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9043831 Advertisement delivering system based on digital television system and mobile communication device  
A digital television system is connected to a mobile computing and communication device through an ad hoc communication link. A program broadcasted by the television system includes a plurality...
9043834 Providing content responsive to multimedia signals  
A method of providing information including providing a communication session of at least one of audio and video media and applying automatic recognition to media transferred on the communication...
9043832 Early warning system, server and method  
An early warning system is provided. The early warning system includes a plurality of sensors, a server, and an information appliance device. The sensors produce status information. The server...
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...
9043828 Placing sponsored-content based on images in video content  
Sponsored-content may be placed based on images in video content. A first image in a frame of a video content item is identified. The first image is matched with a second stored image. A...
9043829 Synchronization of user interactive events with on-screen events during playback of multimedia stream  
A method includes receiving, at a multimedia device, a data stream representing multimedia content, the data stream comprising first timing information for the multimedia content, and metadata...
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...
9043830 Adlite rich media solutions without presentation requiring use of a video player  
The present invention provides techniques relating to rich media advertising. Techniques are provided in which an advertiser-provided image-based component of an advertisement creative is matched...
9038100 Dynamic insertion of cinematic stage props in program content  
Dynamically replaceable assets are inserted in program content and may be used for the insertion of cinematic stage props therein. Such assets can be used for advertising purposes in that images...
9038099 Emergency alert representation  
An emergency alert is received. Information representing a map is generated from emergence alert information identifying an affected area, including a code that identifies a political region and a...
9038098 Customized program insertion system  
A customized consumer advertisement module and process are provided for inserting a user selected object into a user selected category of program. The user stores model objects locally at the user...
9038097 Apparatus and method for processing an interactive service  
A method of processing an interactive service and an apparatus thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes generating a trigger, wherein the trigger contains a first identifier and a...
9032448 System and method for broadcasting advertisements and rewarding the consumption of the advertisements  
A broadcast system provides consumers with inducement to consume portions in which they may not have an active interest, such as commercials. To dissuade consumers from leaving the vicinity of the...
9032433 Personalized ad insertion during start over service  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for inserting targeted/addressable advertisements into video streams delivered to users within the context of a start over service.
9032432 Managing undesirable content in IP video broadcast traffic  
A method and apparatus are provided for suppressing display of advertisements within a video over IP stream provided by a content provider. Metadata is prepended to advertisements within the...
9032434 Unsupervised content replay in live video  
Systems and methods are presented for monitoring user interest in a video as it is being played and autonomously selecting a section of the video for replaying based on an identified user interest...
9032456 Modifying commercials for multi-speed playback  
A system for modifying commercials for multi-speed playback detects when a commercial break begins in a broadcast program content stream. If the viewer selects fast-forward playback mode during...
9027052 System and method for in-stream advertising on an internet connected device  
This invention discloses a system for in-stream advertising on an internet connected device comprising: at least a media streaming server adapted to stream media content in relation to a request...
9027053 Method and apparatus for customized rendering of commercials  
An entertainment system receives entertainment programming interposed with commercials. The entertainment system selectively renders the commercial in accordance with characteristics associated...
9027051 Determining whether an advertisement aired in accordance with predefined airing specifications  
A method and computing devices are provided for determining whether an advertisement aired in accordance with predefined airing specifications. A plurality of advertisement identification markers...
9027061 System and method for promoting marketable items  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to receive from a media communication system metadata describing one...
9020167 Setting television or radio default channel  
In some embodiments, a media device is configured so that it automatically causes a first predetermined channel to be displayed on an output device when a user sends a request signal to the media...
9021521 System and method for delivering advertising content according to a selection received from subscriber equipment  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server comprising a memory to store executable instructions and a controller coupled to the memory. The...
9021518 System to avoid viewing commercials in real time  
Presented is a system that allows a user who subscribes to the system to avoid viewing commercials with unacceptable content (e.g. alcohol related, sexual content) during real-time television...
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...
9015748 System and method for approximating characteristics of households for targeted advertisement  
During the display of video content to a viewing audience, a system receives feedback information from the viewing audience concerning the displayed video content. At a later time and based on the...
