US 9,813,474 B2
ABR video white spot coverage system and method
Johan Kölhi, Vaxholm (SE); Michael Huber, Sundbyberg (SE); Chris Phillips, Hartwell, GA (US); and Diomedes Kastanis, Stockholm (SE)
Assigned to ERICSSON AB, Stockholm (SE)
Filed by ERICSSON TELEVISION INC., Duluth, GA (US)
Filed on Mar. 7, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/200,491.
Prior Publication US 2015/0256581 A1, Sep. 10, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 15/16 (2006.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04W 24/02 (2009.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04N 21/2662 (2011.01); H04N 21/41 (2011.01); H04N 21/45 (2011.01); H04N 21/6373 (2011.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 65/602 (2013.01) [H04L 65/4084 (2013.01); H04L 65/80 (2013.01); H04L 67/2847 (2013.01); H04N 21/2662 (2013.01); H04N 21/4126 (2013.01); H04N 21/4524 (2013.01); H04N 21/6373 (2013.01); H04W 4/028 (2013.01); H04W 24/02 (2013.01)] 21 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for pre-populating advertisements in a wireless radio network environment operative to effectuate adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming sessions, the method comprising:
determining that a manifest file associated with a wireless UE device's current ABR streaming session is unencrypted, wherein the wireless UE device is associated with a vehicle traveling in a geographical area of the wireless radio network environment;
parsing the manifest file for determining ABR profile bitrates used for encoding different media segments of the current ABR streaming session;
determining that the wireless UE device's overall bandwidth exceeds a highest bitrate indicated in the manifest file;
determining at least one of a location and direction of travel associated with the wireless UE device;
determining that the wireless UE device is headed in a direction likely to encounter a video outage area;
obtaining location coordinates of the video outage area and calculating an estimated time for traversing the video outage area;
obtaining advertisements relevant to the video outage area wherein the advertisements are estimated to last for a duration required to traverse the video outage area; and
controlling delivery of the advertisements to the wireless UE device at a delivery rate based on an amount by which the wireless UE device's overall bandwidth exceeds the highest bitrate indicated in the manifest file of the current ABR streaming session.