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8621532 Method of transmitting layered video-coded information  
Video-coded information is transmitted over a network at a priority level that is determined based on feedback from the network. In an embodiment, the feedback comprises a response to a request for...
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...
8621533 Fast-start streaming and buffering of streaming content for personal media player  
Systems and methods allow playback of a media stream received via a network. The media stream is received and stored in a buffer prior to playback. Responsive to receiving the user command to...
8621534 Method, system, and device for admission control  
The present invention discloses a method, system, and device for admission control and pertains to the communications field. The method includes: admitting a subscriber for watching a multicast...
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...
8613016 Apparatus for receiving adaptive broadcast signal and method thereof  
An apparatus for receiving an adaptive broadcast signal and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes linking an IP network, sending supported codec information for a receiver to...
8607291 Method, AV CP device and home network system for executing AV content with segment unit  
Provided are a method, an audio/video (AV) control point (CP) device, and a home network system for executing AV content in segment units defined using a protocol enabling interoperability between...
8607284 Method of outputting video content from a digital media server to a digital media renderer and related media sharing system  
A method of outputting video content from a digital media server to a digital media renderer includes providing a digital media controller to select a digital media renderer for video playback,...
8607285 Video player  
Methods, systems, and tangible computer-readable memory media are disclosed that relate to a video player configured to play a video file. During playback, the video player, in one embodiment, is...
8601521 Method and apparatus for managing media content from an optical drive  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to read media content from an optical storage medium inserted...
8601524 System and method for delivering long-tail content  
A system and method for delivering a long-tail content comprising a set-top box configured to couple an external signal to a user device. The long-tail content server also comprises a long-tail...
8601522 Video transmission systems  
This invention relates to video transmission systems, in particular to those used to transmit video content generated and displayed on a source device to a second remote display. We describe a...
8595778 User authentication in a content delivery network  
Embodiments generally disclosed herein include computer-implemented methods for delivery of video content across a network. Such methods comprise a content delivery manager capable of receiving a...
8589993 Distributing on-demand multimedia content  
A disclosed method of distributing multimedia content to end users in a multimedia content distribution network includes segmenting time in a series of intervals referred to herein as limited-chain...
8589992 Video workflow automation platform for publishing a video feed in multiple formats  
A method and system for a video workflow automation platform (VWAP) for publishing a video feed in multiple formats is described.
8584185 System and method for content transmission network selection  
A content transmission selection system is disclosed. The content transmission selection system receives requests from viewers for specific video content items. Using characteristics of the...
8584186 Method and apparatus to provide supplemental media content  
Method and apparatus to provide supplemental media content are presented. In a particular embodiment, a method of providing supplemental content in a Video-On-Demand (VOD) system is provided. The...
8578430 Throttling video on demand (VOD) based on usage  
A device receives, from one or more of a set-top box (STB) or a user device, usage information associated with video content and high definition video content, and calculates a cost factor, based...
8572641 Media transmission system and method  
A media transmission system and method for the transmission of a desired one of a plurality of broadcast media channels to a remote client over a data connection is disclosed. The system includes...
8572659 Extended digital video recorder  
A device receives, from one of a set-top box/digital video recorder (STB/DVR) or a user device, a request to allocate an amount of storage, and allocates the amount of storage based on the...
8572273 Method and apparatus for reproducing multimedia data by controlling reproducing speed  
Provided are a multimedia data reproducing method and an apparatus for controlling a multimedia data reproducing speed based on a multimedia data packet receiving speed. The method including...
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...
8566886 Passive video caching for edge aggregation devices  
Techniques for delivering video on demand channel content via streaming from a first edge aggregation device are provided. A processor is provided that is coupled to a memory. The processor can be...
8561119 Method of controlling and apparatus of receiving mobile service data  
A method of processing broadcast data in a broadcast transmitting system is presented. The method includes performing Reed-Solomon (RS) encoding and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) encoding on mobile...
8561116 Methods and apparatus for content caching in a video network  
Methods and apparatus for selectively caching (and de-caching) video content in network so as to reduce content transformation requirements and also cache storage requirements. In one embodiment, a...
8555321 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive program guide  
An interactive media guidance system with program series reminder and recording capabilities is provided. The system allows a user to set a reminder or schedule a recording for a single episode or...
8555324 Video download mechanism for transferring large data  
A content delivery system stores large content as frames of video that can be served by content servers already optimized for streaming video. Instead of storing image tiles in separate files, the...
