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9043850 System and method for switching between media streams while providing a seamless user experience  
An electronic device with one or more processors, memory and a display receives a first request to display a first video stream on the display. In response to receiving the first request, the...
9027069 Content playback device, method for playing back content and content delivery system  
A content playback device reduces user discomfort, relative to conventional devices, when playback is interrupted and resumed after switching viewing modes, pieces of content representing...
9021538 Client-server based interactive 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....
9021537 Pre-buffering audio streams  
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for identifying and pre-buffering audio/video stream pairs. The method includes the steps of predictively identifying for...
9009765 Method and server for fast channel change in unicast-multicast IPTV networks  
An object with embodiments of the present invention is to achieve a solution for fast channel change that improves bandwidth utilization, wherein the fast channel change is accomplished by...
9003468 Automatic performance device  
An automatic performance device includes a performance data receiving unit that receives performance data transmitted from a storage device without passing through a moving image distribution...
9003459 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...
8997137 Stream control with different trick-mode protocols  
Embodiments disclosed include a method and a system. The method includes receiving a first media stream, in a first network device from a remote network device, using a first network protocol. The...
8997153 EPG realignment  
Arrangements detailed may cause a television channel received via the tuner to be recorded for a period of time to create a channel-specific file. The channel-specific file may include multiple...
8990870 Multi-source assisted content delivering system  
While receiving content from a source via a first connection, a receiver determines the connection is interrupted, selects an alternative source, and continues to receive the content from the...
8990869 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,...
8988495 Image display apparatus, method for controlling the image display apparatus, and image display system  
A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is...
8989281 Video quality and audio quality adjustment  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to allocate between a video and audio quality in a multimedia presentation and...
8978078 System and method of selecting a multimedia stream  
A particular method includes detecting a channel change request at a set-top box. The channel change request specifies a requested channel that is associated with a plurality of multimedia...
8978077 Video content presentation  
Systems and methods to present video content are disclosed. According to an embodiment, a method of processing video data is disclosed. The method includes receiving timing information associated...
8978079 Apparatus and methods for managing delivery of content in a network with limited bandwidth using pre-caching  
Apparatus and methods for managing provision of content to devices in a content delivery network. In one exemplary embodiment, content with a high probability of viewership is sent to consumer...
8978058 Methods and apparatus for managing interfaces in a placeshifting device  
A placeshifting device handles content from a media source (e.g., a set-top box) that might incorporate a form of copy-protection such as HDCP. In one case, when a placeshifting mode is entered...
8978076 Methods and systems for content control  
Methods and system for providing content are disclosed. One method can comprise receiving a request for data at a first time, wherein the data comprises a first time duration, determining a buffer...
8966555 Method and system for performance monitoring of network terminal devices  
A method and system for performance monitoring of a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) includes a probe device configured to capture input and output data with respect to a network...
8955027 Transcoding media streams using subchunking  
A method including receiving an input media stream and splitting a video portion of a received portion of the input media stream into input video chunks, while receiving a remaining portion of the...
8949915 System and method for delivery of Video-on-Demand  
A method of providing video-on-demand content includes receiving a request from a set-top box, and determining the video-on-demand content is not stored locally. The request includes a content...
8949914 System and method of delivering video content  
A method of delivering video content is disclosed and includes sending data from a set-top box device to a video head-end of a video distribution network. The data indicates that the set-top box...
8949912 ABR live to VOD system and method  
The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for simplifying the process of creating a video-on-demand system. For example, in one embodiment, a method for...
8935736 Channel switching method, channel switching device, and channel switching system  
A channel switching method, a channel switching device, and a channel switching system are provided. The method includes that: a network buffer apparatus determines whether a buffered video stream...
8935735 Methods and apparatus for supporting trick play functions in devices without local storage  
Methods and apparatus for providing playback devices with trick play functionality are described. The system includes a playback device, e.g., without recording capability, and a gateway device...
8931021 Display apparatus and image playing method thereof  
A display apparatus and image playing method thereof, are provided. The display apparatus includes a broadcasting receiver which receives a broadcasting signal; a communication unit which...
8931019 Method, device and computer program product for outputting a transport stream  
A method comprising receiving, via a distribution channel, video data having an identifier that identifies a position within a video and an address defining a location of a stored playlist. The...
