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US20150007239 SMART PRE-LOAD FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND IN AN HTTP ADAPTIVE STREAMING ENVIRONMENT  
A system (e.g., video delivery system, a video-on-demand system, a back office system) and a method are described herein for delivering a selected digital content (e.g., movie, musical...
US20150150062 Reducing Network Bandwidth Usage in a Distributed Video Editing System  
Techniques are disclosed for reducing the amount of network bandwidth used by a distributed video editing system. A server dynamically chooses from among several encoding options, depending on the...
US20140359683 CONTENT PLACEMENT  
A method includes forecasting demand for media content items of a media distribution system based on historical demand information to generate forecasted demand. The method includes generating a...
US20150163556 VIDEO QUALITY AND AUDIO QUALITY ADJUSTMENT  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller that receives an indication of a resolution preference for presenting first...
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...
US20140053219 DYNAMIC PROBABILITY-BASED ADMISSION CONTROL SCHEME FOR DISTRIBUTED VIDEO ON DEMAND SYSTEM  
The dynamic probability admission control policy for distributed video provides a method that decides in a Video on Demand (VOD) system which content requests can be admitted and which requests...
US20110023072 MULTIPLE AUDIO STREAMS  
A system and method for providing multiple audio streams for a video over a network such as the Internet. The system comprises a server that includes an encryption unit and a slicing unit, a...
US20110072474 Selective Defragmentation of Quadrature Amplitude Modulators  
Techniques are provide herein to determine the amount of allocated and unutilized bandwidth for services already provided on each of a plurality of quadrature amplitude modulator (QAM) channels....
US20050039213 Optimal provisioning and management of bandwidth in a video-on-demand services architecture  
A method for provisioning a Video-On-Demand server with enough bandwidth to stream videos to subscribers such that the probability of the Video-On-Demand server not having enough bandwidth to...
US20130160062 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSIGNING DEFINITIONS TO MEDIA NETWORK CHANNELS  
An approach for assigning definitions to media network channels is described. A demand for program content of a media network channel associated with a first definition relating to resolution of...
US20070192820 Bandwidth sharing  
A method for bandwidth sharing between first and second satellite television networks in a satellite television system carried out at a first satellite television network receiver, in a manner...
US20110154409 METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE VIDEO ON DEMAND (VoD) SERVICE USING CONTENTS HAVING MULTIPLE BITRATES  
Provided is a method and system of providing a Video on Demand (VoD) service using contents of multiple bitrates that may provide a content encoded at a different bitrate according to a bandwidth...
US20140137172 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...
US20150237383 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REVENUE-OPTIMIZED DELIVERY OF CONTENT IN A NETWORK  
Methods and apparatus for optimizing the distribution and delivery of multimedia or other content within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a broadcast switched...
US20120185899 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REVENUE-OPTIMIZED DELIVERY OF CONTENT IN A NETWORK  
Methods and apparatus for optimizing the distribution and delivery of multimedia or other content within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a broadcast switched...
US20130133008 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VIRTUAL BROADCASTING  
An apparatus and method provide virtual broadcasting. A method of server operation for virtual broadcasting includes receiving a request for creation of a virtual broadcasting channel meeting a...
US20140344873 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING MULTI-SOURCE BANDWIDTH SHARING MANAGEMENT  
Methods and apparatus for providing one or more services such as video on-demand, switched digital video, or Internet services using shared bandwidth. Exemplary embodiments include methods and...
US20120090013 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...
US20050278761 Playlist menu navigation  
In one embodiment, a method of operating a communications system is disclosed comprising receiving a request for establishment of a session from a terminal, establishing the session with the...
US20150121407 CREDIT/PENALTY-BASED NETWORK-GUIDANCE OF BITRATES FOR CLIENTS  
A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to obtain network state information pertaining to at least a portion of a network that provides an adaptive bitrate...
US20070056002 System and method for distributed video-on-demand  
Various techniques for providing a video-on-demand (VOD) system based on distributed networks are disclosed. According to one aspect of the VOD system, individual client devices on a network are...
US20140259054 VARIABILITY IN AVAILABLE LEVELS OF QUALITY OF ENCODED CONTENT  
A server resource provides notification to subscribers in a respective network environment that the content is available for retrieval at a particular bit rate (e.g., a promotional bit rate) or...
US20130268961 VARIABILITY IN AVAILABLE LEVELS OF QUALITY OF ENCODED CONTENT  
A server resource provides notification to subscribers in a respective network environment that the content is available for retrieval at a particular bit rate (e.g., a promotional bit rate) or...
US20120137336 Content Placement  
A method includes receiving data identifying new media content items to be added to a media distribution system that provides media content on demand to a plurality of endpoints. The media...
US20140282681 CHAPTERIZED STREAMING OF VIDEO CONTENT  
A method includes sending, by a user device, a request for video content based on a selected video content chapter of the video content. The method also includes receiving video content...
