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US20150113551 COMPUTING SYSTEM WITH CONTENT DELIVERY MECHANISM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF  
A computing system includes: a control unit configured to: capture an activity indicator representing a sound indicator, a movement indicator, or a combination thereof, determine a cheer indicator...
US20150264438 FUZZY LOGIC BASED VIEWER IDENTIFICATION FOR TARGETED ASSET DELIVERY SYSTEM  
A targeted advertising system uses a machine learning tool to select an asset for a current user of a user equipment device, for example, to select an ad for delivery to a current user of a...
US20120304206 Methods and Systems for Presenting an Advertisement Associated with an Ambient Action of a User  
Exemplary targeted advertising systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a media content presentation system presenting a media content program comprising an...
US20140109120 SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CAPTURING NATURAL RESPONSES TO ADVERTISEMENTS  
Systems, methods, and computer program products described herein may allow for the capture of a user's reaction to an advertisement. The reaction may be verbal or may take the form of a gesture....
US20130091515 DEGREE OF INTEREST ESTIMATING DEVICE AND DEGREE OF INTEREST ESTIMATING METHOD  
An interest degree estimating device, which estimates a degree of interest of a user in a video displayed on a screen, includes: an eye gaze detecting unit for detecting an eye gaze direction of...
US20140282643 Automatic Adjustment of Devices in a Home Entertainment System  
A method of detecting missing devices in a home entertainment system using a wireless home entertainment hub includes obtaining a registration of at least one device that includes a source device....
US20130086602 System and Method for Updating User Availability for Wireless Communication Applications  
Systems and methods for monitoring and updating user availability based upon presence and television viewing behavior are described herein. In one embodiment, a presence system is used to detect a...
US20140250447 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A PRIVATE VIEWING EXPERIENCE  
System and methods are presented for providing a user with a private viewing experience. In some embodiments, a private viewing system detects that the user is present at a media device that is...
US20140325539 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING INCENTIVES TO INCREASE ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS  
Systems and methods can include offering a user an incentive for viewing advertising content, delivering the advertising content to the user, monitoring the delivery of the advertising content to...
US20110010732 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING AND OPTIMIZING MEDIA PROGRAMMING IN PUBLIC SPACES WITH PEER-TO-PEER DIGITAL SIGNAGE NETWORKS  
A system and corresponding methods for automating the execution, measurement, and optimization of in-store promotional digital media campaigns are provided. In one embodiment, a method in a...
US20140229960 END OF SHOW HANDLING  
A content delivery system that works in a broadcast and linear content environment causing real time display of received linear content. The system limits the display of the linear content by...
US20130167168 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CUSTOM MOVIE LISTS  
Systems and methods for providing movie lists of available media content are provided. The movies included in the movie lists may be of particular interest to the user and may be derived from...
US20120072936 Automatic Customized Advertisement Generation System  
A system for generating a customized advertisement for a user is provided. Multimedia content associated with a current broadcast is received and displayed. The multimedia content may include...
US20120151511 MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RECOMMENDING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT  
A multimedia system comprises a content obtaining module arranged to obtain a plurality of available content items for viewing or recording at a selected time, a storage module arranged to store...
US20150181291 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING ANCILLARY CONTENT IN MEDIA ASSETS  
Methods and systems are disclosed herein for providing ancillary content in media assets. Specifically, a media guidance application may alert a user to remove, or modify, portions of a media...
US20120204201 PERSONALIZED BEST CHANNEL SELECTION DEVICE AND METHOD  
A device and method is presented that analyzes a user's television viewing behavior and, in response to a single action by the user, immediately presents the next highest ranked video content for...
US20060015892 Method and system for user-aware video display  
The present invention relates to a method and system for displaying a video signal in dependence on a user interaction. The system comprises a display for receiving the video signal, at least one...
