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9043852 Methods, devices, and computer program products for providing instant messaging in conjunction with an audiovisual, video, or audio program  
Methods, devices, and computer program products for providing instant messaging in conjunction with an audiovisual, video, or audio program are provided. The methods include providing an...
9043840 Method and a system for television display of web feed content  
A system and method are described that provide television content broadcast system subscribers with convenient access to aggregated web feed content. In one embodiment, a television content...
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...
9041812 Automated authorization to access surveillance video based on pre-specified events  
Real-time access by a requestor to surveillance video is conditionally pre-authorized dependent on the existence of at least one pre-specified automatically detectable condition, and recorded in a...
9037508 Formation and rearrangement of ad hoc networks  
Systems and methods for the formation and rearrangement of ad hoc networks and more particularly to systems and methods for sharing bandwidth in ad hoc networks. The method comprises broadcasting...
9038120 Systems, apparatuses, methods and computer executable code for facilitating broadcast, publication and/or sharing of video from a user device to one or more other user devices in a social networking environment  
The present invention includes systems, apparatuses, methods and computer executable code for facilitating broadcast, publication and/or sharing of video from a user device to one or more other...
9032441 System and method for self management of a live web event  
A system, method, and computer program for self management of a live web event is provided. In exemplary embodiments, an individual associated with a channel may schedule a web event. Upon...
9032447 Method and apparatus for interfacing buyers with products depicted in a video  
A method for capturing viewer attention concerning a product depicted in a color motion video is provided wherein a frame in the plurality of image frames rendering the motion video on a display,...
9032461 System and method for video conferencing through a television forwarding device  
A system and method for implementing a video conference through a television forwarding device. A remote user is authenticated through a website. A selection of a user is received for the remote...
9032452 Method and apparatus for simulating head-end connectivity on a set-top box  
An approach is provided for simulating a connection to a head-end system to enable execution of content and features of a set-top box. A simulation platform stores a plurality of control data...
9032462 Method for transmitting/receiving internet-based content and transmitter/receiver using same  
The present invention relates to a method for transmitting/receiving through a network such as the Internet, and to a transmitter/receiver using same, the transmission method comprising:...
9027065 Method and system for creating video channels for delivery of content from multiple platforms  
A system for managing delivery of content from multiple platforms maintains data for various video channels. Some of the video channels are television channels, while others are over-the-top (OTT)...
9027057 System and method for creating and managing custom media channels  
A system and method for creating and managing custom media channels within an Interactive Digital Program Guide (IDPG) of a device having a set-top box function associated with a cable or...
9021135 System and method for tokenization of data for storage in a cloud  
An intercepting proxy server processes traffic between an enterprise user and a cloud application. The intercepting proxy server provides interception of real data elements in communications from...
9021520 Systems and methods for providing and processing print-augmented broadcast signals  
A process for providing a print-augmented broadcast signal for transmission to one or more convention broadcast receiver includes receiving a broadcast signal comprising (i) standard content for a...
9021541 Streaming digital video between video devices using a cable television system  
Systems and methods are presented that permit an individual to share digital video between video devices using a cable television system. A first video device streams digital video to a cable...
9015761 System for interacting with an electronic program guide  
A computer system includes a display that displays an electronic program guide to a user. A data storage unit includes keywords related to television shows currently being broadcast. A server...
9015738 Video stream measurement  
A video stream measurement method and system. The method includes receiving by a computing system, a video stream comprising plurality of timestamps located at specified intervals of the video...
9015785 Terminal apparatus, server apparatus, information processing method, program, and linking application supply system  
[Object] To execute applications in link with the progression of content being viewed at user's home.[Solving Means]A terminal apparatus practiced as one embodiment of the present disclosure has...
9015783 Bandwidth conservation  
A request to establish a switched digital video session with high-definition content is received from a subscriber of a video content network offering a switched digital video service. A...
9015784 System for acceleration of web page delivery  
A method comprising running a web browser on one or more servers of a service center, and hosting files for a web page on a storage unit associated with the one or more servers. Upon receiving...
9015251 Methods and system for distributing information via multiple forms of delivery services  
Systems and methods of managing content and content requests are described. A data store of profiles of potential content contributors is provided. A request from a first source for content...
9009770 Methods and systems for media consumption  
Methods and apparatus for increasing media consumption are disclosed. The present invention can provide viewers increased access to content of interest across various platforms, such as online...
9009338 Space shifting over return satellite communication channels  
A method for providing content from a first node to a second node using a satellite communications system includes receiving side information at a gateway in the satellite communications system....
