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8955031 System and method for generating coded video sequences from still media  
The invention provides a system and method that transforms a set of still/motion media (i.e., a series of related or unrelated still frames, web-pages rendered as images, or video clips) or other...
8955011 Location-based movie identification systems and methods  
The illustrative embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for movie identification based on a location. In the embodiment, a method includes locating a mobile communication device...
8955010 Methods and apparatus for providing personalized media in video  
A system provides personalized media in video for presentation using a video decoder in a device such as a video recorder, hardware or software player, computer system, or television. The...
8954346 Serving form ads with a video  
Serving form ads with videos is disclosed, including: receiving from a client device a request including a set of parameters associated with a video; and determining a form ad to be displayed with...
8949917 System and method for providing sequential video and interactive content  
A system and method of providing sequential video and contextual based content to an end user viewing video content in a video player on an end user computing device is provided. In one...
8949890 System and method for targeting advertisements  
Methods and systems for performing targeted advertising are described. In particular, ads are targeted to users based on TV viewing behaviors. This is achieved by linking TV viewing behaviors to...
8949889 Product placement in content  
Technology is described for personalizing a product placement in content. The method may include identifying a dynamic location in the content available for the product placement. A user profile...
8949888 Systems and methods for efficient messaging and targeted IP multicast advertisement in communication networks  
Systems, apparatus, methods and computer readable mediums for efficient and unconstrained information distribution and IP multicasting are provided. An exemplary method may include receiving, from...
8935720 Multimedia ad delivery  
Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods, and apparatuses for delivering an advertiser's ad content to a user regardless of the channel or media format being accessed by the...
8935721 Methods and apparatus for classifying an audience in a content distribution network  
Methods and apparatus for identifying, distributing, and/or utilizing data regarding audience qualities within an advertisement management system. In one embodiment, the methods and apparatus of...
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...
8930990 System and method for selecting advertisements  
A method for displaying interactive advertisements on a television having a controller connected thereto and configured for receiving input from a viewer of the television is disclosed. The...
8930991 System and method for delivering content to mobile devices  
A system for generating an optimized video including in-stream events for video content and advertising content selected at the time of playback. The system includes a manifest generating module...
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...
8930992 TV social network advertising  
An advertising method involves displaying a plurality of social network thumbnails as an array of thumbnails on a television display, where said plurality of social network thumbnails represent...
8930984 Method of content substitution  
A method of substituting a primary content (110) being transmitted on a primary channel (100) with a secondary content (220) corresponding to a content being transmitted on a secondary channel...
8931009 System and method of providing recommendations related to a service system  
A method of providing recommendations related to a service is disclosed and includes receiving data from a device associated with a service subscriber, the data identifying an individual. The...
8925002 Pacing ad service with adjustable granularity  
In a streaming video system with included video ad breaks, a pacing component allocates ads to particular ad breaks so as to pace the distribution of ads over a defined ad campaign period...
8925008 Method and apparatus for storage and insertion of advertisements  
A method includes detecting a substitution signal at a device and inserting an advertisement into a media stream in response to detecting the substitution signal. The advertisement is selected...
8925015 System and method of determining viewership information  
Systems and methods of determining viewership information are provided. A method of determining viewership information includes determining viewership information from multicast routing table data...
8918807 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...
8918806 Packaged media playback with remotely obtained supplemental content  
Fans or other persons can upload content that others can choose to view when they play back a film, television show or other packaged media content item. A server system receives a playback...
8914825 Signal processing apparatus and methods  
A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within...
8910197 Update process for interface device based targeted information insertion  
Advertisements or other types of targeted information are delivered to set-top boxes or other user interface devices of a signal distribution system. In one aspect of the invention, at least one...
8910202 Modification and distribution of video content  
A data stream processing system receives a transport stream containing single/multiple program/s and receives alternate content. The system identifies portions of the transport stream to replace...
8904448 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...