US20150121406 SMART MEDIA SELECTION BASED ON VIEWER USER PRESENCE  
In various exemplary embodiments, a system and method to provide smart media selection to a set of one or more individuals at a location associated with a display device of a receiver system is...
US20120060176 SMART MEDIA SELECTION BASED ON VIEWER USER PRESENCE  
In various exemplary embodiments, a system and method to provide smart media selection to a set of one or more individuals at a location associated with a display device of a receiver system is...
US20090158308 IDENTIFYING KEY MEDIA EVENTS AND MODELING CAUSAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN KEY EVENTS AND REPORTED FEELINGS  
A novel approach enables an event-based framework for evaluating a media instance based on key events of the media instance. First, physiological responses are derived and aggregated from the...
US20050066361 Advertising-marketing system and method  
Disclosed is an advertising-marketing system, which comprises setup means for setting up a permissible scope for using viewer-attribute information of a viewer and a permissible scope for tracking...
US20150150029 Controlling Access to Content  
A computer implemented method of controlling access to content to be viewed on a viewing device, the method comprising: selecting desired content to be viewed on the viewing device; displaying...
US20100325646 Virtual Community For Incentivized Viewing Of Multimedia Content  
A computer implemented method and system for creating a virtual community network for incentivized multimedia content viewing is provided. A first viewer receives the multimedia content for...
US20120167123 CONTENT ACCESS CONTROL FOR MULTI-USER SYSTEMS  
The use of an image capture device with a IPTV Set Top Box allows for the STB to detect a plurality of viewers, and to then provide access conditions that are appropriate to the detected viewers....
US20130007787 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for processing media highlights. A first method includes displaying a real-time media event to a user,...
US20140208340 DYNAMIC CONTENT RATING MANAGEMENT ACROSS A VARIETY OF TELEVISION INPUT SOURCES  
Generally, this disclosure describes a system and method for dynamic content management across a variety of television input sources. The system may include an audience detection module configured...
US20150040149 Reducing transmissions of measurements of affective response by identifying actions that imply emotional response  
A system, method, and computer product for reducing volume of transmissions of measurements of affective response are described herein. In one embodiment, an interaction analyzer receives a...
US20150229991 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EPISODE TRACKING IN AN INTERACTIVE MEDIA ENVIRONMENT  
Systems and methods for monitoring a user's viewing progress of media in a series are provided. The user may setup a media profile containing a list of program series to be monitored. The...
US20120297409 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCALABLE, HIGH ACCURACY, SENSOR AND ID BASED AUDIENCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM BASED ON DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ARCHITECTURE  
Dynamic television audience measurement systems (AMS) and methods are disclosed. The system comprises a central level AMS sub-system, a local node level AMS sub-system, a plurality of client level...
US20130055300 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SOCIAL NETWORK UPDATES BY ACTIVITY RECOGNITION  
A method and apparatus for engaging consumers in the performance of predetermined action. The method comprises the steps of determining performance of a predetermined action, broadcasting...
US20120072938 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE OR CONTENT BASED ON EMOTIONAL INFORMATION  
Provided are an apparatus and method for providing a service or content based on emotional information. A service receiving apparatus extracts and analyzes emotional information of a received...
US20130179911 CONSUMPTION OF CONTENT WITH REACTIONS OF AN INDIVIDUAL  
Techniques for obtaining a reaction of an individual to content and outputting the reaction of the individual with the content are described herein. The techniques may include obtaining the...
US20080022295 Stream Reproducing Device  
A stream reproducing device operable to easily perform the automatic viewing of the non-viewed period of a stream is provided. The stream reproducing device comprises a camera (1) that is arranged...
US20060143647 Personalizing content based on mood  
In order to increase the efficacy of a mood-based playlisting system, a mood sensor such as a camera may be used to provide mood information to the mood model. When the mood sensor includes a...
US20150264439 CONTEXT AWARENESS FOR SMART TELEVISIONS  
Context awareness enables devices, e.g., smart televisions, to perform context-based actions without requiring user interaction. This enables users to more rapidly access desired content or...
