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8656426 Advertisement selection  
An end-user rendering system including an advertisement database to receive advertisements, and store the advertisements therein, a state database to store information, a decision model...
8655881 Method and apparatus for automatically tagging content  
A content tagging and management capability is provided for enabling automatic tagging of content and management of tagged content. A method includes receiving content including an object, and...
8649805 Methods, systems and computer program products for tailoring advertisements to a user based on actions taken using a portable electronic device  
A method of advertising tailored based on usage patterns of a portable electronic device includes determining if a portable electronic device has entered an area associated with a local area...
8645993 Methods and apparatuses for directing recipients of video content items to interesting video content items  
A method of directing a recipient of video content items employing a mobile device to at least one video content item of interest to the recipient comprises: storing a plurality of predetermined...
8640162 System and method for distributing advertisements in an internet protocol television system  
A method for delivering targeted advertisement data to opt-in subscribers in an internet protocol television (IPTV) system is disclosed, the system comprising selecting an advertising target group...
8640164 Local information broadcast system, and broadcast device and broadcast method thereof  
In a local information broadcast system according to the present invention, a content distribution center distributes broadcast contents of local information to broadcast devices arranged in a...
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...
8635643 System and method for providing interactive media content over a network  
According to one aspect of the present invention, systems and methods are provided for informing a user of an interactive television service of available content from an Internet web site and...
8631428 System and method for displaying media usage  
A system for executing a method is disclosed for monitoring video data, the method including but not limited to monitoring end user activity data for media usage for a plurality of end user client...
8627358 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...
8627360 System and method of ad delivery  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a network device having a controller programmed to store a subscriber selectable preference for...
8627359 Method and system for automatically targeting ads to television media using demographic similarity  
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...
8627354 Tiered subscription broadcast system  
A broadcast system is disclosed that allows a broadcaster to provide multiple levels of subscription services. Subscribers have the option of listening to fewer (or no) commercials if they pay a...
8621506 System and method for approximating characteristics of households for targeted advertisement  
According to one embodiment of the invention, a method of operation involves two operations. The first operation involves receiving feedback information from a viewing audience concerning a...
8621504 Location based user aware video on demand sessions  
A system and a method are described herein for enabling a user with a location-aware mobile device to have at least partial control of a closest set top box associated with a closest television....
8621502 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...
8620754 Remote transaction processing using authentication information  
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...
8621372 Targeted sidebar advertising  
Methods and apparatus for providing an advertisement in a sidebar, and/or in a slidesheet associated with an application module displayed in the sidebar. The advertisement is targeted to the...
8620142 Video player and video playback method  
When multi-frame rate contents including many high frame-rate portions are played back in a video player, a playback can be easily selected by showing to a user a playback time in respective...
8621538 Method and system for providing subscription data  
Methods and systems for providing subscription data are described. Subscription data may be received from a subscription data source. The video content may be provided for presentation. A...
8615436 Advertising inventory allocation  
A simultaneous ascending price auction (“SAA”) can be used to allocate advertising inventory to bidders. The advertising inventory can be, for example, radio or television advertisement spots...
8611428 Transparent insertion of multimedia content in real-time streaming sessions  
An example embodiment of the present invention provides a process for inserting a source media stream into a target media stream, which media streams might be in container file format. The process...
8613024 Cross-platform predictive popularity ratings for use in interactive television applications  
Systems and methods for determining cross-platform predictive popularity ratings information are provided. An interactive television application operating on at least one predetermined platform,...
8613009 System and method for a video content service monitoring and provisioning architecture  
According to one example embodiment a storage medium having computer instructions which, responsive to being executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform...
8607290 System and method for content delivery  
Based on a user profile, content that is predicted to be desired by the user, including past episodes of a series that may have been missed by the user, is downloaded to the user's home system...
8595760 System, method and computer program product for presenting an advertisement within content  
A data structure, method and computer program product are provided. In one embodiment, an advertising slot located within content is identified. In addition, an advertisement is presented...
8595633 Method and system for displaying contextual rotating advertisements  
A method is disclosed for providing advertising content for display in a page over a network. A plurality of advertisements are determined that are qualified for display at a location in the page....
8595774 Identifying ancillary information associated with an audio/video program  
A system communicates video information including television content associated with a plurality of channels and ancillary information. Information may be transmitted with the ancillary...
8589972 Information processing device, video playback method, program, and video playback system  
A video playback system includes a video distribution server and at least one information processing device. The video distribution server includes a video distribution portion that performs...
8589237 Online purchase from a mobile device using a default payment method  
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...
8589968 Systems and methods providing content on a display based upon facial recognition of a viewer  
Disclosed is a display system and a method of a display system including a display device configured to provide visual output in a direction, and a camera associated with the display, the camera...
8583494 Processing payments at a management server with user selected payment method  
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...
8578408 Method and apparatus for providing directed advertising based on user preferences  
A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for providing advertisements into a streamed media program is disclosed. One embodiment comprises a user computer for accepting...
8578410 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content coding and formatting  
A video and digital multimedia aggregator includes a content decoder, coder (codec) and formatter. The codec formatter receives coding and formatting requests that characterize input source...
8578409 Dynamic zoning for targeted ad insertion  
A custom ad selection and delivery system may include an ad selector to select candidate ads for one or more ad avail opportunities, a bandwidth resource manager to provide information about...
8578407 Real time automated unobtrusive ancilliary information insertion into a video  
A computerized process for REAL TIME AUTOMATED UNOBTRUSIVE ANCILLIARY INFORMATION INSERTION INTO A VIDEO is described that requires no manual operations by the Source advertising business entity....
8572646 System and method for simultaneous broadcast for personalized messages  
A system and method for the simultaneous creation, assembly and transmission of synchronous multiple personalized messages to specific targeted individuals or other entities. The system can send...
8572647 Online ad placement based on user metrics for hosted media  
The present invention provides methods for determining which ads to present to a user. An embodiment of the method comprises identifying one or more ads, at least one of the identified ads...
8572645 IPTV and method for controlling emergency alert system widget in IPTV  
A digital broadcast receiver and a method of controlling data for an emergency alert system (EAS) in a digital broadcast receiver are provided. The method includes receiving a digital broadcast...
8572642 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...
8571931 System and method for targeted distribution of advertising without disclosure of personally identifiable information  
The present invention discloses a system and method for providing targeted advertising in a television distribution system, without the disclosure of personally identifiable information. The...
8566868 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...
8566867 Pre-fetch ads while serving ads in live stream  
Described herein are techniques related to pre-fetching ads while serving ads in a live streaming video. In one implementation, the pre-fetching mechanism will set up a default set of ads...
8566865 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...
8566861 Advertisement transcoding and approval  
Advertising parameters and associated television advertisements are received from advertisers. The television advertisements can be designated as pending approval. An automated approval process...
8561103 Method and apparatus for providing a personalized television channel  
A method and apparatus for providing a personalized channel on packet networks are disclosed. For example, a customer may subscribe to a personalized channel service. In one embodiment, a network...
8555309 Converged communication server with transaction management  
A communications server increases the value of cable and communication services by enabling the integration of packet network content with directed advertising in a managed environment. Such...
8549558 System and method for targeted advertisement delivery  
The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for the delivery of programming content with targeted advertisements. One embodiment of a method according to the present invention...
8549556 Contextual advertising  
A contextual advertising system and method receives video data and multiple advertisements associated with the video data. The system and method identify object content in the received video data...
8543455 System and method of providing content to users  
A system for providing content to consumers includes a public display; a database configured to store the content; and a central processing element configured to concurrently receive parallel user...