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1. US20100146527 - Place-shifting apparatus and system

Office United States of America
Application Number 12304091
Application Date 11.06.2007
Publication Number 20100146527
Publication Date 10.06.2010
Grant Number 08468567
Grant Date 18.06.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04N 7/18
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
18Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
Applicants Craib Glenn Ritchie Gordon
Motive Television PLC
Combe Anthony David
Inventors Craib Glenn Ritchie Gordon
Combe Anthony David
Agents Foley & Lardner LLP
Lanza John D.
Priority Data 0611435.9 09.06.2006 GB
Title
(EN) Place-shifting apparatus and system
Abstract
(EN)

A place-shifting system for distributing video content from a content source (2) has apparatus including a set-top box (STB) (1) with a digital interface to a sender (6). The sender (6) receives video content from the STB (1) conditional upon access permissions that may be associated with a subscription. The permissions may also be determined using the identifier of a viewer device (9). The viewer (9) requests connection to a specific sender (6) by sending an association request to an association server (8) via a network connection (10). The association server (8) returns location information specific to the sender (6) being requested to the viewer (9). The viewer (9) and sender (6) then communicate directly (11) to establish communication and to start transfer of video and other information. The sender (6) can remove content protection from the video content before transcoding, re-applying content protection and sending it. The viewer (9) can act as a remote control for the STB (1) and modifies of the format of On-Screen Display data depending on its video output capability.

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