07020888 is referenced by 102 patents and cites 41 patents.

Disclosed is a system that permits a variable number of disparate streams of data to be packaged together as content into a single distinct program referred to as an omnimedia package. A framework definition may be specified and created for the omnimedia package to allow a client set top box to decode the information and provide access to streams comprising video, audio and metadata information. The framework definition may be employed by a broadcast system to create a broadcast stream. A mechanism is described that permits a content provider to define a framework for delivering a package of related content. The framework definition encapsulates information necessary to build, format, transmit and display the disparate content streams. Data may be downloaded to a receiver prior to the broadcast of an associated program. The present invention may be implemented on terrestrial, cable, satellite, VDSL and other transport systems, including those that support upstream communication.

Title
System and method for providing an omnimedia package
Application Number
9/996068
Publication Number
7020888 (B2)
Application Date
November 27, 2001
Publication Date
March 28, 2006
Inventor
Ian Zenoni
Highlands Ranch
CO, US
Thomas Lemmons
Evergreen
CO, US
Joel Hassell
Golden
CO, US
Steven Reynolds
Littleton
CO, US
Agent
Morrison & Foerster
Assignee
Intellocity USA
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/025
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