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9043854 Provisioning a set-top box  
A method of provisioning a set-top box (STB) with a provisioning server is disclosed. In the method, a provisioning request is received from a STB, where the provisioning request includes a...
9032453 Method and system for multiplexed transport interface between demodulators (DEMODs) and set-top box (STB) system-on-chips (SoCs)  
A multiplexed transport interface (MTSIF) may be utilized during communication between a demodulation module and a video processing system-on-chip (SoC). The MTSIF may enable concurrent...
9032460 Content localization in a network device  
A method of operating a first networking device includes receiving, from a media server, a cable length request message. The cable length request message includes data indicative of a length of a...
9032452 Method and apparatus for simulating head-end connectivity on a set-top box  
An approach is provided for simulating a connection to a head-end system to enable execution of content and features of a set-top box. A simulation platform stores a plurality of control data...
9009755 Match-rule based service message transfer method and system  
The disclosure provides a match-rule based service message transfer method and system in the IPTV, to address the problems in the IPTV message system of message storing and backlog, low push...
9003470 Interaction modalities for multimedia delivery and presentation  
A method and apparatus for displaying received data, analyze the quality of the displayed data formulating a media-parameter suggestion for the encoder to alter the characteristics of data to be...
8990850 Personalized broadcast system  
A system and method for providing personal broadcast channels are provided. In one embodiment, one or more users interact with a local broadcast agent hosted by a local server to define profiles...
8984555 Display device, program information display method in display device, receiving device, and signal transmission method in receiving device  
There is provided a display device including a signal receiving unit for receiving a video signal from an external device via a transmission path through a plurality of channels using a...
8966542 System and method for providing media content and interactive content  
A method includes receiving an indicator from a service provider via a network. The indicator is received with first media content and includes data to cause a selectable image to be displayed...
8959560 Navigation within switched digital streamed content  
In certain embodiments, a method carried out in a digital television receiver device incapable of full two way communications, of receiving switched digital television programs involves storing a...
8938760 Television box and method for controlling display to display audio/video information  
The present invention provides a TV box, where the TV box is connected to a display via lined connection or wireless connection, and the TV box includes a control unit, a network interface circuit...
8937685 Method and system for overlaying videos in a television set using a television script  
Method and system for overlaying videos in a television include: receiving a plurality of video signals directly from a plurality of video sources by the television; receiving and processing a...
8935169 Electronic apparatus and display process  
According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes an acquiring module and a display process module. The acquiring module is configured to acquire information regarding a plurality of...
8931022 Technique for providing security measures for communications device connectable to a communications network  
A user may purchase in a retail outlet a host device for receiving cable services. The cable operator needs to provide a point-of-deployment (POD) module for insertion into the host device to...
8910196 Broadcast area identification and content distribution  
Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for broadcast area identification and content distribution. In one embodiment, a broadcast area associated with an...
8898707 System and apparatus for enhancing delivery of media services  
A system and apparatus for enhancing delivery of media services is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box that can have a...
8893209 Selection of a proxy device for a network  
Multiple devices in a user's premises may each be configured to separately communicate with an external network, but the signal strength available to each may vary significantly depending on the...
8878994 Information processing apparatus, remote operation support method and storage medium  
According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first receiver, a screen transmitter, a second receiver and a controller. The first receiver receives first information...
8881196 Video playback apparatus, information providing apparatus, information providing system, information providing method and program  
A video playback apparatus for playing back a recorded program video which is connected with an ECG server for providing information related to a program through a communication network includes a...
8854555 System and method to toggle between two or more television channels  
Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference....
8850506 Tuning resolver  
A method and system for supporting media services on devices lacking capabilities to execute reverse transmission communicates necessary to request and/or locate the services. The method and...
8843980 Network-based video source authentication  
A method is provided for authenticating a source device transmitting a video segment. In the method, the video segment is received from the source device over a communication network. The video...
8843984 Method and system for preselecting multimedia content  
A method and system for remote control at a client of a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) enables a user to add desired multimedia program listings to a user collection. The user...
8799978 System and method of managing video streams to a set top box  
A particular method includes determining whether a recording at a set top box is in progress. When the recording is in progress, a program provided by a video stream transmitted to the set top box...
8789118 Method, terminal and server for allocating signal route resource in voice on demand service  
The present invention relates to a method, a terminal and a server for allocating a signal route resource in a Video On Demand (VOD) service. The method includes: sending a route detection message...
