System and associated terminal, method and computer program product for controlling the flow of content

  • US 7,440,559 B2
  • Filed: 10/22/2003
  • Issued: 10/21/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a processor configured to receive, from a terminal located remote from the apparatus, a content status including terminal status information, and configured to receive server status information regarding a source of content, wherein the server status information comprises a listing of at least one piece of content available from the source, wherein the processor is configured to send, to the terminal, a response to the content status that instructs the terminal to perform one or more actions to thereby control the flow of content to the terminal based upon the terminal status information and the server status information, andwherein the at least one piece of content available from the source, and the content for which the processor is configured to control the flow, comprise multimedia content.

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