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8745659 In-program content targeting  
In-program content targeting is described. A default data stream containing default content associated with multiple segments of a particular program is generated and transmitted. An alternate...
8744488 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...
8745660 Mechanism for rendering advertising objects into featured content  
Systems and methods are provided for inserting advertisements into a video. In accordance with one implementation, a method is provided that includes processing a data stream including a video...
8739234 Process and method of providing a shared experience with multimedia content  
A system, method and computer readable media are disclosed for presenting a simultaneous multimedia experience to a plurality of computing devices, each at different locations. The method involves...
8738787 Ad server integration  
A method and system for providing a content object is disclosed with an in-stream ad unit inserted into the content object for a content object player. The content object is audio and/or video. A...
8739207 Demographic classifiers from media content  
Methods, systems and computer program products for classifying incoming data and identifying relevant demographic information from the incoming data. The incoming data may include media content,...
8731513 System and method for delivering mobile wireless broadcast messages in designated languages  
A mobile wireless system and method are described for distributing emergency alert messages to mobile wireless devices in multiple languages. The emergency alert system receives an alert message...
8732746 System for and method of targeting broadcast messages  
A system for and method of targeting a broadcast message to a subset of potential electronic receivers in a broadcast network is presented. The system and method may comprise collecting...
8732745 Method and system for inserting an advertisement in a media stream  
Certain aspects of a system and method for inserting an advertisement in a media stream may include a content access server. The content access server may receive the media stream from one or more...
8726312 Method, apparatus, system and computer-readable medium for dynamically editing and displaying television advertisements to include individualized content based on a users profile  
A computer-implemented method of dynamically determining television advertisements to be provided to a customer includes obtaining profile information of a customer; selecting an advertisement...
8725576 Remote transaction processing with multiple payment methods using authentication  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8726318 Multimedia information receiving apparatus  
A multimedia information receiving apparatus receives multimedia information which is transmitted by a broadcast system and receives multimedia information which is simultaneously transmitted by...
8725575 Remote transaction processing with multiple payment mechanisms  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8726311 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...
8719862 Method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership  
A method for enhancing digital video recorder television advertising viewership provides a method wherein the first or last number of seconds of a commercial break are carefully authored to...
8719090 System for data management and on-demand rental and purchase of digital data products  
A system for handling data and transactions involving data through the use of a virtual transaction zone, which virtual transaction zone removes the dependency of such transaction on the delivery...
8707351 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...
8707350 Time shifting enhanced television triggers  
Enhanced television broadcasts including triggers with expires attributes may be utilized in a variety of situations where the expires attribute may adversely affect the utilization of the...
8707353 Image content and advertisement data providing method, system, and apparatus  
To provide an image content providing method capable of promoting advertisement effect by dynamically inserting an advertisement image to a distributed image content, an image content reproducing...
8707343 Method and apparatus for collecting viewer survey data and for providing compensation for same  
To address the requirements described above, a method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for providing advertisements with a media program transmitted to a user computer....
8707352 Systems and methods for creating an animation sequence representative of a modeled condition  
Methods and systems for providing a local content to a viewer in the form of an animation sequence. A micro program may be data-cast to a receiver to provide national and local content to a number...
8700797 Apparatus and method for providing smart streaming service using composite context information  
There is provided an apparatus for providing a smart streaming service connected to a plurality of unit services each providing a unit service through a network including: a service route selector...
8701136 Methods and apparatus to monitor, verify, and rate the performance of airings of commercials  
Methods and apparatus to monitor, verify, and rate the performance of airings of commercials are disclosed. An example method includes receiving an identification of an advertisement that was...
8701145 Commercials on mobile devices  
Among other things, a video item is downloaded to a mobile device from a digital video recorder. The video item includes a video program and commercials that have been previously embedded within...
8701138 Zone control methods and apparatus  
Methods and apparatus for providing control over targeted secondary content based on a zone associated with a user. In one exemplary embodiment, a user request for primary content from a...
8694380 Remote transaction processing using a default payment method and coupons  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8695033 Networks and systems for generating and/or delivering hybrid broadcast content  
Networks and/or devices for enabling and/or providing live or non-live interactivity with televised programming and/or its viewers and/or fans and/or hosts and/or actors and/or contestants. In...
8689266 Dynamic rebroadcast scheduling of videos  
Television viewers want to watch previously broadcast videos for a number of reasons. For example, a viewer may have missed one or more episodes of his or her favorite series. As another example,...
