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9027063 Video-on-demand (VOD) management system and methods  
The present invention provides for closed loop multimedia content management systems and methods to ensure accurate and timely delivery of VOD content from multiple content providers using...
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...
9009772 System and method for providing a data mall  
A system and method for providing content providers with network distribution nodes for distributing content to subscribers of a communications service provider may include maintaining multiple...
9003458 Method and apparatus for high bandwidth data transmission in content-based networks  
Methods and apparatus for delivering data over extant infrastructure within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable network, and the infrastructure comprises that...
9002167 Optical fiber management bridge  
An improved optical fiber management bridge 100 can comprise an optical hinge 152 for an electronics communications device 112 which is especially useful for a broadband network 104. The...
8994782 Local media rendering  
The invention involves local media rendering of a multi-party call, performed by a Client User Equipment (1). The media is encoded by each party in the call, and sent as a media stream to a Media...
8990878 Variable modulation unicast system  
A system is described that consists of a variable modulation unicast system that utilizes multiple modulation schemes in a cable network for unicast applications and is capable of assigning users...
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...
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...
8973030 Process for providing targeted user content blended with a media stream  
In accordance with one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for inserting spot content into a media stream. The method includes receiving, at a client system, a media stream...
8973026 Decoding media content at a wireless receiver  
A wireless receiver, in the form of a mobile telephone, includes a DAB receiver and a GSM/GPRS transceiver which enables bi-directional point-to-point data communications via a service provider....
8973075 Metadata for compressed video streams  
Systems and methods are provided for adding or extracting metadata for video streams. The system receives a video stream compressed according to a video encoding standard, and generates a packet...
8966015 Remote management of TV viewing options in a media exchange network  
A system supporting the remote management of options related to media consumption in a media exchange network. A system may comprise a set top box communicatively coupled to a television display...
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...
8943524 Channel selective information transmitting device, channel selective information transmitting method and its program, and memory medium  
A channel selective information transmitting device is provided for making it possible to carry out the collection of viewing information more accurately even if there is dispersion of viewing...
8914831 Communication controller and communication control method  
According to one embodiment, a communication controller includes: an output module; a transmitter; and a receiver. The output module is configured to control output of image information to a...
8910221 Technique for providing programming content through a communications network having limited bandwidth  
In a cable television system, a specific carrier is assigned to deliver programming content of a program channel to a service area for a period, defined as a function of viewership of the program...
8902243 Projector and image display method  
A projector includes: an image processing section adapted to perform image processing based on image information; a image projection section adapted to project an image based on an image signal...
8904463 Live video broadcasting on distributed networks  
The techniques related to providing a live program over the Internet are described. According to one aspect of the techniques, a data stream representing a live program is preprocessed to produce...
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...
8903944 Version selective content delivery  
A method and system of ID based content delivery where the selection and transmission of content is facilitated with use of version IDs associated with each available version of each particular...
8904456 Methods, apparatus, and systems for providing media content over a communications network  
The present invention relates to broadcasting/multicasting of media content over a communication network using shared bandwidth available from peer-to-peer networking. The system of the present...
8898703 Digital multimedia broadcasting application format generating method and apparatus thereof  
Provided are method and apparatus for generating a digital multimedia broadcasting application format. The apparatus includes: generating metadata for DMB contents; and combining the generated...
8898707 System and apparatus for enhancing delivery of media services  
A system and apparatus for enhancing delivery of media services is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box that can have a...
8887219 Information providing apparatus, information receiving terminal, information providing system, information providing method and program  
There is provided an information providing apparatus including an ECG scenario storage portion to store an ECG scenario related to a program in association with reference ID, an ECG package...
8885108 Devices, systems and methods for controlling TV  
A TV control device, for an external TV device includes a storage unit storing a user identification code and user setting data corresponding to the user identification code, and a wireless...
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...
8869216 Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver  
A method of processing a non-real time service of a broadcast receiver, which receives and processes a service being transmitted in non-real time, and a broadcast receiver are disclosed. Herein,...
8867355 MoCA multicast handling  
An apparatus and methods for transmitting information over a home coax network are provided. A method according to the invention for transmitting information over a home coax network preferably...
