Patent Number: 8,578,433

Title: Method and apparatus for evaluating performance for a video broadcast and/or multicast

Abstract: There are provided methods and apparatus for measuring a received quality of at least one of a video multicast and a video broadcast for a plurality of users. A method includes receiving data from the plurality of users regarding the received quality, and increasing a weight of the data for any of the plurality of users having the received quality greater than a threshold.

Inventors: Wang; Yao (Old Bridge, NJ), MacDonald Boyce; Jill (Princeton, NJ), Wu; Zhenyu (Plainsboro, NJ)

Assignee: Thomson Licensing

International Classification: H04H 60/33 (20080101); H04L 12/26 (20060101); H04L 1/00 (20060101); H04J 3/14 (20060101); H04J 1/16 (20060101); G08C 15/00 (20060101); G06F 11/00 (20060101); G01R 31/08 (20060101); H04L 12/28 (20060101); H04N 7/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017