8904428 Common purchase plan based advertisement  
A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for selecting an advertisement for play on a specified device for one or more users. Each of the users has a defined relationship with...
8904429 Electronic device and method for information about service provider  
The method of providing information about service providers according to the present invention for achieving the technical goals includes setting regional information of the electronic device...
8898697 Emergency alert representation  
An emergency alert is received. Information representing a map is generated from emergence alert information that identifies an affected area. The information identifying the affected area...
8887224 Updating content libraries by transmitting release data  
There are many boxes (e.g., set-top boxes) in a system offering media services to users. Each of the boxes maintains a library with a significant number of titles. Techniques for updating the...
8881192 Television content through supplementary media channels  
A method and system implements supplementary media channels to Internet-protocol television (IPTV) channels. An IPTV user may receive a selected IPTV program on an IPTV channel. The IPTV program...
8880616 Method and system for distributing contents to a plurality of users  
A method for distributing contents to several users, wherein users are interconnected as members of one or more groups and wherein the group members can be pre-arranged from the user side is...
8875205 Mobile video device having unicast and multicast modes and methods for use therewith  
A mobile video device includes a transceiver module that receives navigation data corresponding to a plurality of video programs including at least one unicast video program and at least one...
8875171 Method and system of device level program insertion  
Method and system of inserting commercials or program within content feeds. The commercials may be inserted in an optimized manner on a host device so as to permit device level commercial...
8875170 Content roaming system and method  
A system for streaming media content to a remote media streaming device, wherein the system is operative to handle remote requests for the media content, and broker the authorization and...
8875172 Content sorting and channel definition technology  
Content sorting and definition technology, in which input defining multiple content links to include in a channel is received from a content curator and supplemental channel information that...
8869196 Programming based interactive content  
A method may include receiving an identification of a device; receiving at least one of device information, which includes a location of the device or a viewing history for the device, or...
8867525 Method and apparatus for providing a voice session with a commercial advertiser during a video session  
A method and apparatus for enabling service providers to offer businesses to advertise using commercials over streaming video contents to interact with interested consumers on a real time basis...
8869229 Signal processing apparatus and methods  
A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within...
8869195 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...
8869193 Methods, computer program products, and apparatus for receiving targeted content based on locally stored user data  
Targeted content is delivered to and received by at least one user device based on user information stored locally at the user device. Program content and targeted content are received. The...
8869194 Methods, computer program products, and apparatus for providing targeted content based on user data  
Targeted content associated with user information stored in a database within a network in communication with a user device is received along with program content. A determination by a scanning...
8863176 Apparatus and method for continuous video advertising  
An advertising system is described. An advertising system includes a storage module to store video advertising content. The advertising system also includes a server coupled with the storage...
8863177 System for controlling automatic exposure of broadcast advertisement data and method for same  
A system for inserting advertisement data into broadcast data and method thereof are provided. The system and method can output advertisement data to a certain portion of a lower end of a screen...
8863178 Systems and methods for providing targeted advertising and content delivery to mobile devices  
Systems and methods are described for providing targeted content delivery, including advertising, to mobile devices. A content organization and distribution system may be configured to receive...
8856814 Dynamic selection of advertising content in a social broadcast environment  
A method of determining advertising content to be included in a broadcast is disclosed. An inclusion criterion is received for each of a plurality of items of advertising content to be used to...
8854555 System and method to toggle between two or more television channels  
Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference....
8856331 Apparatus and methods of distributing content and receiving selected content based on user personalization information  
Apparatus and methods include the distribution of a plurality of content, at least one of which is tagged with descriptive metadata. Further, the apparatus and methods include selecting content...
8850480 Interactive user interface for television applications  
An iTV user interface includes a navigable menu area through which a user can select from among a variety of services and a content display area in which formatted data associated with a selected...
8849945 Annotating content with interactive objects for transactions  
Adding interactive objects to content having a timeline at user-identified positions in the timeline. During subsequent rendering of the content, the interactive objects are presented to a user at...