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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...
8484299 Content delivery system, delivery server, receiving terminal, and content delivery method  
A transmitting terminal can transmit a content held by itself to a specific receiving terminal having no email software as if using a mailer. The transmitting terminal (10) and the receiving...
8484687 System and method providing remote video-on-demand (VOD)  
A system and method enabling a user to view on a computing device, a catalog of Video On Demand (VOD) content available on a remote (guest) VOD system, to purchase an available piece of VOD content...
8479241 System and method to control communication of data  
Systems and methods of controlling communication of data are provided. A method of controlling communication of data may include receiving, at a network component, a request for data associated...
8479242 Video storage and distribution  
Receiving and sending videos over a network such as the Internet. In one implementation, users upload videos to a web site in a variety of formats. The videos are transcoded and other users can...
8473992 Multichannel data transfer apparatus and its method  
The multichannel data transfer apparatus is connected to a transmission line in which a plurality of connected nodes have their respective transmission channels and transmit compressed data in a...
8472792 Multimedia distribution system  
A multimedia file and methods of generating, distributing and using the multimedia file are described. Multimedia files in accordance with embodiments of the present invention can contain multiple...
8468570 Method and system for memory PVR functions in a broadcast environment  
A method and system for providing personal video recording functions to a client viewing a broadcast program in a multi-client network. To provide the PVR functions, predetermined storage limits...
8468571 Enabling trick plays during VBR playback of a CBR transmitted media file  
A method and system for enabling trick plays during a variable bit rate (VBR) playback of a media file transmitted to a user media device as a constant bit rate (CBR) flow includes determining a...
8463677 System architecture and methods for experimental computing  
The present invention contemplates a variety of improved methods and systems for providing an experience platform, as well as sentio or experience codecs, and experience agents for supporting the...
8464298 Method and system to daisy-chain access to video resources  
A method and system to control at least one video resource daisy-chain access system. A first embodiment is a method to operate a video resource daisy-chain access system. The method includes...
8452885 Playout-dependent unicast streaming of digital video content  
A technique for managing the streaming of digital video content involves providing a unicast stream to a client in response to the playout status of the unicast stream at the client. In particular,...
8443407 Facilitating placeshifting using matrix code  
A method for providing a user of a target device with placeshifted content. The method includes detecting, utilizing the target device, a matrix code associated with an audio/visual program. Data...
8443408 Method and system for managing bandwidth  
A bandwidth management system, receiver, and method of managing bandwidth in a content delivery system are described. In one embodiment, the method includes: identifying two or more content items...
8443404 Session life-cycle quality-of-experience orchestration for VOD flows in wireless broadband networks  
A network system includes a connectivity services network (CSN), a plurality of access service network gateways, a plurality of base stations, an orchestration device, executing a lifecycle...
8443412 Digital broadcasting system and data processing method  
A digital broadcasting system and a data processing method are disclosed. A time zone identifier is inserted into program table information of a broadcasting signal and the broadcasting signal is...
8436943 System and method for automated audio visual system control  
A system and method are provided for automating control of a plurality of video displays coupled to a plurality of video sources through a switchable network. The method includes the operation of...
8437373 Transmitting enhancement data for video  
The invention provides a method and apparatus that addresses and resolves the issues currently affecting the ability to offer Enhanced TV, in particular, those issues concerning timing and...
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...