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725 - Interactive video distribution systems

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20110179444APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DOWNLOADING CONDITIONAL ACCESS IMAGES - Disclosed herein is a software-based conditional access image download client device. The software-based conditional access image download client device includes a download management module, a conditional access image splitter, and a conditional access image restoration unit. The download management module establishes a secure channel for communicating with a download server device over a network, and communicates with the download server device in compliance with a download protocol. The conditional access image splitter splits a conditional access image, received via the download management module, into a plurality of files, generates a plurality of encrypted files by encrypting the plurality of files, and stores the plurality of encrypted files. The conditional access image restoration unit restores the plurality of encrypted files to the conditional access image when the conditional access image is required.07-21-2011
20120174150CONTENT BLACKOUT DETERMINATIONS FOR PLAYBACK OF VIDEO STREAMS ON PORTABLE DEVICES - Content, such as audio or video content, is streamed to portable devices based on an entitlement determination that includes determining the location of the portable device and whether the content is subject to blackout restrictions. In one implementation, requests may be received for content that is to be streamed to a portable device and a location of the portable device may be determined. Entitlements may be determined, where the entitlements define whether the content is permitted to be viewed by the portable device, where the entitlements are determined based at least on the indication of the location of the portable device and based on blackout restrictions applicable to the content. The content may be selectively streamed to the portable device based on the applicable blackout restrictions.07-05-2012
20130031576CARD SHARING COUNTERMEASURES - A method for identifying of at least an identifier of a conditional access card used in a control word redistribution system by passing information over a side channel, said method comprising a modification step of the response time, of the card, to a control word request, according to a predefined function which depends on the identifier of the said cards.01-31-2013
20110191797SYSTEM FOR CONVERTING CONTENT FROM A MULTIPLE SYSTEM OPERATOR (MSO) TO CONTENT SUITABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION WITHIN A MULTI-DWELLING UNIT - There is disclosed an integrated system for converting content provided by an operator of multiple cable television systems (e.g. a MSO) to content suitable for distribution within a multi-dwelling unit (MDU). A chassis is provided comprising slots for receiving cableCARDs, an input for receiving a cable feed, and an output for transmitting the RF signal. Circuitry within the chassis is configured to extract selected encrypted programs from the cable feed, forward these encrypted programs to the cableCARDs for decryption, and encrypt the decrypted programs using an encryptor such as a Pro:Idiom™ encryptor. A control unit is provided for controlling the operation of at least some of the circuitry within the chassis. The control unit is responsive to instructions sent over a network cable to allow for remote control of the circuitry.08-04-2011
20100115547SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONDITIONAL BROADCAST RECEPTION WITHOUT CABLECARD - A broadcast reception system, apparatus, and method for a Conditional Access System (CAS) function without a cablecard are provided. A security processor for performing a CAS function without using a cablecard includes a security processor for receiving Entitlement Control Message (ECM) information and Entitlement Management Message (EMM) information from a set-top box, extracting a Control Word (CW) using the ECM information and the EMM information, encrypting the CW, and transmitting the encrypted CW to the set-top box.05-06-2010
20130086606INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, SYSTEM AND DATA CARD - The disclosure provides an information transmission method, system and data card, wherein the method comprises: a sender scrambling original information in a predetermined scrambling way, and sending scrambled information to a receiver; the receiver receiving the scrambled information, and descrambling the scrambled information in a predetermined descrambling way to obtain the original information, wherein the predetermined scrambling way corresponds to the predetermined descrambling way. In accordance with the disclosure, contents to be transmitted are scrambled and the scrambled contents are sent to the receiver, and the receiver can restore the transmitted contents by performing descrambling according to the scrambling way used by the sender. The disclosure can avoid the transmitted contents from being monitored, as well as avoid the keys from being stolen; therefore, the security of the transmitted contents is effectively improved.04-04-2013
20130139198DIGITAL TRANSPORT ADAPTER REGIONALIZATION - A method, a digital content consumption device, and a conditional access system are disclosed. A network interface may receive in a digital content consumption device a public key message that includes an encrypted key. A processor may decrypt the encrypted key using a secret key to produce the transmitted public key, identify a region descriptor in the public key message, and determine the secret key based on the region descriptor.05-30-2013
20130081077END-TO-END PROOF OF DISPLAY - Aspects of the invention are directed to a method and system for end-to-end proof of display. A method for according to an embodiment includes: generating a unique identifier (UID) for a triplet including an item of digital content, an identity of a playlist that includes the item of digital content, and an identity of a player on which the item of digital content is to be rendered; generating a visual identifier based on the UID and a timecode; rendering the item of digital content on a display screen; overlaying the visual identifier on the rendered item of digital content on the display screen; capturing the visual identifier on the display screen; and extracting the UID and timecode from the captured visual identifier. A match test is performed using the extracted UID to populate a match list, which is reported to a content manager to provide end-to-end proof of display.03-28-2013
20100325656Speculative video on demand - A method of transmitting a Video-on-Demand (VOD) program involves at a service provider head-end, separating VOD program data into first and second parts; transmitting the first part over a communication network to a recipient receiver for storage at a storage device as cached speculative data, where the transmitting is carried out as a data push when the communication network has available bandwidth to permit such transmitting and without regard for any order having been received for the VOD program to be sent to the receiver; receiving an order for the VOD program to be sent to the receiver; and streaming the second part to the receiver for reassembly into the VOD program at the receiver by combining the second part as it is streamed with the cached speculative data. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.12-23-2010
20100107186Method of enjoying broadcasted communication services through distinct electronic apparatuses - A home electronic apparatus is able to receive a broadcasted communication service and to enjoy it by means of rights information; the rights information allows billing for the enjoyment. A mobile telephone terminal is associated to a subscriber card storing subscriber rights information. According to the method, at least the subscriber rights information is transferred from the mobile telephone terminal to the home electronic apparatus when the mobile telephone terminal is in proximity of the home electronic apparatus, the transferred information is stored into the home electronic apparatus, and the broadcasted communication service is received and enjoyed by means of the transferred information.04-29-2010
20120192221Inserting Personalized Information into Digital Content - Described are methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for inserting personalized information into digital content. A digital media player receives a personalized video content stream comprising personalized data associated with a user that replaces one or more frames of requested video content. The player extracts the personalized data from the one or more replaced frames of the video content stream, and displays the personalized data and the video content stream to a user.07-26-2012
20130074117DIGITAL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROCESSING SERVICE DATA THEREOF - A digital system and a method of processing service data thereof are disclosed. The digital system includes a first device configured to transmit at least one of device information and device location information of a first device to a second device which is connected to the first device, receive service data from the second device, the service data being extracted based upon at least one of the device information and the device location information of the first device, process and output the service data on a screen, transmit a command signal which is selected from the outputted service data to the second device and receive respond data corresponding to the command signal from the second device and outputting the respond data on the screen.03-21-2013
20090271816METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO THE IMPORT, MANIPULATION AND EXPORT OF DATA USING SET-TOP BOXES - Methods and devices for exporting and displaying video information are disclosed. For example, an exemplary set-top box specially configured to receive, manipulate and export video signals and television programming information is described. The set-top box includes a tuning device capable of receiving both television signals and programming signals relating to the received television signals, a data extraction device configured to extract programming information from the received programming signals, and a network interface capable of communicating with a network residing in a consumer residence, wherein the data extraction device is further configured to provide the programming information to one or more computer-based devices connected to the network via a data-transmission protocol.10-29-2009
20090271815Method and Tv Receiver for Storing Contents Associated to Tv Programs - In order to offer contents on demand services triggered by broadcasted TV programs in an efficient and effective way, notifications are received by a TV receiver, for example, a set-top box, on the availability of additional contents, such as, movie tracks, back stages, audio and/or video interviews, written articles, songs, photos, games, software programs, catalogues, brochures, electronic books, electronic tickets, electronic discounts, and electronic bonuses, together with TV programs, and these additional contents are automatically collected and stored into electronic appliances, for example, a portable electronic appliance, at the request of a user.10-29-2009
20130067509CONTENT DELIVERY FOR VIEWING DEVICES WITHIN A CUSTOMER PREMISES - A streaming device may broadcast multimedia content, such as television signals, to electronic devices in a customer premises. The device may include a tuner to receive a signal, corresponding to a number of television channels, and to extract a second signal corresponding to a selected channel. The device may include a media processor to transcode the extracted signal to a second encoded format. The device may further authenticate a destination device as a destination device that is authorized to receive at least some of the television channels, and receive, from the destination device, channel selection information that identifies the selected channel. The device may further include a communication interface to transmit the signal, in the second encoded format, to the destination device.03-14-2013
20090235304METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATION - A system for sending multimedia data between a first High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) component and a second HDMI component that is engaged with a displayer of multimedia data includes a first Digital Visual Interface (DVI) component receiving HDCP-encrypted multimedia data from the first HDMI component over a wire. A wireless transmitter sends data from the first DVI component to a wireless receiver, preferably at 60 GHz, and the receiver in turn sends the data to a second DVI component. Neither DVI component encrypts or decrypts data. The second DVI component sends the multimedia data to a second HDMI component for decryption and display on, e.g., an LCD or plasma display.09-17-2009
20090235303ENCRYPTED CONTENT AND DECRYPTION KEY PROVIDING SYSTEM - Not only is it possible to let the viewers watch information that an information provider wants watched by the viewers in a reliable manner, but it is also possible to provide the viewers with information that the information provider desires. A content providing server 09-17-2009
20100023962Method for Single Sign-On When Using a Set-Top Box - When the set-top box (STB) has been switched on, registration and authentication with the provider (IDP) are carried out (01-28-2010
