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8997158 Method for processing targeting descriptor in non-real-time receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service is disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT)...
8997133 Method and system for utilizing automatic content recognition for content tracking  
An automatic content recognition (ACR) enabled (ACR-enabled) connected TV device may be operable to collect viewing data, utilizing ACR. The viewing data may comprise viewer interaction information...
8988495 Image display apparatus, method for controlling the image display apparatus, and image display system  
A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is...
8990844 Method and apparatus for processing digital service signals  
An apparatus for processing digital service signals includes a receiving module configured to receive contents having watermarks, where the watermarks are inserted in audio or video frames of the...
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...
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...
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 with...
8955005 Viewer behavior tracking using pattern matching and character recognition  
A method for tracking user behavior includes providing multiple frames from a source to an electronic device, automatically capturing one of the multiple frames viewed on a display device connected...
8930976 Context-based automatic selection of factor for use in estimating characteristics of viewers viewing same content  
A method of selecting a factor for estimating characteristics of viewers who view a same content is disclosed. This method includes: storing a multi-layered hierarchal list of attribute words...
8930988 Reception apparatus, reception method, program, and information processing system  
Disclosed herein is a reception apparatus including: a reception portion configured to receive AV content; a trigger acquisition portion configured to acquire trigger information for operating an...
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...
8918804 Method and system for a reward program based on automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device coupled to an ACR system may be operable to detect, utilizing the ACR system, interaction with and/or watching of certain content...
8918803 System and method for automatic identification of key phrases during a multimedia broadcast  
An Internet Protocol television system includes a user profile agent, a keyword detection agent, and an information search agent. The user profile agent is in communication with a multimedia...
8917194 Methods and apparatus for context based line coding  
Methods and apparatus intelligently switching between line coding schemes based on context. In one exemplary embodiment, an High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) system is configured to...
8914820 Systems and methods for memorializing a viewers viewing experience with captured viewer images  
Systems and methods of memorializing a viewer's viewing experience are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment presents a movie to the viewer, detects an occurrence of one of a plurality of event...
8904420 Content recognition and censorship  
A method for controlling the output of media content, particularly audio content, to a user in relation to an apparatus, such as a set-top-box, having an input, for receiving media content, and an...
8898689 Method and arrangements for analysing multimedia content  
A method and arrangements at a multimedia distribution network for estimating a present user constellation of a household are suggested. A sequence of textual descriptors that are associated with a...
8893168 Method and system for synchronization of dial testing and audience response utilizing automatic content recognition  
Systems, methods and/or techniques for synchronization of dial testing and audience response utilizing automatic content recognition (ACR) are described. Synchronized dial testing and audience...
8893167 Method and system for automatic content recognition based on customized user preferences  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device may be operable to identify, utilizing an ACR system, content in a presented program. An event category related to the identified...
8872983 Information processing apparatus and display processing method  
According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive content, an acquiring unit configured to acquire a time required for reproducing the...
8869222 Second screen content  
Methods, systems, devices and computer program products are provided to facilitate enhanced use and interaction with multimedia content using a variety of content identification techniques. After...
8856817 Method and system for implementation of rules for overlays based on automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device may be operable to present, utilizing an ACR system, an overlay during presentation of content, based on one or more rules. The...
8850467 System and method for monitoring video performance  
A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for receiving one or more transmitted frame identifiers that are mathematical representations of one or more...
8839288 System for presenting collateral information to mobile devices  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a tangible computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to receive from a media processor a...
8832726 Video streaming entitlement determined based on the location of the viewer  
Users of portable devices may stream video content to the portable device based on an entitlement determination that includes determining the location of the portable device. A device may receive a...
8826314 Method and apparatus for managing quality of service  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, obtaining regression coefficients that quantify a relationship between premises feedback and first network...
8826340 Method for more efficient collecting of information  
Apparatus and processes for locating and processing QR codes or other Scannable Icons (SI's) in video or television signals. A number of client elements (which may correspond to users) may be in...
