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US20110078746 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLAYING A BLOCKING OVERLAY IN A VIDEO  
An overlay application provides users with opportunities to block or cover portions of the display area by displaying an overlay. The overlay may be displayed to block or cover PRI or may be used...
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...
US20140229987 INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION WITH INTELLIGENT NAVIGATION AND DISPLAY FEATURES  
Methods and systems are disclosed that allow a user to efficiently navigate media selections in an interactive media guidance application and easily identify media for viewing. The disclosed...
US20130067519 INTERACTIVE MEDIA GUIDANCE APPLICATION WITH INTELLIGENT NAVIGATION AND DISPLAY FEATURES  
Methods and systems are disclosed that allow a user to efficiently navigate media selections in an interactive media guidance application and easily identify media for viewing. The disclosed...
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...
US20060031900 Integrated video camera and A/V telecommunication device  
An information appliance including a network connection, a telecommunications processor connected to the network connection and a video processor connected to the network connection may include an...
US20120159533 EMERGENCY ALERTS DURING PLAYBACK OF VIDEO STREAMS ON PORTABLE DEVICES  
Video content that is streamed to portable devices may be interrupted based on an emergency alert system (EAS) broadcast. In one implementation, first video content may be streamed over an...
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...
US20140020028 DYNAMIC HYPERLINKING APPROACH  
A method of returning target scenes from a user link request is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: receiving a user link request on a user interface; comparing the received user link...
US20130014183 System and Method for Broadcasting Advertisements  
A broadcast system provides consumers with inducement to consume portions in which they may not have an active interest, such as commercials. To dissuade consumers from leaving the vicinity of the...
US20110093319 System And Method For Facilitating The Home Viewing of First-Run Movies  
The home viewing of movies currently being shown in one or more theaters is facilitated. Facilitating home viewing of first-run, feature length movies may increase the amount of money earned...
US20140359682 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTENT VALIDATION  
A method includes receiving at a directory server a notification from a client system, where the notification indicates that the first client received a corrupt packet of a playfile from a first...
US20150040147 PRESENTATION OF AN AVATAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH A MERCHANT SYSTEM  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a user profile, cause a presentation device to present a...
US20080256583 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING VIDEO OVER A NETWORK  
A user can create a video segment or employ an existing video segment, and then share it over a computer network. The user provides an indication that one or more particular video segments are to...
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...
US20120054811 Method and System for Delivery of Immersive Content Over Communication Networks  
Computer-implemented systems and methods of providing content to a user via communications between a content provider and a user over a plurality of disparate communication channels are provided....
US20060053449 Graded access to profile spaces  
A method for generating a recommendation for video content to a viewer where the viewer has a user profile corresponding to a viewing history of the viewer. The method including: accessing at...
US20070288968 Video and data home networking architectures  
Architectures and systems for delivering satellite signals to a receiver are disclosed. A system in accordance with the present invention comprises a gateway, comprising a tuner, a processor,...
US20110035767 IPTV REMOTE BROADCASTING SYSTEM FOR AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION AND SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD THEREOF  
Provided are an IPTV remote participation broadcasting system for audience participation and a service providing method thereof. The IPTV remote participation broadcasting system includes an IPTV...
US20130061265 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REAL TIME DELIVERY TO AT LEAST ONE USER ADDITIONAL CONTENT/SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH TELEVISION/RADIO PROGRAMS  
Methods and systems are provided for real time delivery to at least one user additional content/services associated with programs broadcast by television/radio and intended to be received/used by...
US20150046953 Systems and Methods for Providing Synchronized Content  
Systems and methods for providing synchronized content are disclosed. The synchronized content may be content related to visual content captured by an imager of a mobile computing device. The...
US20110306368 Systems and Methods for Facilitating a Commerce Transaction Over a Distribution Network  
Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for facilitating a commerce transaction over a distribution network. According to one embodiment, a method for facilitating a purchase...
US20140373045 REVERSE 911 USING TV  
A reverse 911 can be sent to a TV communicating with the Internet. The TV is automatically turned on if it is off, and a viewer can acknowledge the reverse 911 using a TV remote control.
US20130276035 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....
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....
US20120185894 Method and System for Order Relationship Authentication, and Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting-Conditional Access System  
A method for order relationship authentication, including: a visited mobile multimedia broadcasting-conditional access system (MMB-CAS) acquiring operation and management information from a...
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...
US20140157324 Content Identification and Management  
Methods and systems are presented for managing allocation of names in a limited namespace for a pool of content objects or items. For each content object in the pool, one or more records are...
US20110265123 Method and System for Presenting Customized Content on a Television In Conjunction with Regular Programming  
A method and system for presenting content selectable by the viewer on a television screen simultaneously with standard television programming. The system includes a video/audio system such as...
US20110099595 Method and a User Equipment for Reserving Bandwidth  
At a user equipment a conditional bandwidth renegotiation method is provided for managing bandwidth renegotiations when the user equipment is engaged in an IPTV session with an IPTV network and a...
US20080163283 BROADBAND VIDEO WITH SYNCHRONIZED HIGHLIGHT SIGNALS  
A broadband video layer is integrated with a separately encoded highlight layer configured for presentation in a first window of a video display. One or more visible objects in the video layer are...
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...
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...
US20140007158 EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) ALERT GENERATION  
Providing emergency alert system (EAS) alerts to IP-based devices inside and outside a home is contemplated. The EAS alerts may be provided through television signals for output on one or more...
US20150121411 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING INTERACTION VIA AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION  
A method of providing interaction options to a user of a device is described. The device is capable of receiving broadcast content from a broadcaster and content via a network. The method...
US20100313230 Testing a Content-Delivery System  
A content delivery networked is monitored to verify operation of control channels for the delivery of content to a customer. Monitoring includes joining a connection with at least one control...
US20120047542 System and method for rule based dynamic server side streaming manifest files  
There is provided a system and method for rule-based dynamic server-side streaming manifest files. There is provided a method comprising receiving a request to provide a first video content for...
US20140115640 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORKED PVR STORAGE AND CONTENT CAPTURE  
A content management system for managing content stored by a number of networked Personal Video Recorders (PVRs) associated with a user community is provided. More specifically, the storage space...
US20150074714 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DIGITAL CONTENT  
A system and method for disseminating digital content, including receiving a video stream having embedded time code markers, copying the video stream, distributing a first copy to a player with a...
US20150020127 Delivery of Content  
Examples of systems are described herein in which an item of content may be delivered to multiple devices within a group of devices at the same time while reducing bandwidth consumption. Such...
US20150026737 SATELLITE TELEVISION ANTENNA SYSTEM  
The satellite television antenna device scans the sky and locks onto a first satellite candidate by measuring microwave radiation. The antenna acquires identification (ID) of a first satellite...
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...
US20140282699 ENHANCED BROADCAST TELEVISION FOR PORTABLE DEVICES  
An enhanced manner of datacasting and providing broadcast television to portable devices is disclosed, including tuner assistance, improvements in recording and datacasting content, and assisting...
US20120324488 Configuration of Presentations of Selectable TV Services According to Usage  
The present invention provides a method and system for accessing services in a television system. In one implementation, a DHCT presents a user a menu containing a plurality of selectable link...
US20130179909 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...
US20140040935 MULTI-SCREEN TARGETED ADVERTISING  
A system provides, to consumers, coupon offers that correspond to television advertising seen by the consumer. The system may receive tracking information of a television advertisement presented...
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...
US20140337877 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...
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...