8863222 Multiplexing, synchronizing, and assembling multiple audio/video (A/V) streams in a media gateway  
A media gateway that services a plurality of client devices may be used to combine a plurality of encoded multimedia transport streams, which may comprise a buffered copy of received encoded...
8850470 Personal base station system with wireless video capability  
A personal base station (PBS) having wireless video capability. The PBS authenticates a mobile device within range for cellular services, and authenticates the user for a level of service for...
8850502 Content reproduction device, content reproduction system, and content reproduction method  
A content reproduction device including: an obtaining unit configured to obtain the content including plural segments on a per segment basis from a server through a communication network, each of...
8843978 Method and apparatus for network bandwidth allocation  
Methods and apparatus for assigning bandwidth to a network based on two or more different service levels. In an exemplary embodiment, video on-demand (VOD) session requests within a service group...
8843983 Video decomposition and recomposition  
Techniques are described for a server to decompose a source video data stream to generate a plurality of video data streams. The video data streams may be combinable with one another. In...
8842223 Transmitter apparatus, information processing method, program, and transmitter system  
The present technology relates to a transmitter apparatus, an information processing method, a program, and a transmitter system capable of easily transmitting a wideband signal. The transmitter...
8839331 Multiple reduced-bandwidth processing paths to achieve a full and continuous output band for multiple channel CATV upconversion  
A method of channel processing is provided wherein multiple reduced-bandwidth “processing blocks” may be combined at RF to allow for the continuous and flexible placement of multiple-channels...
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...
8832754 System and method for providing synchronized events to a television application  
A set top box client in an enhanced television system stores a table associating time references with events. The table is accessed to synchronize the delivery of events to an enhanced television...
8832755 Methods and systems for interactive video transport over Ethernet networks  
The present invention provides methods and systems to remove the dependence on the IP layer (OSI layer three) in Video-on-Demand (VoD) transport networks. The present invention replaces the IP...
8832758 Methods and systems for providing video on demand  
Methods and systems provide a selected video segment to customer premises equipment. A request is received from the customer premises equipment for transmission of the selected video segment. A...
8812671 Arrangements and methods for access to stored data  
An access server generates a handshake with storage servers resulting in more rapid access to the stored data, for example, video data, by a user. The handshake also results in load balancing effects.
8813144 Quality feedback mechanism for bandwidth allocation in a switched digital video system  
A method is provided which is suitable for implementation in a switched digital video content-based network, wherein a head end obtains a first group of program streams and sends to a client only...
8799972 Technique for effectively utilizing limited bandwidth of a communications network to deliver programming content  
To effectively utilize the bandwidth of a cable TV network, which is limited, analog TV program material is digitized and compressed before its transmission over the network. The resulting signals...
8799976 Method and apparatus for providing a web session with a commercial advertiser  
A method and apparatus for enabling service providers to offer businesses to advertise using commercials over streaming video contents to interact with interested consumers on a real time basis...
8793754 Transmission apparatus, AIT transmission method and reception apparatus  
Disclosed herein is a transmission apparatus, including: an application data transmission section adapted to transmit data of an application for HbbTV; and an table transmission section adapted to...
8776106 System and method for a household mosaic viewer  
A method of monitoring video streams currently being displayed at a customer premises of an Internet Protocol television network. A plurality of Internet Protocol television video streams each...
8774225 Mapping service components in a broadcast environment  
Services and service components in a broadcast network may be mapped to disparate physical layer transmission channels (PLPs) using logical layer pipes (LLPs). The use of LLPs allows different...
8776161 Systems and methods for video processing in network edge devices  
The present invention provides systems and methods for video processing, such as transcoding, storage, quality testing, and the like, in network edge devices. The present invention embeds various...
8769591 Fast channel change on a bandwidth constrained network  
In one embodiment, a buffering server transfers a dynamic burst transfer of data encoded using an inter-coded compression technique. The dynamic burst transfer is timed so that an initial transfer...
8769592 Unified management method and system for channel service as well as services on demand of stream media  
The present invention provides a unified management method system for channel service as well as service on demand of stream media, which belong to the management technology of stream media...
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