Network-based service to provide on-demand video summaries of television programs

  • US 8,087,049 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2010
  • Issued: 12/27/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/24/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of generating programming summaries, the method comprising:

  • summarizing each program segment of a plurality of program segments of a program to yield a corresponding summary segment and storing the corresponding summary segment, wherein the corresponding summary segment comprises audio, video, and at least one image;

    generating indexing information for facilitating links between each of the plurality of program segments and the corresponding summary segment; and

    in response to a user request for a requested program segment comprising a subset of the program and based on the indexing information, streaming a requested summary segment for the requested program segment in a first channel to a client device of the user and streaming the requested program segment in a second channel to the client device.

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