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8438603 Methods and apparatus for supporting content distribution  
Methods and apparatus for supporting content delivery service are described. In accordance with the invention content can be supplied to temporary storage of a regional or local server used to...
8434117 Tunerless media presentation unit and methods of use  
A tunerless media presentation unit is described which dispenses with the use of traditional analog television tuners. In its place, the media presentation unit provides a pseudo-tuner which can...
8434119 Communication apparatus and communication method  
A communication apparatus for receiving video data transmitted by streaming from a transmission apparatus via a transmission path includes a video data reception unit configured to receive the...
8429706 Method and device for transmitting data  
This method of transmitting coded data, representing a digital video, from a server to a plurality of clients, at least one subset of the clients using congestion control algorithms, uses a...
8429697 Modifying the behavior of a multimedia transport system in response to detected capabilities of a client system  
Modifying the behavior of a multimedia transport system in response to a detected capability of a client system. A client system may include the capability to perform portions of a multimedia...
8429698 Digital broadcast transmission device and digital broadcast reception device  
A digital broadcast transmission device generates channel combination information associating a plurality of physical channels. The digital broadcast transmission device divides a bit stream into a...
8418216 Forecasting and cable television network—planning of narrowcast services  
A method and a non-transitory computer readable medium for evaluating a configuration change of a cable television network, the method may include: receiving, a model of a cable television network,...
8418207 Dynamic video source selection for providing the best quality programming  
A Dynamic Video Source Selection (DVSS) component that can be implemented in a physical or virtual STB that is capable of presenting a high quality service and consistent navigational paradigm to...
8413186 Method for transmitting/receiving broadcasting signal and broadcasting signal receiver  
A method for transmitting/receiving a broadcasting signal and a broadcasting signal receiver are disclosed. An identifier of a burst period is obtained from program table information of the...
8413201 Method for deciding radio bearer of mobile IPTV system  
In a mobile IPTV system, a multicast coordination entity (MCE) acquires information for radio resource allocation for satisfying all terminals through a counting procedure, and determines a radio...
8413197 Video delivery device, video receiver and key frame delivery method  
In this video delivery device including: a storage device storing key frame information including a key frame number included in a contents file and offset from the beginning of a file; and a...
8413191 Program guide with a digital storage device  
An interactive television program guide system with digital storage is provided. The program guide gives users the ability to select a program for recording onto the digital storage device. The...
8406254 Network optimized distribution  
A content server is configured to buffer and transmit numerous live media streams to individual devices. The content server analyzes characteristics associated with the live media streams to...
8407741 System, server and method for providing supplementary information service related to broadcast content  
The present invention relates to a system and method for providing a supplementary information service related to broadcast content. The system for providing a supplementary information service...
8407733 Method and apparatus for establishing individualized subscription plans in a switched digital video system  
A content delivery system headend is provided which includes a Switched Digital Video (SDV) manager for coordinating SDV sessions requested by subscribers over an access network. The headend also...
8402495 Content sequence technology  
Content sequence technology, in which a channel subscribed to by a user of a content delivery network is identified and a genre of the identified channel is determined. A play sequence policy is...
8402494 Switching content  
Displaying video on a video display device is disclosed. A first video stream from a first video streaming source is displayed on the display device. A second video stream from a second video...
8402496 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...
8401087 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...
8402485 Advertisement inserting VOD delivery method and VOD server  
A VOD server refers to advertisement delivery information, and inserts a stream of advertising content in a stream of video content of a main part, based on advertisement inserting position...
8392183 Character-based automated media 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...
8392952 Programming content processing and management system and method  
In accordance with aspects of the present invention, a technique is implemented to effectively receive streaming multimedia content in digital form, parse and segment the received transport stream...
8392955 Apparatus and method for representing a sequence of content as projections for reconstructing the sequence at full or lower quality  
A content presentation system comprising content playing apparatus and content providing apparatus operative to receive an array of digitally represented numbers, representing content as P points...
8387090 Method and system for providing a regional channel in a digital broadcast environment  
A method of delivering a regional television channel to a user over an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service comprising the steps of forming a multicast of channels intended for delivery to a...
8387100 Delivery of application functionality via video-on-demand architecture  
Provision of non video on demand applications and associated content through a video on demand (VoD) infrastructure is provided. An existing VoD application may be used to allow services other than...
