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725038000 - To facilitate tuning or selection of video signal

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20120266196METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING BANDWIDTH OF SET TOP BOXES IN INTERNET PROTOCOL TELEVISION (IPTV) SYSTEM - A method and an apparatus are disclosed for controlling bandwidth of multiple Set Top Boxes of a single user in an IPTV system. The method includes saving content bandwidth of every media content by the EPG of the IPTV system; when receiving a start-up and log-in request or a request for switching programs of the present Set Top Box operating currently in multiple Set Top Boxes sharing an identical user bandwidth transmitted by the EPG, a Management Platform of the IPTV system sending the remaining user bandwidth corresponding to the present Set Top Box to the EPG; the EPG comparing the remaining user bandwidth with content bandwidth of every media content saved by itself, and generating a program list of media contents whose content bandwidths are less than or equal to the remaining user bandwidth for the present Set Top Box to select and use.10-18-2012
20130081087METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DIGITAL BROADCAST CONTENT FOR PROVIDING TWO-DIMENSIONAL AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONTENT, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING DIGITAL BROADCAST CONTENT - A method of transmitting digital broadcasting content for providing 2D content or 3D content. The method includes: encoding content including at least one of the 2D content and the 3D content and generating an elementary stream including encoded data of the content; generating service additional information including electronic program guide (EPG) information of the digital broadcasting content and inserting, into the service additional information, at least one of 2D/3D content identification information representing a method of reproducing the 2D content or the 3D content, 2D/3D content link information representing a relationship between the 2D content and the 3D content, and EPG 3D reproduction information for reproducing an EPG screen, on which EPG information is displayed, in 3D; and generating a transport stream by multiplexing the elementary stream and the service additional information.03-28-2013
20130042274BROADCAST METADATA COMPRESSION METHOD AND SYSTEM - Broadcast server and method for transmitting electronic program guide data to set top boxes via a broadcast network. The broadcast server is arranged to prepare a list of unique entries and associated identifications of the text items received, and to provide a compressed list to the plurality of set top boxes. The broadcast server repeats the following steps for each text item in the list: 02-14-2013
20090158349IPTV receiver and method of providing channel map management information - AN IPTV receiver and a method of providing channel map management information are provided. A network interface transmits and receives an IP packet through a network. An IP network stack checks a destination of the received IP packet and classifies the IP packet according to a protocol. A Service Information (SI) decoder parses a system information (SI) decoder parsing a provision information record included in the IP packet to read location information of a master SI table included in the provision information record, and parses a master SI table record included in the IP packet to read channel map management information included in the master SI table record. An IPTV terminal function (ITF) operation controller controls the reception of the master SI table record based on the read location information of the master SI table.06-18-2009
20090158348IPTV receiver and method of discovering an IPTV service - AN IPTV receiver and a method of discovering an IPTV service are provided. A network interface transmits and receives an IP packet through a network. An IP network stack checks a destination of the received IP packet and classifies the IP packet according to a protocol. A Service Information (SI) decoder parses a service provider discovery record included in the IP packet to read registration server address information included in the service provider discovery record and parses a provision information record included in the IP packet to read EPG discovery information included in the provision information record. An IPTV Terminal Function (ITF) operation controller controls a request of a registration to be transmitted based on the read registration server address information controlling a request of a registration to be transmitted based on the read registration server address information for receiving the provision information record.06-18-2009
20130074127OPTIMIZING MOBILE ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE DELIVERY - A network device may receive, via a network, a request for electronic program guide content, from a user device connected to the network, and monitor, a network condition (e.g., network congestion, user device location, etc.) corresponding to the network. The network device may determine, based on the network condition, whether to provide the electronic program guide content using a first radio frequency bandwidth corresponding to the network or a second radio frequency bandwidth corresponding to the network. The user device may communicate, via the network, the electronic program guide content using the first radio frequency bandwidth or the second radio frequency bandwidth. The first radio frequency bandwidth may correspond to unicast, multicast, or broadcast services, and the second radio frequency bandwidth may correspond to a different one of unicast, multicast, or broadcast services.03-21-2013
20090055871DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DIGITAL BROADCAST DATA, AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD FOR USE IN THE SAME - The present invention is directed to a digital broadcast system and a data processing method. A broadcast signal in which mobile service data and main service data are multiplexed is transmitted and received. Then, in a broadcasting receiver, the program table information describing channel information and event information of the mobile service data according to an identifier of an ensemble in which the mobile service data are multiplexed, in the received broadcast signal. And the mobile service data is outputted by using the parsed program table information.02-26-2009
20130067520INFORMATION DESCRIPTOR AND EXTENDED INFORMATION DESCRIPTOR DATA STRUCTURES FOR DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNALS - A digital television (DTV) data stream includes an event information table (EIT), the EIT including: a descriptor including: a descriptor tag identifying the descriptor as a genre descriptor, a descriptor length field, and at least one category code for an associated event in a DTV data stream.03-14-2013
