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US20140096168 Media Playing Tool with a Multiple Media Playing Model  
Machine-readable media, methods, and apparatus are described for a media playing tool with a multiple media playing model. In some embodiments, the multiple media playing model may decoding a...
US20130051554 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENENRATING TOP LEVEL INDEX FILES  
Systems and methods for automatically generating top level index files for use in adaptive bitrate streaming in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment of the...
US20120210375 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO EASILY RETURN TO A RECENTLY-ACCESSED SERVICE ON A SECOND DISPLAY  
Apparatus and methods are provided to implement a technique for using a second display with a content playback device. In one implementation, this feature allows users to easily return to a...
US20120266200 System and Method Providing Remote Video-On-Demand (VOD)  
A system and method enabling a user to view on a computing device, a catalog of Video On Demand (VOD) content available on a remote (guest) VOD system, to purchase an available piece of VOD...
US20110035255 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING USER GENERATED ADVERTISING TRANSACTIONS IN A VIDEO SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENT  
In one embodiment, a system stores video clips which a user can select and use to create an ad video. The user can download the video clip, edit it appropriate, and then upload the ad video to the...
US20130268973 Sharing Television and Video Programming Through Social Networking  
In particular embodiments a social networking system may receive from an external system outside the social-networking system, a request comprising a user identifier associated with a user of the...
US20130198770 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR REAL-TIME LIVE STREAMING CONTENT  
Implementations of the system and method use an existing management server infrastructure to deliver video-on-demand or streaming content, including real-time live streaming. Existing client...
US20130312046 SMART STREAM DELIVERY SERVER, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING A MIX OF SERVICES TO BE DELIVERED TO A SUBSCRIBER'S PREMISES  
A smart stream delivery server, a system, and methods are described herein for assembling a mix of services (e.g., linear channels, video on demand, broadcast television, and recordings) which are...
US20110197223 EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM FOR VIDEO ON DEMAND VIEWERS  
Viewers of video on demand (“VOD”) programs are automatically presented with Emergency Alert System (“EAS”) information during an invocation of the EAS system. A VOD Support System receives...
US20140359682 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTENT VALIDATION  
A method includes receiving at a directory server a notification from a client system, where the notification indicates that the first client received a corrupt packet of a playfile from a first...
US20140115640 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORKED PVR STORAGE AND CONTENT CAPTURE  
A content management system for managing content stored by a number of networked Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) associated with a user community is provided. More specifically, the storage space...
US20120174169 SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR BANDWIDTH CONSERVATION IN VIDEO ON DEMAND SYSTEMS  
A method is disclosed for using social networking information to conserve bandwidth in a video-on-demand (VOD) system operated by a service provider. In a VOD server system, a request for a VOD...
US20110087559 Compliance Assurance System  
A system including an image system located at a client facility for observing a facility. A surveillance system is in network communication with the image system and located at the facility to be...
US20150058903 GEOGRAPHIC CONTENT RECOMMENDATION  
Geographic context may be used to recommend media content items for consumption by users of a media content management system. A request for a media content recommendation may be associated with a...
US20150208122 EXTRACTION METHOD AND DEVICE  
An extraction method includes detecting a frame corresponding to a pitchers' pitching scene included in captured footage of a baseball game that includes plural frames, based on a frame image...
US20130074135 Limited Chain Relay with Virtual Peer for Multimedia Distribution  
A method includes at a first customer premises equipment (CPE) device, generating a first request for multimedia content. The method also includes sending the first request to a network node of...
US20090150947 ONLINE SEARCH, STORAGE, MANIPULATION, AND DELIVERY OF VIDEO CONTENT  
A computer device programmed for managing online video content includes a processing unit that is capable of executing instructions, and a non-volatile computer-readable storage device. The...
US20150135242 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING SYNCHRONIZED CONTENT PRESENTATIONS USING DYNAMICALLY UPDATED PLAYLISTS  
Methods and apparatus for allowing parties, e.g., individuals, at different locations to participate in an on-demand content delivery session are described. Dynamically updateable playlists are...
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...
US20140250475 GESTURE-BASED CONTENT SHARING  
A user selects a content item that he wishes to send. He then performs a gesture to specify a direction toward which the content item is to be sent. For example, he pretends to “throw” his...
US20150121438 CACHING CONTENT  
A method and apparatus for downloading content within a video-on-demand system is provided herein. During operation a Video Home Office (VHO) will cache a subset of the Video Service Office (VSO)...
US20150067745 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REAL-TIME ASSISTANCE REGARDING A CLOUD-BASED APPLICATION  
A system and method for providing real-time assistance regarding a cloud-based application and an application server incorporating the system or the method. In one embodiment, the system includes:...
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;...
US20150058902 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING EXTENDED MEDIA CONTENT  
A system and method for identifying and delivering extended media content. An extended content system receives requests to record or play identified broadcast content. The extended content system...
US20120023530 CONTENT LOCATION METHOD AND CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK NODE  
The present invention provides a content locating method and a content delivery network node. In this case, the content locating method provided by the present invention comprises: receiving by a...
US20150195599 METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF A LIVE STREAMING BROADCAST AND SYSTEMS USING THE SAME  
An embodiment of the invention introduces a method for a live streaming broadcast, executed by a processing unit of a live streaming broadcast server, which contains at least the following steps....
