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1. (WO2017155911) TELEVISION RECEIVER AUTHORIZATION OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL NETWORK

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/155911    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021034
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04N 21/258
H04N 21/426
H04N 21/45
H04N 21/462
H04N 21/61
Applicants: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
Inventors: GERHARDS, Keith
MINNICK, Danny J.
Title: TELEVISION RECEIVER AUTHORIZATION OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL NETWORK
Abstract:
Embodiments described herein provide various techniques for programming and authorizing television receivers and other subscriber equipment via Internet Protocol (IP) networks. In some embodiments, a television receiver device (e.g., a satellite television receiver, cable television receiver, etc.) may detect and establish a connection to an IP network. After connecting to an IP network, the receiver may transmit identification data to a backend computer server of a cable or satellite television provider. The backend server may use the receiver identification data to determine television subscription(s) associated with the receiver and/or customer, and may determine and transmit one or more authorization codes back to the television receiver over the IP network. The television receiver may use the authorization codes to program the receiver device to decode and output the television channels and programs corresponding to the subscription.