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US20100251305 RECOMMENDATION ENGINE APPARATUS AND METHODS  
Recommendation engine apparatus and associated methods provide content compiled from various sources and selected to match user preferences. In one embodiment, the recommendation apparatus...
US20050278735 System and method for offering guest amenities  
The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for use in hospitality facilities to enable customers to interact with the video system used to provide directed acquisition of goods and...
US20080046916 Personalized assistance with setup of a media-playing set  
A system and corresponding method for providing personalized assistance to users with setup of their respective media-playing sets provides a computing device remote from each set hosting a web...
US20110307915 APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRE-TUNING A SECOND TUNER IN ANTICIPATION OF A CHANNEL SURFING ACTIVITY  
Two-tuner media device systems and methods are operable to pre-tune a second tuner in anticipation of a channel surfing activity. An exemplary embodiment receives a first content stream associated...
US20050273810 Method and system for providing personalized news  
A method for providing personalized news to a consumer is provided that includes receiving news from a plurality of external sources. A subset of the received news is identified based on a...
US20050246736 Audience server  
Delivery of content such as advertisements to audience members. Profile data is collected regarding audience members to whom advertisements may be delivered, such that a given audience member has...
US20130125172 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION RELATED TO BROADCAST VIEWING  
An electronic device and a method for providing view information are disclosed. A controller controls a request for broadcast rank to a relay server. A network interface receives a display page...
US20080288983 System and Method for Providing Sequential Video and Interactive Content  
A system and method of providing sequential video and contextual based content to an end user viewing video content in a video player on an end user computing device is provided. In one...
US20110126238 Program information distribution apparatus, program information distribution method, program and program information distribution system  
There is provided a program information distribution system including a character information receiving unit receiving desired character information as a predetermined transmitting destination...
US20140380373 SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING SOFT KEYS IN A MEDIA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, set top box (STB) having a controller to record one or more soft key preferences associated with a user of...
US20080022308 Pre-populated Search Results In Electronic Program Guide Data  
Pre-populated search results in electronic program guide (EPG) data is described. In an embodiment, EPG data includes asset information which corresponds to a media content asset where a value is...
US20060143653 Broadcasting receiver with functions of recommending broadcasting program and reservation-recording recommended program on network, and method for performing the functions  
A broadcasting receiver with functions of recommending a broadcasting program and reservation-recording a recommended broadcasting program over a network, and method for performing the functions...
US20070245371 Auto-adaptive program distribution system  
An auto-adaptive program distribution system in which content is transmitted from one or more content providers to one or more subscribers each associated with a service group includes an...
US20080271079 Extended Description to Support Targeting Scheme, and Tv Anytime Service and System Employing the Same  
The present research relates to description supporting a targeting scheme, more particularly, to an extended description structure supporting a targeting scheme and a TV-Anytime service providing...
US20070033616 Ascertaining show priority for recording of tv shows depending upon their viewed status  
A recommending system which performs compression on recommended shows based on recommender scores. If a show is highly recommended, the show will not be compressed. If, however, a show is not...
US20080141307 CUSTOMIZED MEDIA ON DEMAND  
A profile includes an indication of one or more topics of interest. A mixing server is configured to create a custom media channel based on the profile. A playback application is configured to...
US20060020972 Data broadcasting receiver power management  
Systems and methods for data broadcasting and power management techniques for data broadcast receiving devices are disclosed. A data broadcast receiving device receives a broadcast schedule from a...
US20100199312 META CHANNEL BASED MEDIA SYSTEM CONTROL TECHNOLGY  
Meta-channels identify content entries and indicate an order with which to experience the content entries. The meta-channels may include a multi-source meta-channel that includes at least a first...
US20120254917 System and method for real-time processing, storage, indexing, and delivery of segmented video  
Disclosed embodiment providing for the capture of video content. The video content is segmented in real-time into clips by topic, and those clips are delivered as customized queues of video items...
US20110041153 CONTENT MANAGEMENT AND DELIVERY METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS  
A system, method and apparatus for content management and delivery, and in particular a means for providing specifically targeted advertising to a recipient through the use of advertisement...
US20070113250 On demand fantasy sports systems and methods  
A method for enhancing a fantasy sports game with recorded sports broadcasts includes the steps of receiving video programs depicting sports-related events, storing the video programs, associating...
US20100095328 TECHNIQUE FOR CONTROLLING THE DOWNLOAD OF AN ELECTRONIC SERVICE GUIDE  
A technique for controlling a download of an electronic service guide (ESG) for media content distribution services to a user device is proposed. First, a user behaviour related to the user device...
US20110173661 INTERACTIVE SYSTEM  
An interactive system including a display device and a universal remoter is provided. An interactive application program is embedded into the display device, and the universal remoter is used for...
US20060294547 System and method for forced commercial viewing  
A viewer's attention to televised advertisement (41, 43, 45) is encouraged by offering and providing the viewer (102) with a reward as an incentive to watch and/or interact with one or more...
US20060059518 Content distribution and incremental feedback control apparatus and method  
A system for authenticated content distribution and feedback control. Distribution and management of content or information from databases, or libraries of content, to a plurality of authenticated...
