Patent Number: 8,819,715

Title: Set-top box channel tuning time measurement

Abstract: A network device receives, across a network, measurements of channel tuning times from multiple, different set-top boxes (STBs), where the channel tuning times are measured internally within each of the multiple, different STBs. The network device stores the measurements of the channel tuning times as data in a data structure and analyzes channel tuning behavior of at least one of the multiple, different STBs based on the data stored in the data structure. The network device generates a report of the channel tuning behavior of the at least one of the multiple, different STBs.

Inventors: Wang; Dongchen (Concord, MA), Xiao; Hong (Acton, MA), Turner; Andre (Belmont, MA), Stettner; Armando Paul (Westford, MA)

Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.

International Classification: H04H 60/32 (20080101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018