20110023066METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATASTREAM INCLUDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR REPRODUCING 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING THE 3-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DATASTREAM - A method of generating a 3-dimensional (3D) image datastream is provided. The method includes generating an elementary stream including an encoded bit string of 3D image data; generating at least one packetized elementary stream by packetizing the elementary stream; generating at least one section including service related information of the 3D image data; inserting 3D image reproduction information for reproducing the 3D image data into a program guide information section from among the at least one section; generating at least one transport stream packet for each of the at least one section and the at least one packetized elementary stream; and generating a transport stream by multiplexing the at least one transport stream packet.01-27-2011
20120272274METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DOWNLOADING FILES - A method and apparatus are provided for downloading a file which are applied in a mobile multimedia broadcast system. The method includes: a client displaying broadcast information to a user for the user selecting a file to be downloaded; the client receiving a selection of the user to the file to be downloaded, reading the broadcast information of the file to be downloaded which is selected by the user, and downloading the file to be downloaded locally when a broadcast start time included in the broadcast information of the file to be downloaded arrives. The method and apparatus can make a user complete the file downloading without manual intervention when using a mobile multimedia broadcast service, thereby saving a mass of manual operations of the user and improving service experience of the user.10-25-2012
20090007182Pre-Fragmentation of Data Destined for Low Resource Clients - Program data for use in electronic program guides is fragmented in advance of delivery to a low resource client. In the described implementation, the program data is fragmented into equal size fragments. The size of each fragment is selected to guarantee that the data fragments will fit in pre-allocated memory segments at the client. When the program data is delivered to the client, the client stores the data packets in the memory segments without making system calls to the memory.01-01-2009
20100180310RICH MEDIA-ENABLED SERVICE GUIDE PROVISION METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADCAST SERVICE - A service guide provision method and system for a digital broadcast service is provided for distributing a rich media-enabled service guide. A rich media-enabled service guide provisioning method for a digital broadcast service includes creating a Rich Media Solution (RMS) template for a service guide with reference to service guide fragments; creating a service guide delivery descriptor containing RMS information on the RMS template and service guide fragment information on the service guide fragments; and broadcasting the service guide fragments, the RMS template, and the service guide delivery descriptor.07-15-2010
20110302612Method and System for Providing Channel Changes Via a Gateway - A broadband gateway, which enables communication with a plurality of devices and handles at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider, may be operable to receive one or more programs in preview formats from one or more program sources. Each of the one or more programs may be specified in a list. The programs specified in the list may be from different program sources. The broadband gateway may process the received one or more programs in the preview formats for presentation to one or more of the plurality of devices. The processed one or more programs in the preview formats may be communicated by the broadband gateway to the one or more of the plurality of devices, via a programming guide, for program preview by one or more users during program selections from the list.12-08-2011
20100037265METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF DEADLINE-DRIVEN CONTENT FLOWS OVER A FLOW TRANSPORT SYSTEM THAT INTERFACES WITH A FLOW DELIVERY SYSTEM VIA A SELECTED GATEWAY - The present invention relates to a system and method that delivers content from one or more content sources to a plurality of subscriber units via a flow transport subsystem that transports content flows originated from the one or more content sources over a wide area network in response to one or more requests for deadline-driven content flows. E.g., live or interactive flows. One or more gateways interface with the flow transport subsystem for receiving the deadline-driven content flows. Each of the one or more gateways is associated with one or more subscriber units and is selected based on one or more requests for deadline-driven content flows. A content processor converts the deadline-driven content flows to modulated content flows, and a flow delivery subsystem delivers the modulated content flows to one or more subscriber units associated with a selected gateway over an allocated frequency bandwidth of one or more transmission mediums. The flow delivery subsystem delivers the modulated content flows only to those one or more subscriber units that generate one or more content requests which initiate the one or more requests for deadline-driven content flows.02-11-2010
20100138869METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING ELECTRONIC SERVICE GUIDE - A method for generating Electronic Service Guide, comprising steps of: obtaining user information from a user in a digital video broadcasting network; generating a first Electronic Service Guide as a function of the user information, wherein the first Electronic Service Guide lists services provided by the digital video broadcasting network and associated with the user information; and sending the first Electronic Service Guide to the user.06-03-2010
20090138917Differentiated PSIP table update interval technology - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.05-28-2009
20100146554Temporal Slice Persistence Method and Apparatus for Delivery of Interactive Program Guide - Techniques to efficiently deliver interactive program guide (IPG) to a number of terminals. Each IPG page can be decomposed into a guide portion that is specific to each IPG page and a background portion that is common for all IPG pages. The background portion can be further decomposed into a time-varying video portion and other static portions. One method includes receiving a viewer selection for imagery, where the imagery includes at least one intracoded slice and at least one predictively coded slice, and each of the intracoded and predictively codes slices are associated with respective bitstreams. Packets from the at least one bitstream corresponding to the at least one intracoded slice of the selected imagery are extracted, and packets from the at least one bitstream corresponding to the at least one predictively coded slice of the selected imagery are also extracted. The payload portions of the extracted packets are then arranged to form the selected imagery.06-10-2010
20080250456Method and Apparatus for Optimizing Bandwith in Broadcast/Multicast Video Systems - An upstream distribution point of a video distribution system adjusts programming to replace content that is not selected. In particular, an upstream distribution point of a cable broadcast system receives tuning data representing the currently tuned, or selected, program from one or more set-top boxes via Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) signaling. The up-stream distribution point collects the tuning data from the one, or more, set-top boxes and replaces at least one of those programs not selected with alternative programming or content.10-09-2008
