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US20110093900 GATEWAY APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL CONTENT DELIVERY IN A NETWORK  
Methods and apparatus for the delivery of digital content in a network. In one embodiment, the digital content comprises internet content received from an Internet host server in a first container...
US20150150070 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MEDIA CONTENT  
A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a system comprising a processor, first media content from a service provider network over a...
US20140310761 GENERATION, DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF CONTENT METADATA IN A NETWORK  
Methods and apparatus for utilizing information (e.g., metadata) relating to content in a multimedia distribution network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable...
US20110167443 Method and device for updating regional rating table  
A method performed by a digital television receiver associated with a television includes storing in a memory a first rating configuration, including a region identification of the first rating...
US20130024903 STREAM CONDITIONING FOR SEAMLESS SWITCHING OF ADDRESSABLE CONTENT ACROSS TRANSPORT MULTIPLEX, USING LOCAL STORED CONTENT AS PRE-ROLL AND POST-ROLL BUFFERS; IN DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVERS  
A system, method and apparatus to enable addressable advertising content delivery in which multiple addressable content streams are sent in a transport multiplex, Addressable Content Channel...
US20090007211 Cable set-top box with voice over internet protocol  
A cable set-top box with voice over internet protocol includes a housing; a coaxial cable input for accepting a coaxial cable containing a video content signal and a data content signal from a...
US20110055883 METHOD FOR ACTIVE SWITCHING OF CONTENT IN AN IPTV-BASED PLAYLIST  
A system and method for switching between content streams in a playlist makes use of a bookmarking and state information saving process to allow an intermediate node in an IPTV network to offer an...
US20140047472 SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA FOR RESOURCE-BASED ALLOCATION OF CONTENT TRANSMITTED IN A MEDIA NETWORK  
Systems, methods and computer-readable storage media for allocating content elements addressed for a content opportunity in a transport stream within a household-addressable media network. A...
US20060026660 Video signal transceiver  
A video signal transceiver has a triax port, a baseband port, a demodulator for converting a HF video signal received at said triax port into a baseband video signal for outputting at said...
US20100319033 Apparatus And Method For Supporting Multiple Services  
In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed that comprises receiving a first signaling message from a transmitting station indicating a burst reception...
US20150230002 Class-Based Intelligent Multiplexing Over Unmanaged Networks  
Switched digital television programming for video-on-demand and other interactive television services are combined utilizing class-based, multi-dimensional decision logic to simultaneously...
US20130160069 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BONDING BROADCAST CHANNEL  
An apparatus for bonding a broadcast channel, including an encoder to output at least one broadcasting program in a form of a transport stream (TS) packet by encoding the at least one broadcasting...
US20050005304 Superframe planning technique for DVB-RCS networks  
This invention relates to a DVD-RCS superframe planning system comprising a method to specify input and an algorithm to generate optimal superframe layout. Specifically, this system allows...
US20070204313 Token Locking to Schedule Content Consumption  
Embodiments of token locking to schedule content consumption are described herein. Tokens are designated to portion bandwidth allocated to a group of client devices by a content provider to stream...
US20100100914 VIDEO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND VIDEO DISTRIBUTION METHOD  
A video distribution system according to the present invention includes a user terminal, an SIP session controller, and a video distribution server. When the SIP session controller receives a...
US20110107387 CONTROL LINK FOR WIRELESS DISPLAY UNIT  
A method comprises establishing a session between a host and a display unit, including transmitting media content according to a television broadcasting standard, and implementing control traffic...
US20050010961 System for providing live and pre-recorded audio-video content to a plurality of portals over the Internet  
A system for providing audiovisual media to a plurality of portals on a network including a central request server on the network that stores the media, at least one requesting portal that...
US20150195589 METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A COMPOSITE VIDEO SERVICES STREAM  
The invention relates to a method of and apparatus for determining a composite video services stream comprising one or more video services for delivery across a digital subscriber loop. In some...
US20100058422 VIDEO AUDIO STREAM DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, DISTRIBUTION METHOD, AND DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM  
It is possible to provide a video audio stream distribution system, a distribution method, and a distribution program which can improve the stream switching speed during zapping and suppress the...
US20070283391 Method and system for partitioning television channels in a platform  
A method and system for partitioning television channels in a platform. A method involves creating partitions for a platform, associating each of one or more television channels with one of the...
US20090254947 METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE MENUS UPON REQUEST TO TERMINALS COUPLED TO A COMMUNICATION NETWORK  
A method is dedicated to providing interactive menus upon the request of a user communication terminal (T1), via a two-way communication network (R1). This method consists, when a terminal (T1,...
US20070157280 Multimedia in-band gateway  
An in-band gateway which enables TV operators having a narrow out-of-band return channel the capability of providing high bandwidth applications including voicemail, voice attachments, music on...
US20070157278 CONTENTION-BASED ACCESS TO TONES IN ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (OFDM) WAVEFORM  
A bi-directional communication system is provided. The system includes a multipoint-to-point host unit and a plurality of remote units communicatively coupled to the multipoint-to-point host unit...
US20060156366 Method and system for announcing a transport stream in a digital broadcast network  
A method and an arrangement for defining a sub-table structure for SI tables, which may be used to split one big Service information (SI) table into several smaller tables. The splitting into the...
US20100107210 System for simultaneous delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service  
A method and apparatus is provided for the delivery of digital television and interactive broadband service in a manner that maximizes the usage of the digital broadcast spectrum. A digital...
US20070124789 Wireless interactive communication system  
An interactive communication system including a web-based content brokerage engine for the matching of meta data to audio content and audio+video content, for the encoding of such meta data into...
