Distributed Content Popularity Determination In A Streaming Environment With Interconnected Set-top Boxes

  • Published: Sep 21, 2017
  • Earliest Priority: Mar 16 2016
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Abstract

A content popularity determination system and method operative with interconnected set-top boxes (STBs) configured to facilitate media streaming in a network environment. In one embodiment, download patterns may be monitored relative to accessing a particular content via one or more STBs (STBs) associated with a subscriber. Also monitored is if the same particular content is shared by other STBs for downloading to other subscribers. Popularity-related metrics with respect to the particular content may be determined based on accessing of the particular content by the subscriber and sharing of the particular content by other STBs for downloading to the other subscribers.


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