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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...
8635640 System, method and computer program product for verifying triggers in a video data stream  
A method is disclosed for logging triggers in a video data stream the method including but not limited to monitoring a video data stream at an multimedia processor end user device; receiving from a...
8601503 Detecting distribution of multimedia content  
A system and method is disclosed for detecting distribution of multimedia content. The volume level of data traffic is monitored for a plurality of users to select any users with high-bandwidth...
8578404 Program telecast monitoring using watermarks  
Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for program telecast monitoring using watermarks are disclosed. An example method for program monitoring disclosed herein comprises obtaining a...
8572640 Media data use measurement with remote decoding/pattern matching  
Systems and methods are provided for identifying and/or measuring usage of media data gathered at a user location using remote decoding and/or pattern matching techniques. A data set is formed...
8565301 Quasi-constant-quality rate control with look-ahead  
Methods and apparatus efficiently encode multimedia data, such as live video streams. An encoding complexity of a predetermined time interval, such as 1 second, is estimated before the actual...
8561096 Distributed storage and processing of viewing usage data  
One or more embodiments of the invention provide a method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for processing viewing usage data in a set-top box. A set-top box (STB) receives, via broadcast,...
8555304 Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation  
Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation are described herein. In an example method includes counting a first number of individuals proximate to a...
8553148 Methods and apparatus to distinguish a signal originating from a local device from a broadcast signal  
Methods and apparatus to distinguish a signal originating from a local device from a broadcast signal are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes analyzing a first predetermined...
8515065 Video input device and video display system  
An input processing circuit decodes a digital video signal selected by an input signal selector. Decryption circuits each decrypt the encryption of a video signal output from the input processing...
8505042 Methods and apparatus for identifying viewing information associated with a digital media device  
Methods and apparatus for identifying viewing information associated with a digital media device are disclosed. In an example method, data conveyed via a data bus communicatively coupled to a...
8505061 Mobile terminal and method of reproducing broadcast data using the same  
The present invention relates to reproducing broadcast data in a mobile terminal. The present invention comprises receiving broadcast data through a broadcast channel, storing a part of the...
8504357 Related word presentation device  
A related word presentation device includes a program information storage unit that stores program information of each program; and an information dividing unit that generates, for each of the...
8490145 System and method for providing television services  
A system and method are described for providing interactive television services and for switching between television programs, such as to an interactive program session from another program. An...
8489884 Methods and apparatus for generating signatures  
Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture for media monitoring are disclosed. In particular, the example methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture generate signatures. Initially, a...
8484677 Advertisement monitoring system  
An advertising monitoring system is presented in which subscriber selections including channel changes are monitored, and in which information regarding an advertisement is extracted from text...
8468453 User-selected media content blocking  
Presented herein is a method of blocking user-selected media content, such as, for example, audio and/or video content. In the method, at least one media content stream is presented to a user,...
8453179 Linking real time media context to related applications and services  
Information about the context of electronic media may be extracted automatically. The extracted information may then be used to select ancillary services or applications that may be of interest to...
8438592 Dynamic live content promoter for digital broadcast TV  
Methods and devices for alerting users to live programming on digital television broadcast receiver devices provide an on-screen object revealing a content item broadcast in an overhead flow...
8429684 Methods and apparatuses for determining preferred content using a temporal metadata table  
A broadcast system, method and apparatus providing content on demand. Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for rating content to be broadcast or to be broadcast...
8429691 Computational recommendation engine  
A computational recommendation engine is described. In embodiment(s), identifiers of ranked programs can be distributed to television client devices, and then a viewing vector from each of the...
8424052 Systems and methods for automated extraction of closed captions in real time or near real-time and tagging of streaming data for advertisements  
System and methods for finding and accessing desired audio content from audio content sources, including means and methods for extracting captions from a broadcast; aggregating the captions in a...
8418195 Advertising insertion for a video-on-demand system  
A video advertising insertion system is comprised of a processing system, interface, and video advertising. The video advertising insertion system receives a video stream carrying selected video...