20110016489Announcing the Availability of an Electronic Programming Guide to Receivers of Enhanced Television Transmissions - A unique session identifier may be utilized to announce the availability of an electronic programming guide to users of an enhanced television distribution system. In some embodiments, the unique session identifier may be utilized in a variety of systems to provide a uniform way of recognizing the availability of an electronic programming guide in conjunction with enhanced television distribution systems.01-20-2011
20090100471DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ELECTRONIC SERVICE GUIDE DATA IN DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM - Disclosed are a digital broadcasting system and a method for transmitting and receiving electronic service guide data in a digital broadcasting system, which communicates applications capable of executing content files downloaded through a file download service. The digital broadcasting system includes a digital broadcasting transmitter for broadcasting Electronic Service Guide (ESG) data which includes application information corresponding to respective content files, and a digital broadcasting receiver for receiving the broadcasted ESG data and executing applications corresponding to the respective content files by using the application information included in the ESG data.04-16-2009
20100146553ENHANCED METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING SUPPORT FOR SERVICE DELIVERY - A service distribution system supports creation of a personalized and virtual service broadcast that can be selectively clipped and cached based on content descriptors of popularity, freshness, etc. A method for selectively receiving broadcast of one or more content items associated with a service to provide a unicast or multicast user experience is described. The method may comprise: detecting a characteristic of a service, or detecting a characteristic of one or more content items, wherein the one or more content items are associated with the service, and wherein the characteristic is generated by a mobile operator and pertains to an objective measure of current user interest, selectively receiving by broadcast, to the mobile device, one or more content items associated with the service based on the characteristic, and storing the one or more content items associated with the service for access through a user interface of the mobile device.06-10-2010
20100138871BROADCAST CLIP SCHEDULER - A scheduler schedules multimedia content files for transmission over a broadcast network. Multimedia content files can be any sort of audio/video clips like, sports video, music video, news clip, movie sound track etc. In particular, the scheduler determines a transmission order for content files and generates an electronic service guide having a static part and a dynamic part such that content scheduled in the dynamic part may have a different transmission order in different versions of the electronic service guide. Schedule timing information and meta data information is transmitted over a broadcast network along with the clips so that receivers can do selective reception of their preferred clips, saving battery power and storage.06-03-2010
20090019494METHOD OF CONTROLLING AND APPARATUS OF RECEIVING MOBILE SERVICE DATA - The present invention relates to a digital broadcasting system, when transmitting mobile service data. In order to do so, the present invention performs additional encoding on the mobile service data and outputs the additionally encoded data. Accordingly, robustness is provided to the mobile service data, thereby enabling the mobile service data to respond swiftly and strongly against noise and channel changes.01-15-2009
20090100472METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING PLURAL DATA IN PORTABLE BROADCASTING SERVICE - A method and system for transmitting a plurality of ESG data to an MS over a communication network in a DVB-H CBMS portable broadcasting service are provided. The MS requests ESG data over the communication network, a server collects the requested ESG data and transmits at least one of the collected ESG data in an ESG data group file to the MS over the communication network. The MS receives the ESG data group file and stores the ESG data included in the ESG data group file.04-16-2009
20090204997METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MOBILITY IN A MOBILE BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for supporting mobility in a mobile broadcasting system in which Electronic Service Guide (ESG) discovery is required. The mobility support is classified into three ways according to three different aspects. The first way is to provide roaming information for a local IPDC operator having a roaming partner among local IPDC operators. In the second way, a terminal transmits a query message for requesting transmission of information on a particular local IPDC operator, and receives information on the particular local IPDC operator in response thereto. The third way is to provide the terminal with type information of an ESG; an access type of which is classified according to provision of a roaming service. The roaming information, the information on the particular local IPDC operator and the type information of the ESG, which are provided to the terminal from the mobile broadcasting system, can be provided in an ESG bootstrap level.08-13-2009
20090204996TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING BROADCASTING THEREIN - A terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to receive broadcast guide information, and a control unit configured to determine whether or not broadcast information included in the received broadcast guide information corresponds to an actual broadcast operation for a corresponding broadcast program, and to update the broadcast guide information when the broadcast information included in the received broadcast guide information does not correspond to the actual broadcast operation for the corresponding broadcast program.08-13-2009
20130219432DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-22-2013
20090260039METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR TEMPLATE REPLACEMENT - The present invention discloses a method for template replacement, including: transmitting, by a user terminal, a template replacement request to a central node management device; and controlling, by the central node management device, an edge node device to replace the template for the user terminal. The present invention further discloses a template replacement system, a central node management device and an edge node device. The consumption of network transmission resources and user terminal storage resources during template replacement is reduced, which allows the entire template replacement system to have a higher cost performance.10-15-2009
20100162320LAPTOP BASED TELEVISION REMOTE CONTROL - A laptop that interacts with a television system. At least one module may be adapted to receive a user input identifying a video selection. The at least one module may also be adapted to display video information corresponding to the video selection. The at least one module may further be adapted to transmit a control signal adapted to cause the display of video information corresponding to the video selection on the television system. The laptop may, for example, be adapted to receive television system setting information and provide for user control of various television system settings. Also for example, the laptop may be adapted to receive media guide information, present such information to a user, provide for user selection of a media element, and transmit a control signal adapted to cause delivery of the selected media element from a multimedia source to the television system.06-24-2010
