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8752101 Distribution system  
A distribution system 100 includes a transmission device 110 and a reception device 120. The transmission device transmits content data coded with a certain code rate to the reception device. The...
8752104 Technique for effectively providing various entertainment services through a communications network  
A switched broadcast service and a network personal video recorder (NPVR) service are provided synergistically in a cable TV system having limited resources. For example, in providing the switched...
8745678 Method and apparatus for internet protocol television media content sharing  
A method and apparatus for enabling IP service subscribers to share media contents with other IP service subscribers or Internet users in either a secured or open fashion are disclosed. In one...
8745650 Content segment selection based on time-shifted content viewing  
A method, executed by a processor, for selecting content segments to serve to a viewer based on time-delayed television content viewed by the viewer includes receiving by the processor, a...
8745675 Multiple audio streams  
A system and method for providing multiple audio streams for a video over a network such as the Internet. The system comprises a server that includes an encryption unit and a slicing unit, a...
8745658 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content  
iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same;...
8739232 IPTV data collection apparatus and method based on multi-cast  
Disclosed is an Internet protocol television (IPTV) data collection apparatus including: a transmission path setting unit acquiring a transmission path of an IPTV provider and setting a...
8739225 Alternative audio delivery for television viewing  
A viewer viewing audio-visual content on an audio-visual display (12) advantageously can receive information as to potential sources of alternative audio (241-24n) via a set-top box (14). The...
8739231 System and method for distributed video-on-demand  
Various techniques for providing a video-on-demand (VOD) system based on distributed networks are disclosed. According to one aspect of the VOD system, individual client devices on a network are...
8737212 Distributing intelligence across networks  
Methods and apparatus relating to distribution of intelligence across a network are described. In one embodiment, one or more content processors may be provided at the edge of a computer network...
8732774 Video server for controlling video signal output and video signal output control method  
A video server to transmit a plurality of video information, set to a the decode processing mode, the decode processing mode including a combination of allocation, a decoding method, and a...
8732769 Wireless video transmitter  
A technique is offered which is applied to a system for wirelessly sending and receiving control commands and which permits mutual communications owing to the control commands between a wireless...
8732779 Interactive television program guide system with pay program package promotion  
A system is provided that allows a user to select a pay program for purchase from a program guide. The program guide determines whether the selected program is part of a package of pay programs. If...
8726322 Non-real time push services  
In certain embodiments, a transmitter transmits an output packet stream containing non-real time program content, a FLUTE file description table (FDT), NRT service metadata and NRT content...
8726403 Secure video content provisioning using digital rights management  
A method that includes receiving a first request for video content from a user of a user device; retrieving an identifier for the user device using an application programming interface; sending a...
8726321 Method and apparatus for video on demand asset management  
A master scheduler system and method automatically operate and/or coordinate operation of a plurality of relatively independent systems, including manual systems, to function as an NVOD system to...
8726314 System and method for extending recording time for a digital video record (DVR)  
A system and method for extending recording time over an allocated time slot for a A/V recording device including receiving, at a programming content server, a request for one or more programs and...
8719893 Secure module and a method for providing a dedicated on-site media service  
A service module for a dedicated on-site media service. The service module enables a dedicated media service for a broadcast signal. The electronic media module includes a tuner, a media storage...
8719882 System and method for selectively receiving required satellite television channels  
A system includes a video-on-demand server and an authentication server. The video-on-demand server is configured to provide video-on-demand content through a broadband connection to a set-top box...
8719883 Stream transmission server and stream transmission system  
A server (101) streams data coded by inter-frame prediction. The server (101) comprises: a transmission data generator (116) for causing an independently decodable key frame to be added with at...
8719881 Methods and apparatus for enabling synchronized content presentations using dynamically updated playlists  
Methods and apparatus for allowing parties, e.g., individuals, at different locations to participate in an on-demand content delivery session are described. Dynamically updateable playlists are...
8719880 Content management server and content management method  
Disclosed is a content management server that enables a playback restart from a suitable playback interruption position to be made possible even when editing processing has been executed on content...
8719888 Video encoding and serving architecture  
Techniques for delivering content, such as videos, over a network are described. A core server and an edge server are provided. The core server has local storage. The edge server has local storage....
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...
8713620 Methods and apparatus for providing video on demand and network PVR functions using IP streaming  
Methods and apparatus for supporting on-demand content services, using conventional non-IP based VOD servers are described. The methods and apparatus of the present invention, through the use of a...
