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US20120072946 CUSTOMIZED BARKER CHANNELS FOR VIEWERS OF A CABLE SYSTEM  
A barker management system provides customized barker channels to a viewer, where the barker management system may be integrated into a VOD service. In one embodiment, the headend is informed when...
US20110197217 CONTROLLING ACCESS  
Methods and system for controlling access to viewable content on an individual title basis. In one embodiment, the method enables a user, such as a parent, to assign passwords to individual...
US20150089536 WIRELESS TUNER SHARING  
A system includes a server in communication with a first set top box and a second set top box. The server receives a request from the first set top box to access an available tuner of the second...
US20130088650 TELEVISION SIGN ON FOR PERSONALIZATION IN A MULTI-USER ENVIRONMENT  
Systems and methods according to the present invention provide sign on systems for devices, e.g., televisions, which balance ease of use with security and access control that is amenable to, e.g.,...
US20120216223 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPLACING/OBSCURING TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF RECORDED CONTENT  
A method and system for displaying titles of recorded content based on a user's access level. In one embodiment, a plurality of user identifications is received. Each of the user identifications...
US20140344848 DEVICE RECOMMENDATION ENGINE  
A first user device receives, from a service provider network, digital media content and presents the digital media content to a user. The first user device receives, from the service provider...
US20120060181 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PARENTAL CONTROL ASSET SEARCHING  
Systems and methods for searching for available assets permitted by parental controls are disclosed. Search results may include assets similar to a reference asset, which may be an asset the user...
US20140068654 Sharing Television and Video Programming through Social Networking  
In particular embodiments a social networking system may receive authorization from a first user of a social-networking system to control at least in part one or more functions of a set-top box...
US20140223469 Sharing User Settings and Preferences Between Multiple Set-Top Boxes  
A method for transferring DHCT settings includes receiving by a first digital home communication terminal (DHCT) a request for transmitting a DHCT setting from the first DHCT to a second DHCT, and...
US20140351846 METHODS AND APPARTUS FOR PROVIDING PARENTAL OR GUARDIAN CONTROL AND VISUALIZATION OVER COMMUNICATIONS TO VARIOUS DEVICES IN THE HOME  
Methods and apparatus for providing a supervisor such as a parent or guardian with a way to monitor and control the delivery of content, e.g., video and audio programs, to users of devices within...
US20140208345 VIRTUAL SET-TOP BOX  
A virtual set-top box (vSTB) for executing a middleware component, designed originally for use with the physical STB, including emulating hardware capabilities of the physical STB to process IPTV...
US20130185747 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DOWLOADING CONTENT TO A CONTENT DOWLOADER  
A content downloader system including a display for displaying a user interface enabling a user to select content to be downloaded and initiate downloading; a set-top-box coupled to the display...
US20150245095 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NOTIFYING A USER WHEN ACTIVITY EXCEEDS AN AUTHORIZATION LEVEL  
Systems and methods for generating a notification when activity exceeds an authorization level are provided. A determination is made as to whether content currently being presented to a first user...
US20130074114 DISPLAY METHOD AND OPERATION METHOD BASED ON VCHIP  
A display method based on Vchip includes: displaying a plurality of first ratings in a first level menu; and displaying a plurality of second ratings corresponding to each of the first ratings in...
US20120079524 BACK OFFICE SUPPORT FOR A VIDEO PROVISIONING SYSTEM  
A system may receive, from a set top box (STB), a request for a video asset; retrieve a profile, associated with a user of the STB, that identifies a device, associated with the user, that is a...
US20130061260 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLYING PARENTAL CONTROL LIMITS FROM CONTENT PROVIDERS TO MEDIA CONTENT  
Methods of filtering and modifying access to media content based on parental control limits are provided. The method for filtering media content includes receiving authentication information for a...
US20110041148 BLACKOUTS OF PAY PER VIEW MULTIMEDIA CONTENT  
Blackout event data is received that includes data regarding a geographic area affected by a blackout event. Based on a user location code such as a ZIP code, a determination is made whether a...
US20110041149 GEOGRAPHICALLY DIVERSE ON-SCREEN DISPLAYS FOR BLACKOUTS  
Blackout messages are provided that are specific to geographic areas. Blackout event data is received that includes location codes representing geographic areas affected by a blackout event. A...
US20110162000 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAM GUIDE SYSTEM WITH TITLE AND DESCRIPTION BLOCKING  
A system is provided in which an interactive television program guide is implemented on user television equipment. Potentially objectionable material such as the titles and descriptions of adult...
US20120030699 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING AND RENDERING ATLEAST AN USER PREFERENCE BASED MEDIA CONTENT  
Disclosed are systems and methods for storing and rendering atleast a desired media content of a mixed rated media according to user preference. The method comprises the steps of: inputting...
US20110035768 Method and Arrangements for Control of Consumption of Content Services  
The present invention relates to a server and a client for providing parental control of media content and methods thereof. In order to achieve a more flexible service deployment of the parental...
US20140351834 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VIDEO-ON-DEMAND (VOD)  
Providing video-on-demand (VOD) content to a subscriber may be disclosed. First, a request for a VOD session may be received from a companion device. Next, in response to the received request for...
US20120084804 AUTHENTICATED CONTENT DISCOVERY  
Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to facilitating the discovery of authenticated content from a variety of sources. One embodiment provides a method comprising receiving a plurality of...
US20150106836 GLOBAL SPEECH USER INTERFACE  
A global speech user interface (GSUI) comprises an input system to receive a user's spoken command, a feedback system along with a set of feedback overlays to give the user information on the...
