05440334 is referenced by 217 patents and cites 6 patents.

An apparatus and method for broadcast burst transmission of compressed audio/video programs from a stored library to a multiplicity of subscibers. The stored programs are burst transmitted repeatedly in a predetermined sequence of entire programs or segments thereof to a receiver at each subscriber's location. Each receiver is operative for accessing the predetermined broadcast schedule, inputting a subscriber's order for one or more programs, monitoring the broadcast burst transmissions for the one or more ordered programs, receiving the one or more ordered programs in a burst time period corresponding to the time period of the burst transmission, and storing the one or more ordered programs. The subscriber then enjoys full VCR-like control over playback at his convenience of the ordered, stored programs, that are then decompressed by the receiver for viewing in real time.

Title
Broadcast video burst transmission cyclic distribution apparatus and method
Application Number
8/11972
Publication Number
5440334
Application Date
February 1, 1993
Publication Date
August 8, 1995
Inventor
Earl I Mincer
Scottsdale
AZ, US
Richard A Lang
Mendocino
CA, US
Eric H Walters
Phoenix
AZ, US
Agent
William E Hein
Assignee
Explore Technology
AZ, US
IPC
H04N 7/13
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