08683543 cites 74 patents.

A virtual set-top box (vSTB) for executing a middleware component, designed originally for use with the physical STB, including emulating hardware capabilities of the physical STB to process IPTV content received over a connection for presenting the IPTV content on a display of the electronic device.

Title
Virtual set-top box that executes service provider middleware
Application Number
13/610608
Publication Number
8683543 (B2)
Application Date
September 11, 2012
Publication Date
March 25, 2014
Inventor
David F Evans
Cardiff
GB
Christopher G Hooks
Cardiff
GB
Jayne L Gilmour
Chepstow
GB
Marcus C Liassides
Merthyr Tydfil
GB
Geraint Jenkin
Pen coed
GB
Agent
Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C
Assignee
DISH Digital L L C
CO, US
IPC
G06F 3/00
G06F 9/455
H04N 5/935
H04N 7/173
H04N 7/16
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