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1. US20150095954 - SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING AGGREGATIONS OF EPISODES OF SERIES PROGRAMMING IN ORDER

Office United States of America
Application Number 14566498
Application Date 10.12.2014
Publication Number 20150095954
Publication Date 02.04.2015
Publication Kind A1
IPC
H04N 21/262
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
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 or learning user preferences for recommending movies
262Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission or generating play-lists
H04N 5/76
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
76Television signal recording
H04N 7/173
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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
H04N 21/258
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
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 or learning user preferences for recommending movies
258Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
H04N 21/433
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
433Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
H04N 21/472
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
472End-user interface for requesting content, additional data or services; End-user interface for interacting with content, e.g. for content reservation or setting reminders, for requesting event notification or for manipulating displayed content
CPC
H04N 21/26258
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
262Content or additional data distribution scheduling, e.g. sending additional data at off-peak times, updating software modules, calculating the carousel transmission frequency, delaying a video stream transmission, generating play-lists
26258for generating a list of items to be played back in a given order, e.g. playlist, or scheduling item distribution according to such list
H04N 21/6143
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 
61Network physical structure; Signal processing
6106specially adapted to the downstream path of the transmission network
6143involving transmission via a satellite
H04N 5/76
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
76Television signal recording
H04N 7/17318
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
17309Transmission or handling of upstream communications
17318Direct or substantially direct transmission and handling of requests
H04N 21/23109
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
23Processing of content or additional data; Elementary server operations; Server middleware
231Content storage operation, e.g. caching movies for short term storage, replicating data over plural servers, prioritizing data for deletion
23109by placing content in organized collections, e.g. EPG data repository
H04N 21/4332
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
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
433Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request, caching operations
4332by placing content in organized collections, e.g. local EPG data repository
Applicants Rovi Guides, Inc.
Inventors Charles Cordray
Title
(EN) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING AGGREGATIONS OF EPISODES OF SERIES PROGRAMMING IN ORDER
Abstract
(EN)

A viewer of an episode of a series such as a television series may wish to access episodes of the series that the viewer missed when they were originally broadcast. Interactive applications may receive the viewer's indication of interest to record missed episodes of the incomplete series, which may include instructions regarding recording options for including the missed episodes in a series aggregation.

Interactive applications may identify the episodes to be included in the series aggregation, and record the missed episodes, which may then be stored and organized to create a series aggregation, in the order that they were first broadcast with episodes that the viewer may already have available. Interactive applications way present the episodes of the series aggregation in the order that they were originally broadcast, by providing the viewer with options on how to access the episodes.