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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...
US20060200842 Picture-in-picture (PIP) alerts  
Strategies are described for detecting events that match pre-established criteria based on a consumer profile, formulating picture-in-picture (PIP) alerts based on the matching events, and...
US20120131608 Remote Healthcare Services Over Internet Protocol Television  
A particular method includes communicating a media stream in response to receiving a channel change request (e.g., a request to view an interactive health channel) from a first device associated...
US20140109119 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....
US20110030004 System and Method for Providing Advertisement Based on Speech Recognition  
This invention relates to a system and method for providing dedicated television advertisements based on speech recognition of telephone conversations. The home user makes telephone calls using a...
US20110072457 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SELECTED INFORMATION TO A PERSON UNDERTAKING EXERCISES  
The present invention relates to a system for displaying selected information to a person undertaking exercises comprising a physical data assessment unit (1), a physical data gathering unit (2),...
US20140189731 INTERNET STREAMING AND TCP SERVICE TO DYNAMICALLY RECONFIGURE USER DISPLAYS  
Internet streaming from broadcast radio or television stations is described wherein triggers for dynamic content originated from a system having a TCP Channel to a TCP Distribution Service are...
US20120047529 TELEVISION AND SOCIAL NETWORK INTERWORKING SYSTEM AND METHOD  
An integrated television delivery and social networking system for improving service to a user. A television delivery system delivers television programs and advertisements to the user, and a...
US20110162003 BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING A PERSONALIZED BROADCASTING SERVICE IN THE SAME  
A broadcasting system where user's participation is allowed, additional information personalized for each of users/local areas/time is inserted into an AV and the AV including the additional...
US20120297406 DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY DELIVERING PERSONALIZED/ TARGETED SERVICES AND ADVERTISEMENTS TO END USERS  
Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for delivering personalized targeted services and personalized targeted advertisements. The system includes central server providing a one or more...
US20110179448 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER SPECIFICATION OF ADVERTISING CONTENT  
A system and method for providing user specification of advertising content, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely...
US20120278834 APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR DISCERNING USER ACTION WITH REGARD TO COMMERCIALS  
Systems and methods are described herein for altering the presentation of commercials presented based on user input of their likes and dislikes of commercials. A plurality of commercials are...
US20110191799 Communications between networked cable services system devices  
Communication methods between networked cable services system devices are provided. Two or more cable services system set-top boxes may be networked together in a house, business or other...
US20060179470 INTERACTIVE PROMOTIONAL METHOD  
A method of promoting an entity such as people, products, and property. The method includes the steps of receiving descriptive information about the entity, receiving a video segment of the...
US20120159540 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING PERSONALIZED CONTENT  
A personalized content server selects content that is personalized for a user based on watching information and mobile terminal information about the user from among pieces of content associated...
US20130347033 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USER-INDUCED CONTENT INSERTION  
Methods and systems for presenting an advertisement are provided. A first user input selecting a past media event is received. An advertisement transmitted during the selected past media event is...
US20130152125 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADVERTISEMENT CHOICES USING A SECOND DISPLAY DURING CONTENT PLAYBACK  
Systems and methods are disclosed that allow users to choose ads to be delivered while viewing content. In addition, the user can choose ads using a second display, thus not interrupting content...
US20150172729 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TAGGING CONTENT AND DELIVERING THE TAG TO BUDDIES OF A GIVEN USER  
A method comprises retrieving a profile of a given user, the given user having a given-user device; delivering a content item to the given-user device; receiving one or more user-specified tags...
US20140130089 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR E-MAIL NOTIFICATION  
A method includes receiving, from a set-top box device, an e-mail notification request including a set-top box identifier associated with the set-top box device and linked to an internet protocol...
US20110088059 RESPECTING PRIVACY IN A TARGETED ADVERTISING SYSTEM  
A method and apparatus for delivering targeted assets to subscribers using communication media, wherein each subscriber has a set top box, the method comprising the steps of generating a profile...
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...
US20150113563 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING RELEVANT SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT TO A USER DEVICE  
Systems and methods are provided for presenting a supplemental content asset on a secondary device that is relevant to a primary content asset that is being presented on a primary user device, to...
US20100115548 PATIENT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM WITH SUPPLEMENTAL PATIENT-SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONTENT  
A medical information delivery system configured for operation in conjunction with an entertainment device (30) configured to present an entertainment audio/video content datastream (26) includes...
US20150020096 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONISING SOCIAL MESSAGES WITH A CONTENT TIMELINE  
This disclosure describes a mechanism for associating a message to a specific point in time relative to the start of media content (such as video). Social messages employing these techniques can...
US20140143804 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENT SERVICE  
A method for providing an advertisement service includes the steps of: receiving an identification code of a personal networked device via a network from a client end; obtaining a user preference...
US20070157228 Advertising with video ad creatives  
The serving of advertisements with (e.g., on) video documents may be improved in a number of ways. For example, a system may (a) accept information defining at least one ad spot associated with at...
