Method and apparatus for time and space domain shifting of broadcast signals

  • US 7,203,456 B1
  • Filed: 02/20/2001
  • Issued: 04/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving a signal that was broadcast from a broadcast station in a first geographic location using a transmitter during a first time frame, the first geographic location defined as an area where a strength of the signal is sufficient for a receiver to detect the signal, the signal containing information capable of being reproduced;

    encoding the signal to produce an encoded signal suitable for transmission via a world wide network;

    transmitting the encoded signal via the world wide network;

    receiving the encoded signal and converting it into a decoded signal in a second geographic location, the second geographic location defined as an area where the strength of the signal is insufficient for the receiver to detect the signal;

    storing the decoded signal; and

    reproducing the information in the decoded signal in the second geographic location at a time chosen by a user of the information in the second geographic location during a second time frame;

    where a delay between the first time frame and the second time frame is greater than a delay caused by receiving the signal, encoding the received signal, transmitting the encoded signal, receiving the encoded signal, and decoding the encoded signal.

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