US20150181286 Personal Area Network Proxy Service for Video on Demand Systems  
Techniques where a computing device such as a smart phone can be leveraged to facilitate video on demand (“VOD”) services through a set top box (“STB”) associated with a content subscription...
US20120089997 SHARED PLANNER  
An improved media system is provided for sharing, accessing and managing stored media content between a plurality of networked Set-Top Boxes (STB). Aspects include displaying a global STB planner...
US20110067048 CUSTOMIZING DVR FUNCTIONALITY  
Techniques described herein enable parents to establish a child-protective “kids zone” on a DVR. According to one technique, a DVR receives, from a parent, identities of content items that the...
US20110072453 AUTHORITY INFORMATION VERIFYING METHOD, DISPLAY APPARATUS AND AUTHORITY INFORMATION VERIFYING SYSTEM USING THE SAME  
A method for verifying authority information to determine whether content are created according to the authority assigned to each content provider (CP), and a display apparatus and an authority...
US20130254795 METHOD FOR SETTING A WATCHING LEVEL FOR AN AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT  
The invention discloses a method for setting a watching level to an audiovisual content which some frames are already annotated with watching levels. Upon the reception of the audiovisual content,...
US20130174194 Systems and Methods for Associating Ratings with Media and for Providing Ratings-Based Parental Controls  
Certain embodiments provide an identifier in a piece of media content that can be used to reference ratings information from another location, such as from a ratings repository. When the media...
US20150201228 PERSONAL CONTENT SERVER APPARATUS AND METHODS  
Personal content server apparatus and associated methods that allow a user (e.g., cable or satellite network subscriber) to access content, such as a video program, from a location outside the...
US20150189349 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING MEDIA CONTENT MODIFIED ACCORDING TO A RATING  
A method of delivering media content includes receiving a first media content request for a first media content from a first user and receiving a first rating request for a first rating from the...
US20120054789 PARENTAL CONTROLS FOR ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT  
Parental controls for entertainment digital media are provided that allow a parent to restrict multiple user's access to entertainment content. One or more updatable rating definition files with...
US20110041147 BLACKOUTS OF VIDEO ON DEMAND MULTIMEDIA CONTENT  
Blackout event data is received that includes data regarding a geographic area affected by a blackout event. Based on a user location code such as a ZIP code, a determination is made whether a...
US20150181266 INHERITANCE BASE RIGHT OBJECT FILE GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT SCHEME IN A HOME SERVER  
A Digital Rights Management (DRM) system is provided to manage license rights for video object files where both parent and child object files are created. In the system a license library is...
US20080172689 Authorable content rating system  
Techniques for generating customized rating systems for use in a DVR are described. According to one technique, a user submits a rating system definition that comprises two or more different...
US20150163533 TAKE IT WITH YOU PREMIUM VIDEO CONTENT  
To allow a user to temporarily move access to premium content to another location, e.g. outside the vicinity of the home, while adequately protecting the rights of a broadcast content provider,...
US20150095925 CONTENT SUPPLY SYSTEM AND CONTENT SUPPLY METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
A content supply system and a content supply method thereof, and a display device and a control method thereof which supplies content to the display apparatus, are disclosed. A content supply...
US20120079512 CATALOG AND USER APPLICATION FOR A VIDEO PROVISIONING SYSTEM  
A method performed by a video provisioning system may include receiving metadata associated with a video asset; storing the metadata in a catalog of video assets available through the video...
US20140033245 CUSTOMIZING DVR FUNCTIONALITY  
Techniques described herein automatically identifies, in a multimedia content, an advertiser from which an advertisement in the multimedia content originates and/or a brand to which the...
US20120089998 VIDEO SERVICE BLACKOUT EVENTS  
A method includes receiving, at a component of a multimedia content distribution system, a command including blackout information related to a first version of content. The blackout information...
US20120311625 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING MEDIA CONTENT BASED ON SEGMENT-BASED ASSIGNMENT OF CONTENT RATINGS  
Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to media content, such as content contained within audio works (e.g., songs, audio-books, etc.), audiovisual works (e.g., movies, films,...
US20140325552 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING 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...
US20120079523 UNIFIED VIDEO PROVISIONING WITHIN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK ENVIRONMENT  
A video provisioning system may receive a video asset from one or more content providers. The video provisioning system may process the video asset to allow the video asset to be provided to a set...
US20140047469 ENABLEMENT OF PREMIUM CONTENT FOR INTERNET VIDEO CLIENT  
A device is enabled to display Internet TV by accessing a management server and receiving back from the server a user token and a service list of predefined content servers. A user can select a...
US20090089828 BROADCAST TELEVISION PARENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD  
There is provided a system and/or method of displaying video and/or audio content. An exemplary method comprises receiving input regarding a type of potentially objectionable content that is to be...
US20150082335 DIGITAL PARENTAL CONTROLS INTERFACE  
A digital parental controls system and interface that limits media content from being viewed by using a rated numerical value system. Users will be able to block specific offensive content such as...
US20150012935 ENABLEMENT OF PREMIUM CONTENT FOR INTERNET VIDEO CLIENT  
A device is enabled to display Internet TV by accessing a management server and receiving back from the server a use token and a service list of predefined content servers. A user can select a...
US20070256093 DECENTRALIZED AND FRAUD-RESISTANT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RATING INFORMATION CONTENT  
The present invention is directed to a decentralized, fraud-resistant ratings system for information content, such as World Wide Web or Internet content. The system includes an information content...
US20130239134 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING VIRTUAL CONTENT OVER A NETWORK  
Methods and apparatus for selecting, purchasing and delivering content to users of a network so that the user has “virtual” ownership of and access to the content, thereby obviating the need for...

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