Media distribution with service continuity

  • US 8,176,195 B2
  • Filed: 11/13/2009
  • Issued: 05/08/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing session continuity in a media distribution system during the interruption and resumption of a user'"'"'s media session, the method comprising:

  • transmitting a first portion of a media session to a user;

    interrupting the transmitting of the media session;

    storing a remaining portion of the media session, which includes a portion of the media session not transmitted to the user in the first portion;

    receiving a request to resume transmitting the media session to the user;

    based on the received request to resume transmitting the media session, dividing at least a portion of the remaining media session into multiple segments and assigning a priority value to each segment; and

    transmitting a modified version of the remaining portion of the media session to the user by leaving out one or more segments with assigned priority value lower than a threshold priority.

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