Clear Channel Files For A Patent To Control Song Replacement In Streaming Media
May 10, 2013 at 4:00 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL has applied for a Patent Application for "Song Replacement with Content Scheduling in Streaming Media."
The inventors of the app are listed as DAVID C. JELLISON, JR; (OGALLALA, NE) and JEFFREY LEE LITTLEJOHN (ALEXANDRIA, KY), with CLEAR CHANNEL MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC.; SAN ANTONIO TX as the applicant for the patent.
The filing states, "When a downstream radio station is streaming content being played on a main radio station, the streaming content can be altered to substitute a different song than the one being played on the main radio station, even if there is a significant difference between the length of the song being played on the main radio station and the substituted song being played on the downstream radio station. After the substituted song has been played, the downstream radio station can resume streaming content from the main radio station. Substitution of the song on the downstream radio station can be performed by using a variable buffer delay, which essentially allows the downstream radio station to substitute different length songs by increasing or decreasing a delay between the play-out of the main station and the play-out of the downstream station."
Read the full filing here.