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8166508 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...
8166510 Method and apparatus for distributing video on demand loading  
A method and apparatus for distributing video-on-demand loading include processing that begins by receiving a concurrent additional request for accessing a video program (i.e., while the server...
8165055 Apparatus and method for transmitting and receiving time stamp to provide multicast service in communication system  
A method and apparatus for transmitting a time stamp to provide a multicast service by a base station in a communication system is provided. Upon receipt of a multicast service request from a...
8161512 Method for processing targeting descriptor in non-real-time receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service is disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT)...
8161513 Method for receiving a broadcast signal and broadcast receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT service,...
8161514 Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing  
An interactive television program guide system is provided in which a viewer may direct a television to simultaneously display a selected television program and a program guide display. A viewer...
8151313 Content delivery system and method  
A system for delivering content to users from a content provider, the system comprising a transmission system for transmitting content in a series of segments and a plurality of receivers for...
8151314 System and method for providing mobile traffic information in an internet protocol system  
A system comprises a server operable to deliver an Internet Protocol Television stream to a set-top box, and operable to retrieve an image from a first traffic camera. Upon receipt of a request...
8151308 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...
8151298 Method and system for embedding information into streaming media  
A method and system for embedding information into streaming media is disclosed. In order to avoid a prolonged waiting period between the time a video stream is selected for viewing and the time...
8146129 Apparatus and method for providing video content and supplemental information to a client over a switched digital video content-based network  
Video content is transmitted from a head end, over a switched digital video content-based network, to a client. The head end obtains a first group of program streams and sends to the client only a...
8132221 Methods, computer program products, and systems for packaging livecast electronic content for distribution  
Packaging live broadcast electronic content for delivery on a content delivery network is provided. A first live program broadcast on a first channel is scheduled for delivery on a livecast...
8122478 Method and system for interactive multimedia  
A high capacity interactive multimedia system is provided that can deliver large number of concurrent video on demand and high speed data streams in an integrated fashion to a plurality of...
8122479 Methods and apparatus for providing virtual content over a network  
Methods and apparatus for selecting, purchasing and delivering content to users of a network so that the user has “virtual” ownership of and access to the content, thereby obviating the need for...
8117328 System and method for automatically recovering from failed network connections in streaming media scenarios  
Automatically recovering from broken network connections in streaming media scenarios. Server software executing on the server communicates with client software executing on the client during the...
8104063 Information storage apparatus, its control method, and storage medium  
An information storage apparatus for processing a plurality of broadcast contents, where each content is subject to a respective use condition, includes a storage unit for storing such contents, a...
8104065 System to provide markers to affect rendering and navigation of content on demand  
A content on demand system includes logic to deliver at least one audio and/or video stream and to insert markers in the at least one stream, the markers indicating a position in the at least one...
8099750 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...
8099756 Channel changes between services with differing bandwidth in a switched digital video system  
Channel changes between services with differing bandwidth in a switched digital video system. A services map published by the headend and distributed to all of the edge devices, allows a bandwidth...
8095956 Method and system for providing interactive programming  
A method for providing interactive programming over a broadband network. A service provider provides a private data packet including the provider's address that is inserted between frames of a...
8091109 Set-top box-based TV streaming and redirecting  
A method for redirecting video content includes receiving a video signal at the set-top box and decoding the video signal to produce unrendered video data. The unrendered video data is encoded and...
8087055 Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating distribution of recorded content  
Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating formation of content streams formed of content for distribution to content consumers. A request detector detects indications of demand for...
8087048 Television 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...
8087056 Operating method of contents on demand system  
A method of effectively operating a Content-On-Demand (COD) system is disclosed. Requests for content are received from COD clients. If the requested content exists in a COD server and the content...
8079053 System and method of deferring multimedia content delivery  
Systems and methods of deferred multimedia content delivery are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method is disclosed that includes receiving a request from a first customer premises equipment (CPE)...
