Programming-on-demand cable system and method
Wideband cable network
Video selection and distribution system
Multiple access television
Community antenna broadcast system having an improved channel selecting system permitting purchase of a selected channel from a plurality of non-purchased channels
Audio and video transmission and receiving system
Method and apparatus for distribution of movies
Video distribution system allowing viewer access to time staggered indentical prerecorded programs
Secure hierarchial video delivery system and method
ApplicationNo. 249572 filed on 05/26/1994
US Classes:725/102, VCR-like function725/103Server or headend
ExaminersPrimary: Groody, James J.
Assistant: Grant, Chris
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04N 007/173
AbstractIn a video distribution system, methods and apparatus for rapid channel selection are implemented to reduce the channel-to-channel latencies which might otherwise occur in modern video decoding systems, such as MPEG-2. In addition, methods and apparatus are implemented for providing fast forward, fast reverse and channel pause functionality when utilizing staggered start times for a particular program source.