US Patent No. 10,368,109

DYNAMIC CONTENT DELIVERY ROUTING AND RELATED METHODS AND SYSTEMS


Patent No. 10,368,109
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Dynamic Content Delivery Routing And Related Methods And Systems
Inventorship Robert Drew Major, Orem, UT (US)
Assignee DISH Technologies L.L.C., Englewood, CO (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,109

1. A method of streaming media content over a network, the method comprising:transmitting one or more portions of the media content from a remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system to a client device using a first delivery route from a networking component to the client device via a first backbone provider network of a plurality of different backbone provider networks coupled to the networking component, wherein the networking component is coupled between the RS-DVR system and the plurality of different backbone provider networks and the one or more portions of the media content are marked as non-cacheable;
determining a performance metric associated with the transmitting of the one or more portions via the first backbone provider network;
identifying, by the RS-DVR system, an alternative backbone provider network of the plurality of different backbone provider networks when the first backbone provider network fails to achieve a desired level of performance based on the performance metric, wherein the alternative backbone provider network is different from the first backbone provider network; and
instructing, by the RS-DVR system, the networking component coupled between the RS-DVR system and the plurality of different backbone provider networks to transmit a subsequent portion of the media content from the RS-DVR system to the client device using a different delivery route from the networking component to the client device via the alternative backbone provider network instead of the first backbone provider network, wherein the subsequent portion of the media content is marked as non-cacheable.