US20110173663 PROGRAM GUIDE AND APPARATUS  
A server 10 generates a program guide from a content database 20. The data base contains content descriptions including an identification of the content and the recommender of that content, which...
US20080022310 Customizing virtual channels in a discovery interface  
A unified discovery interface presents broadcast discovery data relating to broadcast content available via a broadcast channel and non-broadcast discovery data relating to non-broadcasting...
US20090217324 SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CUSTOMIZING PRESENTATION OF TELEVISION CONTENT TO A SPECIFIC VIEWER AND LOCATION  
A method, system and program product for customizing presentation of television content to a specific viewer. The method includes obtaining an Internet Protocol address for a set-top box provided...
US20100223645 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANNEL SURFING THROUGH MULTIPLE SOURCES BASED ON USER-DEFINABLE PREFERENCES  
A method and apparatus for channel surfing through multiple sources based on user-definable preferences includes accessing a user-definable preferences list that identifies a plurality of channels...
US20080134248 TV PROGRAM SEARCH APPARATUS  
Record history record processing accumulates all user operations relating to program recording in a storage as a recording history. Preference change analysis processing extracts recorded programs...
US20070074253 Content-preference-score determining method, content playback apparatus, and content playback method  
A content-preference-score determining method includes the steps of detecting a feature point or feature value of content; detecting body motion of a user during playback of the content; and...
US20070089125 Content-processing system, method, and computer program product for monitoring the viewer's mood  
A content-processing system (100) processes a content (102) for presentation (103) to a user (104). The content-processing system (100) has input means (105) for receiving (106) commands (107)...
US20090328105 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RANKING ASSETS RELATIVE TO A GROUP OF VIEWERS  
Systems and methods are provided for ranking assets relative to a group of viewers. A group is formed by a user by selecting a number of different viewer preference profiles or automatically by...
US20070028258 Internet protocol television authorization filtering  
The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for authorizing activity in an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) environment. A requested activity can be a request to view a pay-per-view...
US20130133005 INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEM  
There is provided an information processing apparatus communicable with a plurality of content viewing devices via a network, including a viewing information receiving unit for receiving viewing...
US20110067066 Multifunction Multimedia Device  
A method for interpreting messages, user-defined alert conditions, voice commands and performing an action in response is described. A method for annotating media content is described. A method...
US20090055861 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING CONTENT TO AT LEAST ONE VIEWER PROFILE IN VIDEO AUDIENCES  
A system and method for associating content to one or more viewer profile in video audiences is provided. The method includes obtaining a first set of targeted ratings, wherein the targeted...
US20050273817 Delivering consumer service information to a user via the user's television service carriers  
A method, system, and program for delivering consumer service information to a user via a user's television service carrier are provided. A user places a call to a consumer service center and...
US20100050210 Build to Order Configuration for Integrated Mobile Television Applications in Mobile Computing Platforms  
A process for using a build to order model to enable factory installation and user setup configuration of integrated mobile television devices for pre-selected mobile TV services. The process...
US20100050211 METHOD FOR CONTENT PRESENTATION  
A system and method of personalizing organization of a product set is described, the method including establishing a first matrix populated by ratings associated with a first plurality of v...
US20070074245 Virtual channels  
A request is received to view a virtual television channel. A user associated with the request is identified along with user preferences associated with that user. Content, such as television...
US20050289592 System and method for service listings  
Systems and methods applicable, for example, in the provision of service listings, channel listings, and/or the like. A device may, for example, detect one or more datacast signals, receive one or...
US20130111511 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PUBLISH A PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE  
Example methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media to publish a programming schedule. An example method includes, if a current geographic location of a mobile device...
US20080127271 Intelligent internet protocol television switching  
A system, method, and computer readable medium for intelligent Internet Protocol Television switching, comprises profiling a set of user preferences, receiving an electronic program guide, and...
US20050005290 Hyper-cell TV schedule listing representation  
An electronic programming guide (“EPG”) in accordance with the invention provides a schedule listing comprising of two or more groups of event names depending on special event name group creation...
US20090204993 System and Method of Applying User Profiles at a Set-Top Box Device  
A method of applying user profiles at a set-top box device includes receiving data associated with each of a plurality of user profiles at the set-top box device, the plurality of user profiles...
US20140137155 SERVER-CENTRIC CUSTOMIZED INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE IN AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION ENVIRONMENT  
Techniques to create, generate, and deliver customized interactive program guide (custom-IPG). In one embodiment, selections indicative of a set of channels to be included in the custom-IPG are...
US20050273812 User profile editing apparatus, method and program  
An editing apparatus connected to a network for editing a user profile to which a recording device refers when determining whether each piece of content is to be recorded, the user profile...
US20070288961 CHANNEL SELECTION BASED ON PROGRAM CONTENT ATTRIBUTES  
Methods and apparatus determine program content attribute(s) of channels or programs received by an audio/video receiver. Program content attributes are determined by extracting attribute tagging...
US20140229990 DISPLAY APPARATUS, SERVER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
A display apparatus includes a display configured to display an image of a broadcasting program; a communication section configured to communicate with a server; a controller configured to control...