8826317 System and method for determining broadcast dimensionality  
An apparatus, system and method for determining levels of audience engagement relative to encoded audio data, where an encoded audio data is captured in a mobile device. The audio data is captured...
8826312 Broadcast remote control  
Identifying user behaviors via remote control signal broadcasts may be provided. A content element such as a video may be displayed on a display device. During display of the content, a control...
8826318 Image based interactive ticker system in television signal  
A system to provide personalized promotional content using a broadcast television signal is described. Broadcast television content contains an information band called as ticker band (38) that...
8819718 Methods and apparatus for monitoring and/or collecting viewership statistics  
Methods and apparatus for collecting program viewership information are described. A viewership monitoring module is provided access to decrypted program content allowing program information to be...
8819713 Method and system for collecting client usage data for a user device  
A system and method for collecting usage data from a first user device and a second user device includes a first module receiving a first device action signal from the first user device having...
8819759 Determining the location of a point of interest in a media stream that includes caption data  
A method and computing device for determining the location of a point of interest in a media stream. The method receives an order of duplication for a media stream and a sequence of caption data...
8805865 Efficient matching of data  
Technologies are disclosed for enabling users to comprehensively determine their exposures to media and to receive services based thereon. For example, an application can be executed on a computing...
8789107 Intelligent automatic digital video recorder  
A system measures a frequency with which a user views a television program and identifies the television program as one of the user's favorite programs based on the measured frequency. The system...
8782692 Method and apparatus for recommending media programs  
A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability to recommend, to a first viewer, alternative programming during playback of a first media program. The first media program is...
8776105 Method and system for automatic content recognition protocols  
Systems, methods and/or techniques for automatic content recognition protocols are described. A method may be executed in a media device having an automatic content recognition application...
8776116 Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to identify times at which live media events are distributed  
Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to identify times at which live media events are distributed are disclosed. An example method includes collecting feed data representative...
8776103 Interactive service device metering systems  
A metering system meters usage of on-line and local services by way of interactive service devices. An example metering system includes a first data acquisition module configured to copy usage data...
8763023 Determining importance of scenes based upon closed captioning data  
Disclosed are various embodiments for identifying importance of scenes or moments in video content relative to one another. Closed captioning data is extracted from a video content feature. A...
8763024 Systems and methods for searching based on information in commercials  
A set top box includes a processor configured to detect a commercial and analyze the commercial to identify an advertised video content. The processor is further configured to search an electronic...
8763022 Systems and methods to wirelessly meter audio/visual devices  
Example systems and methods to wirelessly meter audio/visual (A/V) devices are disclosed. A disclosed example method receives media content from an A/V source device, embeds a video overlay in the...
8754937 Video signal processing apparatus and image display apparatus  
Disclosed is a video signal processing apparatus including a telecine conversion signal detecting unit configured to detect whether or not an input video signal in an interlaced system is a...
8745652 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...
8732738 Audience measurement systems and methods for digital television  
A television audience measurement system measures viewing of a television program viewed on digital television located in a statistically selected site by (i) retrieving an audience measurement...
8707340 Methods and apparatus to maintain audience privacy while determining viewing of video-on-demand programs  
Methods and apparatus to maintain audience privacy while determining viewing of video-on-demand (VOD) programs are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises obtaining subscriber...
8683503 Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems  
Digital video signature apparatus and methods for use with video program identification systems are disclosed. The example apparatus and methods generate a signature associated with a video...
8650586 Methods and apparatus for using audience member behavior information to determine compliance with audience measurement system usage requirements  
Example methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture determine compliance with usage guidelines of an audience measurement system. Initially, location information associated with an audience...
8645983 System and method for audible channel announce  
Audibly announcing program channels is provided upon the detection of a channel information display, such as a programming banner or graphical channel representation. In response to the channel...
8635639 Identifying an end of a television program  
A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for identifying an end of a television program is described. During a scheduled...
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