US20110043614 Content transmission method and display device  
There is provided a video content transmission method that includes the steps of: transmitting normal video content to at least one stream respectively transmitted on at least one broadcast...
US20070271590 Method and system for detecting of errors within streaming audio/video data  
The rapid proliferation of streamed audio-visual services to users via the Internet, especially fee-based services, has increased the importance for content providers in establishing, maintaining,...
US20120151548 METHODS OF ADAPTIVE CANCELLING AND SECONDARY COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS FOR EXTENDED CAPABILITY HFC CABLE SYSTEMS  
A method to extend the downstream and upstream data carrying capability of an HFC CATV system. At the neighborhood level, the CATV cable (the primary channel) is divided into different segments...
US20050160472 Method for using a delivery system descriptor so that a receiver automatically can modify itself, if the broadband transmission delivery parameters changes  
A method and system for identifying the delivery system and physical properties of the satellite delivery system is presented. A Delivery System Descriptor is used as a descriptor and the DSID is...
US20070107034 Combination meter for evaluating video delivered via Internet protocol  
An apparatus for testing a video stream received at a subscriber site includes a coupling for receiving broadband RF signals communicated over a hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network, a signal level...
US20100058421 Methods and Apparatus for Updating Digital Television Firmware  
Systems and methods for using broadcast bandwidth for updating firmware of digital televisions may include identifying a portion of unused bandwidth corresponding to a television station;...
US20050251844 Blind correlation for high precision ranging of coded OFDM signals  
An apparatus having a corresponding method and computer program comprises a front end to receive an orthogonal frequency division modulation (OFDM) signal comprising a plurality of OFDM symbols...
US20100017816 Method and System for Enabling Reception of Multimedia Contents at a User's TV Set Via a Communications Terminal  
A method for enabling use of contents by a user of at least one set top box adapted to receive broadcast TV signals, includes: establishing an association between at least one identifier of the...
US20130283331 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INSERTING BROADCAST PROGRAM BY DETECTING AVAILABLE CHANNEL OVER HYBRID FIBER COAX NETWORK OR OPTICAL CABLE NETWORK  
An apparatus for combining a broadcasting channel may include a channel detector to detect a vacant Radio Frequency (RF) broadcasting channel used by a photoelectric converter that converts a...
US20130179916 Cloud Based Content Assembly Method and System  
There is provided a method for use by a cloud based content assembly system having a memory and a processor for assembling multiple customized linear channel streams from an assembly template. The...
US20140150046 Distributing Audio Video Content  
A method of distributing audio video content is described. The method includes: receiving configuration data for a plurality of devices; for each device in the plurality of devices, computing a...
US20070261093 BUFFERING VIDEO DATA AS RECEIVED OVER ALTERNATIVE NETWORKS  
A method includes receiving, via a portable electronic communication device, first digital video data in bursts using a first communication technology. The method further includes receiving second...
US20110113450 ENHANCED TELEVISION EXTENSION  
A method may include receiving an enhanced television (ETV) application in a video client over a first data path and executing the ETV application in the video client. In one embodiment, the ETV...
US20070220579 ALTERNATE RADIO DATA FREQUENCY SELECTION  
Alternate radio data frequency selection involves receiving radio data system signals and extracting region tables from the radio data system signals, with the region tables each including a...
US20050015812 Method of distributing real time data streams across a multimedia network as well as a mediation device and a multimedia network therefore  
The invention relates to a method of distributing real time data streams across a multimedia network to receiving terminals, wherein a selected real time data streams is transmitted from a media...
US20080098448 CONTROLLER CONFIGURED TO TRACK USER'S LEVEL OF ANXIETY AND OTHER MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES  
A method for use in an interactive system includes receiving position information for a controller that is being manipulated by a user, analyzing the position information, and estimating a...
US20070261094 Asymmetrical directional coupler  
An asymmetrical coupler including first, second, and third diplex filters and first and second directional couplers is described. The first diplex filter is connected with a main input. The first...
US20060020975 System and method for propagating satellite TV-band, cable TV-band, and data signals over an optical network  
An optical network can include a data service hub, a laser transceiver node, and a subscriber optical interface. The data service hub can comprise a satellite antenna and a RF receiver for...
US20050246756 System and method for providing multiple services in HFC CATV networks  
Various channels containing digital data for CATV services are distributed over the HFC CATV network from the headend. Digital data is modulated on RF sub-carriers within an allocated downstream...
US20130276047 DOCSIS OUT-OF-BAND CONTROL SIGNAL FREQUENCY CONVERSION FOR LEGACY SET-TOP BOXES  
Techniques are provided for up-converting a downstream set-top box control signal to a frequency that is above a cable television system upstream communications band. The downstream set-top box...
US20060053462 System and method to expand catv transmission spectrum using high frequency spectrum overlays  
A system and method for the expansion of the spectrum by the generation and introduction of high frequency spectrum overlays is disclosed. In an electronic content distribution system a plurality...
US20050273836 Changing communication mode in a CATV pathway using mute commands  
A cable node and a cable hub that communicate on a CATV network are configured to switch communication modes without signal loss or degradation due to delays in switching communication modes. In...
US20140157347 FLEXIBLE BROADCAST SYSTEM AND METHOD  
Broadcasts over designated bands of the radiofrequency spectrum allow for flexible use of the spectrum as well as for the receipt of return signals from receivers. To obtain return signals,...
US20050289632 Controlled isolation splitter apparatus and methods  
Apparatus and methods for controlled splitting and isolation of signals in a radio frequency network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable television network, and the apparatus...
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