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US20140237504 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING SATELLITE SERVICES AT MULTIPLE SECURITY LEVELS  
The disclosed embodiments relate to a system and method for delivering satellite services at multiple security levels. More specifically, there is provided a method comprising determining a level...
US20150195594 Systems and Methods for Authenticating a User to Access Multimedia Content  
Described herein are systems and methods for authenticating a user to access multimedia content, such as video content, over a user device. A method may comprise receiving a user request for a...
US20130212614 LOCATION BASED USER AWARE VIDEO ON DEMAND SESSIONS  
A system and a method are described herein for enabling a user with a location-aware mobile device to have at least partial control of a closest set top box associated with a closest television....
US20130326553 METHOD TO OPTIMIZE RECEPTION OF ENTITLEMENT MANAGEMENT MESSAGES IN A PAY-TV SYSTEM  
A method to optimize reception of entitlement management messages in a subscriber unit that is part of a Pay-TV system. The subscriber units are set up to a default reception channel for receiving...
US20140020009 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...
US20120210345 SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A FREQUENTLY-ACCESSED SERVICE OR ASSET LIST ON A SECOND DISPLAY  
Apparatus and methods are provided to implement a technique for using a second display with a content playback device. In one implementation, this feature provides users a frequently-accessed...
US20120246667 System and Method of Using Symbology to Purchase Broadcast Media  
A method, controller and system in accordance with various aspects of the present disclosure facilitate automatic acquisition of broadcast content for a user. Within the method, controller and...
US20130276015 VIRTUAL SET-TOP BOXES  
Systems and methods for providing virtual set-top boxes are described. A virtual set-top box associated with at least one of a customer of a service provider or a customer account with the service...
US20080216107 VERIFYING AND ENCOURAGING ASSET CONSUMPTION IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK  
Systems and methods presented herein generally provide for the compensation of asset providers and/or communications network providers for the non-consumption of assets provided with programming...
US20140359655 IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM  
A content delivery system comprising a content database storing a content item and a content license; a video server configured to retrieve the content item and the content license from the...
US20150128164 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EASILY DISABLING INTERACTIVITY OF INTERACTIVE IDENTIFIERS BY USER INPUT OF A GEOMETRIC SHAPE  
Methods and systems are provided herein for enabling users to seamlessly restrict access to media assets. These methods and systems are provided by way of generating for display a plurality of...
US20120240148 IPTV System and Implementation Method for Relieving Binding Between an EPG and a Multimedia Node  
A method for relieving binding between an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and a multimedia node in an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) system including: firstly sending an identity...
US20130097627 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA SERVICE  
A method for receiving a multimedia service is provided. The method includes receiving service specific information for at least one multimedia service provided from different networks, selecting...
US20120210347 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING INCONSISTENT USER ACTIONS AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK  
Systems and methods are provided for detecting inconsistent user actions and providing feedback about assets. A user may perform a first action restricting access to a first asset. The system may...
US20150143401 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR REAL-TIME LIVE STREAMING CONTENT  
Implementations of the system and method use an existing management server infrastructure to deliver video-on-demand or streaming content, including real-time live streaming. Existing client...
US20130198770 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND INFRASTRUCTURE FOR REAL-TIME LIVE STREAMING CONTENT  
Implementations of the system and method use an existing management server infrastructure to deliver video-on-demand or streaming content, including real-time live streaming. Existing client...
US20150089530 LOCALIZATION PROCESS SYSTEM  
There is disclosed apparatuses and methods for a localized process system. The apparatuses and methods include a server for authenticating a user login for a localized process system; presenting a...
US20140096153 SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD BASED ON DIGITAL VIDEO BROADCASTING-RETURN CHANNEL VIA SATELLITE (DVB-RCS)  
A satellite communication system and method based on a digital video broadcasting-return channel via satellite (DVB-RCS) are provided. The satellite communication system may include a central...
US20140201777 USER AND DEVICE AUTHENTICATION FOR MEDIA SERVICES  
A user obtains access to particular services levels associated with media content. A user and devices associated with the user may be authenticated to access content at a particular service level...
US20120124613 CONTENT ENTITLEMENT DETERMINATIONS FOR PLAYBACK OF VIDEO STREAMS ON PORTABLE DEVICES  
Video content is streamed to portable devices based on an entitlement determination that includes determining the location of the portable device. Channel listings available for the portable...
US20140173648 INTERACTIVE CELEBRITY PORTAL BROADCAST SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A celebrity portal system is disclosed. The celebrity portal system may comprise a celebrity content management engine for managing a celebrity portal, the celebrity portal including media content...
US20130318549 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTENT OWNER CONTROLLABLE HOSTED DISTRIBUTIONS SYSTEM  
The disclosed embodiments include a method for distributing content over a network. The method includes providing by a communications service provider a content distribution node. Content stored...
US20130276017 BROADCAST CONTENT VIA OVER THE TOP DELIVERY  
Systems, methods, and receiver devices enable broadcasters with restricted content license areas (e.g., Designated Market Areas (“DMAs”) to distribute content via Over the Top (“OTT”) IP networks....
US20140115623 Integration of Untrusted Framework Components With a Secure Operating System Environment  
A set top box or like device incorporating an untrusted software framework as a client of a secure operating system kernel. The software framework may comprise, for example, an Android framework...
US20140282780 ENHANCED BROADCAST TELEVISION FOR PORTABLE DEVICES  
An enhanced manner of providing broadcast television to portable devices is disclosed, including tuner assistance, improvements in recording and datacasting content, and assisting users in...