8918823 Digital decoder having a so-called “playback” mode of operation and comprising two buffer memories  
A digital decoder for television receiver, comprises an input (E) for receiving a digital audio/video signal (SAV), means for demodulating and decoding the input signal into an output signal...
8914833 Video session shifting using a provider network  
A method includes receiving a request for a video program from a user device. A user account associated with the user device is identified. The method may also include identifying a latest viewing...
8904455 Personal video recorder functionality for placeshifting systems  
PVR functionality is enabled on a media player of a placeshifting system, which allows a user to record media programs from locations that are physically remote from a source of the media...
8904458 System and method for pre-caching a first portion of a video file on a set-top box  
A method of pre-caching video content is provided and includes measuring an available bandwidth of a data connection to a set top box. The available bandwidth measurement can be an average...
8902362 Broadcast receiving device and method  
A prediction means for predicting a maximum delayed change time, which is the longest in a change time which allows a next program to be displayed, if a channel is selected to change the current...
8898713 Content aggregation and presentation  
Techniques for providing personalized presentations of aggregated content items are described herein. These techniques may aggregate individual content items from multiple sources, filter the...
8897622 Media recording element  
A media recording element having capabilities to facilitate recording media for subsequent playback. The recording element further including features associated with limiting operations of a hard...
8893165 Systems and methods compensating for set top box overflow  
A system and method for cleaning television viewing behavior data collected from set top boxes by detecting and correcting various problems that can occur in the viewing data. Three problems that...
8892763 Live television playback optimizations  
In embodiments of live television playback optimizations, streaming video content is received for distribution to a client device that is implemented to playback a video content stream for...
8893196 Personalized content  
A media switch enables a terminal to access content by receiving a content request from a terminal for a first piece of content to be distributed over a cable system, identifying a personal...
8887216 System and method of delivering video content  
A method includes receiving data from a set-top box device at an access system via an access network, the data indicating a selection of a channel at the set-top box device, the data including a...
8887217 Systems and methods for quality of experience aware joint scheduling of buffered video on demand and best effort flows  
System and method embodiments for joint scheduling of buffered video on demand (VoD) and best effort flows within the same band enable improved quality of experience for VoD receiving mobile...
8875175 Smart live streaming event ads playback and resume method  
A digital video viewing system including methods for user selection of video advertisement content and time of display of video advertisements during a live video content stream. The digital video...
8875201 Method, device and system for implementing seeking play of stream media  
A method, a device and a system for implementing seeking play of stream media are provided. The method for implementing seeking play of stream media includes: sending a seeking play request to a...
8875203 Method of data management for efficiently storing and retrieving data to respond to user access requests  
A method of data management for efficiently storing and retrieving data in response to user access requests. The method includes receiving a request from at least one client for a title not...
8856823 Methods and systems for synchronizing delivery of media content streams having different resolutions  
An exemplary method includes processing a first program stream representative of media content having a first resolution and a second program stream representative of the media content having a...
8854555 System and method to toggle between two or more television channels  
Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference....
8850500 Alternative audio content presentation in a media content receiver  
Presented herein is a method of presenting alternative audio content for an audio/visual content segment, such as a television program or a motion picture. In the method, the audio/visual content...
8843977 Media content delivery systems and methods  
An exemplary method includes receiving, by a media content delivery subsystem from an end-user media content processing device via a network, a request to record a live transmission of a media...
8842175 Anticipatory video signal reception and processing  
A system and method that provide reduced latency in a video signal processing system. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise receiving a current request from a user for first video...
8839324 Method and system for digital content transmission  
Disclosed embodiments include a method and an apparatus for digital content transmission that comprise: (a) partitioning the digital content into a plurality of sequential segments; (b) selecting...
8830405 DC/DC converter and television using same  
A DC/DC converter 10 has a high-side transistor QH as a switching element and a low-side transistor QL as a synchronous rectifier element. A first primary electrode D and secondary primary...
8832759 Resource scheduling apparatus and method, program requesting method and system  
A resource scheduling apparatus, a resource scheduling method, a program requesting method, a program requesting system, and a Set Top Box (STB) are provided. The resource scheduling method...

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