(19)
(11)EP 2 410 736 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
18.09.2013 Bulletin 2013/38

(43)Date of publication A2:
25.01.2012 Bulletin 2012/04

(21)Application number: 11174621.0

(22)Date of filing:  20.07.2011
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04N 5/782  (2006.01)
H04N 21/433  (2011.01)
H04N 21/858  (2011.01)
H04N 21/845  (2011.01)
H04N 21/435  (2011.01)
H04N 7/24  (2011.01)
H04N 21/45  (2011.01)
H04N 21/472  (2011.01)
H04N 21/235  (2011.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR
Designated Extension States:
BA ME

(30)Priority: 22.07.2010 US 841594

(71)Applicant: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
Philadelphia, PA 19103 (US)

(72)Inventor:
  • Gilson, Ross
    Philadelphia, PA Pennsylvania 19103 (US)

(74)Representative: Jansen, Cornelis Marinus 
V.O. Johan de Wittlaan 7
2517 JR Den Haag
2517 JR Den Haag (NL)

  


(54)Apparatus and method for recording content


(57) Methods, computer readable media, and apparatuses for switching streams in response to detecting a start trigger are presented. A program's start trigger indicating that the program is upcoming may be detected on a first stream, and in response to detecting the start trigger on the first stream, a second stream containing the program may be switched to. The program may be a video program. Segment triggers may be detected and may be used to selectively record and/or delete segments of the program according to a priority scheme. Multiple start triggers may be detected at decreasing time intervals. The existence of a recording conflict may be determined based on a program's start trigger and a user may be alerted of the recording conflict.