8782727 Adaptive video stream testing  
Systems and techniques for implementing adaptive video stream testing are presented. In particular, installation of a digital rights management (DRM) client is validated. Furthermore, a decrypted...
8763050 System and apparatus for enhancing delivery of media services  
A system and apparatus for enhancing delivery of media services is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box that can have a...
8756630 Imaging distribution apparatus and imaging distribution method  
An imaging distribution apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a distribution request for distribution of a specific program from a client apparatus via a network, a program...
8751672 Personal video channels  
Systems and methods provide personal channels from a network-capable user terminal. A first user terminal may receive a request from a second user terminal for access to a personal channel created...
8732782 Systems and methods for providing communication services over telephone lines  
A system and method is described for providing communication services, including voice communications, data communications, audio/video-on-demand, and broadcast audio/video, over twisted-pair...
8726327 System and method for peer-to-peer live streaming  
A P2P network has a content provider and a plurality of peers viewing the same video streaming channel. Each peer has a P2P live streaming system. In an exemplary system, a token manager module...
8718100 Methods and apparatus for selecting digital interface technology for programming and data delivery  
Methods and apparatus for selecting digital (network) interface technology for programming and data delivery over, e.g., a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises an HFC...
8719887 Communicating ancillary information associated with a plurality of audio/video programs  
A system includes a receiver and a communication interface. The receiver is adapted to tune to an audio/video portion over a transport medium. The communication interface is adapted to receive...
8713623 Technique for effectively providing program material in a cable television system  
In a cable television system in accordance with the invention, program materials are made available to subscribers in a neighborhood on an as needed basis. Specifically, when a subscriber at a...
8707380 Wireless control channel and back-channel for receiver  
A method and apparatus for integrating a bi-directional control channel into an entertainment display device to deliver content and exchange control information. The system collects request and...
8699502 Media receiver hub  
A media receiver hub receives wireless signals from multiple sources (e.g., satellite signals from multiple satellites) and provides the signals to end devices over a local network. According to...
8699336 Method and system for implementing relay channel, and edge node  
The invention relates to a method and system for implementing a relay channel, and an edge node, in which a media location service system monitors the number of orders of all nodes in an IPTV...
8695050 Multicasting system and multicasting method  
A multicasting system includes a delivery server for multicasting a content via at least one upper router and a plurality of lower routers, a plurality of client devices for playing the content...
8677439 Method and system for reducing channel switching delay of an IPTV  
The disclosure provides a method and system for reducing channel switching delay of an IPTV. The method comprises that: an IPTV system plans a multicast association mode; the IPTV system...
8656445 Multimedia subsystem control for internet protocol based television services  
The present invention allows Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services to be provided to different types of subscriber devices over different types of networks via a multimedia subsystem, such...
8656444 System for proactively troubleshooting set top box issues  
A system for proactively troubleshooting set top box issues may include a media distribution network with a remote requesting device and a programming guide server. The programming guide server...
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...
8646017 Method and apparatus for providing collaborative viewing of a media stream  
A method and apparatus for providing collaborative viewing of a media stream are disclosed. For example, the method establishes a viewing group having a plurality of members, and provides at least...
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...
8615778 Personalized broadcast system  
A system and method for providing personal broadcast channels are provided. In one embodiment, one or more users interact with a local broadcast agent hosted by a local server to define profiles...
8613030 Transmission of uncompressed video for 3-D and multiview HDTV  
A wireless video camera system including a single or dual HDTV digital camera; a system for the wireless transmission of uncompressed single or multiple SMPTE 292M, HDSDI data streams over an RF...
8607286 Method, equipment and system for reducing media delay  
A method, an equipment and a system for reducing a media delay are disclosed. A media processing unit receives a media switching request sent from a media receiving unit, and sends a response...
8600382 Apparatus and method for measurement-based medium selection in a network  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media gateway establishing communications with a set-top box over a wireline network according to a next...
8595782 Manipulating unused portions of a video display  
According to the invention, a video distribution system is disclosed. The video distribution system distributes a video program in a first aspect ratio and includes information to convert the...
8594116 Methods and apparatus for efficient IP multicasting in a content delivery network  
Methods and apparatus for assigning physical channels in a content-based network. In an exemplary embodiment, the network comprises a cable television network having a plurality of cable modems,...
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