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8850473 Targeting content based on location  
Assets of broadcast network content are targeted to network users of interest based on location information regarding user equipment devices. Asset providers can specify location targeting...
8843957 Frame accurate content insertion system  
A content insertion system helps digital media providers insert replacement content (e.g., localized commercials) at precisely the right places in the video streams delivered to downstream...
8843956 System and method for advertising  
A system and method for advertising are disclosed. In an aspect, a method comprises rendering a content to a plurality of users, the content having a time duration, rendering a first selectable...
8843955 Interactive television targeted message system  
An interactive television system is provided in which targeted messages may be sent to users. The interactive television system may use an interactive television program guide or other interactive...
8839316 VOD offerings based on popular demand  
A system includes a set-top box and a server for a subscription television service. The set-top box includes a processor to receive a video-on-demand (VOD) programming suggestion from a user and...
8839291 Estimating demographic compositions of television audiences from audience similarities  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for estimating demographic compositions of television audiences from audience similarities. In an...
8839303 System and method for enhancing user search results by determining a television program currently being displayed in proximity to an electronic device  
A computer implemented method for using search queries related to television programs. A server receives a user's search query from an electronic device. The server then determines, in accordance...
8836857 System and method for selectively transcoding signal from one format to one of plurality of formats  
A device is provided for use with an input signal and a selecting signal. The input signal has a first format, and the selecting signal has a first state and a second state. The device comprises a...
8839293 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...
8839304 Method and system for sharing channel map of digital broadcast in home network  
A method and system for a plurality of devices to share a channel map of digital broadcast in a home network is provided. In a system and method for sharing a channel map of digital broadcast in a...
8832736 Method, apparatus and system for bitstream editing and storage  
A method for bitstream editing is provided. The method includes steps of: fetching a first original image from a source multimedia bitstream; performing variation processing on the first original...
8832735 Processing workflow for recommending media programs  
A processing workflow method, system, and computer program product provide the ability; to recommend alternative programming during playback of a source media program. A media program player plays...
8832753 Filtering and tailoring multimedia content based on observed user behavior  
A user is given the ability to control the display of content items such as advertisements, by for example skipping over content items that are not of interest. Metadata tags associated with...
8832728 Logical content ad insertion  
A method may include and/or involve identifying a received signal as an indication that advertising content should be provided, determining ad content to provide in response to the signal,...
8830399 Method for combining data signals and video signals for transmission to video display units  
A method capable of combining data signals and video signals for transmission to a video display unit. The method comprises the steps of generating a data signal, transmitting the data signal to...
8831902 Least click TV  
A system for minimizing interactions with at least an input mechanism includes at least a management server communicatively coupled to at least a user endpoint device, at least one storage device,...
8826321 Obtaining user reactions to video  
A user interaction request is received during playback of video content. The user interaction request can be received independent of any indication from the video content that user interaction is...
8819712 System and method for displaying a customized multimedia content  
A system and method for displaying a multimedia content over a network is provided. The multimedia content comprises a standard-content part and a customized-content part. The customized-content...
8819726 Methods, apparatus, and systems for presenting television programming and related information  
Methods and apparatus for providing advertising information on a second user viewing device relating to a media program viewed on a first user viewing device. Upon determining that the media...
8819723 System and method for brokering auxiliary data broadcasting services  
A method and apparatus for brokering data embedding services. The method comprises the steps of receiving a request in an embedded data brokering system to embed the auxiliary data in the media...
8813114 Video service blackout events  
A method includes receiving, at a component of a multimedia content distribution system, a command including blackout information related to a first version of content. The blackout information...
8813118 Interactive content for media content access systems and methods  
In one of many possible embodiments, a system includes a content delivery subsystem providing an enhanced content data stream, which includes media content from a first source and interactive...
8813152 Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing interactive services  
Methods, apparatus, and computer program products for providing interactive services used with a time sensitive interactive application are provided. A request is received for interactive services...
8813119 Method for inserting an advertising clip into a video sequence and corresponding device  
The present invention relates to a method for processing pictures intended to insert an advertising clip at a point, called insertion, between two pictures of a sequence of video pictures, called...
8813124 Methods and apparatus for targeted secondary content insertion  
Methods and apparatus for identification and insertion of content targeted to a particular audience within a content-based network, such as a cable television or satellite network. In one...