20120011538SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRIVACY-PRESERVING ADVERTISEMENT SELECTION - Methods and systems to provide targeted advertising in a subscription television setting, wherein the households that receive the targeted advertisement may retain anonymity. This may be achieved by marrying an anonymization protocol and infrastructure with a mechanism for STB selection and reporting. This anonymizes the set of households that are selected to play an ad, by ensuring that when an STB meets defined criteria and sends a ‘criteria met’ message (during the selection process) or ‘ad shown’ message (during a validation or counting process) to a head end, an STB or household identifier is not revealed, thus anonymizing the household information from the head end. In addition, this allows the head end to control the ad campaign process by advertising only to those households that meet specified criteria, and to count the number of actual instances in which an ad was displayed. The head end is able to count the number of times an ad was displayed, without knowing which particular household(s) viewed the ad.01-12-2012
20090183196METHODS AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE CHANNEL SWITCHING TIME - Methods and apparatus to reduce channel switching time. A method for channel switching includes bundling entitlement control messages (ECMs) to generate bundled ECMs that comprise decryption keys associated with a first content channel and one or more additional content channels, respectively, and transmitting the bundled ECMs with the first content channel. An apparatus for channel switching includes key acquisition logic configured to receive bundled ECMs that comprise decryption keys associated with a first content channel and one or more additional content channels, respectively, processing logic configured to receive a request to render a second content channel that is part of the one or more additional content channels, and decryption logic configured to utilize a selected decryption key obtained from the bundled ECMs to decrypt the second content channel.07-16-2009
20110219396METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO A PLURALITY OF CHANNELS BY A RECEIVER/DECODER - A method for controlling access to a plurality of channels by a unit comprising a security module, each channel being encrypted by a specific control word and having a channel identifier, this method comprising the steps of: tuning to a first channel having first channel identifier and receiving first messages containing a first control word; decrypting the first messages and using the first control word; storing the first control word and the first channel identifier; tuning to a second channel having second channel identifier; calculating the second control word by: calculating a root control word with an inverse cryptographic function F09-08-2011
20110219397Multimedia Network System with Content Importation, Content Exportation, and Integrated Content Management - This system provides wired and/or wireless access throughout a multimedia network built on a distributed architecture which can be transparent to the user. This multimedia network includes content which is imported or generated within the network. The system allows for the content provider to determine the license status of content and update the license status of content which was previously provided by that provider. The external content can be accessed in real time or downloaded and stored within the system for later access at the convenience of the user. The usage of some content is controlled by the use of encryption and other protection methods. The system allows for storage of live video by storing the digitized video and allowing the user to control how, when and where the content is viewed. The system makes available multiple multimedia services to all users in the network or connected via the internet.09-08-2011
20090150923Packetization of non-MPEG stream data in systems using advanced multi-stream POD interface - Aspects of the present invention may be found in one or more systems and/or methods to encapsulate or packetize non-MPEG and MPEG data. The encapsulation or packetization allows both the non-MPEG and MPEG data to be utilized by a set-top-box that conforms or complies with the OpenCable™ Advanced Multi-Stream POD Interface Specification and/or the OpenCable™ Multi-Stream CableCARD Interface Specification. In one embodiment, a method of processing video data, by a set-top-box that is communicatively coupled to a POD card, comprises receiving video data from a provider, first packetizing the video data using a first header to generate a first packet, wherein the first header comprises a first indicator. In one embodiment, a system for providing MPEG and non-MPEG video to a subscriber comprises a circuitry and a POD card capable of receiving, processing, and facilitating the display of non-MPEG and MPEG data. 06-11-2009
20100070991 CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM - A conditional access system comprising a host configured to receive an incoming data stream and to supply this incoming data stream to a conditional access module, the conditional access module being configured to process the incoming data stream and to provide a corresponding output stream to the host, characterized in that the host and the conditionalaccess module are configured to engage in an authentication protocol with each other upon detection of a code embedded in the output stream.03-18-2010
20120036525UNIFIED USER INTERFACE FOR VIEWING DESIRED MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT ON AN INTERNET TELEVISION - A unified user interface for viewing desired multi-media content received from one or more digital media devices and one or more Internet devices on an Internet television (TV) is disclosed. In one embodiment, a raw uncompressed media data is generated from multi-media streams received from the Internet devices. Further, decrypted digital media content is substantially simultaneously generated from received encrypted digital media content received from the digital media devices. Furthermore, mixed multi-media content is generated by processing the raw uncompressed media data and the decrypted digital media content. In addition, any one of the raw uncompressed media data, the decrypted digital media content and the mixed multi-media content is encrypted and transmitted to the Internet TV through a digital media receiver interface. The raw uncompressed media data and decrypted digital media content in the mixed multi-media content are displayed on different portions of a display of the Internet TV.02-09-2012
20110173653VIRTUAL VIDEO ON DEMAND USING MULTIPLE ENCRYPTED VIDEO SEGMENTS - A method and apparatus for providing a virtual video on demand services is disclosed. The method and apparatus disclose the storing of a segment of the video program in advance for VOD viewing at a later time. When the subscriber selects VOD service, a pre-stored video segment is retrieved for presentation to the subscriber. Remaining video program segments simultaneously broadcast on a plurality of channels are recorded in parallel while the pre-stored video program segment is retrieved and presented to the user.07-14-2011
20110145853System and Method for Selectively Receiving Required Satellite Television Channels - A system includes a video-on-demand server and an authentication server. The video-on-demand server is configured to provide video-on-demand content through a broadband connection to a set-top box device. The authentication server is in communication with the video-on-demand server. The authentication server is configured to receive a request to allow access to a video-on-demand package that includes the video-on-demand content, to determine if a user is currently authorized to constantly receive a broadcast package that includes a plurality of broadcast channels related to the video-on-demand content, and to authorize a broadcast channel in the broadcast package when not currently authorized to receive the broadcast package.06-16-2011
20110173651Broadcast Area Authentication - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for authenticating local and remote devices associated with a broadcast area. For example, in one embodiment, a broadcast station can broadcast a first over-the-air broadcast that includes a token. A local device can scan for and identify the token in the first over-the-air broadcast it receives. The local device can then transmit the received token and user registration to an authentication server. The authentication server can use the token and user registration information to create a unique broadcast identifier. The authentication server can then transmit the unique broadcast identifier to the broadcast station and the local device. The broadcast station then broadcasts a second over-the-air broadcast that includes a unique broadcast identifier. Once the local device receives the unique broadcast identifier from the second over-the-air broadcast and the authentication server, it can be authenticated as being in the broadcast area.07-14-2011
20110173652BROADCAST AREA AUTHENTICATION - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for authenticating local and remote devices associated with a broadcast area. In one embodiment, an authentication server can transmit a unique broadcast identifier to a broadcast system and a local device. The broadcast system can then transmit a broadcast that includes the unique broadcast identifier. Once the local device receives the unique broadcast identifier from the broadcast and the authentication server, it can be authenticated as being in the broadcast area.07-14-2011
20090204987Secure time element - Apparatus comprising a secure time element comprising a timing device that outputs to a plurality of delay devices, wherein the delay devices have characteristic delay times which are alterable as a result of a tampering attempt to tamper therewith, and wherein a characteristic delay time of one of the delay devices changes differently from another one of the delay devices as a result of the tampering attempt.08-13-2009
20090282432Apparatus and Method for Securely Distributing Contents in a Telecommunication Network - The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for securely distributing contents in a telecommunication network, where an inventory management unit (11-12-2009
20120297415SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONDITIONAL ACCESS IN A SATELLITE TELEVISION SYSTEM - A network device may pair with a particular satellite dish by storing a security key uniquely associated with the particular satellite dish. The network device may then receive encrypted data from the particular satellite dish, and decrypt the received encrypted data utilizing the security key. One or more circuits of the network device may be operable to prevent the network device from decrypting data from any satellite dish other than the particular satellite dish. The network device may be operable such that the security key is the only key that the network device can utilize for decrypting signals received via a particular interface and/or from a particular address. One or more circuits collocated with a satellite dish may be operable to encrypt data utilizing a security key stored in the one or more circuits. The security key may be unique to the one or more circuits and/or satellite dish.11-22-2012
20120297414System and Method for Conditional Access in an In-Home Network Based on Multi-Network Communication - One or more circuits for use in a transceiver that is collocated with a satellite dish, may receive a satellite signal carrying media content, and remove content protection from the received media content. After removing the first content protection, the one or more circuits may apply second content protection to the media content. The content protection applied by the one or more circuits may adhere to a different protocol, utilize different keys, and/or otherwise be distinguishable from the content protection that was removed. After applying the content protection, the one or more circuits may transmit the media content onto one or more links between the satellite dish and one or more client devices. The removal of the content protection may comprise descrambling and/or decrypting the media content. The application of the content protection may comprise scrambling and/or encrypting the media content.11-22-2012
20110010735Addressable Account Commands - One embodiment takes the form of an apparatus or method for generating and transmitting distribution system commands addressed by a general identification, such as a customer-specific identification. The general identification may take the form of a customer number or any other identifier unique to a customer account. The identifier may be stored in the computer-readable memory of several or all of the set-top boxes associated with a particular customer such that commands addressed with the unique identifier may be decrypted and executed by the set-top boxes. Thus, a single command addressed with the customer identification may be received and executed by several or all of the set-top boxes for a particular customer without the need for addressing the command to each set-top box individually.01-13-2011
20100005484Point of Deployment Module to Retrofit Upstream Transmission Capability to an Audiovisual Device - A point of deployment module includes a HOST-POD interface for connecting the point of deployment module to a digital audiovisual receiver. A first connector on the point of deployment module may receive a downstream signal from a service provider. A second connector on the point of deployment module may provide a signal to a tuner of the digital audiovisual receiver. An out of band transmitter in the point of deployment module provides an upstream signal to the service provider. A combiner may be coupled to the first connector, the second connector, and the out of band transmitter. The combiner may transfer the downstream signal from the first connector to the second connector and may transfer the upstream signal from the out of band transmitter to the first connector. The point of deployment module may include a receptacle for a second point of deployment module connected to the HOST-POD interface.01-07-2010
