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9043833 System and method in a television system for presenting information associated with a user-selected object in a television program  
A system and method in a television system for presenting information associated with a user-selected object in a television program is provided. An identity of a user-selected object in a...
9037494 Method and system of managing subscriber access to services associated with services provider  
Method and system of managing subscriber access to services. The method and system including features for use in determining sub scriber entitlements to the services and managing presentation of...
9032453 Method and system for multiplexed transport interface between demodulators (DEMODs) and set-top box (STB) system-on-chips (SoCs)  
A multiplexed transport interface (MTSIF) may be utilized during communication between a demodulation module and a video processing system-on-chip (SoC). The MTSIF may enable concurrent...
9032459 Camera system, signal delay amount adjusting method and program  
A system and method for adjusting one or more signal delays. The signal delays are adjusted by obtaining delay amounts of video signals associated with respective camera units and respective...
9032088 System and method for transmitting content items  
Disclosed is a system that optimizes transmission bandwidth of a broadband transmission system such as a cable television, satellite system, or wireless information service. Requests for content...
9021042 Media response to social actions  
A method includes enabling accessing of content via a first device. The access of the content may be suspended in response to receiving a suspending signal associated with a second device coupled...
9015744 Ascertaining events in media  
Disclosed are various embodiments relating to the identification of events that occur within a media item. A media item and a request are encoded for rendering for display, wherein the request...
9009755 Match-rule based service message transfer method and system  
The disclosure provides a match-rule based service message transfer method and system in the IPTV, to address the problems in the IPTV message system of message storing and backlog, low push...
9009772 System and method for providing a data mall  
A system and method for providing content providers with network distribution nodes for distributing content to subscribers of a communications service provider may include maintaining multiple...
9003437 Method and apparatus for utilizing a broadcasting channel  
A method and computer readable medium for encoding data onto a channel broadcasting a program are disclosed. For example, the method selects a channel that is being used to broadcast a program,...
9003442 Shared local government channel  
A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving content from a first local government entity; associating a virtual channel identifier with the received content; and transmitting...
9002879 Method for sharing and searching playlists  
The present disclosure provides a method for making a playlist available to the public. In another embodiment, the present disclosure provides a method for creating a playlist comprising...
8997164 Authorizing devices based on identifying content distributor  
Methods and systems to authorize devices and/or perform other actions based on identifying content distributors are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access video...
8984568 Enhanced experience from standard program content  
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for enhancing the viewing experience of video content by analyzing the content to determine where enhanced sensory experience events may be appropriate, by...
8984569 Chunking of multiple track audio for adaptive bit rate streaming  
Systems, devices and methods are provided to support multiple audio tracks in an adaptive media stream. Segments of the adaptive stream are encoded so that the player is able to locate and request...
8984555 Display device, program information display method in display device, receiving device, and signal transmission method in receiving device  
There is provided a display device including a signal receiving unit for receiving a video signal from an external device via a transmission path through a plurality of channels using a...
8978080 Display device, transmitting terminal, receiving terminal and wireless communication system  
A display device may include: an acquisition unit acquiring transmitting terminal identification information that is identification information of a transmitting terminal transmitting image data...
8978075 Associating media using metadata and controlling multiple-device synchronization and rendering  
A computer-implemented method comprises determining, at a companion device separate from a television, a current time point of a video program playing at the television, wherein the current time...
8973070 Channel change latency reduction  
A wireless communication system is enhanced to allow for low-latency channel surfing and to enable a user to quickly see the content carried over a selected channel while searching channels for...
8970786 Ambient light effects based on video via home automation  
A system for controlling ambient light effects comprises a receiving device including at least one processor programmed to parse incoming video content to detect at least one portion of the...
8973027 Secure distribution of video on-demand  
An interactive information distribution system for providing secure distribution of video-on-demand content. The interactive information distribution system includes at least one programming...
8966559 Method and device for ensuring reliability during transmission of television data in a television system based on internet protocol  
A coding/transmitter device (11) includes a broadcasting module (12) in order to broadcast television to a plurality of STB receiver/decoder devices (15) via an IP/Internet network (14), so that...
8966537 System, method, and article of manufacture for a user interface for a network media channel  
A user interface for a network media channel allows subscribers to share media files according to ad-hoc specification via kernels. The user interface may be accessed via a device and it may be...
8966558 Content processing apparatus and control method thereof for performing transmission and control of content through a communication path  
An image processing apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a transmission request of information on a directory for managing contents from a display apparatus, a transmission...
8958019 Systems and methods for controlling media devices  
Systems and methods process an input received from a remote control. A media stream is presented on a display, and the input from the remote control is received at a local device associated with...
