Method for caching of media files to reduce delivery cost

  • US 6,868,452 B1
  • Filed: 08/07/2000
  • Issued: 03/15/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/06/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of improving an efficiency of transmitting a continuous media program on-demand to multiple consumers, wherein the media program is transmitted from at least one regional storage location serving a corresponding plurality of consumers and a remote storage location in communication with the at least one regional storage location, in response to a plurality of consumer requests, the method comprising:

  • (a) splitting the program into a prefix and a suffix as a function of at least

         1) costs associated with storing the prefix at the at least one regional storage location and

         2) costs of transmitting the suffix from the remote storage location;

    (b) storing the prefix in the at least one regional storage location;

    (c) storing the suffix in the remote storage location;

    (d) transmitting the prefix to the plurality of consumers from the corresponding at least one regional storage location; and

    (e) transmitting the suffix to the plurality of consumers from the remote storage location.

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