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US20050229231 Converter-assisted video encoder  
A system may include a decoder, an encoder, and a storage device. The decoder may decode encoded video information having a first format into intermediate video information. The decoder may also...
US20100333160 SEGMENTATION OF MULTICAST DISTRIBUTED SERVICES  
The present invention relates to methods and arrangements to optimize bandwidth usage in a Multicast Services Control System (MSCS) for digital information transport. The system comprises a...
US20110119720 Set Top Box With Capability to Support User Identification  
A method for performing a service action on a particular set top box based on a particular private identifier associated with the particular set top box is disclosed. At a database associated with...
US20120079546 CATALOG SLICING IN A VIDEO PROVISIONING SYSTEM  
A system, associated with a video provisioning system, may receive a hierarchical representation of categories and subcategories associated with a catalog of video assets; and condense the...
US20120272282 TRACKER IN P2 P SYSTEMS WITH DVD FUNCTIONALITIES  
“A method of optimizing the design of a Tracker in P2P applications to support DVD features, the method including determining for each peer and video operation the time T and jump point Pj,...
US20150007242 DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, RECEPTION APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR TRANSITIONING TO NEW SERVICES  
A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of non-backwards-compatible services. The broadcasting method includes...
US20150229989 DISTRIBUTED ENCODING OF CONTENT FOR A NETWORK  
Content, such as video content, may be encoded using encoders that are installed at encoding devices of customers of a telecommunications provider. In one implementation, a server device may...
US20120311652 CONTENT SELECTION BASED ON DISPERSION CALCULATIONS  
A device, system and method are provided that may allot and manage bandwidth, such as bandwidth associated with broadcast and narrowcast distribution models, in a content distribution network. The...
US20060064644 Short-term filmmaking event administered over an electronic communication network  
Methods and systems for conducting short-tem filmmaking events are disclosed, in which a set of rules is provided to a plurality of entities, each entity comprising an individual or a team of...
US20140259086 CONSTRUCTING A TRANSPORT STREAM  
There is disclosed a head-end system in which differently processed copies of content portions are reordered such that copies from different content portions are not interleaved in the final...
US20140282798 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING CONTROL MESSAGE IN BROADCASTING SYSTEM  
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for configuring a control message in a broadcasting system for supporting a multimedia service based on an interne protocol. To this end,...
US20090317065 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...
US20110107365 System and method for managing program assets  
A method of operating a communications system storing assets for later transmission, is disclosed. The assets have respective expiration dates beyond which a right to transmit expires. The method...
US20110277009 Supporting Functions for Quality-Assured P2P VOD Services  
The present invention relates to a method for controlling downloading of video segments or segmented video stream to a subscriber client unit, and a subscriber client unit adapted to perform said...
US20120079524 BACK OFFICE SUPPORT FOR A VIDEO PROVISIONING SYSTEM  
A system may receive, from a set top box (STB), a request for a video asset; retrieve a profile, associated with a user of the STB, that identifies a device, associated with the user, that is a...
US20140282791 LEAP SECOND SUPPORT IN CONTENT TIMESTAMPS  
In embodiments, apparatuses, methods and storage media are described that are associated with support for leap seconds for provision of media content. In embodiments, a leap second is identified...
US20110030024 GRID RECORDING FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND  
A set top box determines DVR requests that the set top box is not able to record based on a number of scheduled DVR requests. The set top box provides the DVR request to a DVR management server....
US20110258659 System and Method for Construction, Delivery and Display of iTV Content  
iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same;...
US20050160467 Multimedia telecommunication system with a multipurpose multimedia device  
A multimedia telecommunication system with a telecommunication service provider (TSP) to broadcast a multimedia composition signal (CS) from a multimedia content provider (MCP) to a user station...
US20140040970 METHODS USING BASE CONTENT AND ADDITIVE CONTENT AND RELATED CLIENT DEVICES AND NETWORK SERVER DEVICES  
Methods of operating a network server device are provided. The methods may include establishing a session with a client device. The methods may also include transmitting a first base segment...
US20150128175 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING GROUP CONTENT PRESENTATIONS AND GROUP COMMUNICATIONS DURING THE SAME  
A system and method are provided that allow the presentation of content to multiple users while some or all of the users communicate with one another through a network. In some embodiments, a...
US20140068692 Sharing Television and Video Programming Through Social Networking  
In particular embodiments, one or more computer systems of a social-networking system receive a first video stream from a content source, receive social content from a social graph of the...
US20150040174 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING MEDIA PLATFORM DEVICES  
Disclosed is a system and method for receiving a broadcast, associating the broadcast with a broadcast device and a time interval, transmitting the broadcast to the broadcast device during the...
US20130007832 Dynamic Application Loader for Set Top Box  
Set top boxes (STBs) in a cable system are configured on a box-by-box basis to facilitate beta and trial testing of new or updated services. STBs are assigned to deployment groups identified by a...
US20110010747 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZED INITIALIZATION OF DIGITAL HOST DEVICE  
A method and system for customizing an interactive cable host initialization process for a cable host device, is provided. One implementation involves triggering an interactive cable host...
US20110078722 METHOD FOR DISPLAYING ENHANCED VIDEO CONTENT  
The present invention provides a solution to the problem of displaying enhanced video content from a remote server in situations where a connection to the remote server provides inadequate...