20100229202METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING EXTENDER TEXT TABLE OF ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE IN DIGITAL TV - A digital television (DTV) receiver and a decoding method are discussed. According to an embodiment, the DTV receiver includes: a receiving unit for receiving a digital broadcasting signal including a plurality of extended text tables (ETTs) that appear in transport stream packets having common PID values, each ETT comprising a section header and a message body, wherein the section header contains a table identification extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT, and wherein the message body includes an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT; and a program and system information protocol (PSIP) decoder for detecting the table identification extension field to determine uniqueness of each ETT and detecting at least one pertinent ETT from the plurality of ETTs using the determined uniqueness of each ETT.09-09-2010
20100218220DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20100218219DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20100218217DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20100218216DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20100218221DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20100251308BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS CONNECTABLE TO EXTERNAL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A broadcast receiving apparatus includes a determination unit that determines whether an external apparatus is capable of transmitting broadcast program information about a plurality of channels via a communication unit. When the determination unit determines that the external apparatus is capable of transmitting the broadcast program information, an acquisition unit does not acquire the broadcast program information from the digital broadcast signal. The external apparatus is requested to transmit the broadcast program information. The broadcast program information is acquired from the external apparatus.09-30-2010
20100251307Systems and Methods for Processing Program Content and Information in a Video Broadcast - Embodiments of the present invention significantly decrease the processing requirements as well as the cost of digital television receivers. In an embodiment, processing requirements of both hardware and software components in digital television receivers are lowered by generating the channel map without regard to channel map information present in a Virtual Channel Table (VCT). In another embodiment, significant recurring portions of an ATSC signal can be neglected with no processing power, cost, and time spent thereon. In another embodiment, processing typically used to process channel map information contained in the VCT portion of the ATSC signal is freed and may instead be used to process other information, thereby enabling further enhancements and features in digital television services.09-30-2010
20100211977APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING PRESENTATION INFORMATION IN A DIGITAL BROADCAST SYSTEM - A method and apparatus is provided for defining and transmitting/receiving a presentation fragment including therein a requirement for a scheme of displaying an Electronic Service Guide (ESG) in a digital broadcast system. The transmission method includes generating a presentation fragment including therein a requirement for terminal presentation; inputting the presentation fragment including therein a requirement for terminal presentation to an ESG data model through encoding; and transmitting the ESG data model to the terminal. The presentation fragment includes ESG's display control information at the terminal.08-19-2010
20100218218DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20100218222DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20100235864DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.09-16-2010
20100235863DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.09-16-2010
20100138872SERVICE GUIDE TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROADCAST SERVICE - Service guide transmission/reception methods and apparatuses for providing users with a service guide supporting multiplay service are provided. Service guide delivery information is received at a terminal. Device class grouping information is extracted from the Service guide delivery information. A Service Guide Data Unit (SGDU) having service guide information required for composing a service guide matched to the terminal is received. The service guide composed using the service guide information received by means of the SGDU is displayed.06-03-2010
20130219431APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCASTING SIGNAL, APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING BROADCASTING SIGNAL, AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING BROADCASTING SIGNAL THROUGH APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING BROADCASTING SIGNAL - A method for transmitting a broadcasting signal according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: encoding Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) data including a base layer and an enhancement layer of a broadcasting service and signaling information for signaling the PLP data, respectively; and generating a transmission frame, the transmission frame including a preamble and a plurality of PLPs, the preamble including the encoded signaling information, the plurality of PLPs including the encoded PLP data, the encoded signaling information including signaling information related to a bootstrap, at least one of the plurality of PLPs transmitting a bootstrap IP packet and a plurality of broadcasting signals including the generated transmission frame, respectively.08-22-2013
20110067069SYSTEM AND METHOD IN A PARALLEL TELEVISION SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING FOR USER-SELECTION OF AN OBJECT IN A TELEVISION PROGRAM - A system and method in a parallel television system for providing for user selection of objects in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.03-17-2011
20090165055METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PROGRAM GUIDE DATA FROM A CONTENT PROVIDER TO A USER DEVICE THROUGH A PARTNER SERVICE PROVIDER BASED UPON USER ATTRIBUTES - A method and system for providing program guide data to a user network device associated with a user identifier includes a partner service provider in communication with the user network device and a primary service provider in communication with the partner service provider authenticating the user network device provider using the user identifier. The user network device generates a request for program guide data and communicates the user identifier and the request to the partner service provider. The partner service provider or the primary service provider communicates program guide data to the user network device based on the identifier data. The user network device displays the program guide data on a display device.06-25-2009
