Resource conservation for packet television services

DC CAFC
  • US 8,464,299 B1
  • Filed: 11/16/2005
  • Issued: 06/11/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for conserving resources associated with packet television services comprising:

  • receiving television content from a content provider over a packet network;

    providing the television content to a television monitor for display to a viewer;

    determining if a resource conserving process should be activated, wherein the resource conserving process determines if an action to conserve resources associated with transporting the television content over the packet network should be performed;

    if the resource conserving process should be activated;

    determining whether the viewer is watching the television monitor; and

    initiating the action to conserve resources associated with transporting the television content over the packet network upon determining that the viewer is not watching the television monitor;

    if the resource conserving process should not be activated;

    continue providing the television content.

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