Architecture For Interconnected Set-top Boxes

  • Published: Sep 21, 2017
  • Earliest Priority: Mar 16 2016
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An interconnected architecture for set-top boxes (STBs) configured to facilitate media streaming in a network environment. In one embodiment, a data center associated with the network environment includes a control plane manager operative to receive and process media requests from a plurality of subscriber devices, each subscriber device comprising at least a media renderer and a user interface operative with a virtual STB hosted at the data center. One or more vSTBs associated with a plurality of subscribers may be hosted at the data center, which may be logically organized into a number of mesh architectures. The control plane manager is further operative to determine if a request from a subscriber device for a particular content is for content that already exists at one or more vSTBs hosted in the data center, and if so, select an optimal vSTB that already supports a stream of the requested particular content for effectuating a media session with the subscriber device.

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  • Publication: Sep 21, 2017
  • Application: Mar 16, 2016
    US US 201615071602 A
  • Priority: Mar 16, 2016
    US US 201615071602 A

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