US20080115161 DELIVERING USER-SELECTED VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS  
A user request to view a video is received, and at least two advertisement options are provided to the user. The user selects one of the at least two advertisement options. An advertisement...
US20080072248 Method of marketing diposable consumer products in conjunction with a motion picture  
A method of marketing a motion picture in conjunction with a disposable consumer product. A marketing vehicle is created by directly associated a motion picture identifier with an item to create a...
US20110247026 Apparatus, system and method for audio-visual content viewing using advertisement credit  
An alternative system and method for charging to provide audio visual services typically made available by providers, namely DVR services, rDVR services, on-demand services, broadcast and switch...
US20110072458 METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DISTRIBUTING ADVERTISEMENTS  
Method and system of distributing advertisements for storage in a network. The stored advertisements being retrievable for insertion within or other association with services provided to a network...
US20140013353 Social Network Based Recommendation Method and System  
Recommendations for content may be generated based on social networking communities. For example, a user may receive a list of recommended content items based on content that has been viewed by...
US20140325557 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ANNOTATIONS RECEIVED DURING PRESENTATIONS 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...
US20110078727 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HANDLING ADVERTISEMENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH NETWORK-BASED BOOKMARKING  
Systems and methods according to the exemplary embodiments provide for bookmarking of content in IPTV systems. An IPTV control server can subscribe to receive notifications associated with the...
US20130318552 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED BIDDING AND ADVERTISEMENT PLACEMENT ON A SET-TOP BOX  
Methods and apparatuses for presenting targeted advertisements to DVR users are described. After a DVR has finished playing a recorded television program, or in response to other specified events,...
US20120331503 System and Method for Enhanced Hot Key Delivery  
A method includes receiving, at a head-end, content to be provided to a particular subscriber. The method includes creating an indicator configured to provide to a subscriber side system an...
US20140196083 CONTENT-BASED CONTROL SYSTEM  
Generally this disclosure describes a method for controlling the operation of a system based on a determination of content that is airing on a channel. A method may include transmitting at least...
US20070028266 Recommendation of video content based on the user profile of users with similar viewing habits  
A method for recommending a video content to a viewer. The method including the steps of: determining a user profile of the viewer, the user profile indicating the viewing preferences of the...
US20090320062 RETAIL OUTLET TV FEATURE DISPLAY SYSTEM  
An automatic feature demonstration mode for TV products that can be used in retail stores. TV features that otherwise would be overlooked by customers or misrepresented by the sales staff are...
US20110010737 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFICATION-BASED CUSTOMIZED ADVERTISEMENT  
Systems and methods are provided for realizing fully customized mobile advertisement services based on notifications. Such systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments, allow for...
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...
US20070157246 Sports Broadcast Scheduler  
A customized sports broadcast schedule is generated. Rankings are assigned to teams based on performance, popularity, and/or season stage. A customer-specific psychographic profile is generated...
US20140109135 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION TO TELEVISION  
A system and method of displaying messages at a television is described. The method of displaying messages at a television includes: establishing communication over the Internet between a...
US20140259055 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A NON-INTRUSIVE VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT WALL  
Techniques are provided which enhance a user's experience by creating non-intrusive advertising schemes enabling the user to pursue targeted advertisements and/or discounts at a convenient time....
US20120284746 System and Method for Targeting Advertisements  
Methods and systems for performing targeted advertising are described. In particular, ads are targeted to users based on TV viewing behaviors. This is achieved by linking TV viewing behaviors to...
US20150195598 META CHANNEL MEDIA SYSTEM CONTROL AND ADVERTISEMENT TECHNOLOGY  
Media system control technology, in which an advertisement on a selected content channel being experienced by a user using a media system is detected, advertisement preferences of the user are...
US20140250459 META CHANNEL MEDIA SYSTEM CONTROL AND ADVERTISEMENT TECHNOLOGY  
Media system control technology, in which an advertisement on a selected content channel being experienced by a user using a media system is detected, advertisement preferences of the user are...
US20140020017 APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT OF SECONDARY CONTENT VIEWING  
Methods and apparatus for selectively enforcing required insertion or viewing of secondary content, such as advertisements or promotions, in a content distribution network. In one embodiment, the...
US20140013352 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING BROADCAST AD IDENTIFICATION  
The present invention discloses methods and systems for providing broadcast ad identification. Methods include the steps of: providing fingerprint signatures of each frame in a broadcast video;...
US20140089968 ASSET CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR CONTENT ON DEMAND ASSET INSERTION  
Systems and methods presented herein provide for conflict resolution of assets selected for insertion into COD content. In one embodiment, the system includes an interface operable to process a...
US20120284744 Automated playlist generation  
A method and system for generating playlist includes retrieving a plurality of multimedia content from a multimedia database in response to a selection received from a user and generating a...