20090187949Mapping of Network Information Between Data Link and Physical Layer - Aspects of the invention are directed to a cell-frequency-link descriptor configured to map network-specific parameters with time frequency slicing (TFS) information in a digital video broadcast system. The cell-frequency-link descriptor may include fields that provide a mapping between a cell identifier, a TFS group identifier, a bandwidth, a guard interval, a transmission mode, and a frequency. The fields may provide a mapping between cells, frequencies, TFS groups, related guard intervals, bandwidths, and transmission modes for multiple cells within the digital video broadcast system. The fields may include: a cell identifier field, a TFS-group identifier field, a bandwidth field, a guard interval field, a transmission mode field, a frequency field, a cell identifier extension field, and a transposer frequency field.07-23-2009
20090320074Information system and method - Example systems and methods provide information such as, but not limited to, interactive program guide (IPG) information for display on a display device such as a television. In the case of IPG information, an IPG server includes an IPG data store that stores IPG data such as program titles, actors, program descriptions, program start times, program end times, program duration, and the like. Receivers such as televisions and set-top boxes are configured to have an electronic mailbox. In response to a request to display the IPG, an IPG data request is sent via a wide area network such as the internet to the IPG server. The server accesses the IPG data store and retrieves IPG data corresponding to the request. The retrieved IPG data is sent to the television's electronic mailbox as an e-mail message. Using the data contained in the e-mail message, the television generates and displays an IPG on the television screen.12-24-2009
20120144429DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.06-07-2012
20100333143SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN ACTIVE VIDEO ELECTRONIC PROGRAMMING GUIDE - Techniques for transmission and preparation for display of real-time audio-visual content of a plurality of TV programs over electronic communications network channels and display of the audio-visual signals as a part of a TV Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) are disclosed herein. In particular, the use of video coded using a layered codec, and stored in a layered format, allows a properly configured system to present to an end user a live preview of multiple TV channels, along with EPG information (e.g., the channel, time, title and genre of video content, a list of programs scheduled in the future, as well as the ability to, for example, set parental controls, order pay-per-view programs, to search for programs based on theme or category, and to set recordings for the future when combined with a recording system), on his/her TV screen, without taking significantly more resources (e.g., in terms of bandwidth, system complexity) than the traditional digital TV transmission.12-30-2010
20110041154Content Recognition and Synchronization on a Television or Consumer Electronics Device - An audio portion of content, such as an audio stream, is associated with a multimedia program. A server receives an audio fingerprint and a program identifier from a network and associates the audio fingerprint with an audio identifier. A request packet including the program identifier is transmitted over the network to request program guide information associated with the program identifier. The program data including the program guide information is received from the network and metadata associated with the audio identifier and the program data are transmitted onto the network. A user device initiates a request for the metadata by using an audio fingerprint and the program identifier.02-17-2011
20110113450ENHANCED TELEVISION EXTENSION - A method may include receiving an enhanced television (ETV) application in a video client over a first data path and executing the ETV application in the video client. In one embodiment, the ETV application may include an enhanced television binary interchange format (EBIF) resource. The method may also include extracting, from the EBIF resource, an identifier of an extension application and requesting the identified extension application. The method may include receiving the extension application, over a second data path different than the first data path and executing the extension application.05-12-2011
20100138870BROADCAST CLIP SCHEDULER - A scheduler schedules multimedia content files for transmission over a broadcast network. Multimedia content files can be any sort of audio/video clips like, sports video, music video, news clip, movie sound track etc. In particular, the scheduler determines a transmission order for content files as a function of a dynamic priority value, which is determined in accordance with at least a dissimilarity measure between the content files; wherein the dissimilarity measure of the media content files is further determined as a function of the clip meta data associated with each clip. Schedule timing information and meta data information is transmitted over a broadcast network along with the clips so that receivers can do selective reception of their preferred clips, saving battery power and storage.06-03-2010
20100218215DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-26-2010
20130014180DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING CAPTION THEREOF - A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the video data is digital caption data or analog caption data on the basis of caption information included in the supplementary information, and outputting a control signal according to a result of the determining; a digital caption decoder for extracting and decoding digital caption data from the video data according to the control signal; and an analog caption decoder for extracting and decoding analog caption data from the video data according to the control signal.01-10-2013
20100306804SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION OVER A BACKCHANNEL COMMUNICATION PATH - A systems and methods access electronic program guide (EPG) information via a backchannel link. An exemplary embodiment receives a first portion of EPG information residing in a data channel of a program content stream, establishes a communication link between a media device and a remote EPG content system, and receives a second portion of EPG information from the remote EPG content system via the established communication link.12-02-2010
20100269140METHOD FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST PROGRAM AND BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A method for providing a broadcast program and a broadcast receiving apparatus using the same are provided. The method for providing a broadcast program includes providing an electronic program guide (EPG); and receiving and providing an internet protocol (IP) TV broadcast program corresponding to a general TV broadcast program which is selected by a user using the EPG. Accordingly, a user searches for and selects a desired IP TV broadcast program more conveniently.10-21-2010
