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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...
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 to...
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 enc...
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 enc...
US20120174169 SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR BANDWIDTH CONSERVATION IN VIDEO ON DEMAND SYSTEMS  
A method is disclosed for using social networking information to conserve bandwidth in a video-on-demand (VOD) system operated by a service provider. In a VOD server system, a request for a VOD...
US20110126258 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOCIAL NETWORK CHAT VIA A SET-TOP BOX  
A system and method for chatting between a set-top box and one or more social networks. One or more social networks is associated with a set-top box. User preferences are set for communications...
US20140013354 PROCESS FOR PROVIDING TARGETED USER CONTENT BLENDED WITH A MEDIA STREAM  
In accordance with one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for inserting spot content into a media stream. The method includes receiving, at a client system, a media stream...
US20070118860 Video advertising delivery system  
A mobile video advertisement delivery system comprising: a vehicle locator system, a video advertisement storage system, a processor communicating with the vehicle locator system for determining a...
US20130305296 IN-HOME EQUIPMENT, CONTENT HANDOFF METHOD, AND CONTENT HANDOFF PROGRAM  
The in-home equipment comprises: playback availability determining means 11 which, in the case of generation of a playback request for playing back a content on any of the plurality of playback...
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...
US20110067042 System and Method of Voting Via an Interactive Television System  
A computer implemented method includes receiving, at a server of an internet protocol television (IPTV) network, a voting selection from a set-top box device. The voting selection is associated...
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...
US20110296453 Pay-Per-Website Visit ad system  
A method and system are provided for correlating ads viewed on a Television through a Set-Top Box (STB) to subsequent website visits or online/mobile sale transactions in an anonymous manner. In...
US20140007169 INTERACTIVE DVR SYSTEM  
A method, program product and system are provided to enable a new software interface and program to manage DVR content including methods for separating storage partitions, e.g. by user and also on...
US20110162029 PORTABLE Wi-Fi DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER AND SYSTEM WITH THEREOF  
A portable Wi-Fi digital video camcorder includes a battery, a wireless network unit, an LCD unit, a video-stream capturing unit and a processing unit. The battery supplies power to the portable...
US20130198774 LIVE BROADCASTING OF DYNAMICALLY GENERATED CONTENT  
A method and system for integrating dynamically generated content to a live broadcast. The system enables a user to have information uniquely identifying him/her broadcast in real time when the...
US20110067077 System and Method of Analyzing Internet Protocol Television Content Credits Information  
An Internet Protocol television (IPTV) system is disclosed. The system includes a selector module that is adapted to select a content item based upon metadata information associated with the...
US20110087559 Compliance Assurance System  
A system including an image system located at a client facility for observing a facility. A surveillance system is in network communication with the image system and located at the facility to be...
US20050125841 Technique for effectively utilizing limited bandwidth of a communications network to deliver programming content  
To effectively utilize the bandwidth of a cable TV network, which is limited, analog TV program material is digitized and compressed before its transmission over the network. The resulting signals...
US20140282707 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MOBILE ALERT SERVICE, AND RELATED DEVICE  
A method and system for providing a mobile alert service, and a related device are disclosed. The method for providing a mobile alert service includes: a mobile terminal receives an enhanced...
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...
US20110023068 METHOD AND SYSTEM TO SEARCH VIEWABLE CONTENT  
A system to search to search viewable content in the context of television entertainment is provided. In one example embodiment, the system comprises a communications module to receive a request...
US20110209174 Programming and Content Recommendations  
Method and system for enabling users to perform self-service operations in interactive TV environments. In one embodiment, the method enables users to select and activate programming channels via a...
US20140223470 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPRODUCING CONTENTS  
A method for reproducing content is disclosed. In one embodiment, content is selected from a first device connected to a network and an operation method of one or more second devices included in...
US20100043040 INTERACTIVE VIEWING OF SPORTS VIDEO  
A primary video stream of a sporting event may be provided via the Internet. In addition, at least one secondary video stream of the sporting event may be provided via the Internet. Moreover,...
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...
US20110099582 Systems and Methods to Perform Actions Upon Content Items Associated with Multiple Series Subscriptions  
Methods and systems are disclosed that include receiving an instruction to compare at least one criterion to content items associated with multiple series subscriptions. A method includes issuing...
US20130205323 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A SYNCHRONOUS EVENT MANAGER FOR AUTOMATIC CONTENT RECOGNITION  
A method and system for a synchronous event manager for automatic content recognition (ACR) are described. A display device, such as a connected television or mobile device, may be operable to...
US20110169913 SET-TOP BOX CIRCUITRY SUPPORTING 2D AND 3D CONTENT REDUCTIONS TO ACCOMMODATE VIEWING ENVIRONMENT CONSTRAINTS  
Set-top box circuitry and methods of operating the same are described that support the delivery of media content between one or more media content sources and a screen assembly of a display system....
US20090055857 VIDEO CHANNEL CURATION  
According to one embodiment of the present invention, a schedule of videos is received from a curator, wherein the curator is involved in displaying videos on a web page and the schedule is a list...
US20130024882 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SOCIAL COMMERCE SERVER FOR PERFORMING COUPON SEARCH  
Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device may include a communication unit and a control unit. The communication unit may provide access to at least one network. The control unit...
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...
US20060218618 Dual display interactive video  
The disclosed process provides software based business methods for interactive content dissemination over the internet and a revenue framework for billing and tracking in relationship to usage by...
US20140181185 Systems and Methods For Providing Customized Media Channels  
The present application describes systems and methods for creating customized media channels. A method of the invention according to some embodiments includes: (a) transmitting to a user device...
US20140059631 User Communication Management Center  
The present invention provides integration of separate functions, such as television viewing, Internet television viewing, gaming, video recording, telephone call handling, etc. in a user friendly...
US20120066712 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NOTIFYING ADVERTISERS OF AVAILABLE TARGETED ADVERTISING SLOTS  
An advertising slot notification (ASN) system and method for automatically notifying an advertiser that a desired targeted advertising slot meeting an advertiser-defined preference is available....
US20060236342 Systems and methods for video-rich navigation  
Methods and systems are disclosed that provide a user with efficient video-rich navigation (VRN) of media assets in an interactive media guidance application, such as an interactive program guide....
US20120066731 CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT  
A method may include receiving, from a first user device, one or more session control protocol messages to establish a session between a workstation and a second user device, wherein the one or...
US20140325542 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DATASET OF ANNOTATIONS CORRESPONDING TO 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...
US20140201780 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A USER PROFILE BASED CUSTOMIZED MEDIA GUIDE THAT INCLUDES AN INTERNET SOURCE  
Systems and methods for presenting user-generated content in as easily accessible manner using an interactive media guide are provided. In particular, a user may be able to peruse user-generated...
US20130305287 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A USER PROFILE BASED CUSTOMIZED MEDIA GUIDE THAT INCLUDES AN INTERNET SOURCE  
Systems and methods for presenting user-generated content in an easily accessible manner using an interactive media guide are provided. In particular, a user may be able to peruse user-generated...
US20100058397 Aggregation of Retailers For Televised Media Programming Product Placement  
For electronic commerce, selected items are tracked in a database and are made available for purchase by interactions with a customer. The construction and maintenance of the database may be...
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 full...