Delivering multimedia services

CAFC
  • US 7,873,749 B2
  • Filed: 03/27/2009
  • Issued: 01/18/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/05/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for delivery of multimedia services comprising:

  • at least two regional servers, each coupled to a high-speed network backbone carrying content, the at least two regional servers including a first regional server and a second regional server which each provide a second level of caching for content received from the high-speed network backbone, the first regional server configured to customize content received from the high-speed network backbone to form a first version of multicast content and the second regional server configured to customize content received from the high-speed network backbone to form a second version of multicast content;

    a plurality of caching servers, including a first caching server coupled to the first regional server and a second caching server coupled to the second regional server, each caching server configured to provide a first level of caching of content for an end user system in a region served by the regional server to which it is coupled, and to provide the customized multicast content formed by the coupled regional server to the end-user system; and

    a back office system coupled to at least one of the regional servers via a network, the back office system adapted to track services subscribed to by the end-user systems.

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