8688526 Financial transaction processing with digital artifacts using a mobile communications device  
A method and system for conducting an online payment transaction through a point of sale device. The method includes receiving input from a user selecting an item for purchase through the point of...
8683513 Method and apparatus for storage and insertion of advertisements  
A method includes detecting a substitution signal at a set top box device. The method includes inserting an advertisement into a media stream in response to detecting the substitution signal and...
8683511 Association of ads with tagged audiovisual content  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for presenting advertisements. In one aspect, audiovisual content is presented to a user. An indicator is presented together...
8677399 Preprocessing video to insert visual elements and applications thereof  
Embodiments of this invention relate to preprocessing video such that visual elements, such as advertisements, can be inserted at a later point in time when the video is requested by a user. In an...
8677384 Methods and systems for network based capture of television viewer generated clickstreams  
Methods and systems provide clickstream captures at a remote component, such as a video control system of a television network, by receiving user commands generated by the viewer that are sent to...
8677397 Systems and methods for media packaging  
The invention relates to a method for packaging media and data for transmission over a broadband communications network link for display at a terminal destination. Features of the method included...
8677400 Systems and methods for identifying audio content using an interactive media guidance application  
Systems and methods for identifying audio using a media guidance application where a video program that includes one or more audio assets is received by user equipment. The user initiates a...
8677395 Method and apparatus for operating a micro-splicer to insert alternate content while viewing multimedia content on a handheld device  
In a targeted advertising system focused advertisements or alternate content is pre-stored on a handheld device, inserted into a multimedia stream at predefined times and points in the content...
8671426 Scheduling and presenting IPG ads in conjunction with programming ads in a television environment  
A method and system whereby conventional television advertisements (i.e., those delivered to viewers while they watch television programming) can be delivered in conjunction with and correlated...
8670649 Scene detection using weighting function  
In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing characteristics of a media program to label portions of the media program with a plurality of labels. Portions of the media program that are...
8671424 Log-based targeting of advertisements to groups  
In accordance with one or more aspects, a consumer device obtains advertisement event data indicating a time when an advertisement is to be presented, and maintains the advertisement event data in...
8670647 Locking of programs against fast forwarding  
Speed of commercial playing is detected and used for determining whether program information can be played.
8667528 Broadcast augmented reality advertisement service system and method based on media ID matching  
Disclosed is a broadcast advertisement service system based on media ID matching, including: a broadcast-contents receiving terminal for receiving broadcast contents from a broadcasting system for...
8666978 Method and apparatus for managing content tagging and tagged content  
A content tagging and management capability is provided for enabling automatic tagging of content and management of tagged content. A registration capability is provided for enabling creation of a...
8667088 Distribution network providing customized content at delivery  
Objects in a content delivery network are modified at delivery to users. Individual content servers include copies of the content objects and receive requests from users for a copy of the object....
8667531 Method for advertising decision resolution acceleration based on lookahead opportunity triggering  
A server receives a source signal stream having a channel identifier and an indication that an advertisement placement opportunity is located in the signal stream a time period prior to an...
8667598 Reproduction rule evaluation device, reproduction rule evaluation method, recording medium and program  
When a viewer views content, it is reproduced by a reproduction procedure depending on a dynamic condition set in the content. Here, a content object data input unit obtains an externally-input...
8667526 Providing content related to an item in an interactive data scroll  
A system may present video content with a data scroll on a video display device. The data scroll may include data scroll items that are automatically and consecutively presented on the video...
8667542 System and method of filtered presentation of broadcast messages by mobile devices  
A mobile electronic device is provided. The mobile electronic device comprises a radio receiver, an application that selects a message, and an output device to present the message. The radio...
8667161 Personal broadcast server system for providing a customized broadcast  
A personal broadcast server system provides a customized broadcast to one or more users over a transmission media. A data storage device stores a plurality of broadcast elements. A data management...
8667525 Targeted advertisement selection from a digital stream  
According to one embodiment, a method of targeted advertisement to a user that includes selecting advertisements based upon user preferences is disclosed. In particular, the method relates to...
8656422 Method and apparatus for managing targeted advertisements for a linear television service  
A method and apparatus for managing targeted advertisements for linear television is provided herein. During operation a client device will determine whether or not an advertisement opportunity...