US20110016480 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING AND OPTIMIZING MEDIA PROGRAMMING IN PUBLIC SPACES WITH AUDIENCE IDENTIFICATION  
A system and corresponding methods for automating the execution, measurement, and optimization of in-store promotional digital media campaigns are provided. In one embodiment, a method in a...
US20150143391 SPOT NOTIFICATION METHOD, SPOT NOTIFICATION DEVICE, AND SPOT NOTIFICATION DEVICE PROGRAM  
A spot notification device includes: a viewing history acquisition unit that acquires a program viewing history of a user; a program metadata acquisition unit that acquires program metadata...
US20130185744 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING COHERENCE OF BIOLOGICAL RESPONSES AS A MEASURE OF PERFORMANCE OF A MEDIA  
Various embodiments of the present disclosure create a novel system for rating an event in a media based on the strength of the emotions viewers feel towards the event. The viewer's responses to...
US20140215504 METHOD OF RECOMMENDING MEDIA CONTENT AND MEDIA PLAYING SYSTEM THEREOF  
A method of recommending media content for a media playing system includes identifying a user in a viewing area; determining whether personal information of the user is stored in a database; and...
US20140013344 PRESENTATION OF AUDIOVISUAL EXERCISE SEGMENTS BETWEEN SEGMENTS OF PRIMARY AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT  
A method of operating a video services system is presented here. The method presents an audiovisual stream to a user of a video services receiver. The audiovisual stream includes a first segment...
US20140351836 CONTENT PROVIDING PROGRAM, CONTENT PROVIDING METHOD, AND CONTENT PROVIDING APPARATUS  
A content providing program causing a computer to execute content provision processing including, acquiring a first viewing situation of a first viewer viewing a provided content in association...
US20120093481 INTELLIGENT DETERMINATION OF REPLAYS BASED ON EVENT IDENTIFICATION  
A system for intelligently determining replay locations in a multimedia content stream based on identifying events in the multimedia content stream is provided. In one embodiment, events in the...
US20090328088 Iterative Media Playing by increment and decrement of an Ad-to-Program Variable  
A new paradigm of watching television allows watching programs and watching ads and maintaining a score that is based on the times of watching the programs and the ads. The paradigm can be carried...
US20140317645 Television Relay for a Social Network  
The subject matter described herein relates to transmitting and displaying a channel of a television to a non-subscriber when a subscriber is viewing the channel so that both the non-subscriber...
US20110072448 IMPLICIT MECHANISM FOR DETERMINING USER RESPONSE TO MEDIA  
Mechanisms are provided for implicitly determining user response to media content. User response may include satisfaction, interest, and engagement levels. User response is determined implicitly...
US20130125155 DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF DISPLAYED VIDEO QUALITY BASED ON VIEWERS' CONTEXT  
A Context-Aware Content-Presentation system includes a viewer context feedback for determining the viewer context relative to a display device. A content receiving device controls at least one...
US20110321074 APPARATUSES, SYSTEM, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CROWD GAME  
Apparatuses, system, method, and storage medium for crowd game are disclosed. A series of missions forming a crowd game are outputted to a display device, each mission specifying a task for...
US20130276007 Facilitating Television Based Interaction with Social Networking Tools  
Video analysis may be used to determine who is watching television and their level of interest in the current programming. Lists of favorite programs may be derived for each of a plurality of...
US20070126884 Personal settings, parental control, and energy saving control of television with digital video camera  
A digital system is provided that combines a digital video camera with television displays, and controlled by a controller module to enhance television performance according to personal television...
US20150067708 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING MEDIA ASSET REPRESENTATIONS BASED ON USER EMOTIONAL RESPONSES  
Systems and methods for generating a representation of a video media asset for inclusion in a media asset listing for the video media asset is considered. User emotional responses that occur while...

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