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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...
8650602 Input queued content switching using a playlist  
Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for input queued content switching using a playlist. A retrieval sequence is generated using a plurality...
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...
8646013 Identifying instances of media programming available from different content sources  
Systems and methods are provided for identifying instances of media programming available within a media distribution system. An exemplary method involves searching a listing of media programming...
8639741 Method for distributing requests to server computers  
In the method of the invention, requests received by a request distributor are distributed to server computers. The request distributor uses distribution information for selecting, as a destination...
8639792 Job processing system, method and program  
A job processing system has first to third servers. The first server has a job generation program for generating jobs as requested. The second server has a storage device for storing attribute...
8635656 Real-time video transmission system and method  
A real-time video transmission system includes a wireless video input device, a wireless data transmission interface and a computer. The computer includes a virtual camera module, a data management...
8627390 Method and device for providing programs to multiple end user devices  
A scheme for providing programs to multiple end user devices. Two types of media streams that convey a first group of programs are provided to multiple end user devices via an edge device. The two...
8627389 Systems and methods for allocating bandwidth in switched digital video systems based on interest  
Systems and methods for allocating bandwidth in a switched digital video (SDV) system based on channel interest. In some embodiments, bandwidth is deallocated from channels and allocated to...
8627401 Smart TV-band white space identifier  
Embodiments of a white space identifier are provided. According to one embodiment, the active channel information of a cable TV can be obtained through receiving and decoding a channel changing...
8627388 Method and apparatus for channel prioritization  
A method includes detecting a client device, determining a maximum number of channels based on the client device and selecting different targeted channels from a set of available channels. At least...
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...
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,...