Systems and methods for providing a broadcast entertainment service and an on-demand entertainment service

CAFC
  • US 9,351,045 B1
  • Filed: 03/02/2015
  • Issued: 05/24/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/21/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A video-on-demand method, comprising:

  • creating a playlist, wherein the playlist comprises a set of media asset identifiers selected by a user of a client system, each media asset identifier included in the set of media asset identifiers identifying a media asset;

    receiving information transmitted by the client system, the information indicating that a user of the client system desires to view a media asset identified by a media asset identifier included in the playlist;

    in response to receiving the information, transmitting to the client system the media asset desired by the user;

    transmitting to the client system a video identifier while transmitting to the client system the desired media asset, the video identifier identifying a video;

    while the client system is playing the desired media asset enabling the user of the client system to indicate that the user desires to view the video identified by the video identifier, and then receiving from the client system a message comprising information indicating that the user desires to view the video identified by the video identifier, wherein the message is received while at least a portion of the media asset is being transmitted to the client system; and

    in response to receiving the message from the client system, ceasing transmitting to the client system the media asset and transmitting to the client system video data corresponding to the video identified by the video identifier.

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