US20120272260 IPTV Follow Me Content System and Method  
Tools are provided for distributing access-restricted content in an internet protocol television (“IPTV”) environment based on portable entitlement keys. Such tools can include a decoder, an...
US20130042264 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING MULTIPLE CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORKS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT  
A system includes a content management system having a first set of business rules for a first content including a first target and a second set of business rules for a second content including a...
US20120240147 Tracking and Providing Availability Status of Personal Bi-Directional Services  
The present invention provides methods and systems for accessing services in a television system. In one embodiment, a DHCT presents a subscriber an EPG presentation containing a plurality of...
US20050076376 Video entertainment satellite network system  
A video entertainment satellite network system includes a plurality of individual video entertainment satellite systems that communicate with each other through the video entertainment satellite...
US20140115624 Security and Certification in a Set Top Box Device Having a Mixed Operating System or Framework Environment  
A set top box or similar device incorporating key management and certification support functions for establishing and maintaining compliance and flexibility with respect to applicable...
US20120036524 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING USING AN INTERNET TELEVISION  
A system and method for social networking using an Internet television (TV) associated with an Internet TV set-top box are disclosed. In one embodiment, a user is allowed to register in a social...
US20140298371 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ASSIGNATION AND USE OF MEDIA CONTENT SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE PRIVILEGES  
This invention describes a system and methods for media content subscription service distribution; typical services include cable television, premium content channels, pay-per-view, XM radio, and...
US20140130081 MANAGING A TV APPLICATION FOR OVER-THE-TOP TV  
A method of displaying content on a TV using over-the-top (OTT) processes where the viewer has a user experience similar to or identical with conventional TV usage. The viewer powers on the TV and...
US20120124612 VIDEO STREAMING ENTITLEMENT DETERMINED BASED ON THE LOCATION OF THE VIEWER  
Users of portable devices may stream video content to the portable device based on an entitlement determination that includes determining the location of the portable device. A device may receive...
US20110119697 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IN-HOME SET TOP BOX MANAGEMENT  
A video services control system comprises a set top box coupled to a television and a video services network configured to provide video services to the television via the set top box. The video...
US20140173649 Fast Service Change  
A method and apparatus is described to achieve a fast service change. The method includes: receiving a plurality of transport streams at a client device, each transport stream including a...
US20130074108 Seatback Video Display Unit Wireless Access Points for Inflight Entertainment System  
An IFE system includes seatback VDUs having dedicated wireless access points to which airline passengers can connect using mobile client devices and access an IP network infrastructure. The...
US20120324504 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PARENTAL CONTROLS IN A CLOUD-BASED MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION  
Systems and methods for providing parental controls in a cloud-based media guidance application may provide users with compiled listings of the user's content and parental controls for accessing...
US20110283309 Selective Content Presentation Engine  
Selective content presentation for the purpose of self-imposed censoring of content is implemented on an electronic device. The selective content presentation involves acquiring a content...
US20110138409 METHOD OF MANAGING RESTRICTED MEDIA CONTENT IN A TV SYSTEM  
A method in a communication network and an IPTV Control Server (140) for managing of restricted media content. The media content may be restricted in different ways. For instance the media content...
US20130239133 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAKING A CONTENT ITEM, RESIDENT OR ACCESSIBLE ON ONE RESOURCE, AVAILABLE THROUGH ANOTHER  
Systems and methods are provided to make content items, already available on one resource, also available through another, such as through a new location or resource. The content items may be,...
US20120042331 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTENT INITIATION  
Methods and systems for content initiation are described. In one embodiment, a content initiation request is received from an initiator device associated with an initiator. The content initiation...
US20110321079 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHORIZING ACCESS TO NETWORK SERVICES USING INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM SUBSCRIBER EQUIPMENT  
Systems and methods are described for authorizing access to network service based upon information obtained from a set-top box (STB) or other subscriber equipment associated with the user...
US20110271296 AUTOMATICALLY RECONFIGURABLE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM WITH INTERCHANGEABLE PERSONALITY ADAPTERS  
A TV-set is equipped with HDMI and USB connections that allow it to display and run audio-video content from a variety of conventional consumer devices. The TV-set is further equipped to provide a...
US20140245342 System and/or Method for Distributing Media Content and Providing an Option to Maintain an Advertising Experience  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to distribution of media content and a system and method for presenting a user-selectable option to permit a user to change a setting for an advertising...
US20120137320 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STREAMING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT VIA A CELLULAR NETWORK TO MOBILE MULTIMEDIA DEVICES  
A system and method for streaming multimedia content via a cellular network to mobile multimedia devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, an encoded multimedia stream is received by the cellular...
US20110302598 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTENT FILTERING IN A BROADBAND GATEWAY  
Aspects of a method and system for content filtering in a broadband gateway are provided. In this regard, a broadband gateway may be operable to determine whether to allow access to content based...
US20130305274 OVER THE TOP CONTENT ACCESS  
A system and method for accessing external content through an IPTV network is provided. An IPTV user can request access to content offered by an external content provider. An IPTV middleware can...
US20120117586 EMPLOYMENT OF MULTIPLE SECOND DISPLAYS TO CONTROL IPTV CONTENT  
Disclosed are systems and methods to enable a multiple users browsing content offerings on multiple devices to have their selections played by a content playback device using its own...
US20120054787 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COORDINATING INTERACTIVE AND PASSIVE ADVERTISEMENT AND MERCHANDISING OPPORTUNITIES  
Systems and methods for providing enhanced advertising and merchandising opportunities are described. Advertisements may be provided for passive programming such as television programs,...