Cloud to Cable Patent Portfolio

As of December 11th, 2019, the USPTO officially issued US Patent 10,524,002 covering aspects of Cloud to Cable TV that were not covered in the initial patent. I received a notification today of my 12th issued US Patent and hopefully more to come in the coming years.  

 

This new Cloud to Cable patent includes several claims or inventions:

  • Generation of a parallelized set of MPEG TV / DVB Broadcasted to Cable TV systems or IPTV. 
  • MPEG TV bi-direccional communication from the Set Top Box to the Cable TV system,
  • Virtualized versions of the broadcasting embodiment
  • and other important claims,

 


Cloud to Cable TV Patent

The family of patents includes now 10,123,074 and 10,524,002, both patents entail 

As shown herein, those claims in the new Cloud to Cable Patent include:

  • Two way control messages from Claim 24, Claim 24 itself, 
  • injection of MPEG Metadata into the stream, 
  • Fault-tolerance system and multicasting server for MPEG encoded video and audio, 
  • HTTP Live Streaming, RTSP, or HTTP Playlist
  • Linear and VOD Support based on the claim language

Software Platform and Reference Implementation

The reference implementation and production device is implemented under our “MediaPlug” or “Mevia” Appliance. In general, any server with 8-16GB of RAM, i7 Intel Processor or AMD, 2TB drive (RAID), ethernet or fiber interfaces is more than sufficient to load all docker  images and be provisioned for media delivery.

Additional Software Requirements

Xen Server 7.2 or higher, or Ubuntu Linux 14.04 or higher with Docker Images.
Sources implemented with PHP, Python, C/C++, BASH, and other modules.

Mux and Cable Headend Requirements

The Cable Headend should consist of a Motorola-based Cherry or any other DVB/MPEG mux. All Set Top Boxes can support multicast streams directly for IPTV systems with fiber, or Coaxial with DOCSIS 2.0-3.0.  MPEG messages and encoding depends on provider.

Formatted for Audio-only, HTML-based Standard Definition (SD), High Definition (HD), 4K, and/or Dolby-digitalSound.

Cloud to Cable TV Benefits & Technology Licensing.

Why Cloud to Cable?

Cloud to Cable is a patented solution for music streaming providers to distribute content to MVPDs. Amplify your offering from online streaming to Cable TV & IPTV systems with linear channels and SVOD subscritions. Create visually appealing streams with great sound, bundled with a mobile experience through the MEVIA app.

Music and Video are ready in all broadcasting platforms for easy monetization from your affiliates in MVPD, IPTV, Smart TVs & Mobile systems.Cloud to Cable are high-performance servers ready for your customer’s CABSAT headend, with a fault-tolerance design forquick integration. The content is available in mobile applications and Cable TV Broadcasts as SVOD or linear channels, all at once.

For more details:

Technology Licensing

Some existing patents, now expiring, cover VOD linking and Visual Complement to generate music streams for MVPD (Multi-video Programming Distribution) providers.

Our innovative technologies achieve better results and more benefits under patents US Pat. 10,123,074 , UW Pat 10,524,002, PCT 16/152,606 and EP3238457 (under prosecution) with 39 approved claims.

The MEVIA App is in charge of interfacing with the end-user via mobile phone or smart TV.

These patents are implemented in software and hardware for music broadcasting as a “Music for Cable TV” service for operators.

The software includes modules in Python, C/C++, and PHP, Linux OS-baseline only. Servers are configured for high-reliability and fault-tolerance designed for MVPD systems.

The system creates visual components and mixes high-end audio with the HTML-based interfaces that are then broadcasted into the CABLE TV System, IPTV Network, or to the mobile devices.

The technology and patents are available for licensing or acquisition.

Second Patent for the Cloud to Cable TV Portfolio

Second Patent – Allowed for Cloud to Cable 

A 2nd set of patents were allowed on September 3rd, 2019 and that means that several claims that cover MPEG and HTTP Live Streaming broadcasting.

The following summary of inventions and claims for the following inventions:

  • MPEG Broadcasting – DVB
  • MPEG 2-way broadcasting
  • HTTP Live Streaming
  • Fault-Tolerance and broadcasting

The  claims allowed are essential for modern broadcasting systems for video, music, and web-pages

The Cloud to Cable TV patents are a bridge between cloud systems and TV & Audio broadcasting platforms where the convergence of HTML and Virtualization make possible, what is called today Edge Computing.  


In 4G & 5G systems, Edge Computing is classified as:

Edge computing provides compute and storage resources with adequate connectivity (networking) close to the devices generating traffic. The benefit is the ability to provide new services with high requirements on e.g. latency or on local break-out possibilities to save bandwidth in the network – data should not have to travel far in the network to reach the server. Regulatory compliance and network scalability are also important edge computing drivers. Source (Ericsson

In a way, Cloud to Cable brings compute and storage resources for TV broadcasting systems, either DVB, Content Delivery Networks, or other similar systems. 

