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8832757 Late assignment of recorded digital media content at time of playback  
A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a...
8832754 System and method for providing synchronized events to a television application  
A set top box client in an enhanced television system stores a table associating time references with events. The table is accessed to synchronize the delivery of events to an enhanced television...
8831402 Media stream processing  
A stream (1) of media frames (12-16, 22-26, 32-36) is generated by providing multiple media frames (22-26) having respective assigned default timestamps (40) defining rendering times of the media...
8826349 Multicast adaptive stream switching for delivery of over the top video content  
Multicast adaptive stream switching for delivery of video content over an IP-based packet network is provided. A network device obtains multiple synchronized multicast streams of the same video...
8826346 Methods of implementing trickplay  
A method of operating an IP client device for presentation of video content to a viewer includes the step of transmitting a trickplay request to a server. The client device receives from the server...
8826345 Method and an apparatus for data streaming  
An apparatus and a method for data streaming, as well as a combination, of an apparatus for data streaming and a plurality of user devices, are presented. The apparatus is adapted to receive a...
8826331 Systems and methods to schedule recording of media content  
Systems and methods to schedule recording of media content are provided. A particular method includes accessing at least one recording rule that specifies a first condition. The at least one...
8826348 System and method for wireless communication of uncompressed video having a relay device for power saving  
An apparatus and method for achieving power saving for a portable device in a wireless network for transmitting audio/video (A/V) data is disclosed. An optimal transmit power level is selected by...
8818803 Character-based automated text summarization  
Methods, devices, systems and tools are presented that allow the summarization of text, audio, and audiovisual presentations, such as movies, into less lengthy forms. High-content media files are...
8819750 Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer  
A personal media broadcasting system enables video distribution over a computer network and allows a user to view and control media sources over a computer network from a remote location. A...
8812671 Arrangements and methods for access to stored data  
An access server generates a handshake with storage servers resulting in more rapid access to the stored data, for example, video data, by a user. The handshake also results in load balancing effects.
8813165 Audio/video storage/retrieval system and method  
An audio/video storage/retrieval system and method that permits efficient and cost-effective simultaneous recording of multi-channel A/V information from a variety of sources is disclosed. The...
8812311 Character-based automated shot summarization  
Methods, devices, systems and tools are presented that allow the summarization of text, audio, and audiovisual presentations, such as movies, into less lengthy forms. High-content media files are...
8812846 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,...
8806546 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders  
An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this...
8804042 Preemptive preloading of television program data  
Digital television channels are preemptively cached based on a modeling of a user to reduce delays while switching channels. A current television channel is selected using a first tuner. A future...
8806555 Decentralized media delivery network  
A decentralized approach to delivering a media file to a requesting subscriber in a network of subscribers comprises the steps of segmenting the media file into a plurality of segments and...
8806545 Method and system for facilitating demand-driven distribution of content  
Methods and systems for facilitating distribution of content are disclosed. In one example embodiment, a method of facilitating demand-driven population and management of online content within a...
8799969 Capturing and sharing media content  
A media device allows users to watch and capture portions from a media stream. Users may then share the captured media content with other users. In one embodiment, the media device receives a media...
8799971 Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders  
An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this...
8799970 Media stream playing method and set-top box  
The present invention provides a media stream playing method and a set-top box. In the present invention, in a process that a guidance unit of a set-top box initializes a platform system, the...
8793752 Methods and computer program products for subcontent tagging and playback  
A method for tagging subcontent includes creating a first begin tag for a program to be delivered over a network, wherein the first begin tag defines a beginning of a first video segment of the...
8793749 Source frame adaptation and matching optimally to suit a recipient video device  
A digital electronic device supports program transmission to a recipient device via the Internet. A frame adapter decodes incoming IP program packets and re-encodes resulting program signals...
8793719 Broadcast viewing control method for a mobile terminal  
A method for controlling viewing a broadcast in a terminal. A terminal having a broadcast control function includes a first replaceable identity device attached to a portion of the terminal and a...
8782723 Method and apparatus for power savings in staggercasting  
A method and apparatus for saving power in a receiver includes a power savings mode selector for enabling a user input power savings mode or an automatic power savings mode based on detected...
8776157 Methods and systems for a current channel buffer for network based personal video recording  
A “pause live television” service is implemented, where in one embodiment, a continuously streaming video from a broadcast programming source is copied into a circular buffer. A set top box (“S...
8776152 Cloud-based cross-platform video display  
A request is sent from a client device to a host device hosting an application. A display associated with execution of the application on the host device may include a video portion and one or more...
8776126 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording  
An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to select programs for recording on a remote media server....
8776151 File system index table for a remote storage digital video recorder that handles multiple bitrate content  
A remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system is disclosed. The RS-DVR system includes a network interface to communicate data between the RS-DVR system and a subscriber system via a...
8769591 Fast channel change on a bandwidth constrained network  
In one embodiment, a buffering server transfers a dynamic burst transfer of data encoded using an inter-coded compression technique. The dynamic burst transfer is timed so that an initial transfer...
8769592 Unified management method and system for channel service as well as services on demand of stream media  
The present invention provides a unified management method system for channel service as well as service on demand of stream media, which belong to the management technology of stream media...
8763056 Bandwidth management for packet-based program service  
Method, device, and storage medium for receiving a request for a program from a user device; querying bandwidth state information; identifying whether the bandwidth state information indicates that...
8763057 Method and system for enhancing delivery of third party content  
An approach for enabling third party video content to be assigned a higher priority for delivery over a service provider network is described. A content delivery platform determines whether a third...
8763032 Method and system for personalizing and redirecting content object  
A first terminal sends a message to an application server in order to redirect the same content object to a second terminal. The application server receives the message and forwards it with content...
8763054 Cross-platform video display  
A request is sent from a client device to a host device hosting an application. A display associated with execution of the application on the host device may include a video portion and one or more...
8763053 File system for a file server of a video-on-demand system  
A file system that integrates trick play and standard play video information (movies or other video assets) into a single file. The single file for the video information contains a standard play...
8763037 Asset allocation system and method for allocating satellite resources in a satellite broadcast communication system  
A broadcast system and method for allocating its resources includes a broadcast operation channel management system forming a database having broadcast system data from a bit rate allocation for a...
8763055 Cross-platform video display  
A request is sent from a client device to a host device hosting an application. A display associated with execution of the application on the host device may include a video portion and one or more...
8756639 Apparatus and method for managing a network  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set top box having a controller to present bandwidth adjustments options for customer premises equipment...
8756642 Non-real time push services  
In certain embodiments, a method for receiving non-real time push content involves receiving a transport stream containing an Internet Protocol stream of packets containing non-real time content,...
8752100 Systems and methods for distributing video on demand  
A method of receiving content includes joining an in-progress multicast stream to receive a first portion of a content. The method further includes sending a request to a peer for a catch-up...
8752102 Intelligent retransmission of data stream segments  
An intelligent retransmission of data stream segments is disclosed. One embodiment comprises detecting a missing media data segment at a media receiver, assigning a value to the missing media data...
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...