20090119700TELEVISION RECEIVER AND METHOD OF OPERATING A SERVER - There is provided a television receiver which comprises a browser for accessing a web site via the internet. The television receiver is arranged to download data represented by the Wireless Markup Language (WML). The television receiver processes the data to output a signal representative of an interactive television image allowing user interaction with the web site via a remote control. The television receiver supports an extended WML Document Type Definition (DTD) which provides for the representation of additional layout and functional attributes pertaining to the interactive image. The layout of the interactive images determined by metalevel information contained in broadcast television signals. Services from the interactive image can be selected by entering a set of numbers via the numeric keyboard on the remote control, wherein each of the numeric keys of the numeric keys is associated with a number of letters such that the set of numbers to be entered corresponds to a keyword descriptive of the service to be selected. There is also provided an on-line server for connecting the television receiver with the web site. The server is arranged to perform authentication, authorization, compilation, pre-processing and decryption/encryption as part of the connection process.05-07-2009
20080282284Method and Apparatus For Utilizing a Broadcast Flag - There are provided apparatus and methods for controlling distribution of data from a first device to a second device. One such apparatus includes a broadcast flag detector and a data manipulation device (11-13-2008
20100138857SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING DATA PACKETS - Integrated circuits (06-03-2010
20100146538METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING BROADCASTING PROGRAM ID - Provided is a method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving broadcasting program ID for identifying a broadcasting program along with a broadcasting program. The method for transmitting a broadcasting program, includes: acquiring audio/video bitstream for at least one broadcasting program; acquiring a broadcasting program identification (ID) corresponding to the broadcasting program; generating a media file including the audio/video bitstream and metadata; and transmitting the media file, wherein the metadata includes the broadcasting program ID and reference information for the audio/video bitstream.06-10-2010
20100146539Methods, Systems, and Products for Media On-Demand - The present invention is a system and method for multimedia-on-demand services. In an embodiment, a multimedia-on-demand system includes a mass storage device that receives and stores a multimedia content item. A processor and a memory are coupled to the mass storage device. The memory can store a multimedia-on-demand data table and multimedia-on-demand instructions. The multimedia-on-demand data table can include a multimedia content identifier field adapted to store a multimedia content identifier, where the multimedia content identifier corresponds to a multimedia content item stored on the mass storage device. The multimedia-on-demand data table can also include a multimedia content usage indicator field adapted to store a multimedia content usage indicator, where the multimedia content usage indicator is associated with the multimedia content item stored on the mass storage device. The multimedia-on-demand instructions can be executed by the processor and can include instructions to automatically receive the multimedia content item. The multimedia-on-demand instructions can also send a multimedia-on-demand usage message, where the multimedia-on-demand usage message is based at least in part on the multimedia content usage indicator.06-10-2010
20090193452MEDIA CONTENT SHARING OVER A HOME NETWORK - A master device interactively distributes a television signal to a remote device for remote display with low latency between a user input and a television signal change.07-30-2009
20090144766METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-STREAM PROCESSING OF SET TOP BOX IN DOWNLOADABLE CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM - A multi-stream processing apparatus of a set top box in a Downloadable Conditional Access System (DCAS), the apparatus including: a cable modem (CM) to allocate at least one communication channel with respect to a headend of a broadcasting company connected with a cable network; a demodulator to receive broadcasting information from the cable network using the at least one allocated communication channel and to demodulate the received broadcasting information; a security module to descramble the demodulated broadcasting information using an application downloaded from the headend of the broadcasting company; a decoder to restore the descrambled broadcasting information into an Audio/Video (A/V) signal and to transmit the A/V signal to a connected apparatus; and a software module to control the CM, the security module, the demodulator, and the decoder, and to perform routing of information.06-04-2009
20080256571METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING WIRELESS DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA - A transmit digital processing system for wireless transmission of HDMI and/or DVI data using an FPGA. The FPGA converts the data into two data streams and includes a front end component multiplexing video data with control data. A complementary receive FPGA is also disclosed.10-16-2008
20090187937DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DIGITAL BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION - An interface block (07-23-2009
20090083786SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT OF DIGITAL VIDEO BROADCASTING - A system and method for Digital Right Management (DRM) of Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB). The system for DRM of DVB includes a DVB transmitting device for transmitting content for the DVB and information on user's rights object for the content, and a DVB receiving device for receiving and storing the transmitted content, and playing the stored data in accordance with the information on the user's rights object. A sneak post view problem occurring during the DVB is solved, and thus the digital rights for the DVB content are efficiently protected. In solving the sneak post view problem, the existing rights object and the construction of the security association database can be used, without adding a separate construction.03-26-2009
20110145854SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL PROGRAM INSERTION WITHIN SCRAMBLED CONTENT - Systems and methods for digital program insertion. Entitlement control messages (ECMs) may be sent over an out-of-band communication channel to a client device such that the ECMs are received proximate in time to splice points where, e.g., advertising is inserted into a scrambled program or when the scrambled program is to resume at the end of the ad or program insertion. The ECMs may be communicated over the out-of-band channel having a timing such that the client device can process the ECMs, extract a control word and begin descrambling of the scrambled program to provide near seamless splices. In some implementations, out-of-band bandwidth is conserved as the ECMs are sent a splice time, rather than continuously.06-16-2011
20120079528PUBLISHING 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 box (STB) and a second profile may correspond to another device of a different type than the STB; process the video asset to create a first asset that can be published to a first device, associated with the system, based on the first profile; and process the video asset to create a second asset can be published to a second device, associated with the system, based on the second profile. The system may also publish the first asset to the first device that enables the STB to obtain the first asset from the first device; and publish the second asset to the second device that enables the other device to obtain the second asset from the second device.03-29-2012
20120079527INGESTING HETEROGENEOUS VIDEO CONTENT TO PROVIDE A UNIFIED VIDEO PROVISIONING SERVICE - A system may receive a video asset from a content provider. The system may process the video asset to allow a video provisioning system to distribute the video asset to a set top box and another device that is a different type of device than the set top box. Processing the video asset may include verifying that the video asset conforms to one or more predetermined formats, decrypting the video asset, verifying that the video asset complies with a particular standard of quality, or transcoding the video asset in a manner that is supported by the set top box and the other device. The system may store the transcoded video asset.03-29-2012
20120246672SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING ADVERTISING CUE MESSAGES - An apparatus and method for encoding and decoding a broadcast data stream that includes encrypted advertisement cue messages. The encrypted advertisement cue message data representing a advertisement to be inserted into a stream and data representing an insertion time within said broadcast data stream that is associated with said advertisement. The advertisement cue messages are encrypted and encrypted using a encryption technique. The encrypted advertisement cue message masks the insertion time for the advertisement and prevents automatically skipping of the advertisement data.09-27-2012
20090150924Using Two Electronic Programming Guides - A system enables a user to receive information about program content through a pair of electronic programming guides. A first electronic programming guide may be transported over the transport medium that also provides the program content. A second electronic programming guide may be accessed over a back channel. In one embodiment of the present invention, the second electronic programming guide may include more extensive information than the first electronic programming guide. In this way, the bandwidth available to transmit both program content and one or more electronic programming guides may be increased. Upon selection of a program through either the first or the second electronic programming guide, the program selection may be automatically initiated on the user's receiver.06-11-2009
20090300672Method of Associating Program Content Data in a Digital Television Network - There is provided a method of associating program content data in a peer-to-peer digital television network. The network comprises a program content source, a network comprising a plurality of network nodes operable to receive data blocks corresponding to program content propagated from the program content source, and at least one user node coupled to the network. The method includes steps of: (a) receiving one or more user profiles of the at least one user node; (b) matching the one or more user profiles with the program content for determining preferential program content for presentation to the at least one user; (c ) including identifiers of the preferential program content in the one or more program content lists for receipt at the at least one user node; (d) procuring for the at least one user node the preferential program content using the identifiers from the plurality of network nodes; and (e) selectively presenting at least part of the preferential program content to the at least one user node.12-03-2009
20100262991METHOD FOR PROCESSING DATA AND IPTV RECEIVING DEVICE - Disclosed are a data processing method and an IPTV receiving device. The data processing method includes a data processing method of a DRM component of an IPTV receiving device. A packet to be decrypted and its associated information are received from a server. The packet is decrypted by performing any one of its own decryption and decryption using external hardware. In the case in which the its own decryption is performed, the packet is received and decrypted using internal software. In the case in which the decryption using the external hardware is performed, an external trusted hardware component within the IPTV receiving device is exchanged with a key.10-14-2010
20100192175System And Method Of Providing Media Content - A system for providing content to a user, comprising a transmitter 07-29-2010
20100153987DATA BROADCAST METHOD - A system for providing requested data sets of broadcast data service transmitted as part of a broadcast signal, including a broadcast headend configured to receive a data request from a receiver, and configured to broadcast requested data sets to the receiver in response to the data request from the receiver, a processor configured to periodically extract all of the requested data sets of the broadcast data service from a broadcast carousel included in the broadcast signal, a memory configured to store all of the requested data sets of the broadcast data service, defining a plurality of digital-audio/video-data-sets including television clips, a first controller configured to allow selection from a list of the plurality of sets of the digital-audio/video-data-sets, and a second controller responsive to a user initiated selection signal to cause the memory to output a user selected one of the plurality of digital-audio/video-data sets selected from the list, wherein the processor converts the digital-audio/video-data of the requested data sets of the broadcast data service into real time audio/video data.06-17-2010
