Method and apparatus for remote audiovisual signal recording
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2020-Nov-06
Potentially relevant companies (4): BMC Software Incorporated, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu
Products & technologies (2): Broadcast:Digital Multimedia, VOD - Video on Demand
A method of remote media program recording via a computer network characterized by:
providing a plurality of broadcast media programs (31, 33, 35, 37);
receiving (501) from a client via the computer network, a request to record a specified broadcast media program for the client;
selecting and storing (517) in digital format the media program specified by the client;
sending to the client, via the computer network a message identifying a computer address from which the stored broadcast media program can be accessed, wherein the sending of the message occurs at substantially the same time that the selecting and storing begins; and
transmitting the stored broadcast media program to the client via the computer network in the format specified during the request receiving, wherein the transmitting occurs while the selecting and storing is occurring so that the specified broadcast media program is delivered to the client substantially in real time.
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