Technology

BigBand Gains Media-Stream Patent

4/04/2006 4:04 AM Eastern

BigBand Networks Inc. was awarded a patent for “the method and system of selecting media streams from multiple sources and dynamically provisioning them to particular groups of subscribers.”

The patent covers BigBand’s switched-digital-video-equipment lineup.

BigBand also said the patent “outlines a method for selectively compressing media packets such that the aggregate bandwidth of group-associated packets doesn’t exceed the available bandwidth.”