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8544039 Method and apparatus for distributing consumer advertisements  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box (STB) having a controller to present a plurality of advertisement categories, detect a...
8539523 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 is disclosed. The system includes a manifest...
8539527 Portable multi-purpose audience measurement systems, apparatus and methods  
Portable multi-purpose audience measurement systems, apparatus and methods are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein comprises collecting demographic data of a user, including a phone...
8533192 Content capture device and methods for automatically tagging content  
A content tagging and management capability is provided for enabling automatic tagging of content and management of tagged content. An apparatus includes a content capture mechanism configured for...
8533754 Embedded video player with modular ad processing  
A method, device and/or system for operating or causing a video player embedded into a web page to play a video is disclosed. Embed code is placed into the web page. When the web page is loaded...
8533755 Method for advertising decision resolution acceleration based on lookahead opportunity triggering  
A computer implemented method and system for accelerating advertising placement decisions is disclosed. A server receives a source signal stream having a channel identifier and an indication that...
8528037 Dynamic application loader for set top box  
Set top boxes (STBs) in a cable system are configured on a box-by-box basis to facilitate beta and trial testing of new or updated services. STBs are assigned to deployment groups identified by a...
8528033 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...
8528022 Identifying programming information of a telecommunications provider  
Systems, and computer-implemented methods are described for selecting programming information from among multiple sets of programming information.
8528014 Location based user aware video on demand sessions  
A cable backend 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 cable device (e.g., set top box, cable...
8522266 System and method for insertion of recorded media into a broadcast  
A system and method for prioritizing the insertion of recorded media into a broadcast stream according to a comparison of priority indicators in the broadcast stream and in the recorded media...
8522273 Advertising methods for advertising time slots and embedded objects  
Disclosed is a process for an advertising bidding system in which advertisers can bid on advertising time slots or enhanced ads that can be inserted in either prerecorded or live television...
8522274 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...
8522268 Method and apparatus for creating a targeted integrated image  
A targeted integrated image is created for delivery to a user. Content of potential interest to the user is determined based on at least one user preference. This determination may be made prior...
8522269 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...
8510773 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...
8510661 End to end response enabling collection and use of customer viewing preferences statistics  
Targeted advertisements with associated dynamic content for response and feedback embedded into the ad's header are delivered to mobile viewing devices. The mobile viewing device records a user's...
8510775 System and method for providing enhanced entertainment data on a set top box  
Embodiments of the disclosed invention include an apparatus, method, and computer program product for distributing media content to a plurality of display devices. For instance, in one embodiment,...
8505047 Method and system for policy-based re-broadcast video on demand service  
A content provider broadcasts content to subscribers through a content distribution system. The content distribution system operator can capture broadcast content in accordance with policies...
8505046 Targeted online, telephone and television advertisements based on cross-service subscriber profiling  
A method is disclosed for monitoring data packet traffic in a communication network for at least two of a plurality of subscriber devices associated with a subscriber; developing a holistic...
8495675 Method and system for dynamically inserting content into streaming media  
The present invention teaches a method and system for dynamically inserting content into a streaming media program. The system and method provide a program manifest to rendering devices requesting...
8490099 Method and system for controlling a scheduling order per daypart category in a music scheduling system  
A system and method for controlling a scheduling order per category is disclosed. A scheduling order can be designated for the delivery and playback of multimedia content (e.g., music, news, other...
8490129 Methods, systems and apparatus for selectively distributing urgent public information  
Embodiments of the invention provide apparatuses, systems and methods for distributing public information. For example, some embodiments of the invention provide methods for determining an...
8490124 Method and apparatus for improving performance and user experience of a mobile broadcast receiver  
Various techniques for receiving broadcast at a mobile broadcast receiver are described. In an aspect, the broadcast receiver provides user notification and/or automatically launches an...
8484677 Advertisement monitoring system  
An advertising monitoring system is presented in which subscriber selections including channel changes are monitored, and in which information regarding an advertisement is extracted from text...
