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US20120102515 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MONITOR AUDIO/VISUAL CONTENT FROM VARIOUS SOURCES  
Methods and apparatus to monitor audio/visual content from various sources are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises determining first information based on a video signal...
US20100319014 Multimedia Mobile Personalization System  
A multimedia mobile personalization system allows a user to record and play multimedia content on a set top box at a location other than his home using the user's preferences from his home DVR.
US20150074705 PARENTAL MONITORING IN A HOME GATEWAY ENVIROMENT  
The methodologies, systems and teachings disclosed herein can be embodied in gateway device that is capable of monitoring content accessed through the gateway device. Captures of screen content of...
US20140325544 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN INTERACTIVE SERVICE  
A method of processing an interactive service and an apparatus includes generating an application parameter table including a first identifier and a second identifier, wherein the first identifier...
US20100299691 System and Method for Personalization of Television Content Provided by a Set-Top Box Based on a User's Context and Uniquifiers  
A method for personalization of television content comprises determining if input information respective of the television content matches one or more uniquifiers of a user of a set-top box (STB),...
US20140059578 APPLICATIONS GENERATING STATISTICS FOR USER BEHAVIOR  
An architecture to assemble and manage usage information and populate one or more panels in an intelligent TV. The architecture includes a usage statistics provider module adapted to assemble one...
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...
US20110067046 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...
US20120227064 Predictive Content Placement on a Managed Services Systems  
A distributed stochastic learning agent analyzes viewing and/or interactive service behavior patterns of users of a managed services system. The agent may operate on embedded and/or distributed...
US20140282655 System and method for targeted mobile ad delivery based on consumer TV programming viewing habits  
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for gathering analytical information on TV viewers to provide targeted ads on mobile devices. SDKs are provided that allows for the capture of...
US20140282666 Systems and Methods for Content History  
Systems and methods for determining and storing a content viewing history and/or content experience of one or more users are disclosed. The content viewing history may be stored in a content...
US20150070585 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING STREAMING SERVICES  
A gateway for location at a user premises is provided. Bother users and user devices are registered with the gateway which is provided by a service provider. Users access services, such as video...
US20140123165 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXT-AWARE RECOMMENDATION  
A context aware recommendation system and method for recommending at least one program to the user responsive to dynamically varying user preferences, learned user behavior and contextual...
US20130081074 System and Method of Monitoring Blackout Events  
Systems and methods of monitoring blackout events are provided. A particular method includes receiving a server blackout event specifying a scheduled blackout of a first media service. The method...
US20140325543 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REWARDS BASED ON ANNOTATIONS  
Methods, apparatuses, and/or systems are providing for enabling a time-shifted, on-demand social network for watching, creating, and/or sharing time-shifted annotation datasets (e.g., commentary...
US20130276005 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ZAPPING ADVERTISEMENT SERVICE  
Disclosed herein are a method and a system for a zapping advertisement service, and more particularly, a method and a system for providing various kinds of advertisement services targeted to a...
US20140282653 Selective Interactivity  
A system may selectively deliver interactive portions of a piece of content, based for example on a recipient user's historical tendency to use interactive portions of prior content. Multiple...
US20130111512 METHOD TO EVALUATE THE GEOGRAPHIC POPULARITY OF GEOGRAPHICALLY LOCATED USER-GENERATED CONTENT ITEMS  
A mechanism to evaluate the geographic popularity of geographically-located user-generated content is presented. A method to evaluate the geographic popularity of geographically-located...
US20120240145 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A STATUS CHANGE OF A MULTIMEDIA ASSET IN MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY SYSTEMS  
Systems and methods are disclosed which detect a change in the status of a multimedia asset in a multimedia delivery system, and take steps to make the multimedia asset available after the status...
US20120079520 METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR BANDWIDTH CONSERVATION  
Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for conserving bandwidth. A user's bandwidth consumption is monitored and compared to a threshold value. When the user's bandwidth consumption equals or...
US20140223458 CHANNEL TUNE DWELL TIMES  
Set top box logs are received from a television provider and processed to identify channel tunes and channel tune times. The channel tunes and channel tune times of the log data can be compared to...
US20140325542 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DATASET OF ANNOTATIONS CORRESPONDING TO PORTIONS OF A CONTENT ITEM  
Methods, apparatuses, and/or systems are provided for enabling a time-shifted, on-demand social network for watching, creating, and/or sharing time-shifted annotation datasets (e.g., commentary...
US20120272258 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING CONTENT  
An indication that a user is accessing an online resource is received from a user terminal. The online resource provides an item of primary content for display on the user terminal with an...
US20110029998 IN-FLIGHT VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM  
An in-flight entertainment system includes a flight system server and seat video display units connected to the flight system server via a network. Each seat video display unit has a video display...
US20120167125 VIDEO CONTENT NAVIGATION WITH REVENUE MAXIMIZATION  
A method for maximizing revenue in a video-on-demand (VOD) system operated by a service provider is disclosed. For a plurality of VOD content items, an expected revenue value to the service...