8713618 Segmenting video based on timestamps in comments  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for segmenting videos in a video hosting service. To determine segments related to timestamps, user generated comments are parsed for...
8713597 Authenticating and off-loading IPTV operations from mobile devices to fixed rendering viewing devices  
A mobile IPTV system enables authenticating and off-loading of IPTV operations from a mobile device to an external fixed viewing device. The mobile device performs authentication to an IPTV network...
8713619 Creation and use of test cases for automated testing of media-based applications  
A method for testing an automated interactive media system. The method can include establishing a communication session with the automated interactive media system. In response to receiving control...
8707348 Systems and methods for generating interactive video content  
The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for generating interactive content from video content. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises...
8701147 Buffering content on a handheld electronic device  
A handheld device receives a wireless RF transmission that includes multiple video streams and buffers all video streams or selected video streams based on an identification of video streams to...
8695049 Content switching apparatus and content switching method  
The content switching apparatus includes at least a position identifying unit (800) and a play control unit (700). In switching from a first content (broadcast program) to a second content (VOD...
8695054 Ingesting heterogeneous video content to provide a unified video provisioning service  
A system may receive a video asset from a content provider. The system may process the video asset to allow a video provisioning system to distribute the video asset to a set top box and another...
8683542 Concealment of errors in HTTP adaptive video sets  
A system including one or more stream sources and a stream controller. The one or more stream sources may be configured to generate a plurality of input streams containing a given content at a...
8683535 Fast channel change  
A system and method that provide reduced latency in a video signal processing system. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise generating and receiving a request for a unit of video...
8676995 System and method for enabling pairing of a companion device with a mate device for performing a companion service  
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes establishing a connection between a first client and a messaging fabric of a conductor element associated with a video system; receiving...
8677425 Method and system for implementing interaction between set-top box (STB) and home gateway  
The present invention provides a Set-Top Box, a home gateway, and a method and a system for implementing interaction between the Set-Top Box and the home gateway, and the method comprises: the...
8677430 Content rental system  
A content rental system includes one data store for storing rental content. The content rental system also includes a content server for transferring content to one viewing device based upon a...
8677429 Resource conflict resolution for multiple television  
A system for managing resource-usage conflict among a plurality of viewers associated with a plurality of TVs, including a plurality of resources for shared usage among the viewers, the resources...
8670487 Video quality and audio quality adjustment  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to allocate between a video and audio quality in an Internet Protocol...
8667545 Method and apparatus for storing user selected video content  
A method and apparatus for enabling registered users to select and purchase video sessions from a network to be viewed from any video display devices connected to the network are disclosed....
8661482 Method for reducing latency in an interactive information distribution system  
A method and apparatus for reducing latency caused by information server processing of subscriber request wherein a plurality of content streams defined by a playlist are sequentially provided to a...
8661491 Methods using base content and additive content and related client devices and network server devices  
Methods of operating a network server device are provided. The methods may include establishing a session with a client device. The methods may also include transmitting a first base segment...
8660413 Systems and methods for dynamic content play list creation  
Systems and associated methods for dynamic content play list creation are described. A fastplay application provides for dynamic play list generation, using feature categorization and local storage...
8656437 System for capture and selective playback of broadcast programs  
An apparatus for storing broadcast programs for future transmission to subscribers comprising means for receiving a broadcast channel data stream which comprises a plurality of sequential programs...
8656421 System and method for controlling a network  
A system and method for controlling network bandwidth that uses a timer to monitor the length of time that a set top box is set to a channel and, in response to the timer reaching a time limit,...
8656438 Method and system of queued management of multimedia storage  
A queue management module receives a message to queue location information for multimedia content. The queue management module stores the location information in a queue corresponding to a...
8650590 System and method for bypassing an emergency alert break-in for a recorded event  
Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and a method for bypassing an emergency alert break-in for a recorded event. For example, in one embodiment, a set top box is disclosed that...
8650601 Video on demand management system  
A video on demand (VOD) asset management system (100). Content is moved within the VOD system in accordance with predetermined variables such that certain content, such as that which is in high...
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...
8650599 Accumulation display device, interlocked display method and system  
An accumulation display device can interlock a display content according to specification of each of the mobile data terminals. An interlocked display system includes an accumulation display device...