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9042598 Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks  
Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks are disclosed herein. In a disclosed example method, media composition data is received and at least one word present in an audio...
9032463 Apparatus and method for providing broadcast contents in internet broadcast system  
A method and apparatus for providing content in a broadcast system is provided. Upon receipt of a request for synchronization from a mobile terminal, a set-top box creates a recommended content...
9032464 IPTV delivery system and method  
A system and method for broadcasting content as IPTV may include receiving broadcast feed content. The broadcast feed content may be converted into a first data format for broadcasting to set-top...
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...
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)...
9025507 Method and system for fast channel change in a communication device  
An association table associates each program stream of a plurality of program streams with a MAC domain, with a channel frequency and with a multicast address. If a subscriber device selects a...
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...
9021540 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program  
An information processing apparatus includes a communication unit, a storage, an operation reception unit, and a controller. The communication unit is capable of communicating with a different...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
8997137 Stream control with different trick-mode protocols  
Embodiments disclosed include a method and a system. The method includes receiving a first media stream, in a first network device from a remote network device, using a first network protocol. The...
8990317 Shared multimedia experience  
A method includes receiving a request to establish a group presence session between at least a first device associated with a first network and a second device associated with a second network....
8990875 Internet service provider callback for satellite systems  
A receiver and method for operating the same includes a memory storing purchase information therein and a communication module. A controller is in communication with the memory and the...
8990874 Apparatus and method for automatic realtime cloud computing processing for live multimedia content  
An apparatus and a method for automatic real-time cloud computing processing of live multimedia content are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a portable electronic device can transmit...
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Method and system for data processing in a device with integrated set-top-box and femtocell functionality
 
Aspects of a method and system for data processing in a device with integrated set-top-box and femtocell functionality are provided. Data may be received via an integrated femtocell and...
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...
8984573 Receiving apparatus, display control method, broadcasting system, and computer program  
Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus including: a broadcast reception block; a network connection block; an operation input block; a display block; a broadcast content display block; a...
8977700 System and method for e-mail notification  
A method includes receiving, from a set-top box device, an e-mail notification request including a set-top box identifier associated with the set-top box device and linked to an internet protocol...
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...
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,...
8978056 Video loading control  
The specification and drawings present a new method, apparatus and software related product (e.g., a computer readable memory) for controlling loading (e.g., pre-filling) of video data to a user...
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...
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...
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...
8972468 Method for distributing a certified application employing a pre-certified master application template  
A computer system is used to distribute an application using a data resource. An application using a data resource is created using an authoring environment. The application is converted into a...
8973028 Information storage medium storing metadata and method of providing additional contents, and digital broadcast reception apparatus  
Disclosed are an information storage medium storing metadata for providing additional content during a broadcast program, the metadata including information indicating whether to insert second...
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...
8963982 Communication system and method  
A method, client application and user terminal, the method including providing a packet-based communication system for conducting voice or video calls over a packet-based network and providing an...
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...
8965999 Distribution scheme for subscriber-created content, wherein the subscriber-created content is rendered for a recipient device by the service provider network based on a device characteristic and a connection characteristic of the recipient device  
Distribution schemes for subscriber-created content are described. Subscribers create and upload content for distribution to communities of recipients. The recipients join the communities in...
8959561 System and method for tagging video content  
A method of tagging video content includes receiving video content at a set-top box device via a private video distribution access network. The method also includes receiving a tag associated with...
8958485 Method and system for providing selected layered video service via a broadband gateway  
A broadband gateway, which that enables communication with a plurality of devices, handles at least one physical layer connection to at least one corresponding network access service provider. The...
8955004 Random generation of beacons for video analytics  
At least one of a probability density for a video and a granularity mapping for the video based upon the probability density are generated at an analytics server. The probability density is...
8954600 System and method for zero latency browsing  
A system replicates Internet websites on a large number of user computers having browsers. The system includes a gateway platform having a gateway server and a cache. In the broadcast mode, the...
8949911 Broadcast receiving device to report purchasing information and a reporting method thereof  
A broadcast receiving device and a reporting method thereof are disclosed. If a request to purchase a pay service is received, a signal received from a remote control device within a preset...
8949880 Method and apparatus for interaction with hyperlinks in a television broadcast  
Various embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and computer-readable medium providing licensing rights for media content that follows a subscriber so that the subscriber...
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...
8943544 Service information provision apparatus and service information acquisition apparatus  
A service information provision apparatus is provided with a data service information table configured from a service discovery information table showing association of specific information of a...
8938765 Methods, apparatus and user interface for providing content on demand  
Methods and apparatus for supporting content delivery service are described. In accordance with the invention content can be supplied to temporary storage of a regional or local server used to...
8937685 Method and system for overlaying videos in a television set using a television script  
Method and system for overlaying videos in a television include: receiving a plurality of video signals directly from a plurality of video sources by the television; receiving and processing a...
8935731 Display system, television apparatus and operating method for application implementing thereof  
An operating method of application for the television apparatus is provided. Wherein, the operating method includes: receiving a channel selecting instruction; reading a channel list, the channel...
8935737 Apparatus and method for managing voice communications  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive a call request from a set top box that is remote from the server...
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...
8931030 System and method for appraising portable media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to detect a portable media storage device (PMSD), present media...
8931024 Receiving apparatus and subtitle processing method  
Provided is a receiving apparatus, including: a program receiving section configured to receive broadcast program data; a program reproduction section configured to reproduce the received program...