9015746 Interest-based video streams  
Embodiments related to delivering a video stream to a requesting viewer are disclosed. In one example embodiment, a video stream is delivered by receiving a request for the video stream from a...
9015749 System and method for modifying advertisement responsive to EPG information  
A system and method for utilizing data stored in an EPG database for modifying advertisement information. In this way, a service provider and/or an advertiser can transmit a single advertisement...
9015750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories  
An interactive television program guide system for determining user input values for demographic categories is provided. The system includes user television equipment having a receiver for...
9015062 Systems and methods for cross-browser advertising ID synchronization  
Systems and methods are for identifying online advertisements to display to a user based on historical user data collected across the user's use of a plurality of Internet devices. One method...
9015061 Passenger guidance display system, passenger guidance display apparatus, and passenger guidance display method  
The present invention provides a passenger guidance display system comprising a service managing apparatus configured to manage on-rail information and a service schedule of a train and a...
9015741 Method and system for remotely controlling consumer electronic devices  
A media system replaces content in a first sequence of media content. The media system presents the first sequence of media content to an end-user and generates a fingerprint of the sequence of...
9015737 Linked advertisements  
Embodiments of the present invention generate linked advertisements. Linked advertisements may include a preliminary advertisement and one or more subsequent advertisements. In one embodiment, the...
9009066 Advertisement management for live internet multimedia content  
Managing advertisements for multimedia content delivered over the Internet for a live event. In one embodiment, the method receives the multimedia content over a network connection for playback on...
9009750 Post processing video to identify interests based on clustered user interactions  
Methods and systems for post-processing video to identify interests based on clustered user interactions are provided. A client application program running on a set-top box is provided to enable a...
9009753 Measurement and reporting of set top box inserted AD impressions  
Methods are disclosed for measuring ad impressions and receiving feedback on local ad assets inserted into a video transport stream at the set top box level. Each set top box stores the number of...
9009754 Method and apparatus for alternate content scheduling on mobile devices  
Alternate digital content is inserted into mobile devices with a method and apparatus that comprises an alternate content scheduler, an alternate content reporter, and a micro-splicer. The...
9009756 Virtual channel map masking  
Aspects of the disclosure relate to methods and systems for adding or removing virtual channels from a terminal. A controller may send a virtual channel map to one or more terminals. The...
9009763 Content management in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder  
This disclosure describes systems and methods related to content management in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder. In some embodiments, a request to view a listing of content...
9009337 On-device multiplexing of streaming media content  
Techniques are disclosed for multiplexing a dynamic bit-rate video stream with an audio stream received by a client device in a manner that allows the resulting multiplexed stream to be played...
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,...
9003464 System and method of verifying a video blackout event  
A method of verifying a blackout event is disclosed that includes receiving blackout event data from an event log database of a video distribution platform at a subscriber event transmission...
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....
9003440 Method and system for synchronization of messages to content utilizing automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR) enabled (ACR-enabled) connected TV device may be operable to present, utilizing ACR, an overlay starting at a time that is synchronized to an identified...
9003288 System and method for displaying contextual advertisements with media  
Systems and methods have been developed for displaying contextually relevant advertisements to users as media objects are being rendered. One or more data sources with contextual information for...
9003439 System and method for internet TV and broadcast advertisements  
A system and method for providing targeted advertising messages to a user, in particular users viewing Internal TV or broadcast programs. Advertising data files from one or more advertising...
8997146 Systems and methods for processing a traffic log having an optional-promotion log entry  
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for processing a traffic log having an optional-promotion log entry. An example method involves (i) accessing a stored television-broadcasting traffic log,...
8997139 Payment authentication and authorization non-web devices  
The present disclosure involves a method of conducting a transaction. In one aspect, the method includes: displaying a media program on a media display device; indicating, while the media program...
8997131 Advertisements for recorded content  
Disclosed are various embodiments for providing advertisements in association with recorded media items. For example, a broadcast media item is stored in a networked storage system in association...
8997138 Correlating online behavior with presumed viewing of television advertisements  
A method implemented using a programmed hardware computer system comprises: in response to a request to deliver an advertisement received from a TVP or STB (or another entity for the STB), causing...