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1. WO2007141555 - PLACE-SHIFTING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2007/141555
Publication Date 13.12.2007
International Application No. PCT/GB2007/002151
International Filing Date 11.06.2007
IPC
H04N 7/173 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
173with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
CPC
H04N 21/21815
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
21Server components or server architectures
218Source of audio or video content ; , e.g. local disk arrays
21815comprising local storage units
H04N 21/2543
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication, learning user preferences for recommending movies
254Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server, rights management server
2543Billing ; , e.g. for subscription services
H04N 21/25841
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication, learning user preferences for recommending movies
258Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics, processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
25808Management of client data
25841involving the geographical location of the client
H04N 21/41407
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
41Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
414Specialised client platforms, e.g. receiver in car or embedded in a mobile appliance
41407embedded in a portable device, e.g. video client on a mobile phone, PDA, laptop
H04N 21/4788
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
478Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification, shopping application
4788communicating with other users, e.g. chatting
H04N 21/6581
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
60Network structure or processes for video distribution between server and client or between remote clients; Control signalling between clients, server and network components; Transmission of management data between server and client ; , e.g. sending from server to client commands for recording incoming content stream; Communication details between server and client 
65Transmission of management data between client and server
658Transmission by the client directed to the server
6581Reference data, e.g. a movie identifier for ordering a movie or a product identifier in a home shopping application
Applicants
  • NXVISION LIMITED [GB]/[GB] (AllExceptUS)
  • CRAIB, Glenn Ritchie Gordon [GB]/[GB] (UsOnly)
  • COMBE, Anthony David [GB]/[GB] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CRAIB, Glenn Ritchie Gordon
  • COMBE, Anthony David
Agents
  • MURGITROYD & COMPANY
Priority Data
0611435.909.06.2006GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PLACE-SHIFTING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM
(FR) appareil et système de visualisation nomade
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.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un système de visualisation nomade pour distribuer un contenu vidéo depuis une source de contenus (2) ayant un appareil comprenant un boîtier décodeur (STB) (1) avec une interface numérique à un envoyeur (6). L'envoyeur (6) reçoit un contenu vidéo du STB (1) avec des permissions d'accès limité aux abonnés qui peuvent être associées à un abonnement. Les permissions peuvent également être déterminées à l'aide de l'identifiant d'un dispositif visualiseur (9). Le visualiseur (9) demande la connexion à un envoyeur spécifique (6) en envoyant une demande d'association à un serveur d'association (8) par l'intermédiaire d'une connexion de réseau (10). Le serveur d'association (8) renvoie des informations d'emplacement spécifiques à l'envoyeur (6) demandées au visualiseur (9). Le visualiseur (9) et l'envoyeur (6) communiquent alors directement (11) pour établir la communication et commencer le transfert de la vidéo et d'autres informations. L'envoyeur (6) peut enlever la protection de contenu du contenu vidéo avant le transcodage, appliquer de nouveau la protection de contenu et l'envoyer. Le visualiseur (9) peut faire office de télécommande pour le STB (1) et modifie le format des données d'affichage à l'écran selon sa capacité de sortie vidéo.
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