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A multi-source bridge content distribution system links multiple content owners with access network operators or content distribution providers leasing space on access networks so that multi-media content can be provided from multiple content owners to consumers through a multi-source bridge or data center. Content files and associated content owner preference settings are provided from a plurality of content sources or providers to the multi-source data center. Files stored at the data center or locally at an access network are provided to subscribers through the local access network Content files are provided if the content owner preference settings are a sufficient match with service provider access network preference settings set up by the service provider using the access network to provide content to subscribers.

Title
Multi-source bridge content distribution system and method
Application Number
11/614888
Publication Number
8191098 (B2)
Application Date
December 21, 2006
Publication Date
May 29, 2012
Inventor
Thomas A Munro
San Diego
CA, US
Robin Ross Cooper
La Mesa
CA, US
Agent
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch
Assignee
Verimatrix
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/173
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