07080153 is referenced by 34 patents and cites 137 patents.

A scalable architecture is disclosed for delivery of real-time information over a communications network. Embedded into the architecture is a control mechanism that provides for the management and administration of users who are to receive the real-time information. In the preferred embodiment, the information being delivered is high-quality audio. However, it could also be video, graphics, text or any other type of information that can be transmitted over a digital network. Preferably, there are multiple channels of information available simultaneously to be delivered to users, each channel consisting of an independent stream of information. A user chooses to tune in or tune out a particular channel, but does not choose the time at which the channel distributes its information. Advantageously, interactive (two-way) information can be incorporated into the system, multiple streams of information can be integrated for delivery to a user, and certain portions of the information being delivered can be tailored to the individual user.

Title
Multicasting method and apparatus
Application Number
10/839526
Publication Number
7080153 (B2)
Application Date
May 4, 2004
Publication Date
July 18, 2006
Inventor
James F Butterworth
New York
NY, US
Antonio M Monteiro
New York
NY, US
Agent
Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Assignee
Two Way Media
CO, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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