with its video content, yield considerable savings.

Netflix called the rise of Popcorn Time, an accessible application that can be watched via the bittorrent protocol illegally to movies and series, rather a serious threat to its business. Nevertheless bittorrent can also be used for legal content and Netflix now seems to want to actively use this technique. Previously suggested Bram Cohen of BitTorrent, the company behind the eponymous protocol, the video quality that Netflix now delivers lousy and that bittorrent technology that could improve.

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