8074247 Visual improvement of video stream transitions  
Four techniques which result in the visual improvement of transitions between video streams with a same packet identifier (PID). All four techniques are applicable in the situation where the...
8069466 Advanced digital TV system  
A system for displaying electronic program guide information about a plurality of video items on a screen, the system including a display module to display a plurality of pages layering into the...
8065708 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...
8064080 Control of data distribution apparatus and data distribution system  
Upon distributing data from a first terminal apparatus to a second terminal apparatus, whether the data is to be distributed is determined in accordance with an access situation of a client to the...
8056106 Video on demand system with dynamic enablement of random-access functionality  
The present invention provides a method for an interactive media services system to provide media to a user through an interactive media services client device. The client device is coupled to a...
8056105 Dynamic video-on-demand navigation and on demand ingest  
A technique for supporting over-the-top video-on-demand separates metadata ingest and real content ingest such that navigation needs only the metadata ingest to have been completed. The real...
8054849 System and method of managing video content streams  
A system and method for managing video content streams are disclosed. The method includes receiving a plurality of multicast video streams at a server and buffering each video stream within a...
8051454 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...
8046805 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...
8046810 Method and apparatus for delivering subscription service content to roaming users  
A subscriber or other user is provided with access to a subscription service of a signal distribution system at a roaming location remote from a home location of the user. The home and remote...
8046809 Multicast services control system and method  
A multicast services control system is provided for Internet protocol television transport. The system includes a service distribution platform, at least one service concentration platform, and at...
8046811 Scheduled retrieval, storage and access of media data  
A system and method automates a scheduled retrieval, storage, and access of media data. Media data is retrieved from an external source and downloaded to an end user media device storage for...
8046794 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...
8046815 Optical network for bi-directional wireless communication  
A method for transmitting video data to the users via a network in a transcoder of an image processing system including a storage media having a predetermined amount of storage area is disclosed....
8046802 Method and system for ordering and prioritizing the downloading of content from an interactive interface  
A method and system for ordering content includes a first device having an ordering interactive interface. The first device identifies a user account. The first device forms a content selection...
8042139 Method for configuring broadcast components of a broadcast system including a compression control system  
A method and system for configuring broadcast components includes a broadcast operation channel management system (BMS) forming a bit rate allocation chart and a compression control system storing...
8037492 Method and system for video enhancement transport alteration  
Disclosed is a system for selective modification of transport data for enhanced video content. Video transport data is received in a video signal or an external source and a configurable processor...
8037506 Movie studio-based network distribution system and method  
Digital content files containing entertainment media such as movies, TV shows, and the like are distributed from at least one content source primarily responsible for the original creation of the...
8032913 Event booking mechanism  
A mechanism for booking events comprising an event broker, one or more event managers and one or more action handlers. In one embodiment, the event broker is configured to register a plurality of...
8032914 Systems and methods for dynamically allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system  
Systems and methods for dynamically allocating bandwidth in a digital broadband delivery system are disclosed. One example method includes receiving information describing subscriber requests for...
8028319 Passive video caching for edge aggregation devices  
Techniques for delivering video on demand (VOD) channel content via streaming from a first edge aggregation device are provided. The first edge aggregation device receives the VOD channel content...
8024761 Method and apparatus of load sharing and fault tolerance in an interactive video distribution system  
A method and apparatus for load sharing and increasing fault tolerance at a head-end of an interactive information distribution system during a subscriber's video session. A primary head-end...
8024762 Methods and apparatus for providing virtual content over a network  
Methods and apparatus for selecting, purchasing and delivering content to users of a network so that the user has “virtual” ownership of and access to the content, thereby obviating the need for...
8020185 System and method for retrieving digital multimedia content from a network node  
A scheme for retrieving digital multimedia content from a network node. A message is provided to the network node by a client application executing on a digital multimedia device, wherein the...
8015585 Method for preventing disconnection of audio/video stream in home network  
A method for preventing disconnection of an audio/video stream in a home network includes: a step in which a renderer connected to a server requests A/V streams; a step in which the server judges...