20100251285CONDITIONAL ENTITLEMENT PROCESSING FOR OBTAINING A CONTROL WORD - Embodiments of the invention provide an improved method and an improved receiver for obtaining a control word. Two or more subkeys are obtained in a receiver. Each subkey was encrypted under control of a key received in an entitlement message or transformed under control of a seed received in an entitlement message. After decryption or transformation, the subkeys are combined to obtain the control word. Typically at least one of the entitlement messages is a positive entitlement message and at least one of the entitlement messages is a negative entitlement message. Embodiments of the invention can be used in a conditional access system such as a Pay-TV system.09-30-2010
20090328094METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A STREAM OF DIGITAL DATA AND CONTROL MESSAGES ASSOCIATED TO SAID STREAM TO MOBIL EQUIPMENTS - The invention concerns a method for transmitting a flow of digital data and of controlled messages associated with said flow addressed to mobile terminals. The flow comprises successive bursts of data of encrypted contents with control words included in the control messages transmitted in parallel with said flow. The method is characterized in that it consists in inserting a control message in each transmitted burst of contents, said message containing at least one control word designed to decrypt the contents of said burst.12-31-2009
20090320058Multimedia Content Distribution System and Method for Multiple Dwelling Unit - A method for distributing video programs in a multiple dwelling unit from a receiver device associated with the unit to a plurality of client devices located in the multiple dwelling unit, including: receiving a plurality of video programs associated with a plurality of television channels from a signal source; receiving a request for a particular video program associated with a particular television channel from a selected one of the plurality of client devices; confirming that an account associated with the selected client device is authorized to receive the particular video program on the particular television channel; descrambling the particular video program using account data associated with the selected client device in response to the confirmation; scrambling the descrambled particular video program using a local key associated with the selected client device and transmitting the re-scrambled video program to the selected client device; and maintaining account data associated with each of the client devices in the receiver and transmitting updated account data to the signal source.12-24-2009
20100306795SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE AND ASSOCIATED BROADCASTING SERVER ADAPTED FOR MANAGING PROGRAMS HAVING UNDEFINED DURATION - The invention relates to a value-added service applied to the broadcasting of video programs or content and more particularly to mobile television (Mobile TV). The invention promotes service continuity during the broadcasting of programs having an undefined duration and the broadcasting of which has been subject to a Pay-Per-View type purchase.12-02-2010
20110010734SEPARATE ADDRESSING OF A MEDIA CONTENT RECEIVER AND AN INSTALLED REMOVABLE CIRCUIT DEVICE - A method of communication involving a media content receiver is presented. In the method, the media content receiver receives a message including an address. The receiver processes the address to determine whether the address is associated with the media content receiver. Additionally, if a removable circuit device is installed in the receiver, the receiver processes the address to determine whether the address is associated with the installed removable circuit device. If the address is associated with the media content receiver, the receiver processes the message. If the address is associated with the removable circuit device, the receiver transfers the message to the removable circuit device, which then processes the message.01-13-2011
20100333131APPARATUS SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURELY SHARING CONTENT WITH A PLURALITY OF RECEIVING DEVICES - Various embodiments facilitate secure content sharing between a plurality of receiving devices, such as set-top boxes. One embodiment is a system with a distribution server communicatively coupled via a satellite communication system to a plurality of set-top boxes that are located at different customer premises. The distribution server is operable to provide access control information via the satellite communication system to a first set-top box and a second set-top box of the plurality, with the access control information enabling the first set-top box to securely share content of the first set-top box with the second set-top box. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and it is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope or meaning of the claims.12-30-2010
20100333130SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VERIFYING RECEIPT OF BROADCAST TRANSMISSIONS PRIOR TO BILLING - Methods and systems allow mobile TV broadcast service providers to verify reception of broadcast transmissions to mobile devices prior to billing for such services. When a request for a broadcast service is received, a mobile TV broadcast service provider may transmit a first long term decryption key message including a restricted access key to enable viewing of a broadcast for a limited time. A prompt on the mobile device may ask the user to verify satisfactory reception of the broadcast. If the user indicates satisfactory reception, a satisfactory reception verification message may be sent to the mobile TV broadcast service provider, which may then send a second long term decryption key message enabling the user's mobile device to receive the requested program. The user's account may then be billed for the broadcast.12-30-2010
20100180290BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS - A broadcast receiving apparatus includes a generating unit generating a first encryption key specific to the broadcast receiving apparatus including identification information; a recording unit recording a broadcast stream that is included in a certain channel of broadcast signals and that includes an individual information stream and a content stream requiring a second encryption key for decryption, the individual information stream periodically including first individual information items and second individual information items; a searching unit searching for the earliest first individual information item and the earliest second individual information item from the individual information stream included in the broadcast stream; and an overwriting unit overwriting the found second individual information item at a position that is earlier than the position of the found second individual information item and that is later than the position of the found first individual information item in the individual information stream.07-15-2010
20110055864SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSCODING AND PLACE SHIFTING MEDIA CONTENT - A set-top box (STB), digital video recorder (DVR), video player or other host device receives and interacts with a transcode module to provide enhanced transcoding capabilities that may be useful in placeshifting or other applications. The transcode module includes a host interface that couples to and communicates with the host device. The transcode module also includes a processor that receives an encrypted media stream from the host device via the bus interface, decrypts the encrypted media stream, transcodes the encrypted media stream to a different format, re-encrypts the transcoded stream, and provides the re-encrypted media stream to the host device via the host interface. The transcoded media content may be placeshifted to a remote player, stored at the host, or used for any other purpose.03-03-2011
20110093883SYSTEM, PROTECTION METHOD AND SERVER FOR IMPLEMENTING THE VIRTUAL CHANNEL SERVICE - A system for implementing the virtual channel service generates an content key associated with each of the video on-demand (VOD) program contents for the each VOD program content multicast on a virtual channel, encrypts the VOD program contents by using the content key and multicasts the encrypted VOD program content on the virtual channel; generates a channel key for the virtual channel that multicasts the VOD program content, encrypts the content key and generates encryption information by using the channel key, and authorizes a user terminal that orders the virtual channel to the channel key, and multicasts the encryption information on the virtual channel. The user terminal that joins the virtual channel decrypts and obtains the content key by using the authorized channel key and then uses the content key to decrypt the encrypted content of the VOD program. Hence, it is necessary to encrypt the VOD program content once and store one corresponding encrypted program, thus saving storage resources of the system.04-21-2011
20110126225TV, TEXT/WEB FEED AND ADVERTISMENT AGGREGATION SYSTEM - A system for aggregating TV content, with text or web feed content and advertisements, including processors that receive EPG (electronic program guide) information from an EPG server, a DGM (digital rights management) server in communication with the processors for communicating encryption keys and entitlement information, and a video server that provides VOD or NVOD (video on demand or near video on demand) information to the processors, the processors, the EPG server, the DGM server and the video server together forming a media aggregation server and playout schedule engine, which outputs an aggregated format for viewing on a screen.05-26-2011
20110088056PORTABLE WIRELESS ACCESSORY FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a portable wireless High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) accessory for a wireless communication system, including: an HDMI processor which receives an audio/video encrypted signal and sends out an audio/video stream; a wireless HDMI module which receives the audio/video stream from the HDMI processor and transmits the audio/video stream wirelessly; a housing assembly for carrying the HDMI processor and the wireless HDMI module; and a coupling member which is operative to be coupled to a media processor via a port. Other embodiments are disclosed.04-14-2011
20100186027METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DATA PROCESSING IN A DEVICE WITH INTEGRATED SET-TOP-BOX AND FEMTOCELL FUNCTIONALITY - Aspects of a method and system for data processing in a device with integrated set-top-box and femtocell functionality are provided. Data may be received via an integrated femtocell and set-top-box device and may be synchronously processed, utilizing a common clock, to perform one or more femtocell functions and/or set-top-box functions. The common clock may be derived from global navigation satellite system signals. The integrated femtocell and set-top-box device may convert the received data from a first to a second format. The converted data may be transmitted to a cellular enabled communication device via a cellular transmitter within said integrated femtocell and set-top-box device and/or to a multimedia device via a multimedia interface within said integrated femtocell and set-top-box device. The received data may comprise multimedia content. The integrated femtocell and set-top-box device may be operable to encode, decode, transcode, encrypt, decrypt, scramble, descramble, and present the received multimedia content.07-22-2010
20100037254SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDIA TRANSCODING AND PRESENTATION - A method and apparatus for presenting a media data stream complying with a broadcast encryption standard is disclosed. A dongle is removably coupleable to a rendering device, with the dongle performing transcoding so as to allow presentation of the media in a secure manner without modification of the rendering device software or hardware.02-11-2010
20100037253NATIONAL INSERTION OF TARGETED ADVERTISEMENT - Systems and methods are disclosed that allow for providing targeted asset/advertisements for broadcast-wide programming feeds. The systems and methods allow network platforms to select among asset options provided with a content stream and/or replace assets in the content stream. In one arrangement, after selecting an asset, the asset is inserted into the content stream and the content stream is disseminated to subsequent network platforms (e.g., local platforms). At this time, the local platforms may insert local assets into the content stream in predetermined local asset insertion spots.02-11-2010
20100037252Secured-tele-micro-browser for enabling internet browsing on a television - The present invention relates to a system for Secured-Tele-Micro-Browser (STMB) for secured Internet browsing on Television System based application. More particularly, the present invention relates to a STMB system and method for its implementation on Television systems to provide adequate security as well as selective signing in any internet site for desired communication and transaction. Advantageously, the present invention is directed to use Secured-Tele-Micro-Browser (STMB) using Conditional Access System (CAS) for secured communication, in particular for Television Commerce (t-commerce instead of computer/laptop based e-commerce) over a digital medium requiring a secured way of communication and other services and thus having wide acceptance to individual as well as corporate users.02-11-2010