US20120180080 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NETWORK BANDWIDTH CONSERVATION  
Methods and apparatus for conserving bandwidth within a network based on two or more different service levels. In an exemplary embodiment, programming that is simulcast on two or more program...
US20110078716 Providing a Dedicated Channel Accessible to a Group of Users  
A system includes a service provider network configured to communicate with a plurality of television-based user devices. The system also includes a database storing a status of user activity with...
US20140101708 Transmission And Consumption Of Time-Shifted Content In A One-Way Communication Environment  
Aspects of the disclosure relate to control of transmission and consumption of content in a device, such as an end-point rendering device. The content can include linear-programming content assets...
US20150046960 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...
US20110083153 Method and Equipment for Providing Unicast Preparation for IPTV  
A method for providing switching of a media session transmitted from server to a user equipment from a multicast to a cast bearer. A preparation trigger recognised by the user equipment triggers a...
US20150172161 REAL-TIME PROCESSING CAPABILITY BASED QUALITY ADAPTATION  
The quality of a media stream transmitted to a client device is dynamically adapted based on real-time availability of resources on the client device. Central processing unit resources, memory...
US20150143440 NAVIGATION WITHIN SWITCHED DIGITAL STREAMED CONTENT  
In certain embodiments, a method carried out in a digital television receiver device incapable of full two way communications, of receiving switched digital television programs involves storing a...
US20120167152 Navigation Within Switched Digital Streamed Content  
In certain embodiments, a method carried out in a digital television receiver device incapable of full two way communications, of receiving switched digital television programs involves storing a...
US20150089557 VARIANT PLAYLIST OPTIMIZATION  
A method includes identifying an initial variant playlist for a content item. The initial variant playlist lists a first plurality of bit rate streams. Client devices that receive the content item...
US20120124629 Managing Bandwidth in an IPTV Environment  
Bandwidth in an IPTV environment is managed by determining when the available bandwidth may be exceeded if a new video stream is added, and, prior to exceeding the available bandwidth, choosing a...
US20070214483 Tool for predicting capacity demands on an electronic system  
Method of predicting capacity demands on a desired device used to support services for a number of subscribers within a market area having a number of devices. The method includes predicting the...
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...
US20070107023 CHANNEL CHANGES BETWEEN SERVICES WITH DIFFERING BANDWIDTH IN A SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO SYSTEM  
Channel changes between services with differing bandwidth in a switched digital video system. A services map published by the headend and distributed to all of the edge devices, allows a bandwidth...
US20070174883 Token Bandwidth Portioning  
Embodiments of token bandwidth portioning techniques are described herein. Tokens may be designated to streams of content allocated to a viewing system by a contact provider. The viewing system,...
US20060225106 Presence detection in a bandwidth management system  
Methods, devices, and computer program products are disclosed for conserving bandwith. If a presence of at least one individual is detected, then a stream of data is delivered to the multimedia...
US20100306806 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VIDEO ON DEMAND PREVIEW CHANNEL THROUGH CHANNEL ZAPPING IN REAL-TIME BROADCAST SERVICE  
Disclosed is a system and a method of providing a VOD (Video On Demand; below referred to as ‘VOD’) preview channel through channel zapping in a real-time broadcast service. To do this, the...
US20080282300 DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER  
A digital television receiver for use in a digital television broadcast system in which a plurality of digital television data streams can be provided in respective streams of television broadcast...
US20110023061 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...
US20130239154 Bandwidth Management For Packet-Based Program Service  
Method, device, and storage medium for receiving a request for a program from a user device; querying bandwidth state information; identifying whether the bandwidth state information indicates...
US20120131622 HYBRID VIDEO SELECTION, DELIVERY, AND CACHING  
One or more devices, in a video content delivery network, store video content for one or more customer premise devices in a hierarchical storage, and provide real time video content from the...
US20060085827 Entertainment content preprocessing  
A method of preprocessing video entertainment content consistent with certain embodiments involves encoding the video entertainment content using a digital video encoding process to produce...
US20120159558 Cache Management In A Video Content Distribution Network  
Cache management techniques are described for a content distribution network (CDN), for example, a video on demand (VOD) system supporting user requests and delivery of video content. A preferred...
US20060064730 Configurable entertainment network  
A method for configuring an entertainment network begins by polling, by a master component of the entertainment network, slave components via a communication channel to identify active slave...
US20070250888 Content reproduction device and control method thereof  
A mobile phone of the present invention, which is capable of reproducing a broadcast program supplied through a broadcast wave and stored programs stored in a program data storage, is provided...
US20140020036 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE CAPABILITIES DISCOVERY AND UTILIZATION WITHIN A CONTENT-BASED NETWORK  
Methods and apparatus for determining and selecting digital coding and/or decoding technology, delivery bitrates, and resolution parameters for programming and data delivery over, e.g., a...

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