20090083800CHANNEL PATH DISPLAY OF A VIDEO NETWORK - A device may receive selection of a channel provided by a video network, determine equipment, of the video network, associated with the selected channel, determine status information of the associated equipment, determine port level details of the associated equipment, combine the associated equipment, the status information, and the port level details into a path for the selected channel, and provide the selected channel path to a user.03-26-2009
20110258666METHOD OF PROCESSING EPG METADATA IN NETWORK DEVICE AND THE NETWORK DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME - A method of processing EPG metadata in a network according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of performing a services discovery procedure utilizing multiple service discovery metadata components supplied by a service provider and processing an EPG metadata. Moreover, the performing step includes the steps of receiving a master SI table which locates in a master SI table location in provisioning information, wherein the provisioning information includes multiple elements, an EPG provider information element in the multiple elements having both a delivery layer element and an EPG data locator element, the delivery layer element giving a type of delivery layer that is delivered by at least one of an EPG metadata provider's multicast EPG data sources, receiving a virtual channel map table which locates in virtual channel map locations in the received master SI table, receiving a virtual channel description table which locates in virtual channel description table locations in the received virtual channel map table, and receiving a source table which locates in source table locations in the received virtual channel description table.10-20-2011
20120151531DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.06-14-2012
20110093900GATEWAY APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR DIGITAL CONTENT DELIVERY IN A NETWORK - Methods and apparatus for the delivery of digital content in a network. In one embodiment, the digital content comprises internet content received from an Internet host server in a first container format, and converted to a second container format at a headend entity of a cable television or satellite network. The headend entity transmits the re-containerized content to one or more consumer devices, and acts as a gateway device between the consumer devices and various internet content sources. Delivery of internet content from the gateway device can be via broadcast, nPVR, DVR and/or VOD delivery mechanisms. The internet content gateway device is adapted to request, receive and process the internet content. Requests for internet content may be made from either a CPE or the gateway device itself according to one or more rules. The content may also be selectively transcoded before re-encapsulation based on the consumer device capabilities.04-21-2011
20100180309METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A UNICAST SERVICE IN A MOBILE DIGITAL BROADCASTING SERVICE - A system and method for providing a unicast service in a mobile digital broadcasting service. The method includes setting a delivery scheme and an information request scheme, which are supportable by each channel, in a specified region of an electronic service guide (ESG) data session, and receiving, by a terminal, a first data session of the ESG, and identifying information on the delivery scheme and the information request scheme, which are supportable by each channel and are set in the specified region.07-15-2010
20100031296System and Method for Using Short Message Service Text Messaging to Schedule a Recording of a Television Program - A system and method for using short message service text messaging to schedule a recording of a television program. A first short message service text message associated with a request for a list of television programs scheduled to be provided is received. A second short message service text message associated with the list of television programs scheduled to be provided is sent. A third short message service text message associated with a record request for a selected television program in the list of television programs is received. The record request for the selected television program is sent to a digital video recorder device.02-04-2010
20100023972WIDEBAND DIRECT-TO-HOME BROADCASTING SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to one- or two-way Direct-To-Home (DTH) satellite communications systems which broadcast high bit rate wideband television and multimedia content to user terminals located within a desired coverage area and, more specifically, a single or multi-transponder Direct-To-Home satellite communications system in which a high bit rate wideband data stream is comprised of real-time, statistically multiplexed information and non-real-time information that is transmitted to a subscriber media gateway device for storage and later use. The user terminal contains a specially designed receiving system and may contain a transmitter for transmission of a return data channel to the Broadcast Center.01-28-2010
20090172740Differentiated PSIP table update interval technology - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.07-02-2009
20120005711DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.01-05-2012
20120017245METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PROGRAMMING GUIDE AND RECORDING INFORMATION VIA AN IP MULTIMEDIA GATEWAY - An IP multimedia gateway (IMG) may be operable to determine capability and/or capacity of a client device to render graphics for a received programming guide. The IMG may be operable to convert the programming guide from a first format to a second format based on the determined capability and/or capacity of the client device. The converted programming guide may be communicated by the IMG to the client device. The IMG may be operable to determine a recording capability and/or capacity of the client device. A storage location may be determined by the IMG for storing the recording of the one or more of the video programs based on the determined recording capability and/or capacity of the client device. The client device may record the one or more of the video programs utilizing the converted programming guide and the determined storage location.01-19-2012
20120060193DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER AND DIGITAL BROADCAST TRANSMITTER - A digital broadcast transmitter includes a first de-multiplexing unit for separating video/audio data and real-time broadcast program information from a transport stream when a digital broadcast signal carries the transport stream; a first storage unit for storing the real-time broadcast program information; a second de-multiplexing unit for separating video/audio data and download broadcast content information from a download broadcast signal when the digital broadcast signal carries the download broadcast signal; a second storage unit for storing the download broadcast content information; a program guide generating unit for converting the download broadcast content information stored in the second storage unit into the real-time broadcast program information, forming electronic program guide display data together with the real-time broadcast program information stored in the first storage unit, and outputting the formed data.03-08-2012
