Ralf Jacob is the Executive Vice President of Broadcast Operations & Global Engineering at TelevisaUnivision, reporting directly to the company’s CEO. Jacob oversees the company’s strategic partnership with global tech leaders around all content supply-chain technology. He leads international cross-functional teams that deliver on streamlining media infrastructure to ensure efficiencies, stability, and scalability globally.
Jacob joined TelevisaUnivision in August 2022 and serves as the key technology leader responsible for implementing the company’s global engineering transformation by enabling cloud integration and other leading-edge technologies for the distribution of TelevisaUnivision’s content on all platforms. His robust experience in media infrastructure delivery solutions, including OTT and ABR streaming, along with strong engineering skills in content orchestration with advanced dynamic ad insertion platforms, are integral to producing substantial revenue growth for TelevisaUnivision in highly competitive growth markets.
Jacob joins the TelevisaUnivision team from Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS), where he served as Chief Revenue Officer and then President. There, he led the efforts to grow VDMS’s streaming business by over 300%, achieved 12% of the world’s internet traffic flow through VDMS, and managed over 45,000 live-event broadcasts, including some of the world’s largest sports and musical franchises.
Previously, Jacob was Chief Executive Officer of upLynk, which VDMS later acquired. Jacob is responsible for developing several new technology start-ups that have been acquired by Fortune 20 corporations.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Computer Science from Fachhochschule Wiesbaden, Germany, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.