US20130104158 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING AND TESTING SET-TOP BOXES  
A system and method for testing multiple set-top boxes. One of the multiple set-top boxes is engaged in a testing platform of the test fixture. The testing platform includes an adapter for...
US20140289752 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TEMPORAL RATING AND ANALYSIS OF DIGITAL CONTENT  
A system and method for temporal rating and analysis of digital content in a temporally changing digital content environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, one or more end points, one or more...
US20110119695 METHOD OF DETECTING TV OFF EVENT ON A MOBILE TERMINAL EQUIPMENT  
The invention is a method of detecting a TV off event happening on a mobile terminal equipment which is assumed to receive a broadcast service. A portable electronic device is connected to the...
US20130132990 Efficiently Identifying Television Stations in a User Friendly Environment  
An entertainment unit is configured to receive broadcast signals for a plurality of television stations may display folders. Each folder may comprise one or more as the folder. Furthermore, the...
US20060015890 Video check system and method  
There are provided a video viewing system and method thereof which are capable of easily grasping the usage status of a plurality of video groups. An on-air broadcast video, edited video, and raw...
US20120240142 Content Provision  
A system is disclosed for providing a user with access to augmented media content. A set-top-box is provided to pass live broadcast content to a user device. A software module is arranged to...
US20150089522 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING EFFICIENT AND ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF TV VIEWERSHIP RATINGS  
A method for providing efficient and accurate estimates of TV viewership ratings through a distributed computer system that includes multiple computers is disclosed. The method includes: receiving...
US20150007210 MECHANISM TO EVALUATE THE GEOGRAPHIC POPULARITY OF GEOGRAPHICALLY-LOCATED USER-GENERATED CONTENT ITEMS  
A mechanism to evaluate the geographic popularity of geographically-located user-generated content is presented. A method to evaluate the geographic popularity of geographically-located...
US20150046936 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CLASSIFYING DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISEMENTS  
The present invention relates to a system and method for detecting and classifying direct response advertisements, and provides a system for detecting and classifying direct response...
US20130247082 Method and System for Identification of Distributed Broadcast Content  
A method and system of performing high-throughput identifications of broadcast content is provided. A device can send a content identification query, which includes a sample of content being...
US20070261072 Asset delivery reporting in a broadcast network  
A system and method is provided for use in connection with delivering content that is targeted to users of a broadcast network. In order to select content that is targeted to users of the...
US20140196067 UNIVERSAL MULTIPLEXER FOR CONTENT CHANNELS VIA INJECTING  
An interface for a single network point that provides channels of content and services to a subscribing user while maintaining the functionality of the channels of content as separate entities....
US20140337871 METHOD TO MEASURE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE OF A VIDEO SERVICE  
A method to measure quality of experience of a video service. In the method of the invention said video service is an over-the-top video streaming provided to a user application under request by...
US20110191795 Highlights of Premium Multimedia Content  
One embodiment may take the form of method for providing highlights of multimedia content that may be of interest to a user of a television system. The interest of a particular user of the...
US20140237498 CROSS PLATFORM CONTENT EXPOSURE TRACKING  
A system for tracking how often content items are accessed by devices across multiple platforms is described. The content items may comprise advertisements. When a device accesses a content item,...
US20150249865 CONTEXT-BASED CONTENT RECOMMENDATIONS  
Various implementations provide one or more recommendations for content, for example, to a user, based on one or more context categories. In one particular implementation, an ordered set of...
US20150229995 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION AND VERIFICATION  
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for managing content presentation information associated with the distribution of content assets to content presentation devices are generally...
US20120124607 Method And Arrangements For Analysing Multimedia Content  
A method and arrangements at a multimedia distribution network for estimating a present user constellation of a household are suggested. A sequence of textual descriptors that are associated with...
US20140165086 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING USER GENERATED VIDEO REVIEWS  
Methods and systems for content aggregation and distribution are described. Video content may be received from a plurality of sources. The video content may be associated with metadata identifying...
US20110289525 Managing Lifecycles of Television Gadgets and Applications  
The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes identifying metadata related to television programming. The method further includes sending...
US20120304211 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED AUDIENCE MEASURING  
Systems and methods for measuring audience information of programs are described. Systems and methods for providing audience information to users of interactive television applications are described.
US20130145389 FRAMEWORK FOR PROVIDING DIGITAL HOME SERVICES  
The systems and methods of the present invention provide for a number of improvements to the TV consumption process, including personalization, community viewing, shared presence and context,...
US20130205322 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF DIAL TESTING AND AUDIENCE RESPONSE UTILIZING AUTOMATIC CONTENT RECOGNITION  
Systems, methods and/or techniques for synchronization of dial testing and audience response utilizing automatic content recognition (ACR) are described. Synchronized dial testing and audience...
US20120151512 AUTO RECONCILIATION  
A set-top box includes a baseline record with information regarding the expected environment of the set-top box. The baseline record may be encrypted, and may include locational information. The...
US20140196069 CONTENT RECOMMENDATION METHOD AND APPARATUS  
A method for making a content recommendation to at least one user commences by first establishing a location for the at least one user. Thereafter a check occurs to determine which devices are...