20120030715DEVICE FOR SENDING-OUT DATA IN WHICH ASSOCIATED DATA IS MULTIPLEXED WITH MAIN DATA - A table creating unit receives program information and an upper limit bit rate of EPG data, creates a table of EIT [current/net] on the basis of the information and upper limit bit rate, and determines the frequency of transmission of the table in consideration of the upper limit bit rate and the lower limit of the frequency of transmission of the table. A stream transmitting unit receives the table and the frequency of transmission, converts the table to stream information, and transmits a stream at a frequency determined based on the transmission frequency. Therefore, data transmission is carried out satisfying both the limit of the upper limit bit rate and the limit on the transmission frequency.02-02-2012
20110099585METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING DYNAMIC PROGRAM GUIDES ON MOBILE DEVICES - Mechanisms are provided for allowing a mobile device to dynamically obtain program guide data. A mobile device having the capability of playing media streams is configurable to dynamically request program guide structure information followed by program guide content information. In one example, the program guide structure information allows a user to begin navigating the program guide data in an active and dynamic manner. Program guide content information including data such as program titles, times, icons, and links are then downloaded and displayed as needed. Potentially limitless amounts of program guide data can be provided on a mobile device. Program guide content information can be provided in a generic manner while allowing user layout customization. Program guide information can also be preemptively provided to a mobile device based on a variety of criteria.04-28-2011
20090133075INFORMATION TRANSMITTING APPARATUS AND METHOD, INFORMATION RECEIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD, PROVIDER, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM - MPEG video encoders and MPEG audio encoders encode video signals and audio signals, respectively. An SI/EPG data generator generates program information. A transport stream multiplexer multiplexes the program information with video data and audio data. A system controller controls the data output rates of the encoding operations and the multiplexing ratio.05-21-2009
20120222074METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE DATA - Methods and systems for providing and displaying electronic program guide (EPG) data. Generalized program objects are generated based on EPG data. The generalized program objects are transmitted to set-top boxes for displaying in an EPG menu. When a user navigates the EPG menu to select a program, a query is transmitted to a query server, which returns additional information regarding the selected program in a response. The additional information may be used in an order confirmation dialog displayed to the user.08-30-2012
20120137330DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.05-31-2012
20100299708METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTI-FORMAT DIGITAL BROADCASTS - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving multi-format digital broadcasts are disclosed. The method of transmitting multi-format digital broadcasts, includes creating digital broadcast services having different formats and electronic service guides (ESG) associated with the digital broadcast services; creating entry information for accessing the ESGs; and transmitting the digital broadcast services, the ESGs, and the entry information. The same broadcast services may be provided in multiple formats, and a broadcast receiver may selectively receive a broadcast service having a supportable format. Hence, it is possible to enhance effectiveness in reception of a digital broadcast service.11-25-2010
20120324513METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNALING INFORMATION FOR RECEPTION OF BROADCAST SERVICES IN A DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving signaling information for receiving broadcast services in a digital broadcasting system. The method includes generating service guide information including broadcast service data, information about a transmission network where the broadcast service data is transmitted, and information about a transmission network neighboring the transmission network, and transmitting the service guide information in an upper layer of an Internet Protocol (IP) layer.12-20-2012
20110239254DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.09-29-2011
20110276997METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PUSHING CONTENT IN A BROADCAST COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A push scheduler for communicating push and carousel content and method for operating the same includes a block manager that receives content channel data from the channel listing system and forming a channel block having a channel and a time period associated therewith based on the channel data. The scheduler further includes a schedule manager that forms an assignment by assigning push and carousel content data to the channel block with a predetermined recurrence rate within the block and a material manager that controls the communication of push and carousel content based on the channel block.11-10-2011
20100229203METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING EXTENDER TEXT TABLE OF ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE IN DIGITAL TV - A digital television (DTV) receiver and a decoding method are discussed. According to an embodiment, the DTV receiver includes: a receiving unit for receiving a digital broadcasting signal including a plurality of extended text tables (ETTs) that appear in transport stream packets having common PID values, each ETT comprising a section header and a message body, wherein the section header contains a table identification extension field that serves to establish uniqueness of each ETT, and wherein the message body includes an extended text message (ETM) which provides detailed descriptions of a virtual channel or an event associated with each ETT; and a program and system information protocol (PSIP) decoder for detecting the table identification extension field to determine uniqueness of each ETT and detecting at least one pertinent ETT from the plurality of ETTs using the determined uniqueness of each ETT.09-09-2010
20100229201SERVER AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SYNCHRONIZATION INFORMATION, CLIENT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WITH BROADCAST PROGRAM - A synchronization information providing server to synchronize a broadcast program with additional information related to the broadcast program, a synchronization information providing method of synchronizing a broadcast program with additional information related to the broadcast program, a client apparatus to process synchronization information received from the synchronization information processing server and a method of processing synchronization information received from the synchronization information processing server are provided. The synchronization information providing server manages metadata of a broadcast frame constituting a broadcast program and additional information related to the metadata. The metadata includes time information and image feature information of the broadcast frame. Upon receiving synchronization request information, which includes time information and image feature information about at least one broadcast frame of a predetermined broadcast program, synchronization information to synchronize the predetermined broadcast program with additional information related to the predetermined broadcast program is provided to the client apparatus.09-09-2010
