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8695041 Portability of personalized television settings and preferences  
A method for transferring DHCT settings includes receiving by a first digital home communication terminal (DHCT) a request for transmitting a DHCT setting from the first DHCT to a second DHCT, and...
8695042 Programming and content recommendations  
Method and system for enabling users to perform self-service operations in interactive TV environments. In one embodiment, the method enables users to select and activate programming channels via a...
8689267 Variable bit video streams for adaptive streaming  
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for adapting playback bit rate in a content delivery system based on scene complexity of the video content as well as network...
8689262 Broadcast receiving device  
A broadcast receiving device capable of easily setting area information. A control unit of a DVR transmits an acquisition request for area information to a TV. When the control unit receives a...
8687130 Remote controller, and system and method for remotely controlling digital television  
A remote controller (100) and a system and method for remotely controlling a digital TV are disclosed. A memory card (110) is mounted in the remote controller (100), and the remote controller (100)...
8683530 Apparatus for receiving and displaying cellular television content and method for billing for same  
An apparatus and method are provided for receiving and displaying cellular television content. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a wireless communication device for establishing a...
8677405 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8676882 System and method for preloading content segments to client devices in an electronic network  
A system and method for supporting content distribution in an electronic network includes a peer-to-peer network of electronic devices. The electronic devices are initially preloaded in a...
8677444 Set-top box for receiving radio and television signals  
A set-top box for receiving radio and television signals is disclosed in which there is the presence of at least one unit (2) for receiving a signal (S) and at least one unit (3) for sending the...
8667526 Providing content related to an item in an interactive data scroll  
A system may present video content with a data scroll on a video display device. The data scroll may include data scroll items that are automatically and consecutively presented on the video...
8667546 Method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content  
A method and apparatus for secure transfer and playback of multimedia content enables the secure transfer of multimedia content from a digital video recorder (DVR) to a personal computer (PC) and...
8661480 Method for providing episodic media on a dedicated channel  
A personalized media service provides, e.g., user customization of radio channel selections, immediate availability of multiple pre-programmed and/or customized channels, the ability to intersperse...
8656428 Apparatus, system and method for audio-visual content viewing using advertisement credit  
An alternative system and method for charging to provide audio visual services typically made available by providers, namely DVR services, rDVR services, on-demand services, broadcast and switch...
8655156 Auxiliary audio transmission for preserving synchronized playout with paced-down video  
In one method embodiment, providing a multiplex of compressed versions of a first video stream and a first audio stream, each corresponding to an audiovisual (A/V) program, the first video stream...
8650603 Playing out interludes based on predicted duration of channel-switching delay or of invoked pause  
When the user initiates the retrieval of the primary content information item by means of entering a user input into the data processing system, e.g. zapping a digital TV that switches channels...
8646012 System and method of mapping customer premise equipment in a VOD system of a cable service provider  
A system, method, and web-based application platform enabling a television viewer to utilize an Internet device to request a Video-On-Demand (VOD) server to stream a selected video to the viewer's...
8646009 Method for providing content  
In response to a request from a playback apparatus over a network to play back content, a first recording/playback apparatus transmits data indicating content satisfying the request to the playback...
8646014 Multistream video communication with staggered access points  
A system and method that provide reduced latency in a video signal processing system. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise transmitting a first video information stream...
8640176 Apparatus and method for providing television services using an aggregator  
The present disclosure provides an apparatus, method, and computer programs for obtaining content from a communications network. One aspect of the disclosure includes: storing an aggregator on a...
8640155 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8626923 Media search engine for a personal media network  
A system providing search functionality supporting the exchange and consumption of media is disclosed. The searching of media on storage belonging to any of a pre-defined group of users of a...
8627387 Distributed method of indexing time and file size alignment  
Logical content is defined by start/end times into a VoD media offering. The calculation of byte-range markers corresponding to the start/end times is distributed among the STBs to first request...
8619822 Method and system for generating uplink signals from a ground segment  
A system and method of generating an output signal includes a receiving system generating a plurality of signals having a first format, an encoder 162 encoding the plurality of signals into a...
8620207 System, method and apparatus for distributed content dissemination  
A wireless cellular or other device to control distribution and presentation of audio, video, or combined audio and video content transmitted from a content server and delivered to at least one...
8621535 Control apparatus, content transmission system and content transmission method  
A control apparatus accepts a request for transmission of a content from a content transmission apparatus to the control apparatus, passes on the request to the content transmission apparatus by...