8483547 Information processing apparatus, recording method, and recording system  
An information processing apparatus includes a recording section configured to record a personal content created by an individual on a predetermined recording medium, a meta data generating...
8479229 System and method for presenting advertising data during trick play command execution  
A computer readable medium is disclosed containing instructions that when executed by a computer perform a method for presenting advertising data, the method including but not limited to receiving...
8479228 Customization of advertisements to content of video data  
Metadata associated with video data by a content management system is transmitted to one or more advertising servers to tailor advertisements, or other data, presented in addition to the video...
8468240 Locating network resources  
A method for locating network resources includes determining a distance between a client device and each of a plurality of network resources. For each of the network resources, a subset of a...
8468099 Digital entertainment service platform  
The present invention is directed to an open business platform that provides an end-to-end solution for managing, distributing, and/or retailing digital media assets from various content...
8468559 Inferring demographic compositions of television audiences  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for inferring a demographic composition of a television audience of a television program. In one...
8463297 Subscriber selective, area-based service control  
A method for use in controlling a mobile device's access to one or more wireless communications networks (WCNs) with an overlaid wireless location system (WLS) includes monitoring a set of one or...
8464290 Network for matching an audience with deliverable content  
An audience matching network includes local domains that collect information about audience members, including behavioral and characteristics information. A network profile corresponding to...
8458034 Selecting advertisements and presentations to present based on known audience profiles  
In one embodiment, a method includes determining a group identity for an audience associated with an event, accessing a plurality of announcements, identifying at least one announcement of the...
8458743 Method and a system for distributing TV content over a network  
For allowing large numbers of users to receive targeted TV advertisements during advertisement breaks without requiring unicast content transmission a method is provided for distributing TV...
8453173 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...
8453180 Client-side multimedia content targeting system  
A client-side multimedia content targeting system schedules the recording, storing, and deleting of multimedia content on a client system storage device. The invention accepts as input a...
8453170 System and method for monitoring and recognizing broadcast data  
A system for monitoring and recognizing audio broadcasts is described. The system includes a plurality of geographically distributed monitoring stations, each of the monitoring stations receiving...
8442426 Method and system for identification of distributed broadcast content  
A method and system of performing high-throughput identifications of broadcast content is provided. A device can send a content identification query, which includes a sample of content being...
8443403 Methods and apparatus for providing voice mail services  
Methods and apparatus for retrieving and providing voice mail messages from a server are described. In accordance with the invention voice mail messages may be retrieved via requests made via a...
8443384 Systems and methods for targeted advertising  
Methods of generating recommendations may include obtaining social network data from one or more network resources. Word relationships may be created between selected words in the social network...
8443385 System and method for delivering statistically scheduled advertisements  
A system and method for scheduling advertisements in a television service network environment. An ad scheduler prepares an ad insertion schedule based on channel change statistical information and...
8443408 Method and system for managing bandwidth  
A bandwidth management system, receiver, and method of managing bandwidth in a content delivery system are described. In one embodiment, the method includes: identifying two or more content items...
8442275 System for identifying sustainable geographical areas by remote sensing techniques and method thereof  
Particularly applicable to the implementation of sustainability requirements concerning on the promotion of the use of bioproduct from renewable sources, through the system and method described is...
8438592 Dynamic live content promoter for digital broadcast TV  
Methods and devices for alerting users to live programming on digital television broadcast receiver devices provide an on-screen object revealing a content item broadcast in an overhead flow...
8423350 Segmenting text for searching  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for segmenting text for searching are disclosed. In one implementation, a method is provided. The method includes receiving...
8418197 Method and apparatus for browser based advertisement insertion  
Content is downloaded to a mobile handheld device (MHD) and buffered on the MHD prior to, and during, viewing. Normal wireless bandwidth varies with atmospheric conditions, distance, obstructions...
8413182 Mechanism for rendering advertising objects into featured content  
Advertisements may be inserted into a streaming video at an intermediary system by receiving a data stream including a video content selection having scenes configured to accommodate insertion of...
8413189 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...
8402486 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...