8959562 Method and apparatus for automatic second screen engagement  
A method includes displaying content on a television, detecting a personal display device in proximity of the television, detecting a selection of content displayed on the television, detecting an...
8953039 System and method for auto-commissioning an intelligent video system  
An auto-commissioning system provides automatic parameter selection for an intelligent video system based on target video provided by the intelligent video system. The auto-commissioning system...
8949921 Application manager for digital television receiver for managing interactive applications of various types  
The present invention describes a method for managing digital files, such as, for example, applications developed for TV digital, in a digital TV receiver apparatus, as well as a manager of said...
8949875 Method and application for interactive video on demand  
Method and apparatus for generation of interactive programming. An interactive programming server embeds interactive components into a video signal. The interactive programming server receives...
8947542 Integrated internet camera system and method  
An Internet direct device comprises an imaging system to capture audio or video images and a microprocessor. The microprocessor transmits the captured audio or video images to another Internet...
8943215 Distributed smooth streaming utilizing dynamic manifests  
Content can be segmented and each segment encoded at multiple different quality levels. A manifest file can describe the segments, and encodings thereof, present on each computing device. A...
8938767 Streaming encoded video data  
A source device may signal characteristics of a media presentation description (MPD) file such that a destination device may select one of a number of presentations corresponding to the MPD file...
8930981 Television channel mapping techniques  
In one embodiment, a television configuration technique includes determining a location, from a web service, of a television set using an internet protocol address of the television set or a zip...
8929383 Content capability clearing house systems and methods  
A content capability clearing house that can act as a trusted and neutral mediator among network providers to manage rich content capabilities among multiple networks is provided. Content...
8930577 Synchronizing streaming video between viewers over a network  
Described is a technology by which machines such as gaming (including media) systems are configured to synchronize streaming video between peers over a network, including participants...
8931011 Systems and methods for streaming media content  
Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating streaming of media content. Video content is retrieved over a network from one or more client devices capturing video content. Data items...
8930566 Real-time HD TV/video IP streaming to a game console  
Program code enabling the streaming of HD content in real-time to a game console is stored on a storage medium remote from the game console. The game console executes software that facilitates...
8922659 Dynamically reconfigurable intelligent video surveillance system  
A dynamically reconfigurable video surveillance system includes at least one video camera, a remote server, at least one viewing terminal, means making it possible to record the video sequences...
8925027 Participant aware configuration for video encoder  
Systems and methods for multipoint video distribution are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, system for multipoint video distribution include at least one endpoint including a EECM and a DECM,...
8925025 System and method of providing access to content of an interrupted digital broadcast signal  
A system and method of providing access to content of an interrupted digital broadcast is disclosed. A digital broadcast connection is established between a digital broadcast provider and at least...
8925024 Methods and apparatus to detect commercial advertisements associated with media presentations  
Methods and apparatus to detect commercial advertisements associated with media presentations are disclosed. An example method involves receiving a video frame and detecting a change in...
8913142 Context aware input system for focus control  
The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for controlling a focus operation for an image-capturing device. An exemplary method includes receiving a focus...
8914835 Streaming encoded video data  
A source device may signal characteristics of a media presentation description (MPD) file such that a destination device may select one of a number of presentations corresponding to the MPD file...
8909697 Computer networking system and method with javascript execution for pre-fetching content from dynamically-generated URL and javascript injection to modify date or random number calculation  
An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program code which when executed by an apparatus causes the apparatus to effect the method, for pre-fetching web...
8910225 System and method for capturing, editing, searching, and delivering multi-media content with local and global time  
Various acquisition streams are delivered, synchronously or asynchronously, to a server. Those streams having local time indicia are synchronized with the global timeline and the various...
8903894 Computer networking system and method with javascript injection for web page response time determination  
An apparatus, method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising program code which when executed by an apparatus causes the apparatus to effect the method, for pre-fetching web...
8902882 Systems and methods for providing customer support  
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing sales or customer support using a telephone having a camera to capture at least a partial image of a product or service; wherein the at least...
8904423 Web to video-on-demand system, authentication engine and method for using same  
A system, an authentication engine and a method are described herein for authenticating an end user and associating their set-top box with a third party web based application to stream a third...
8904418 Logging TV viewing activities using an infrared detector  
A system for logging the TV viewing activities at a household includes a TV messaging device at the household and a remote TV viewership measurement server communicatively coupled to the messaging...
8896717 Methods for deploying video monitoring applications and services across heterogeneous networks  
Methods for the deployment of an image servicing platform over a mobile wireless network ate described. A mobile multimedia service controller (MMSC) includes a video gateway that is capable of...