20130014174DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.01-10-2013
20130014173DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.01-10-2013
20130014172DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.01-10-2013
20130014175DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.01-10-2013
20130014177DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.01-10-2013
20130014176DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.01-10-2013
20130014178DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.01-10-2013
20130014179DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.01-10-2013
20080229364System and Method for the Construction of Electronic Program Guide Through Cooperative Transmission of Electronic Program Guide Data - The present invention relates to a system and a method for the construction of EPG service through cooperative transmission of electronic program guide data. The system of the present invention comprises an EPG transmission server transmitting, through a forward path mediated by a broadcasting network, a part of total EPG data to be transmitted to a settop box and data into which request commands for remaining EPG data not transmitted via the broadcasting network are embedded; an EPG head end server transmitting the remaining EPG data in response to user's request through a return path mediated by a communication network; and a settop box equipped with an EPG application which processes the EPG data received from the EPG transmission server and the EPG head end server. The EPG data transmitted via the broadcasting network includes both a service description table and an event information table. The system and the method for the construction of EPG service in accordance with the present invention require a significantly reduced broadcasting bandwidth for the EPG data transmission, compared with the conventional method or system. EPG service construction can be achieved using the broadcasting bandwidth of 2 M or smaller. Also, the system is applicable to various EPG applications without sacrificing user's satisfaction at all.09-18-2008
20130097641METHOD FOR RECEIVING A BROADCAST SIGNAL - A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service, the method comprises receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT content and NRT service guide information, the NRT service guide information including a content fragment, identifying a File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (FLUTE) session delivering the NRT content from the broadcast signal, detecting a first content identification information from a File Description Table (FDT) of the FLUTE session, and detecting a second content identification information of the content fragment matched with the first content identification information.04-18-2013
20080201746METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ELECTRONIC SERVICE GUIDE IN A DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM - A method for transmitting an Electronic Service Guide (ESG) in a Convergence of Broadcasting and Mobile Service (CBMS) system is provided. A delivery path of ESG data is parsed. A first information element indicating transmission of a broadcast ESG when the ESG data can be delivered over a broadcast network is set. A second information element indicating transmission of a Point-to-Point (PTP) ESG for a terminal or a terminal group when the ESG data can be delivered over an interactive network in a PTP bearer is set. ESG delivery information is transmitted including at least one of the first and second information elements, to at least one terminal over at least one ESG bootstrap session for carrying information necessary for transmission of the ESG data. The broadcast ESG and the PTP ESG are transmitted to the at least one terminal over at least one delivery path out of the broadcast network and the interactive network.08-21-2008
20120030714METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE TELEVISION REPLAY CONTROL - A method, system, computer medium, and other embodiments for integrating unrelated web hosted services with stand-alone media-based devices are provided. Users can access and control the media-based device conveniently with a web-browser through various portals on the Internet. In one embodiment, users access the media-based device through one or more unrelated web portals, so as to control and to program the media-based device in a single web session, and to see information both stored on the media-based device and originating from third-party online sources of information and services in a single integrated presentation.02-02-2012
20130205345DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.08-08-2013
20130205346DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-08-2013
20130205344METHOD AND DIGITAL BROADCASTING SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ESG - A method and a digital broadcasting system for transmitting and receiving an Electronic Service Guide (ESG) are provided. When there are ESG fragments to be transmitted through a communication network among ESG fragments included in ESG data, a digital broadcast transmitter generates an ESG data session such that the ESG data session may include route information through the communication network of the relevant ESG fragments. Then, the digital broadcast transmitter transmits the generated ESG data session to a broadcast receiving terminal, which obtains the route information through the communication network of the relevant ESG fragments. Accordingly, a user can more easily and conveniently receive the ESG data by using the route information through the communication network obtained by the broadcast receiving terminal.08-08-2013
20130212626DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-15-2013
20130212627DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-15-2013
20130212625DIFFERENTIATED PSIP TABLE UPDATE INTERVAL TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission interval. The ETT has a transmission interval and program description information according to. the EIT. The transmission interval of the EIT is shorter than the transmission interval of the ETT.08-15-2013
20130212628DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL, DIGITAL TELEVISION RECEIVER, AND METHOD OF PROCESSING DIGITAL TELEVISION SIGNAL - A digital television (DTV) signal for use in a DTV receiver includes an extended text table (ETT) which includes a header and a message body. The header includes a table identification extension field which serves to establish uniqueness of the ETT, and the message includes an extended text message (ETM). If the ETT is an event ETT, the table ID extension field includes an event identification which specifies an identification number of an event associated with the ETT. On the other hand, if the ETT is a channel ETT, the table identification extension field includes a source identification which specifies a programming source of a virtual channel associated with the ETT. A section-filtering unit included in the DTV receiver is able to use table identification extension fields of a plurality of ETTs for section-filtering a pertinent event or channel ETT from the ETTs.08-15-2013

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