US20150020142 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERSONALIZED TELEVISION VIEWING  
A personalized television viewing system includes a head-end subsystem. The head-end subsystem includes a personality server configured to store a user preference regarding a television viewing...
US20150195618 METHOD OF RECOMMENDING EVENTS ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE  
This technology provides a method, non-transitory computer readable medium and device that recommends one or more events on an electronic device. The electronic device provides an event to the...
US20110197227 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ROAMING VIDEO WANTED LIST AND ROAMING VIDEO PREFERENCES  
Various embodiments of the present invention relate to systems and methods for providing a roaming video wanted list and roaming video preferences. In particular embodiments, the systems and...
US20150033276 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING MULTIMEDIA QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE IN A TRANSPORT-INDEPENDENT FASHION  
Systems and methods are disclosed which adjust virtualized resources for delivery of a real-time multi-media session to a user terminal. Based on resource parameters, setting resource...
US20130254824 TRIGGER COMPACTION  
A method, non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and reception apparatus for processing one or more triggers associated with audio/video (A/V) content, and an information providing...
US20130254826 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST CONTENT AND SYSTEM USING THE SAME  
A method and apparatus for providing broadcast content by an adaptive streaming service and a system using the same are provided, in which a content transmission server configures and transmits a...
US20120079512 CATALOG AND USER APPLICATION FOR A VIDEO PROVISIONING SYSTEM  
A method performed by a video provisioning system may include receiving metadata associated with a video asset; storing the metadata in a catalog of video assets available through the video...
US20120192240 PARTICIPANT AWARE CONFIGURATION FOR VIDEO ENCODER  
Systems and methods for multipoint video distribution are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, system for multipoint video distribution include at least one endpoint including a EECM and a DECM,...
US20150195611 MULTI-VIEW VIDEO STREAMING SYSTEM AND PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF  
A multi-view video streaming system and a method of providing the same. A streaming module streams at least part of individual-view videos of a multi-view video taken at different views to a user...
US20140298397 System for Broadcasting Video Programmes  
The present invention concerns a method for generating a stream in accordance with the DVB standard that is understood by a first-generation decoder, typically in accordance with DVB-S/C/T/, and...
US20080282308 Optimizing Data Rates For Video Services to a Subscriber  
A method for optimizing data rates for video services to a subscriber that includes receiving an indication of whether incoming video signals to a set-top box corresponding to the subscriber are...
US20140189730 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALLOCATING BANDWIDTH IN SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEMS BASED ON INTEREST  
Systems and methods for allocating bandwidth in a switched digital video (SDV) system based on charmed interest. In some embodiments, bandwidth is deallocated from channels and allocated to...
US20050289634 Image service system  
Illegal use of a playlist can be prevented. A laboratory generates a playlist and encodes the playlist with a public key. The encoded playlist is recorded in a DVD. When a user carries out...
US20140068676 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO COLLECTION MANAGEMENT, INVALID VIDEO REPLACEMENT AND CONTINUOUS VIDEO REPLAY  
A method and a system for video collection management are provided. The method and the system can gather related videos in a network, classify the videos into multiple channels and recommend the...
US20130067527 System and Method for Transmitting a Services List to a Playback Device  
There is provided a system and method for dynamically transmitting a services list to a playback device. The system comprises a display device, a playback device, and a mediator server with a...
US20120079523 UNIFIED VIDEO PROVISIONING WITHIN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
A video provisioning system may receive a video asset from one or more content providers. The video provisioning system may process the video asset to allow the video asset to be provided to a set...
US20110074816 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING GRAPHIC ANIMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN FANTASY SPORTS CONTEST APPLICATIONS  
Systems and methods for integrating graphic animation technologies with fantasy sports contest applications are provided. This invention enables a fantasy sports contest application to depict...
US20130268988 Delivering an Audio Video Asset  
Delivering an audio video asset in a way that makes best use of different delivery mechanisms available.
US20120079537 CREATING AND USING A VIRTUAL VIDEO ASSET IN A VIDEO PROVISIONING SYSTEM  
A system may receive, from a content provider, metadata associated with a video asset, where the metadata includes information associated with the video asset and identifies a future time when the...
US20150156560 APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AUGMENTED BROADCAST METADATA, USER TERMINAL, METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AUGMENTED BROADCAST METADATA, AND REPRODUCING AUGMENTED BROADCAST METADATA  
An augmented broadcasting metadata (ABM) transmission apparatus is provided, which includes a metadata generation unit to generate ABM which is necessary for augmented content to be overlapped...
US20120079528 PUBLISHING INGESTED VIDEO CONTENT TO A VIDEO PROVISIONING SYSTEM  
A system may receive an instruction to publish a video asset to a video provisioning system; retrieve profiles associated with the video asset, where a first profile may correspond to a set top...
US20050257242 Multicast video edit control  
According to the invention, a content receiver for processing a video program into an edited video program as specified by a user is disclosed. The content receiver includes a version profile,...
US20150100999 SYNCRONIZATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL DIGITAL CONTENT  
Supplemental digital content is provided to be played in synchronization with primary digital content on a media device, such as a television, handheld device, smart phone, computer, and so forth....
US20150052572 R-CCAP WITH AM STAR ARCHITECTURE  
A remote node system with an amplitude modulation (AM) star architecture is formed between a remote node and a plurality of field nodes split from the remote CCAP node. In embodiments, an R-CCAP...