8613015 Two-stage processed video link aggregation system  
Methods and systems for presentation of content through an interface to provide personalized video feeds to a user. A video feed is harvested from feed items gathered at various Internet sources....
8613011 Services gateway video-on-demand service  
A services gateway includes a processor configured to send a request for a video-on-demand content, receive a first content stream from a video-on-demand content server, and process the first...
8613037 Wireless digital video recorder manager  
Various embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for managing the reception and/or recording of video content on a wireless digital video recorder. In certain embodiments, the...
8601517 Method for reestablishing presentation of a paused media program  
A method for reestablishing presentation of a paused media program is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a Set-Top Box (STB) located...
8594575 Shifted channel characteristics for mitigating co-channel interference  
Methods and apparatuses for minimizing co-channel interference in communications systems are disclosed. A method in accordance with the present invention comprises shifting a characteristic of the...
8595775 System and method of accessing digital video broadcasts within an information handling system  
A system and method of accessing digital video broadcasts within an information handling system is disclosed. In one form, a digital video broadcast processing system can include a digital video...
8588249 Method and system for delivering video content using internet protocol over a coaxial cable  
Multicast information contained in a request from an IP TV set top box for video content to an IGMP manager is passed to an SA processor to perform a lookup of an SA table. A result of the lookup...
8590000 Wireless digital video recorder  
Various embodiments of the invention provide methods and systems for receiving and recording video content on a wireless phone. Merely by way of example, one set of embodiments provides a wireless...
8589548 Remote management of TV viewing options in a media exchange network  
A system supporting the remote management of options related to media consumption in a media exchange network is disclosed. Such a system may comprise a set top box communicatively coupled to a...
8584188 System and method for displaying call status on TV  
Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and a method for displaying, among other things, call status information associated with one or more communication devices on a television....
8584181 Multimedia channel sharing across access network boundaries  
An initiating viewer identifies a multimedia channel and submits a request to share the multimedia channel with at least one recipient viewer at another viewer premises. This request is processed...
8584190 Apparatus and method for transmitting/receiving data in communication system  
Provided is an apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving broadcasting data and supplementary data. The method includes: generating broadcasting data and supplementary data for a plurality...
8578434 Integrated cable modem  
The present invention is an integrated cable modem tuner. In one embodiment, the upstream path and the downstream path are integrated on a common semiconductor substrate. The down-stream path can...
8572667 Host device interfacing with a point of deployment (POD) and a method of processing digital video recorder (DVR) status information  
A host device interfacing with a point of deployment (POD) and a method of processing digital video recorder (DVR) status information are disclosed. A storage device records contents. A...
8566395 Method and apparatus for transmitting hypertext transfer protocol media  
In the field of media transmission technologies, a method and an apparatus for transmitting Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) media are provided, which solve a problem that a specific capability...
8566870 Higher speed high definition television (HDTV) channel and external input surfing  
A high definition television (HDTV) is capable of displaying one or more streams. Typical stream changing is accomplished by freshly determining the stream settings (frame rate, resolution, refresh...
8566894 Method and system for distribution of media  
A system for the distribution of media is disclosed. The system comprises a network center; a delivery system for receiving data from and transmitting data to the network center; and a plurality of...
8566889 Control apparatus, content transmission system and content transmission method  
Disclosed herein is a control apparatus for accepting a request for transmission of a content from a content transmission apparatus to the control apparatus and for passing on the request to the...
8561121 Set top box messaging system  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a video terminal device having a processor adapted to submit a query to a mobile device to determine whether...
8561120 Control device, smart card reading activation device and associated products  
The present invention concerns a control device (1) provided for smart card readers (SCR), a smart card reading activation device (2) and associated products including a set-top box and a daisy...
8555312 Multimedia channel sharing  
An initiating viewer identifies a multimedia channel and submits a request to share the multimedia channel with at least one recipient viewer at another viewer premises. This request is processed...
8549560 Viewing and purchasing programming in other formats  
A method according to the present disclosure comprises displaying a program in a first format on a first television channel to a user and automatically displaying a message to the user indicating...
8539522 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8539535 Methods and apparatus for supporting VOD requests in a system with hierarchical content stores  
Methods and apparatus for supporting video on demand requests in a system supporting hierarchical content stores, e.g., program caches, is described. Requested content is requested by a local...
8533765 On demand system and method using dynamic broadcast scheduling  
A system and method for broadcasting content includes a content provider which interfaces with one or more clients through a network. The content provider includes a scheduler responsive to...
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