8387099 System for acceleration of web page delivery  
A method comprising running a web browser on one or more servers of a service center, and hosting files for a web page on a storage unit associated with the one or more servers. Upon receiving user...
8379801 Methods and systems related to text caption error correction  
Systems and methods related to providing error correction in a text caption are disclosed. A method may comprise displaying a text caption including one or more blocks of text on each of a first...
8375413 Digital broadcasting system and method of processing data in a digital broadcasting system  
A digital broadcasting system and a data processing method are disclosed. A receiving system of the digital broadcasting system includes a baseband processor, an IP network stack, and a handler....
8375080 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving filtered content based on age limit  
A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving filtered content based on an age limit. A client transmits to a server a content request message requesting original content, part of which is...
8370889 Switched digital video client reverse channel traffic reduction  
Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling a switched digital video (SDV) client to intelligently generate and transmit reverse request in a SDV system. In this manner, reverse channel traffic...
8370884 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...
8370888 Hydra: high-performance data recording architecture for streaming media  
A data stream recorder system, for multi-stream recording and retrieval of utilizes a number of gateways, each for sending and receiving packets containing streaming multimedia content data at...
8370885 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...
8365231 Video server based program delivery system and method  
A program delivery system includes a video server that records a plurality of server contents and outputs the server contents, a video switcher which selectively switches between server contents...
8365236 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...
8358694 Effective error concealment in real-world transmission environment  
Systems, methods, and apparatuses are provided for concealing errors in video data. It is detected whether a slice group in a picture contains errors. When the slice group contains errors and the...
8356325 System and method for transferring a session across domains and subscriptions  
A system and method for transferring a session between IPTV Control Servers, or between IMS subscriptions, allows the IPTV Control Servers involved in the transfer to connect to each other and...
8356324 Implementing network personal video recorder for digital video settop boxes  
A video program is streamed in a normal mode to a digital media rendering system on a first connection to the rendering system. Then, while streaming the video program over the first connection, a...
8352997 System and method of monitoring blackout events  
Systems and methods of monitoring blackout events are provided. A particular method includes receiving a server blackout event associated with a scheduled blackout of a first media service. The...
8351759 Power outage DVR back up system  
Embodiments of the disclosed invention include a system and method for recording television content in the event of a power loss. For example, in one embodiment, an optical network terminal...
8352991 System and method for modifying a video stream based on a client or network environment  
A Video Server (VS 100) encodes a video stream according to the values of parameters and transmits the video stream over a Network to a Video Client (VC 200) that decodes the received video stream...
8341678 Using TV remote control and TV to display content from any one of multiple sources  
A method is provided for a system to display media contents from source devices on television channels of a television. The method includes receiving a channel change command from a remote control,...
8341662 User-controlled selective overlay in a streaming media  
A method and system for tailoring a multimedia presentation of an event on a computerized multimedia system to meet a user's desires. In a preferred embodiment, a set of video streams and a set of...
8336076 System and method for positioning multiple broadcast content on a user interface  
There is provided a interactive IPTV broadcasting service system of user participation, the system including: a broadcast controller reserving time of IPTV broadcast channels to perform an IPTV...
8332902 Method and system of providing switch broadcast television  
A method and system of providing switched broadcasting of content to a number of consumers. The content may be transmitted in pieces over broadcast and switched transmission tiers. The broadcast...
8321904 System and method to enable access to broadband services  
A provisioning system includes a services management system operable to enable a set-top box device configured to receive broadband services at a first network location to access one or more of the...
8321903 External services allocation in closed on-demand systems  
Integrating external on-demand services is performed through embedding a pseudo on-demand video-title for each new on-demand external service, which is activated by an original session manager (SM)...
8321899 System and method for delivering video products to a subscriber unit  
A system for delivering video products to a subscriber unit includes: (a) at least one subscriber unit equipped for processing video signals; (b) a telecommunication network coupled with the at...
8312493 Providing program restart functionality in a digital video network  
A technique for providing program restart functionality in a digital video network involves receiving requests from different end-user devices to restart a program and servicing the program restart...
8301716 Interface for a multi-processor gateway apparatus and method for using the same  
An interface for a multi-processor gateway apparatus and method for using the same. A user device communicates with a multi-processor gateway apparatus over a wired or wireless path. A first...