US 9,813,774 B2
On demand mobile wireless broadcast video delivery mechanism
Jun Shen, Redmond, WA (US); Yung Shirley Choi-Grogan, Issaquah, WA (US); and Ming Zhang, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assigned to AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Jan. 27, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/418,161.
Application 15/418,161 is a continuation of application No. 14/987,019, filed on Jan. 4, 2016, granted, now 9,591,375.
Application 14/987,019 is a continuation of application No. 14/815,070, filed on Jul. 31, 2015, granted, now 9,253,540.
Application 14/815,070 is a continuation of application No. 14/251,293, filed on Apr. 11, 2014, granted, now 9,131,277.
Application 14/251,293 is a continuation of application No. 11/936,452, filed on Nov. 7, 2007, granted, now 8,732,778.
Prior Publication US 2017/0142492 A1, May 18, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04N 21/61 (2011.01); H04N 21/222 (2011.01); H04N 21/647 (2011.01); H04W 4/06 (2009.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01); H04N 21/2385 (2011.01); H04N 21/414 (2011.01); H04N 21/231 (2011.01); H04N 21/236 (2011.01); H04N 21/266 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 21/6131 (2013.01) [H04L 65/4076 (2013.01); H04L 65/4084 (2013.01); H04N 21/222 (2013.01); H04N 21/231 (2013.01); H04N 21/236 (2013.01); H04N 21/2385 (2013.01); H04N 21/266 (2013.01); H04N 21/41407 (2013.01); H04N 21/6181 (2013.01); H04N 21/647 (2013.01); H04W 4/06 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
routing, by a processing system including a network device comprising a processor, streamed content over a first routing path towards a first radio network controller for delivery to a first base station that delivers the streamed content to a first communication device;
detecting, by the processing system, a request to deliver the streamed content to a second communication device;
determining, by the processing system, whether an existing routing path to the second communication device is present;
generating, by the processing system, a second routing path to a second radio network controller responsive to determining that the existing routing path is not present, wherein the second radio network controller delivers the streamed content to the second communication device via a second base station while continuing to route the streamed content to the first radio network controller via a first support node according to routing information included in a channel bundle, and wherein routing of the streamed content to the second radio network controller is performed without providing a routing adjustment notification to equipment of a source of the streamed content; and
providing, by the processing system, the streamed content to the second communication device from the equipment of the source of the streamed content,
wherein the routing information indicates that the streamed content is being delivered to the first radio network controller via the first support node positioned in a network between the first radio network controller and the equipment of the source of the streamed content.