Patent Number: 8,719,879

Title: Method and apparatus for content delivery

Abstract: A method for recording linear content and delivering it for time-shifted viewing is described. The linear content may be recorded live by the content delivery system in response to user requests. The content delivery system divides the recording into at least two portions, the first portion of sufficient duration to permit real time continuous playback of the recorded content on the customer premises equipment (CPE) if the first portion has previously been transmitted to the CPE and the second has not been transmitted. The content delivery system transmits the first portion to the CPE prior to playback, and the second portion is streamed to the CPE after playback has begun. The playback is under control of the CPE from local storage.

Inventors: Youssefmir; Michael (Portola Valley, CA), Burmeister; James Vincent (Tamarac, FL), Wiser; Philip R. (Nevada City, CA), Leavell; Blair (Weston, FL), Brown; Michael W. (Plantation, FL)

Assignee: Kuautli Media Investment ZRT.

International Classification: H04N 7/173 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018