You can review a summary of what’s been published by the USPTO. USPTO – Patent History and OfferingDownload

In 4G & 5G systems, Edge Computing is classified as:

Edge computing provides compute and storage resources with adequate connectivity (networking) close to the devices generating traffic. The benefit is the ability to provide new services with high requirements on e.g. latency or on local break-out possibilities to save bandwidth in the network – data should not have to travel far in the network to reach the server. Regulatory compliance and network scalability are also important edge computing drivers. Source (Ericsson

In a way, Cloud to Cable brings compute and storage resources for TV broadcasting systems, either DVB, Content Delivery Networks, or other similar systems. 

You can review a summary of what’s been published by the USPTO. 

OTT Monetization on Cable TV Opportunities for Video & Music Streaming Services

OTT Monetization also on Cable TV systems is important por revenues. Cloud to cable brings your Music, TV & Video content to a different level, raising the value proposition to all your customers. Cloud to cable is the best way to “Amplify your reach®” and more importantly address millions of subscribers in Cable TV operators worldwide. Content monetization is easier with our platform.

Music and Video streaming is easier with Cloud to Cable TV and all the mobile applications available. You can make OTT Monetization span across cable, satellite, and IPTV systems with Cloud to Cable

Cloud to Cable  is a technology designed to broadcast & stream Music, TV, and Video to subscribers in web, mobile applications, smart TVs, and Cable & Satellite Systems worldwide.

Most of the streaming services now reside in the cloud and are not taking advantage of content monetization with Cable TV partners.

Cloud to Cable connects multimedia services that reside in the cloud with IPTV or Cable TV operators and viceversa.

Cloud to Cable TV effectivley opens markets for content monetization with traditional Cable TV systems covering 900M subscribers around the planet.

Cloud to Cable TV enables quick and easy broadcasting of media content to massive systems found on Cable and Satellite Systems and all mobile and web platforms.

Cloud to Cable is the true multi-platform experience to broadcast Music & TV channels to all platforms from mobile, to web, to IPTV, and to Cable and Satellite systems all in one-stop shop. Improving your chances of content monetization.

Now with Cloud to Cable, any cloud-based streaming platform can be broadcasted and streamed to Cable TV & Satellite operators, opening more opportunities for monetization.

All music and video content will also be available to mobile devices thru our mobile application. Broadcasting is easier in many ways that you never thought possible.

Cloud to Cable TV is a true multi-platform technology that facilitates broadcasting and monetization to Music, TV, and video owners. We call this “multimevia” experience.

Compare OTT Monetization with Cable TV and Satellite Systems.

In a case between Music Choice and Stingray Digital, the judge identified that Music Choice made deals with AT&T in the magnitude of 0.12c per subscriber and as low as 0.036 per subscriber in a set 50 linear TV music channels. 

This gives you a great pointer to consider as Cable TV revenues, as BroadbandNews.com depict:

Assuming, your OTT Provider or if you own content were to monetize with all Top Cable operators, you will be including about 86.601.254 subscriber at $0.036 cents per subscriber:

86,601,254x0.036x12 =  $37,411.741 per year

That only means that if you charged, $2.9 per subscriber you would need to acquire about 1 M OTT subscribers on you own.  

Therefore, those millions of MVPD subscribers can be reached now with Cloud to Cable.

Music for Cable TV

An example of our Cloud to Cable technology, we created our own product “Music for Cable ”  Music for Cable is a service available for Cable & Satellite operators in packages of 50 to 1000 music channels., broadcast-ready for their IPTV or Cable Operator system.  Music for Cable includes a mobile application, and supporting smart TV apps, and much more.

The content is delivered in a server or several virtual machine instances ready for broadcasting to all your customers and delivered using our Cloud to Cable technology. The server or virtual machines are pre-provisioned with the best music.  Some of the music found in our service can be found on this list:

Latin Rock, Latin Music Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Modern Jazz
Merengue, Bachata, Urban Concerts in SD, HD, or 4K
Classical, Piano, Instrumentals Alternative
Rock, Hard Rock, Oldies Rock Dance Music, Miami Mix
Techno, Trance, Electronic Music Lounge, Chilltopia, others
Country, Christian, R&B Guitar, Instrumentals
Top 40, Top 100, Top Charts Mixes from Multiple Countries
80s’, 90’s, and today Mixes from SoundCloud
Christmas and Seasonal Your own music
Podcasts (Cannabis Radio, TechEdTV) and many more…

A server is the best option for a cable operator as it is placed at the headend. You can find the specification ready to download in PDF at Music for Cable Appliance and for more musical line-up offerings, you can reach us at musicforcable.com 


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