20100037251DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION OVER DVB-H - A method may include receiving a web feed from a content provider, aggregating the web feed with other information, and broadcasting the aggregated web feed over a digital video broadcast-handheld (DVB-H) network. The aggregated web feed may be received by a device having a digital video broadcast receiver and an initial access key for the DVB-H broadcast.02-11-2010
20110252440INTEROPERABILITY OF SET TOP BOX THROUGH SMART CARD - The concept of profiling the STB (10-13-2011
20110083141INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEMS HAVING POD MODULES AND METHODS FOR USE IN THE SAME - The present invention relates to television, systems and methods, and more particularly, to interactive television systems having user equipment that includes a point of deployment. (“POD”) host device and POD modules for use in conjunction with the POD host device. The interactive televisions systems may have different user equipment arrangements for supporting one or more POD modules. The POD modules may provide a user of the interactive television system with access to various programs and services. The POD module may also implement a back-channel communications link with a service provider. The POD module may also receive modules which may upgrade the hardware or software of the interactive television system.04-07-2011
20110061071SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERNET ACCESS TO A PERSONAL TELEVISION SERVICE - A communication system and a family of methods for remote access to personal television service are disclosed. According to this invention, a remote personal TV service center provides centralized program guide information. A user may access to the personal TV service center through a digital video recorder which is connected to the personal TV service center via telephone modem or a network server. A user may access to the personal TV service center through a remote computer terminal or a personal digital assistant which is connected to a computer network. The user selects program events and programs the digital video recorder by using a graphical user interface installed in the front panel of the digital video recorder in case of local programming, or using a similar GUI which is incorporated into the Web pages presented to remote users by a Web server in case of remote programming. The media stream stored in one digital video recorder may be transferred to another digital video recorder. For data security protection during data transfer, all communication are authenticated and encrypted.03-10-2011
20130160044STREAM CONTROL WITH DIFFERENT TRICK-MODE PROTOCOLS - Embodiments disclosed include a method and a system. The method includes receiving a first media stream, in a first network device from a remote network device, using a first network protocol. The may method include converting the first media stream in real-time to a second media stream according to a second network protocol and transmitting the second media stream to a user device. The method may include receiving a first trick-mode command according to a first trick-mode protocol from the user device, wherein the first trick-mode command includes rewind, fast forward, or pause. The method may include converting the first trick-mode command into a second trick-mode command according to a second trick-mode protocol and transmitting the second trick-mode command to the remote network device.06-20-2013
20120204206SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO CONTENTS - The invention relates to a system and method for controlling access to contents. The system comprises a network for distributing encrypted content, a receiver (08-09-2012
20110154388DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER - A digital broadcast receiver has a first module that uses a conditional access card to receive a digital broadcast signal protected by scrambling, and a second module that receives a digital broadcast signal not protected by scrambling. Each module decodes its own received signal, and the second module selects and outputs one of the decoded signals. Each module includes its own controller. The controller in the first module executes application programs downloaded with the scrambled digital broadcast signal. The controller in the second module executes embedded application programs. Software troubleshooting is simplified because the two types of application programs run on separate controllers, and power consumption can be reduced by switching off the power of the first module when the conditional access card is not inserted.06-23-2011
20110258658METHOD OF BROADCASTING DIGITAL CONTENT, NETWORK AND TERMINAL FOR IMPLEMENTING THAT METHOD - A method of broadcasting digital content, a date being fixed for when this content is made accessible to a target audience, which method comprises: 10-20-2011
20120311626DISTRIBUTING APPARATUS FOR CONTENT LIST AND CONTENT, AND TRANSMITTING METHOD - A distributing apparatus including a communication processor unit to execute transmission of data between a content receiving apparatus connected through a network; a content list producer unit to produce an optical disc content list for when loaded in the optical disc drive apparatus, while to produce a recording medium content list when the optical disc is not loaded; a content list transmitter unit; a content transmitter unit; an authenticator unit; a key producer unit, which is configured to produce key information necessary for encoding the content(s) to be transmitted by the content transmitter unit; and an encoder unit, which is configured to encode the content(s) with using the key information in the key producer unit.12-06-2012
20100293570Content Transmitter and Receiver Apparatus and Content Transmitting and Receiving Method - A content transmitter apparatus is provided which decides whether to permit a content receiver apparatus at a content transmission destination to retransmit content to another content receiver apparatus located inside a house and transmits to the content receiver apparatus the content along with an identifier indicating a permission or prohibition of the content retransmission. A content receiver apparatus is also provided which, when it receives encrypted content from the content transmitter apparatus, checks an identifier received together with the content in executing the content retransmission to another content receiver apparatus located outside the house. If the identifier is found to permit the content retransmission, the content receiver apparatus encrypts and retransmits the content to the outside-house content receiver apparatus. If the identifier is found to not permit the content retransmission, the content receiver apparatus does not retransmit the content to the outside of the house.11-18-2010
20110119699PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR THE SECURE BROADCASTING OF PROTECTED AUDIOVISUAL STREAMS TO A DYNAMIC GROUP OF RECEIVERS - A process for the distribution of digital audiovisual sequences. An analysis is made prior to transmission to a dynamic group of receivers to generate a first modified main stream and complementary information. A synthesis of a stream in the original format is calculated on the receiver as a function of the modified main stream and the complementary information. Generation of the complementary information is constituted of the following steps: extraction of at least one original piece of data of the original stream, storage of the original data in the complementary information, formatting the complementary information in segments with each segment corresponding to at least one entire audiovisual element of the modified main stream, and encapsulation of at least one segment with at least one piece of access information in at least one data block to generate at least one access ticket for the corresponding audiovisual elements.05-19-2011
20110078722METHOD 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 bandwidth to be able to do so. One solution involves pre-storing the enhanced video content locally, receiving a broadcast of a default format version of the enhanced content and displaying the enhanced content instead of the default format content. The present invention also provides a means for ensuring that such pre-stored content is only viewed at a predefined time and by viewers who are authorised to do so.03-31-2011
20110138410TELEVISION RECEIVER AND METHOD OF OPERATING A SERVER - There is provided a television receiver which comprises a browser for accessing a web site via the internet. The television receiver is arranged to download data represented by the Wireless Markup Language (WML). The television receiver processes the data to output a signal representative of an interactive television image allowing user interaction with the web site via a remote control. The television receiver supports an extended WML Document Type Definition (DTD) which provides for the representation of additional layout and functional attributes pertaining to the interactive image. The layout of the interactive images determined by metalevel information contained in broadcast television signals. Services from the interactive image can be selected by entering a set of numbers via the numeric keyboard on the remote control, wherein each of the numeric keys of the numeric keys is associated with a number of letters such that the set of numbers to be entered corresponds to a keyword descriptive of the service to be selected. There is also provided an on-line server for connecting the television receiver with the web site. The server is arranged to perform authentication, authorization, compilation, pre-processing and decryption/encryption as part of the connection process.06-09-2011
20100180291CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO OPERATE THE SAME - Content delivery systems and methods to operate the same are disclosed. A disclosed example content delivery system comprises: a receiver station; a content server to transfer a file to a receiver via a point-to-point communication signal; and a transmission source that includes a computer readable medium to store the file containing pre-packetized content data and a controller to send the file containing the pre-packetized content data to a broadcast transmitter and to the content server.07-15-2010
20110258657System and method for secured digital video broadcasting of instantaneous testimony - A method and apparatus for securely broadcasting an instantaneous deposition testimony video stream is provided. The method includes capturing a witness's testimony via video, audio and text, authenticating the testimony, transmitting the testimony instantaneously to authorized subscribers, viewers and participants remotely located from the deposition through a peer-to-peer network connection using the Internet. Accordingly, the invention allows subscribing attorneys to interactively access and save the textual, video and audio deposition contents, while also allowing interactive communication between the deposing attorney and attorneys or colleagues at the home-office or other remote locations, during the deposition.10-20-2011
20110093884ADVERTISEMENTS IN AN END-USER CONTROLLED PLAYBACK ENVIRONMENT - This invention discloses a method for displaying advertisements transmitted to a user unit, the method includes receiving, at the user unit, at least one advertisement tagged with a delay tag indicating whether display of the at least one advertisement can be delayed and only if the delay tag allows delaying display of the at least one advertisement, storing the at least one advertisement at the user unit, retrieving the at least one advertisement and displaying the at least one advertisement. A billing system for reporting a commercial broadcast to a multiplicity of users is also disclosed.04-21-2011
20090300673Peer- to- peer set-top box system - A content sharing system, for implementation in a requesting peer, to receive at least a part of a chunk from a serving peer, the chunk being part of a content item, the requesting peer being operationally connected to a plurality of peers including the serving peer via a communications network, the content item being media content originally broadcast in a media stream by a Headend to at least some of the peers, the system including a metadata module to receive chunk metadata identifying the location of the chunk based on an identifier in the media stream originally broadcast by the Headend, a content transfer module to request the at least part of the chunk from the serving peer based on the chunk metadata, and receive the at least part of the chunk from the serving peer. Related apparatus and methods are also described.12-03-2009
20110197219WIRELESS VIDEO DISTRIBUTION - Video data is communicated wirelessly. In accordance with various example embodiments, a wireless video communications system and approach involves communicating video from a server to clients over an ad-hoc wireless network that is implemented for relatively high bandwidth transmission (e.g., as may be amenable for use with high-definition video). In particular example embodiments, this approach is implemented for distributing video-services data such as that received in connection with a satellite or cable television services.08-11-2011
20100023963DIGITAL PROGRAM MANAGEMENT - An apparatus and methods are disclosed for managing an incoming transport stream. The system can include controls configured for modifying program content as well as for remapping the packet identifiers. These controls thus can be employed for adapting incoming stream information to facilitate the specified actions on the incoming content that is to be managed.01-28-2010