US20080288990 Interactive Broadcasting System  
Disclosed herein is an interactive broadcasting system. The interactive broadcasting system includes a web server, a content providing server, a streaming server, a broadcast control server, and a...
US20090070836 SYSTEM TO PROVIDE INDEX AND METADATA FOR CONTENT ON DEMAND  
A content on demand system includes logic to compose information about multiple audio and/or video streams into an audio and/or video stream format, and logic to communicate the information about...
US20130042283 Method and Apparatus for Automatically Converting Source Video into Electronic Mail Messages  
The invention relates to a method and system for automatically identifying video content within source video and transmitting the video content to an electronic mail client. The transmitted video...
US20130167180 DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOD LOGICAL CONTENT DOWNLOAD  
Logical content is defined by start/end times into a VoD media offering. The calculation of byte-range markers corresponding to the start/end times is distributed among the STBs to first request...
US20100058401 THROTTLING VIDEO ON DEMAND (VOD) BASED ON USAGE  
A device receives, from one or more of a set-top box (STB) or a user device, usage information associated with video content and high definition video content, and calculates a cost factor, based...
US20140282686 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DIGITAL FILE DISTRIBUTION TO THEATERS  
Systems and methods for efficiently distributing digital cinema files from a server to a theater are disclosed. The systems and methods may comply with DCI requirements. A server updates an...
US20140351834 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND (VOD)  
Providing video-on-demand (VOD) content to a subscriber may be disclosed. First, a request for a VOD session may be received from a companion device. Next, in response to the received request for...
US20140068685 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING VIDEO ON DEMAND IN AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION  
An intelligent television can provide various interfaces for providing video-on-demand (VOD). The user interfaces include unique visual representations and organizations that allow the user to...
US20150163523 METHODS, APPARATUS AND USER INTERFACE FOR PROVIDING CONTENT ON DEMAND  
Methods and apparatus for supporting content delivery service are described. In accordance with the invention content can be supplied to temporary storage of a regional or local server used to...
US20140115641 Personal Content Sharing Method, System, Server, and Terminal Device  
The present invention provides a personal content sharing method, system, server, and terminal device. The method includes receiving a first request message sent by a first terminal device, where...
US20120011531 CONTROLLER FOR PROVIDING USER-TAILORED ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE AT ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF  
A controller of an entertainment device includes a network connection for coupling the controller to a user-profile server via a network. The controller configured for determining a user...
US20140089998 Dynamic Optimization of Video Content Distribution  
In one embodiment, a method distributes files for assets to a plurality of content delivery networks (CDNs). The method determines a set of asset characteristics related to an asset of video...
US20150195616 SELECTIVE PRESENTATION OF VIDEO ON DEMAND CONTENT SEGMENTS  
Systems and methods are disclosed that temporarily suspend the presentation of VOD content that has been indicated as objectionable to a user. One embodiment is a client device that receives a...
US20110041156 Method and apparatus for power savings in staggercasting  
A method and apparatus for saving power in a receiver includes a power savings mode selector for enabling a user input power savings mode or an automatic power savings mode based on detected...
US20150201228 PERSONAL CONTENT SERVER APPARATUS AND METHODS  
Personal content server apparatus and associated methods that allow a user (e.g., cable or satellite network subscriber) to access content, such as a video program, from a location outside the...
US20120084822 Interactive Television Network And Method Including Content Searching  
The present invention is directed to content searching of various databases in an interactive television network; caching programming for rebroadcasting to interactive television network...
US20140282767 ASYMMETRIC CONTENT DELIVERY OF MEDIA CONTENT  
Systems, devices and methods are provided to support efficient and secure delivery of a media stream or content file to a mobile phone, tablet, computer or other remote device. Most of the media...
US20110258672 METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A NETWORK PLATFORM FOR RENTING THE ELECTRONIC PUBLICATIONS  
A method for establishing a network platform for renting the electronic publications adopts a grid algorithm, links to the Internet via various networks, and establishes the network platform...
US20120210374 Video-On-Demand (VOD)-Augmented eBook  
A system and method for providing an environmentally enhanced experience to a user reading an electronic book (eBook) on an eBook reader in proximity to a television. An application program in the...
US20120278842 Television Viewer Interface System  
A television viewer interface system provides a viewer interface that allows the viewer to access different functions of a system. A highlight bar is responsive to the user's commands and is used...
US20120117603 CONTENT MANAGEMENT SERVER AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD  
Disclosed is a content management server that enables a playback restart from a suitable playback interruption position to be made possible even when editing processing has been executed on...
US20150007238 SYSTEMS AND MEHTODS FOR CONTENT STREAMING TO EVENT SPECTATORS  
Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided according to example embodiments to provide interactive content streaming systems able to deliver audio and video content from a variety of venues to...
US20070050828 Streaming video network system  
A distributed, digital, network-based, streaming video solution allows users to view live streaming digital video from multiple video sources in multiple operating rooms at any location connected...
US20130074133 MANAGING RELATED DIGITAL CONTENT  
Aspects of the present disclosure relate to one or more configured computing systems identifying companion content and supplemental content for a base content. Companion content may include, for...