(19)
(11)EP 2 809 075 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
04.03.2015 Bulletin 2015/10

(43)Date of publication A2:
03.12.2014 Bulletin 2014/49

(21)Application number: 14155640.7

(22)Date of filing:  18.02.2014
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04N 21/2362  (2011.01)
H04N 21/433  (2011.01)
H04N 21/462  (2011.01)
H04N 21/426  (2011.01)
H04N 21/438  (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: 08.05.2013 KR 20130051739

(71)Applicant: Humax Co., Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do 463-875 (KR)

(72)Inventor:
  • Kim, Tae Gap
    463-440 Gyeonggi-do (KR)

(74)Representative: Zardi, Marco 
M. Zardi & Co. SA Via Pioda 6
6900 Lugano
6900 Lugano (CH)

  


(54)Method and apparatus of channel switching using pre-acquisited PSI tables


(57) The present invention provides a method (S410-S450) and an apparatus (360) for switching channels to reduce channel zapping time, which use channel information (PSI) obtained prior to channel switching (S420) to generate (i.e., extract from a transport stream) audio and video data of a switched channel, thereby skipping the process of calculating channel information of a channel to be switched at the time of channel switching (S450). Channel information can be obtained for example by using an "idling" tuner amon a plurality of tuners (320), by using an IP network (305), or by transporting program association tables (PAT) respectively program map tables (PMT) for a plurality of transport streams over a single transport stream in order that the receiver obtains channel information for plural transport streams without receiving all of them.