20100017816Method 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 user in a communications network, and at least one identifier of the at least one user's set top box; notifying the user via the communications network of the availability of the contents, wherein the notifying includes exploiting the at least one identifier of the user in the communications network; upon receiving a confirmation by the user, delivering the contents to the user's set top box, wherein the delivering includes identifying the at least one user's set top box exploiting the at least one identifier thereof.01-21-2010
20090172722SERVICE ACTIVATION OF SET-TOP BOX FUNCTIONALITY USING BROADCAST CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture provide the ability to activate functionality in a set-top box 07-02-2009
20120066710BROADCASTING RECEIVER AND METHOD OF INTERFACING RESOURCE INFORMATION BETWEEN A HOST DEVICE AND A POD, SENDING HOST DEVICE RESOURCE INFORMATION AND OBTAINING HOST DEVICE RESOURCE INFORMATION - A broadcasting receiver and method of interfacing resource information between a host device and a POD, sending host device resource information and obtaining host device resource information are disclosed. A POD sends a resource information requesting message. And a host device receives the resource information requesting message and responds with a resource information message including a resource identifier defined in a resource information table which includes information indicating whether the host device supports A-mode. Using a “conditional access” feature provided by a conventional cable security card, content received through any type of transport protocol (including an IP protocol) including a wired/wireless network can be protected and A-mode resource information can be systematically defined together with other-mode IP communication resource and the resource information of different modes can be integrated and transmitted to the host device.03-15-2012
20120042333Device and Method for Hierarchical Broadcasting - A hierarchical broadcasting device and method are disclosed. In the hierarchical broadcasting method, a broadcast transmitting device may transmit lower layer broadcast data for an existing broadcast to a broadcast receiving device via a first communication network, and may transmit upper layer broadcast data for an improved broadcast to the broadcast receiving device via a second communication network. In this instance, the broadcast receiving device combines the lower layer broadcast data and the upper layer broadcast data in order to display the improved broadcast.02-16-2012
20120042332Method and system for providing encrypted content to a plurality of user devices - The invention relates to a system and computer-implemented method for providing encrypted content to a particular recipient device of a plurality of recipient devices is disclosed. Copies of one or more content elements of the content are generated. Modified content elements are obtained by modifying one or more of the copies. The content elements, including the one or more modified copies of the content elements, are then stored in a storage. A sequence of content elements representing the content is retrieved from the storage for a particular recipient device of the plurality of recipient devices by selecting a particular modified copy for substantially each content element for which modified copies are available. The sequence of content elements is then encrypted for that particular recipient device. The encrypted sequence of content elements representing the encrypted content is sent to the particular recipient device.02-16-2012
20120066709APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING STEREOSCOPIC IMAGE CONTENTS - The present invention relates to a method of providing stereoscopic image contents, and the method includes receiving partially encrypted stereoscopic image data from the content provider; performing a user authentication for providing stereoscopic image; decrypting the encrypted part of the stereoscopic image data based on the result of the performed user authentication; and displaying stereoscopic image by using the stereoscopic image data including the decrypted part.03-15-2012
20110167444AUTHENTICATING AND OFF-LOADING IPTV OPERATIONS FROM MOBILE DEVICES TO FIXED RENDERING VIEWING DEVICES - A mobile IPTV system enables authenticating and off-loading of IPTV operations from a mobile device to an external fixed viewing device. The mobile device performs authentication to an IPTV network to receive decryption key(s) for use in decrypting IPTV content and provides the decryption key to the viewing device. The viewing device uses the decryption key to decrypt and render IPTV content thereon.07-07-2011
20120017235System and method to prevent manipulation of transmitted video data - The aim of the invention is to provide a solution to ensure that the content sent by the IRD is the content effectively displayed on the screen.01-19-2012
20120180082SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SESSION BASED ENCRYPTION FROM A VIDEO PUMP - A system includes a session and resource manager and a video pump. The session and resource manager negotiates encryption keys from a headend controller and provides the encryption keys to a video pump. The video pump uses the encryption keys form the session and resource manager to encrypt content. Thus, the video pump uses encryption keys to encrypt the content so that it is encrypted right from the video pump prior to transmission over the entire transport system. A generic modulation device may thus be used to modulate the encrypted content over the delivery network.07-12-2012
20120060182DIGITAL DOMAIN CONTENT PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus for distributing content using a spectrum generation device. In one embodiment, digital content is received via a time-multiplexed network transport (such as Gigabit Ethernet), and converted to frequency channels suitable for transmission over a content distribution (e.g., Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC)) network. In one variant, the conversion is performed using digital domain processing performed by a full spectrum generation device. Additionally, methods and apparatus for selectively adding, removing, and/or changing digital content from the full spectrum device are also disclosed. Various aspects of the present invention enable physical (infrastructure) consolidation, and software-implemented remote management of content distribution.03-08-2012
20120159534SIGNAL MODIFICATION VIA MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION DATA AND/OR METADATA - Data for a programming guide or other type of media guidance application of the type associated with video, such as television Electronic Programming Guides (EPG) or Interactive Programming Guides (IPG), is transported via a digital delivery network such as the Internet to a video receiving or storage device such as a personal video recorder (PVR). The receiving device extracts one or more signals from the media guidance application data for a purpose such as programming of control signals. The receiving device thereby reads or interprets control signals derived from the programming guide data provided via the digital delivery network so as to control subsequent recording (or other storage) of the video programs or other video content assets associated with the media guidance application data.06-21-2012
20120159533EMERGENCY ALERTS DURING PLAYBACK OF VIDEO STREAMS ON PORTABLE DEVICES - Video content that is streamed to portable devices may be interrupted based on an emergency alert system (EAS) broadcast. In one implementation, first video content may be streamed over an Internet Protocol (IP) network to a portable device and an indication of a location of the portable device may be determined. Whether the location of the portable device is in a geographic region covered by an EAS broadcast may also be determined. When the portable device is determined to be in the geographic region covered by the EAS broadcast, a notification may be transmitted to the portable device, where the notification instructs the portable device to interrupt the first video content with video content corresponding to the EAS broadcast. The video content corresponding to the EAS broadcast may be streamed to the portable device.06-21-2012
20120110613SYSTEM, APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR TRANSFERRING CONTENT - Apparatus and methods are provided for moving electronic content between devices. In one implementation, an content-transmitting apparatus may include a transmitting unit configured to transmit content to a content-receiving apparatus. The content-transmitting apparatus may also include a determination unit configured to determine, in response to the transmission, whether first key information associated with the content-receiving apparatus corresponds to second key information associated with the content-transmitting apparatus. A receiving unit may be configured to receive a confirmation message from the content-receiving apparatus, and a confirmation unit may be configured to confirm whether the content is usable at the content-receiving apparatus, based on at least the confirmation message.05-03-2012
20110083143PROVIDING SERVICES USING DATA ON BLU-RAY DISC - Providing a VOD service using BD data available to a BD player includes: preparing VOD data such that the BD player can use the VOD data to provide the VOD service; inserting the VOD data onto a BD; preparing VOD selections and VOD metadata based on the VOD data read from the BD; and delivering the content item selected by a user from a menu of VOD selections. Keywords include Blu-ray, BD-Live, Video-on-Demand.04-07-2011
20110083142CONTENT BROADCAST DEVICE, CONTENT BROADCAST METHOD, CONTENT RECEPTION DEVICE, CONTENT RECEPTION METHOD, PROGRAM, AND CONTENT BROADCAST SYSTEM - A content broadcast device for broadcasting a content, using a broadcast wave, the content broadcast device including a first supply section configured to supply service information to a content reception device through a predetermined network in response to a request from the content reception device, the service information including at least a broadcast schedule of metadata and location information that indicates where the metadata is located in the broadcast wave, and a broadcast section configured to broadcast, using the broadcast wave, the metadata, which includes at least a broadcast schedule of the content and location information that indicates where the content is located in the broadcast wave, in accordance with the broadcast schedule of the metadata, included in the service information, and broadcast, using the broadcast wave, the content in accordance with the broadcast schedule of the content, included in the metadata.04-07-2011
20120124616MOBILE INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVISION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed is a mobile Internet protocol television (IPTV) system providing a supplementary service added to a broadcasting service. The mobile IPTV system includes a service guide server providing programming information of an additional service, a media server providing streaming of contents for a supplementary service, a supplementary service server providing control for the supplementary service, and a mobile IPTV management server performing user authentication for the supplementary service. In this case, the mobile IPTV management server, the media server, the service guide server and the supplementary service server are connected to each other via a dedicated wireless IP network.05-17-2012
20120222063Dynamic Content Packaging - To be accessed on different media players, requested content must be delivered in a format that is supported by the requesting device. A dynamic content packager for encrypting and packaging requested content for different requesting devices at the time of consumption is disclosed.08-30-2012
20120317597TERMINAL AND TELEVISION SERVICE PLAYING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention discloses a terminal and a television service playing method thereof, wherein, the method comprises the following steps: the terminal obtaining a service key from a service platform; the terminal accepting a program selection from a user; and the terminal using the obtained service key to play a program selected by the user. The present invention ensures that a valid service key has been locally stored when a user selects a program to play, thus the response speed for playing an encrypted program is accelerated, and the user experience is enhanced.12-13-2012
20120131606Enabling DRM-Encrypted Broadcast Content Through Gateway into the Home - A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a stream of legacy encrypted main content that contains selectively DRM encrypted duplicate content; decrypting the legacy encrypted stream of content; eliminating the duplicate content that is not DRM encrypted; generating a selectively DRM encrypted stream of content; and providing the selectively DRM stream of content as an output signal for consumption by a device residing on a home entertainment network. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.05-24-2012
20120137322SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT DIGITAL CONTENT IN A CONTROLLED NETWORK ENSURING DIGITAL RIGHTS - A system and method for managing digital rights includes receiving a Universal Resource Identifier (URI). The URI is used to identify a location for a user selected digital media item. The digital media item is to be played in a local area network (LAN). The selected digital media item is retrieved from a content server over a network connection. If the selected digital media item is encrypted, a license to decrypt the selected media item is obtained. Access to the license is based on a plurality of access rules, which are based on the terms of the license. The plurality of access rules may also include personal owner rules. If a request for the license adheres to the access rules, the license is received via a secure out of band transfer and the selected digital media item is decrypted for playback via one or more media rendering devices.05-31-2012