8806528 Mediating digital program insertion for linear streaming media  
Exemplary embodiments involve a mediation application executed on a processor determining one or more digital programming insertion breaks in a linear media stream. The linear media stream can...
8806531 Dynamic popularity-based advertisement selection for video on demand  
In a method and system for selecting an advertisement for video on demand, a video player is connected to a video content provider over a network via an access gateway. The video content provider...
8799471 Method and system for delivering personalized broadband content  
A system and method (the “Channel Dancer”) of delivering broadband content that has been personalized for a recipient user is disclosed. By excelling in the personalization of the user's view of...
8799944 System and methods for real-time access to movie information  
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing real-time access to movie information to viewers in an interactive television viewing system. During select times when viewing a program on a...
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...
8789091 Queue based advertisement scheduling and sales  
In accordance with the invention, advertisement identifiers are stored in a queue in memory in the set top box or elsewhere corresponding to individual subscribers of a television service delivery...
8789092 Targeting television ads using keywords  
Described herein is a system and method of ad targeting that automatically matches advertisements to media based on the demographic signatures of each. The method and system include calculating a...
8789090 Advertisement insertion into media content for streaming  
Methods and systems for advertisement insertion into streaming media content are described. In one method, an advertisement insertion tool receives a first indication of a start time of where an...
8782683 Method and apparatus for managing advertising  
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining identified impressions that are detected from consumption data collected from a group of media...
8782693 Interfaces to allow video ad serving into a mobile phone application video stream  
A method of providing advertisements includes requesting, by a software development kit for an application, an advertisement from an advertisement server in response to playback of a video content...
8782689 Method of broadcasting content and at least one complementary element, utilizing a server and a terminal  
A method and apparatus are provided for broadcasting at least one complementary element corresponding to a content broadcast to a terminal. The method includes: applying, to at least one portion...
8776113 Data boundary manager for addressable advertising  
A server receives a source signal stream comprising metadata and an advertisement space. The server extracts from the metadata a channel identifier, a private client identifier, and personal...
8776115 National insertion of targeted advertisement  
Systems and methods are disclosed that allow for providing targeted asset/advertisements for broadcast-wide programming feeds. The systems and methods allow network platforms to select among asset...
8776112 Content hosting and advertising systems and methods  
In an exemplary system, a data store includes at least a subset of media content, media content attribute data associated with the media content, user profile data associated with at least one...
8776106 System and method for a household mosaic viewer  
A method of monitoring video streams currently being displayed at a customer premises of an Internet Protocol television network. A plurality of Internet Protocol television video streams each...
8776108 System and/or method for distributing media content and providing an option to maintain an advertising experience  
The subject matter disclosed herein relates to distribution of media content and a system and method for presenting a user-selectable option to permit a user to change a setting for an advertising...
8769559 Systems and methods for using incentives to increase advertising effectiveness  
Systems and methods can include offering a user an incentive for viewing advertising content, delivering the advertising content to the user, monitoring the delivery of the advertising content to...
8769566 Method and system for advertising based on the content of selected channels or broadcasted programs  
An advertisement is selected based on a demographic profile that is determined based on a second set of categories of broadcasted programs. The second set is a set to which a category from a first...
8769567 Methods, media, and apparatus for intelligent selection of items encoded onto portable machine-readable entertainment media  
Intelligent selection of items encoded onto portable machine-readable entertainment media comprises receiving at least one request from at least one given viewer related to obtaining at least one...
8763033 Targeting online ads based on political demographics  
Systems and methods for facilitating and targeting of online ads to voters within a selected political demographic are presented. Audience targeting may be accomplished in several ways including:...
8752093 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...
8752085 Advertisement insertion into media content for streaming  
Methods and systems for advertisement insertion into streaming media content are described. In one method, an advertisement insertion tool receives an advertisement insertion input. The...
8745670 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...
8745657 Inserting interactive objects into video content  
Enriching video-based content with additional content is enabled by defining metadata for a video comprising a place holder and matching attribute. When the video is viewed, a matching server is...
8744486 Location restricted content delivery over a network  
Delivering content to a requesting device over a content delivery network, the content being deliverable in only one or more restricted geographic regions and the requesting device being...