8549576 Dynamic application insertion for MPEG stream switching  
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for dynamically creating and inserting an application into an MPEG program transport stream. The application may be subsequently run on a customer premises...
8544052 Apparatus and method for transmitting multimedia frame in broadcast system  
An apparatus and a method for transmitting a multimedia frame through a heterogeneous network in a broadcast system supporting a multimedia service based on an interne protocol are provided. The...
8544046 System and method for controlling media rendering in a network using a mobile device  
A system and a method control media rendering in a network using a mobile device. The system and the method manage, control and/or render media in a home network using remote access and/or a remote...
8544051 Broadcast solution for cable IPTV  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for offering broadcast IPTV solutions over cable (HFC networks). Rather than bypass the CMTS, a reduced number of downstream ports are utilized for video...
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...
8539536 Fragmentation of a file for instant access  
Techniques for fragmenting a file or a collection of media data are disclosed. According one aspect of the techniques, a file pertaining to a title is fragmented into a header and several tails or...
8537683 Method for estimating the quality of experience of a user in respect of audio and/or video contents distributed through telecommunications networks  
A method for estimating a quality of experience of a user receiving an information content stream distributed through a telecommunications network, includes: collecting a plurality of measures of...
8539042 Method for establishing a network platform for renting the electronic publications  
A method for establishing a network platform for renting the electronic publications adopts a grid algorithm, links to the Internet via various networks, and establishes the network platform having...
8533760 Reduced latency channel switching for IPTV  
Systems and methods can be used to provide reduced latency in channel changing for interactive programming. In some implementations, such systems and methods can include identifying a rapid channel...
8533752 Device and method for hierarchical broadcasting  
A hierarchical broadcasting device and method are disclosed. In the hierarchical broadcasting method, a broadcast transmitting device may transmit lower layer broadcast data for an existing...
8533767 Method and system for prioritizing content in a delivery queue of a content delivery system  
A system and method for communicating content to users that includes a prioritizer and a listing module communicating the category and content identifier for a content to the prioritizer. The...
8522292 Streaming media bandwidth reduction  
A media server reduces media streaming bandwidth by synchronizing start times of media streams sent to clients requesting a particular set of media or other data. The server starts new streams...
8522298 Methods and systems for transmitting synchronized visual and audio media  
Systems and methods according to the present invention provide methods, devices and systems for delivering media content to users. Broadcast audio and video streams can be synchronized for...
8516532 IP video delivery using flexible channel bonding  
An IP video delivery system and method that allocates a first number of video streams for delivery on a number of channels that, provides a number of bonding groups, where each bonding group bonds...
8510787 Access node capable of dynamic channel caching  
An access node (e.g., DSLAM) is described herein which can limit bandwidth usage in a transport network by incorporating an enhanced rapid TV channel changing functionality/enhanced BTV server in...
8510555 Streaming video server with virtual file system and methods for use therewith  
A streaming video server generates a virtual file system that includes virtual addresses of a plurality of encrypted segments of a plurality of video programs at each of a plurality of bitrates,...
8505057 Demand-based edge caching video content system and method  
A method (300) and system (200) for of conserving resources in a video-on-demand environment are provided. The method (300) includes storing a stub file (223) on an edge storage device while...
8505058 Synchronization and automation in an ITV environment  
A synchronization mechanism embeds synchronization triggers into a television signal or stream at regular intervals. The triggers include an accurate representation of the time in which the...
8502918 Method and apparatus for interdependently controlling audio/video signals  
A signal control method of analyzing audio and video signals and interdependently enhancing each audio and video signal with regard to a multimedia input sequence including audio and video signal...
8495695 Digital broadcasting system and data processing method  
A digital broadcasting system for transmitting/receiving a digital broadcasting signal and a data processing method are disclosed. A program table information has an identifier identifying mobile...
8495688 System and method for fast start-up of live multicast streams transmitted over a packet network  
A system for multicast streaming of programs over a packet network includes a node having a processor that conditions a video bitstream such that packets containing an I-frame are located near...
8495692 Non-real time services  
In certain embodiments, a method for receiving non-real time content involves receiving a transport stream containing an Internet Protocol stream of packets containing non-real time content,...
8489683 System, network and method for multi-platform publishing and synchronized content  
Methods, communications networks and systems for synchronizing content delivery to a plurality of delivery devices of a user. The delivery devices include at least one computer connected to...