20120137321RIGHTS METADATA CACHING BY SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO MULTIPLEXERS - A system and method that receives a tune request in a switched digital video (SDV) system, where the tune request includes an identifier of a set-top box, and an SDV channel. The method receives a content stream associated with the SDV channel. The method retrieves conditional access (CA) information from a local cache, where the CA information includes encryption information for the content stream. The method converts the content stream to an encrypted content stream using the encryption information, and sends the encrypted content stream to the set-top box.05-31-2012
20110185380Secure Distribution of Video On-Demand - An interactive information distribution system for providing secure distribution of video-on-demand content. The interactive information distribution system includes at least one programming source for storing at least one partially encrypted video program, and a distribution center including a remote server. The remote server stores the at least one partially encrypted video program received from the at least one programming source. The remote server also processes the partially encrypted video program corresponding to a subscriber requested video program to produce a fully encrypted video program. A subscriber-side distribution network, coupled to the distribution center, causes transmission of the fully encrypted video program to the requesting subscriber.07-28-2011
20120174149PROVIDING ADVERTISING CONTENT TO A USER - Advertising content is provided to a user. A set top box that is located in a first environment receives a first signal from a user device located in the first environment, wherein the first signal is encoded with commerce-related information. The set top box conveys the commerce-related information via a digital communication network to a server system located in a second environment. The server system utilizes the commerce-related information to select advertising information pertaining to the commerce-related information, and then communicates the advertising information to a device from which the user of the user device located in the first environment can access the advertising information.07-05-2012
20100299698SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENSURING SECURE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TV AND SET BACK BOX - A random number or HDCP key is sent from a TV to a set back box (SBB) over a HDMI channel, and unless the SBB returns the same random number/key to the TV over a USB link, the TV will not communicate further with the SBB.11-25-2010
20100050204USER GROUP ASSIGNMENT METHOD FOR KEY MANAGEMENT - A method for assigning a plurality of users of a broadcasting system, wherein each of the plurality of users subscribes to at least one of a plurality of receiver groups provided by the broadcasting system. The method includes dividing the plurality of users into a plurality of temporary groups each including ones of the plurality of users that subscribe to a same one of the plurality of receiver groups; and assigning the ones of the plurality of users to at least one user group.02-25-2010
20100011393DISTRIBUTED AND SECURED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING AND DISTRIBUTING AUDIO-VISUAL FLOWS - A process for secure distribution of digital audiovisual streams according to a standard, normalized or proprietary format, on which streams a separation of the stream into two parts is made prior to transmission to equipment of an addressee to generate a modified main stream having a format of the original stream and complementary information of any format including digital information suitable to permit reconstruction of the original stream, wherein a transmission is made, by separate paths during distribution of the modified main stream from a distribution server and of the complementary information to the equipment of the addressee from a secure central server passing via at least one local server connecting the equipment of the addressee to the local server via at least one access point.01-14-2010
20120185894Method and System for Order Relationship Authentication, and Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting-Conditional Access System - A method for order relationship authentication, including: a visited mobile multimedia broadcasting-conditional access system (MMB-CAS) acquiring operation and management information from a corresponding business operating support system (BOSS); the visited MMB-CAS receiving a request message for accessing service key from a user and triggering order relationship authentication; the visited MMB-CAS requesting the home MMB-CAS to perform order relationship authentication on the user; and the visited MMB-CAS receiving an order relationship authentication result of the user fed back from the home MMB-CAS, and performing corresponding processing. The present invention also provides an order relationship authentication system and a Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting-Conditional Access System. By the present invention, the amount of data synchronized between MMB-CASs is reduced and the overall performance and reliability of the system is improved.07-19-2012
20120084806Key Derivation for Secure Communications - A security system is disclosed in which a device-specific key value is provided to a security processing device, and then used to derive additional derived keys for use in secured communications. In response to identifying a compromise of the derived keys, the system can be instructed to derive new or replacement derived keys for use in the secured communications. In some embodiments, the security system can be used in a video reception device, to decrypt encrypted video content.04-05-2012
20110004895METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NETWORK ASSOCIATION OF CONTENT - Methods and apparatus for perform association of stored content downloaded over a network with a unique identification. In one embodiment, the content is stored locally, and the association is performed in a secure manner using network or source-specific information (e.g., the organization identification or “orgID” of the bearer network or MSO). This association is used to ensure that the content stored on the playback device can be accessed for viewing only when the playback device is connected to the same network from which the content was obtained. Use of the orgID allows the content association and protection functionality to be implemented in existing networks with only minor software changes.01-06-2011
20120089999Metadata Origination Verification - One embodiment may take the form of a method for verifying metadata associated with programming content. The method may include receiving a first metadatum corresponding to a first programming content, comparing the first metadatum to a stored metadatum corresponding to the first programming content stored in a database, determining whether the first metadatum matches the stored metadatum, and transmitting a first signal if the first metadatum matches the stored metadatum and transmitting a second signal different from the first signal if the first metadatum does not match the stored metadatum.04-12-2012
20110271298DIGITAL BROADCASTING RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A method of processing broadcast data includes: performing RS encoding and CRC encoding on mobile service data to generate an RS frame belonging to an ensemble including a signaling information table including access information of the mobile service data and identification information for identifying a stream where keys to decrypt the mobile service data are obtained; mapping a portion of data in the RS frame to a group including known data sequences, FIC data, and TPC data, wherein the FIC data includes information for rapid mobile service acquisition, and the TPC data includes FIC version information for indicating an update of the FIC data; and transmitting a broadcast signal including the group. The group further includes data blocks. First, fourth, fifth and sixth known data sequences are inserted into third, fifth, sixth and seventh data blocks, respectively. Second and third known data sequences are inserted into a fourth data block.11-03-2011
20110321082User-Defined Modification of Video Content - A particular method of user-defined modification of video content includes receiving video content at a set-top box (STB) and converting the video content into modifiable video content. The method includes selecting an image in at least one frame of the modifiable video content. The image is associated with a user-defined modification condition. The at least one frame of the modifiable video content is modified to generate modified video content. Modifying the at least one frame includes modifying the selected image in the at least one frame.12-29-2011
20120291062System and Method of Authentication - In a particular embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a set-top box from a server, a temporary authentication token that enables access to an account accessible by one or more devices. The temporary authentication token is generated after validation by the server of a particular authentication token received at the server from a first device. The first device is distinct from the set-top box. The method further includes initiating, at the set-top box, presentation of the temporary authentication token.11-15-2012
20120291061PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR THE SECURE BROADCASTING OF PROTECTED AUDIOVISUAL STREAMS TO A DYNAMIC GROUP OF RECEIVERS - Embodiments of the invention may relate to the distribution of digital audiovisual sequences. The distribution of such sequences may involve generating and transmitting modified sequences and complementary information. The complementary information may allow reconstruction of the original sequences from the modified sequences.11-15-2012
20120151519MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE CONFIGURED TO ESTABLISH SECURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - The invention relates to a method for configuring a mobile device capable of reproducing, for a user, multimedia content previously provided by a remote content server. The invention relates to using a client installed on said electronic device to relay authentication requests between a card, preferably complying with the provisions of the Mobile Commerce Extension standard, and an authentication server that is accessible via an access point.06-14-2012
20130024886MODULAR BROADCAST RECEIVER SYSTEM AND METHOD - The construction of a receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcast from a plurality of broadcasting providers is simplified. In a receiving apparatus for receiving a broadcast from a plurality of broadcasting providers, of the function blocks which constitute the receiving apparatus, a block used in common irrespective of the broadcasting provider is formed as a common block, and a block different from one broadcasting provider to another is formed as an independent block. These blocks are connected to each other through an IEEE1394 interface, and the common block is shared among the plurality of blocks which are not used in common, so that a receiving process is performed.01-24-2013
20080201732Method and apparatus for improving a channel change rate in an opencable system - A method and system for improving a channel change rate using a conditional access table/program map table (CAT/PMT) to be transmitted in an out-of-band (OOB) band. First main data including a channel ID of a scrambled channel and Conditional access table (CAT) information corresponding thereto and defining a version is transmitted from a main program of a conditional access system (CAS) headend. Second main data including the channel ID and Program map table (PMT) information corresponding thereto and defining a version is transmitted from a main program of a demux/remux device. Third main data generated by receiving and combining the first and second main data is included in service information (SI) and is transmitted in an Out-of-band (OOB) band. After extracting only the third main data from the transmitted Service information (SI) in response to a channel change event signal, encrypted broadcast content of each channel is released and provided to a user.08-21-2008
20110247034INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION AND PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information distribution and processing system contains a remote site, a sender and a receiving apparatus. The remote site contains a first set of digital data. The sender delivers a second set of digital data to the receiving device. In one embodiment of the present invention, the receiving device contain a timing device for automatically receiving the second set of digital data at predetermined times. The second set of digital data contains a first set of displayable data, a second set of displayable data, at least one non-displayable symbol, and at least one linking reference associated with the second set of displayable data. If desired, a user can select the second set of displayable data. The associated linking reference is sent to the remote site. The associated linking reference is used by the remote site to search for the additional information, and returns the requested information to the user.10-06-2011
