Audio/video entertainment system and method

  • US 7,859,597 B2
  • Filed: 02/05/2007
  • Issued: 12/28/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/28/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for providing video content related to an entertainment event to a user, the method comprising:

  • providing a plurality of handheld devices having memory, programmable portable receivers and portable displays to users;

    formatting a plurality of video signals related to the entertainment event into video content, said video signals being produced by different cameras located at the entertainment event;

    transmitting said video content wirelessly from a wireless transmitter of a communications network over a broadcast area encompassing at least a portion of the event, to said portable receivers located within the broadcast area, wherein the formatting is done in a manner that allow users to select, at the corresponding individual portable receiver, from said video content, and to display, via the corresponding individual portable display, an image defined by said video content selected by the individual corresponding user; and

    programming the receivers to at least one frequency range associated with the communications network; and

    programming the receivers to condition the video content to be compatible with the display based on programming information stored in the memory, wherein the programming information represents at least one of an upgrade, update, alteration or modification to the devices.

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