Englewood, CO, United States
Englewood, CO, United States

Liberty Global plc is an international telecommunications and television company. It was formed in 2005 by the merger of the international arm of Liberty Media and UGC , and is one of the largest broadband internet service providers outside of the United States.Liberty Global is since 2013 the world's largest international cable company, with operations in 14 countries, and 35,000 employees. As of December 31, 2013, it had an annual revenue of $17.3 billion. Its cable services pass 47 million homes, with 24.5 million customers or 48.3 million RGUs Liberty Global is headquartered in London, with offices in Amsterdam and in Douglas County, Colorado. Wikipedia.


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Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2015-05-28

The present invention enables, in an interactive television system, an input lag optimized display mode (312), e.g. a preconfigured game mode, to be selected in a display device before displaying and using a remote graphical user interface (RGUI). When leaving the RGUI, e.g. because a movie has been selected for playback, the display mode is switched back to the previous display mode, (311,313) i.e. the display mode that was active prior to selecting the input lag optimized display mode. The input lag optimized display mode (312) is set by an instruction from the backend system prior to displaying the RGUI. Switching back to the previous display mode (311,313) is also triggered by an instruction from the backend system.


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2011-10-19

Broadcast server and method for transmitting electronic program guide data to set top boxes (4) via a broadcast network (6). The broadcast server (8) is arranged to prepare a list of unique entries and associated identifications of the text items received, and to provide a compressed list to the plurality of set top boxes (4). The broadcast server (8) repeats the following steps for each text item in the list:- determining whether a next text item has a number of shared characters at the start in common with a compressed text item from the compressed list, identifying said compressed text item as a source of shared characters and determining the number of shared characters;- storing for the next text item an identification, a reference to the source of shared characters, the number of shared characters, and the remaining non-shared text in the compressed list.


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2012-11-09

A method for retrieving enhanced metadata. A media content delivery network has a Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) connected to a server node including a search proxy device. The search proxy device is connected to content servers on a further network. The search proxy device receives a request for information about a media object from the CPE and forms, based on the request, at least one dedicated request for a content server in a format suitable for that content server, transmits the at least one dedicated request to the at least one selected content server over the further network, receives a response from a content server comprising metadata related to the transmitted at least one dedicated request. The search proxy device may translate the received response into a defined format, in particular a defined metadata description format, and transmit a reply comprising metadata in the defined format to the CPE.


Method and system for updating a software program stored and executable in an IP client (6). The IP client (6) is connected to a gateway server (4), which is connected to a head end facility (1) via a network (2). The method comprises interrogating an IP client (6) and receiving from the IP client (6) a current list of software program files including a latest version identifier for each of the software program files, receiving from the head end facility (1) a central list of latest version identifiers of software program files, and comparing the current list with the central list. If for a specific software program file a newer version identifier exists, the software program file associated with the newer version identifier is downloaded from the head end facility (1), and the newer version of the software program file is transferred to the IP client (6).


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2013-05-15

The invention provides a method for retrieving enhanced metadata relating to a media object, the method comprising, in a media content delivery network with a Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) connected via said network to a server node comprising a search proxy device, said search proxy device connected to content servers on a further network,- the search proxy device receiving a request for information about a media object from the CPE ,- the search proxy device forming, on the basis of the request, at least one dedicated request for a content server in a format suitable for that content server,- the search proxy device transmitting the at least one dedicated request to the at least one selected content server over the further network,- the search proxy device receiving a response from a content server comprising metadata related to the transmitted at least one dedicated request,- the search proxy device preferably but not necessarily translating the received response into a defined format, in particular a defined metadata description format,- transmitting a reply comprising metadata in the defined format to the CPE.


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2012-10-16

Broadcast server and method for transmitting electronic program guide data to set top boxes via a broadcast network. The broadcast server is arranged to prepare a list of unique entries and associated identifications of the text items received, and to provide a compressed list to the plurality of set top boxes. The broadcast server repeats the following steps for each text item in the list:


This invention relates to a method of setting up a two-way communication session between a customer premises equipment (5) and a first server (3), comprising:a) By said first server (3), periodically broadcasting at a first rate via at least one one-way channel on at least one first frequency a first set of data including at least an address of said first server (3) and a list of possible second frequencies to be used to set up said two-way communication channel between said customer premises equipment (5) and said server (3),b) Upon switching on said customer premises equipment (5), by said customer premises equipment tuning to said at least one first frequency and receiving said first set of data as broadcasted on said at least one first frequency,c) By said customer premises equipment, using said list of possible second frequencies to establish said two-way communication session between said customer premises equipment and said server at one of said second frequencies.


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2011-05-25

A method for composing an electronic program guide (EPG) metadata file, comprising receiving program metadata and converting the program metadata into a file using a Fast Infoset coding standard. The method is applied in a Metadata search server (MSS) for providing services relating to an electronic program guide (EPG), the MSS (1) in operation being in communication with a plurality of set top boxes (3), and one or more metadata providers (11, 12) which provide program metadata. The MSS (1) comprises an encoder (15) arranged to encode program metadata received from the one or more metadata provides (11, 12) into an EPG file to be broadcast using fast infoset (FI) standard.


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2013-03-06

Method and media gateway (4) for providing network connectivity functionality in a combination of a first network connection formed by the media gateway (4) and a second network connection formed by a generic gateway (2). A first group of IP clients (5) is connected to the media gateway (4), and a second group of IP clients (3) is connected to the generic gateway (2). The media gateway (4) is arranged to receive from the generic gateway (2) local IP addresses associated with the first group of IP clients (5). An attachment link (6) is provided between the media gateway (4) and the generic gateway (2).


Patent
Liberty Global | Date: 2012-08-17

Method and media gateway (4) for providing network connectivity functionality in a combination of a first network connection formed by the media gateway (4) and a second network connection formed by a generic gateway (2). A first group of IP clients (5) is connected to the media gateway (4), and a second group of IP clients (3) is connected to the generic gateway (2). The media gateway (4) is arranged to receive from the generic gateway (2) local IP addresses associated with the first group of IP clients (5). An attachment link (6) is provided between the media gateway (4) and the generic gateway (2).

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