20110247033VIDEO TRANSMISSION DEVICE, VIDEO RECEPTION DEVICE, AND VIDEO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A video communication system having: an encoder coding input video data and outputting a video stream; and a packet processing part grouping into packets the output video stream from said encoder and outputting the same to a communication path; wherein said packet processing part generates an original data cluster consolidating a packet for each group of a prescribed number of MB processes and redundant data for correcting data errors of said original data cluster; and controls the insertion quantity of redundant data so that the combined number of bits of said original data cluster and said redundant data works out to be equal to or less than the target number of bits.10-06-2011
20130104163ENCRYPTION METHOD FOR TELEVISION SERVICE OF MOBILE TERMINAL, MOBILE TERMINAL AND SERVER - The disclosure provides an encryption method for a television service of a mobile terminal, a mobile terminal and a server. The method comprises: a mobile terminal ordering and obtaining a program that has not been subscribed; the mobile terminal encrypting the program to shield a part of data of the program; and the mobile terminal playing the program that is encrypted. The encryption method for the television service of the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal and the server provided in the disclosure can encrypt the program, which is ordered but has not been subscribed by the user, at the mobile terminal side or the server side so as to play the program after shielding a part of data of the program, thus certain experience can be enjoyed by the user, and the content of the program is protected.04-25-2013
20130104162TECHNIQUE FOR SECURELY COMMUNICATING PROGRAMMING CONTENT - A technique is provided for securely transferring programming content from a first device in a first layer, e.g., a trusted domain, to a second device in a second layer, e.g., outside the trusted domain. When a user requests that the first device transfer protected content to the second device, the first device needs to authenticate the second device. After the second device is authenticated, the first device may transfer to the second device the protected content, together with a rights file associated therewith. The rights file specifies the rights of the second device to use the protected content, according to its security level indicative of its security. These rights may concern, e.g., the number of times that the second device may subsequently transfer the protected content to other devices, the time period within which the second device may play the protected content, etc. The higher the security level of the second device is, the more rights accorded thereto. Indeed, the second device may need to meet a minimum security level requirement in order for it to receive or keep the protected content.04-25-2013
20130125164METHOD OF UNSCRAMBLING TELEVISION CONTENT ON A BANDWIDTH - A method and system for micro-cloud computing is described. An application serving node, which is a specifically configured piece of customer premises equipment such as a set-top box, is the server for a micro-cloud network. Various user devices that form part of the micro-cloud network, such as television sets and smart phones, communicate with the application serving node. The application serving node is configured with software that allows various heterogeneous types of data to be obtained and streamed to the user devices in multiple ways. The application serving node performs much of the processing necessary for such content streaming itself and thus represents an edge-based network architecture.05-16-2013
20100287585SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR MEDIA SERVICE DELIVERY - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system having a controller to receive from a portable communication device (PCD) identification information and a request for multicast media content supplied by an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) network, detect that the PCD is authorized to receive the requested media content according to the identification information, transmit to the PCD one or more decryption keys responsive to said detection, determine from the identification information a media presentation format used by the PCD, instruct an acquisition server (A-server) of the IPTV network to transcode the requested media content according to the media presentation format upon receiving the requested media content on a multicast channel, receive from the A-server the transcoded media content, encrypt the transcoded media content, and transmit the encrypted and transcoded media content to the PCD over a unicast channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.11-11-2010
20120278833ADAPTIVE VIDEO SERVER WITH VIRTUAL FILE SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A streaming video server includes a virtual file system that receives a request for a selected one of the plurality of video programs from a client device. The selected one of the plurality of video program is retrieved from the at least one video source in response to the request. A plurality of encoded segments are generated from the selected one of the plurality of video programs, based on at least one encoding parameter that is adjusted in response to context data relating to the streaming session for the selected one of the plurality of video programs.11-01-2012
20130152121TRANSPORT-STREAM PROVIDER, DAB SIGNAL PROVIDER, TRANSPORT STREAM ANALYZER, DAB RECEIVER, METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND TRANSPORT STREAM SIGNAL - A transport stream provider for providing a plurality of transport stream packets describing digital media information is configured to provide a transport stream packet of a first packet type including a program association table and key information for decrypting encrypted media information. The program association table contains an association between a program No. and a packet type identifier of a further transport stream packet of a second packet type. The transport stream provider is configured to provide a transport stream packet of the second packet type in such a manner that the transport stream packet of the second packet type contains a reference to packet type identifiers of transport stream payload data packets which describe contents of different content types of the digital media information.06-13-2013
20130152122Secure Distribution of Video On-Demand - An interactive information distribution system for providing secure distribution of video-on-demand content. The interactive information distribution system includes at least one programming source for storing at least one partially encrypted video program, and a distribution center including a remote server. The remote server stores the at least one partially encrypted video program received from the at least one programming source. The remote server also processes the partially encrypted video program corresponding to a subscriber requested video program to produce a fully encrypted video program. A subscriber-side distribution network, coupled to the distribution center, causes transmission of the fully encrypted video program to the requesting subscriber.06-13-2013
20130205331ENCRYPTED MEMORY DEVICE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A video processing device is presented for processing video data. This video processing device protects the security of data via encryption when it is stored on a memory device during processing. In particular, memory input/output (I/O) includes encryption and decryption as part of an atomic operation to receive and format or de-format and either encoded or decode the video data.08-08-2013
20100313215VIDEO AND DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA AGGREGATOR - The present invention utilizes an aggregator for searching, packaging and delivering content. The aggregator processes requests, searches, provides search results and acquires content. The aggregator, operating in a communications network, includes a request and results processing server, a search engine server coupled to the request and results processing server and a content acquisition server coupled to the request and results processing server. A request and results processing server receives a request for content, the search engine server searches for the content and the content acquisition program acquires content for delivery to the user. The request and results processing server includes a search request processor that receives information related to a user's search request and provides the information to a search results form builder that creates an electronic search request.12-09-2010
20100319017Portable Media Asset - A method, apparatus, and system are disclosed that provide for a secure download of a media asset from a video-on-demand server responsive to a user request. The media asset may be routed to a recorder device for storage purposes. The media asset may also be streamed to a set top box for (simultaneous) playback on, e.g., a television. The media asset may subsequently be played from the storage on one or more media players.12-16-2010
20130185748IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - An image processing apparatus and a control method thereof are provided. The image processing apparatus includes: an interface which is connectable to a plurality of Common Interface Conditional Access Modules (CICAMs) which descrambles a scrambled broadcasting signal; a storage unit which stores a plurality of operator profiles corresponding to the plurality of CICAMs; and a controller which, if a CICAM from among the plurality of CICAMS is connected to the interface, obtains identification information from the CICAM connected to the interface, selects an operator profile corresponding to the obtained identification information among the plurality of operator profiles, generates a list of channels capable of being descrambled by receiving additional information about the channels capable of being descrambled from the connected CICAM via the selected operator profile.07-18-2013
20120011539METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A BROADCAST TELEVISION SIGNAL - The present invention relates generally to a method, system and/or apparatus for processing a broadcast television signal transmitted over a broadcast medium. A method of processing a digital television ‘TV’ signal at a customer premises system comprises the steps of: receiving a digital TV signal over a digital TV broadcast medium; converting packet data comprising said received digital TV signal to internet protocol ‘IP’ data packets; and transmitting said IP data packets to a customer premises; IP device or IP network. A customer premises apparatus for processing a digital television ‘TV’ signal comprises: means for receiving a digital TV signal over a digital TV broadcast medium; processing means for converting packet data comprising said received digital TV signal to internet protocol ‘IP’ data packets; and means for transmitting said IP data packets to a customer IP device or IP network.01-12-2012
20120023519Services Gateway Video-on-Demand Service - A services gateway includes a processor configured to send a request for a video-on-demand content, receive a first content stream from a video-on-demand content server, and process the first content stream to retrieve the video-on-demand content. The first content stream includes the video-on-demand content and is protected with a first digital rights management scheme. The processor is further configured to encode the video-on-demand content in a second content stream, and provide the second content stream over a local area network to a playback device. The second content stream is protected with a second digital rights management scheme. In an embodiment, the processor can be further configured to store the video-on-demand content in a mass storage.01-26-2012
20120066708SYSTEM METHOD FOR DISPLAYING ADDITIONAL SERVICE INFORMATION OF CONTENT ON AUXILIARY TERMINAL - A system and method for displaying additional service information of a content on an auxiliary terminal are provided. The auxiliary terminal may extract a portion of a content output from an external device, may analyze at least one piece of feature from the extracted portion of the content, and may receive additional service information corresponding to the content from a selected server. Additionally, the selected sever for providing the additional service information may associate the feature with the additional service information, and may store the feature and the additional service information.03-15-2012
20120096484APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNAL - A broadcast signal receiving apparatus receives a plurality of transport streams and uses conditional access provided by an external adapter. The broadcast signal receiving apparatus includes a pre-processor operable to extract a part of information, by elementary stream unit, from each of the plurality of transport streams by receiving a filtering condition from the external adapter and performing filtering on the plurality of transport streams according to the filtering condition. The broadcast signal receiving apparatus also includes a multiplexer, an output interface, an input interface, and a demultiplexer. The external adapter is detachable from the broadcast signal receiving apparatus, and includes a conditional access descrambler that descrambles transport stream packets in the multiplexed data that are protected by conditional access with a packet identifier specified by the controller in the broadcast signal receiving apparatus.04-19-2012

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