8387083 Monitoring media content channels  
Monitoring one or more media content channels is disclosed. Monitoring includes receiving one or more search criteria associated with desired media content, receiving channel data associated with...
8381241 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...
8359609 Detecting distribution of multimedia content  
A system and method is disclosed for detecting distribution of multimedia content. The volume level of data traffic is monitored for a plurality of users to select any users with high-bandwidth...
8325276 System and method for real-time video content sharing with synchronization via closed-caption metadata  
Various disclosed embodiments included systems and methods which allow two persons in different locations to enjoy a synchronized and shared viewing experience of original content that has been...
8316390 Method for advertisers to sponsor broadcasts without commercials  
A system and method that allows content to be broadcast without commercial interruption, yet lets the company or companies that sponsor the broadcast to offer advertisements and discounts and...
8301458 Dynamic inventory distribution system  
Embodiments include systems and methods of delivery DVDs, games, other electronically or computer readable media, or other high value items through the mail or via any other delivery service for...
8302131 Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver  
A method of receiving and processing a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of processing a Non-Real Time (NRT) service in a broadcast receiver...
8286202 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...
8266646 Cooperative system for measuring electronic media  
A cooperative electronic media measurement system is disclosed that measures the electronic media usage of one or more individuals by a media research entity. The media research entity defines at...
8255938 Signature-based program identification apparatus and methods for use with digital broadcast systems  
Signature-based program identification apparatus and methods for use with digital audio and/or video systems are disclosed. The disclosed systems and methods develop signatures of digital audio...
8245252 System, method, and computer program product for selective replacement of objectionable program content with less-objectionable content  
A system, method, and computer program product is provided for the selective replacement of objectionable content in a program with less-objectionable material. The selective replacement of...
8245263 System and method for managing conditional access blackout events in a video data distribution system  
A computer readable medium containing instructions that when executed by a computer configure blackout event data indicating at least one event criterion data for selecting client devices subject...
8239908 System and method for verifying a conditional access blackout in a video data distribution system  
A system is disclosed for verifying an occurrence of a blackout event in a data distribution system, the system including but not limited to a processor in data communication with a computer...
8225342 Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation  
Methods and apparatus to collect audience information associated with a media presentation are described herein. In an example method, a first media metering device associated with a media...
8218821 Video preprocessing of image information for character recognition  
An apparatus processes video signals containing video information related to a scene which may contain a vehicle license plate. The apparatus includes a video camera having a video imaging device...
8214854 Method and system for facilitating analysis of audience ratings data for content  
There is provided a method for use by a content processing device for facilitating the analysis of audience ratings data for content. In one embodiment, content is received from a source. Then, the...
8209713 Television advertisement monitoring system  
The present invention discloses systems for monitoring advertisements. A system for monitoring advertisements in a broadcast television channel in accordance with the present invention comprises a...
8205223 Method and video device for accessing information  
A method and video device are disclosed for accessing information. In an embodiment of the present invention, part of data included in a title, being played, read from a storage medium or extracted...
8185921 Parental control of displayed content using closed captioning  
According to one embodiment, a method for blocking scenes with objectionable content comprises receiving incoming content, namely a scene of a program. Thereafter, using closed captioning...
8181196 Simulcast resolution in content matching systems  
An audience measurement system generates signatures of unknown pieces of content viewed by panel members, and generates reference signatures of known pieces of content. The signatures of the...
8161512 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)...
8161513 Method for receiving a broadcast signal and broadcast receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT service,...
8161504 Systems and methods for memorializing a viewer's viewing experience with captured viewer images  
Systems and methods of memorializing a viewer's viewing experience are disclosed. An exemplary embodiment presents a program stream to the viewer, detects an occurrence of one of a plurality of...
8151291 Methods and apparatus to meter content exposure using closed caption information  
Methods and apparatus to meter content exposure using closed caption information are disclosed. An example method comprises developing a keyword database of terms based on program guide descriptive...
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