An IPTV system, an application server and a related location agent
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2026-Dec-19
Potentially relevant companies (3): Charter Communications, Inc., Cox Communications Incorporated, Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
Products & technologies (2): Broadcast:Television, Cable Services
An IPTV system for provisioning IPTV services to a subscriber of said IPTV system, said IPTV system comprising an application server (AS) for provisioning IPTV services to said subscriber via a first client device (STB) associated to said subscriber, and said first client device, said application Server (AS) being coupled to said first client device (STB) over a communications network (CN), CHARACTERISED IN THAT said IPTV system further comprises:
a location determination part (LA) adapted to determine an actual location of said subscriber wherein said location is determined based on the current location of a mobile terminal (MOB) associated to said subscriber, wherein the current location of the mobile terminal (MOB) is determined by a mobile network (MCN) connecting the mobile terminal (MOB); and
a service provisioning determination part (SPDP) adapted to determine alternative means for provisioning said IPTV services to said subscriber based on said location of said subscriber, wherein said alternative means is a delayed provisioning to said first client device (STB), subsequent to the location determination part (LA) detecting the arrival of said subscriber at said first client device (STB).
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