9009759 Terminating enhanced television broadcasts  
An enhanced television broadcast system may enable the transmission and reception of a real-time event when a new program is about to begin. The real-time event may control access to enhancements...
9009771 Video distribution system reducing video data traffic and a method therefor  
In a video distribution apparatus, a memory caches segments of video data into which video data received from a communication network is sectioned on a basis of a predetermined unit and stores...
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...
9003451 Internet television program guide system  
An Internet television program guide system is provided that allows a user at a multimedia system to access information related to television programs over an Internet communications link. The...
9003438 Integrated advertising in video link aggregation system  
Methods and systems for presentation of content through an interface to provide personalized video feeds to a user. A video feed is harvested from feed items gathered at various Internet sources....
8997157 Audio/video satellite broadcast network  
An audio/video network system for distributing satellite broadcast services includes an antenna unit for receiving audio/video broadcast services. The antenna unit is in communication with a...
8990878 Variable modulation unicast system  
A system is described that consists of a variable modulation unicast system that utilizes multiple modulation schemes in a cable network for unicast applications and is capable of assigning users...
8990870 Multi-source assisted content delivering system  
While receiving content from a source via a first connection, a receiver determines the connection is interrupted, selects an alternative source, and continues to receive the content from the...
8990876 Method for receiving enhanced service and display apparatus thereof  
Provided are a method of receiving an enhanced service and a video display device thereof. The method includes: receiving an audio-visual (AV) content; extracting first feature information from...
8990873 System and method for OITF recovery  
A system and method for failure recovery for a node in an IPTV network makes use of the ability of an IMS Gateway, an Open IPTV Terminal Function, and an IPTV Control Server to provide each other...
8990868 Display device and method for displaying contents on the same  
A display terminal and a method for displaying content on the display terminal are embodied and broadly disclosed herein. The method may include displaying an indicator that indicates a presence...
8978073 Apparatus and method for providing mobile IPTV service in mobile communication system and broadcasting system  
In a mobile communication system and a broadcasting system, an Advanced Base Station (ABS) periodically broadcasts a buffering data packet of broadcast buffering content in providing a Mobile...
8978065 Method and system to combine broadcast television and internet television  
Provided is a method and system for receiving and displaying video from both an Internet and a broadcast video source. Also provided is a frame controller for receiving video data from an Internet...
8978082 Method of switching digital TV application  
A method of switching a digital TV application is disclosed. In accordance with the method of the present invention, a channel changing event corresponding to a changing of a channel is used to...
8978083 Method for transmitting a broadcast service, method for receiving a broadcast service, and apparatus for receiving a broadcast service  
According to the invention, a broadcast receiver receives a packetized stream. The broadcast receiver extracts display time information from a header of the packetized stream, and extracts trigger...
8978084 Presentation modes for various format bit streams  
A system, method, and apparatus for processing media content for display on a monitor. A home media center (HMC), that includes a server receiver, acts as a central location for recording,...
8973082 Interactive program system  
An interactive program system includes a device that receives program data and Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format (EBIF) data associated with an interactive application; identifies the EBIF...
8973075 Metadata for compressed video streams  
Systems and methods are provided for adding or extracting metadata for video streams. The system receives a video stream compressed according to a video encoding standard, and generates a packet...
8973072 System and method for programmatic link generation with media delivery  
a media file is electronically communicated by programmatically generating a link for an electronic communication, where the link identifies a media file that is stored on a given terminal of a...
8973083 Phantom gaming in broadcast media system and method  
This invention provides a system and method of integrating video games into live sporting events, or the converse, in an interactive way. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a viewer...
8973024 Video control apparatus and control method for video control apparatus  
Whether or not HDCP authentication is necessary is determined and managed for each device connected to an HDMI port. In selector control, when switching to an HDMI port to which is connected a...
8966564 Receiving device, receiving method, providing device, providing method, programs, and broadcasting system  
This technique relates to a receiving device, a receiving method, a providing device, a providing method, programs, and a broadcasting system that can control operations of external devices...
8966531 Computer program product and device for displaying advertising on a television  
A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a...
8966566 Communication device, communication control method, and program  
A communication device includes multiple output terminals configured to output, through an interface including at least a signaling channel through which a baseband signal is transmitted in one...
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...
8966542 System and method for providing media content and interactive content  
A method includes receiving an indicator from a service provider via a network. The indicator is received with first media content and includes data to cause a selectable image to be displayed...