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8239889 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....
8239891 Systems and methods for providing advertisements in a fantasy sports contest application  
Systems and methods are presented for presenting advertisements to users of a fantasy sports contest application. Advertisements are displayed in conjunction with fantasy sports contest...
8239886 System and method for a video content service monitoring and provisioning architecture  
According to one example embodiment there is provided a computer program executable on a computing platform to at least in part analyze data at least in part obtained from one or more data sources...
8239887 System and method for providing advertisement based on speech recognition  
This invention relates to a system and method for providing dedicated television advertisements based on speech recognition of telephone conversations. The home user makes telephone calls using a...
8234677 Method and system for selecting and broadcasting audio/video content based on location  
A selection method and system. The method comprises receiving by a tracking apparatus data comprising audio/video data segments with associated tracking data segments. The audio/video data...
8225347 Advertisement filtering and storage for targeted advertisement systems  
An advertisement storage and filtering system for selectively identifying targeted advertisements to be stored in the memory of the STB. This storing of the selected advertisements can be...
8214857 Generating a combined video stream from multiple input video streams  
Provided are a method, system, and article of manufacture for generating a combined video stream from multiple input video streams. A first video stream including a first product commercial...
8209721 System and method of providing program recommendations  
A method of providing program recommendations is disclosed that includes receiving a plurality of recommendations related to a television program listed by an electronic program guide from a...
8207989 Multi-video synthesis  
Embodiments that provide multi-video synthesis are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, multi-video synthesis includes breaking a main video into a plurality of main frames and break a...
8209715 Video play through rates  
A request for video advertisements is received and video advertisements that can be provided in response to the request are identified. Performance features associated with the video...
8204786 Physiological and environmental monitoring systems and methods  
Systems and methods for monitoring various physiological and environmental factors, as well as systems and methods for using this information for a plurality of useful purposes, are provided....
8205226 System and method of dynamically allocating advertisement according to audience rating  
A method and system are provided for allocating a dynamic advertisement according to audience ratings. The method includes selecting an advertisement broadcast to be transmitted based on broadcast...
8196166 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...
8196162 Video media advertising metadata  
Advertisements and other media content may be placed with or in content items according to contextual information relating to particular portions of the content. For example, advertisements may be...
8191089 System and method for inserting advertisement in contents of video program  
The invention provides a system and method for inserting advertising in a video program, wherein appropriate advertisements are displayed at scheduled times in the process of a video program,...
8191090 Communication apparatus, communication system, and method of same  
A communication apparatus, a communication system, and a method of same enabling control of a mode of output of additional information such as advertisements on a user side. A program signal and...
8190081 Broadcast receiver and method of processing data  
A broadcast receiver and a method of processing data are disclosed. The broadcast receiver includes a signal receiving unit, a transmission parameter detector, a block decoder, a storage unit, and...
8185923 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...
8185921 Parental control of displayed content using closed captioning  
According to one embodiment, a method for blocking scenes with objectionable content comprises receiving incoming content, namely a scene of a program. Thereafter, using closed captioning...
8180675 System and method for automatically managing avail inventory data and avail pricing  
A system, computer code, and method are provided for automatically managing avail inventory data of media programming streams for a communications network, such as a cable TV network. The...
8176512 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...
8171511 Dynamic bandwidth allocation for addressable content  
Systems and methods for push-based dynamic bandwidth allocation deliver addressable, advertising content in a digital network. Bandwidth is allocated on a push basis in response to receiving a cue...
8171044 Methods, systems, and products for recommending social communities  
Methods, devices, and products are disclosed for recommending a social community. A “social community” may be any individual(s), clubs, and/or organizations that have expressed some affinity to...
8161412 Systems, methods, and computer program products for providing interactive content  
Exemplary embodiments include a system for providing interactive content including: an input for receiving a hot key signal related to interactive content, the hot key signal indicative of an...
8161512 Method for processing targeting descriptor in non-real-time receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service is disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT)...
8161513 Method for receiving a broadcast signal and broadcast receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including an NRT service,...
8155672 Scalable geo-location event processing  
Traditional, server-oriented architectures have focused on providing location-based services by using publish-subscribe, efficient message buses, and filtering mechanisms. However, given an...
8151296 Interactive program guide with continuous data stream and client-server data supplementation  
An interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide implemented on user television equipment obtains program guide data from two data delivery...
8151295 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...
8132203 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...
8132202 Methods and systems for providing targeted content  
A method and system for providing targeted advertisements over a networked media delivery system, especially interactive television networks, the system comprising tracking and storing viewer...
8132219 Intelligent peer-to-peer system and method for collaborative suggestions and propagation of media  
In a network-based system for recommending media content items based on user preferences, clients contact a server on a periodic basis, independent of the user. In addition to client-server...
8127327 Method for providing multiple streams in digital media and to select viewable content based on geography  
A method for selectively displaying viewing content based on geographic considerations, the method includes: decoding audio/video (A/V) information; detecting geographic identifiers in the A/V...
8127328 Method and system for real-time reconciliation for unused content  
A method and system includes a scheduling system generating a pre-break window and a post-break window and an automation system in communication with the scheduling system receiving a content...
8122470 Method for providing an electronic program guide based on user preference data  
An apparatus such as a television signal receiver provides an electronic program guide based on user preference data collected at different time intervals in a day. According to an exemplary...
8108894 Internet-based submission of cable network content  
A cable network content delivery system providing advertising information via a cable network and an advertising content interface are described. An advertiser submits advertising content over an...
8104059 System and method for serving advertising data from the internet  
A system and method are disclosed including a computer program, the computer program comprising instructions to receive at an IPTV system node, advertising tokens data having advertising...
8103799 Delivering multimedia services  
Disclosed is a scalable, hierarchical, distributed network architecture and processes for the delivery of high-performance, end-to-end online multimedia services, including Internet services such...
8103546 Advertising content delivery  
Programming media and advertising media may be presented in a manner that approximates or equals a target ratio. In one implementation, a total temporal length of one or more programming media...
8099040 Personal audio player with wireless file sharing and radio recording and timeshifting  
A portable MP3 player, which includes radio capability therein. The device includes a radio part which enables receiving radio, either over the airwaves, or via a network. The radio information...
8091104 Method and apparatus for storing broadcast program  
A method and apparatus for storing a broadcast program are provided. The apparatus includes: a signal processing unit which generates an audio/video (A/V) file, an application file, and a first...
8087044 Methods, apparatus, and systems for managing the insertion of overlay content into a video signal  
Methods, apparatus, and systems for managing the insertion of overlay content into a video signal are provided. A video signal is received from a video source. In addition, overlay content is...
8087045 Grouping advertisement subavails  
Method and system for creating one or more advertising avail sections (subavails) and thereupon aggregating the subavails to form one or more groups of subavails. The advertisement opportunities...
8086171 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...
8082571 Methods, apparatus, and program products to close interaction loops for social tv  
One aspect of the disclosed technology determines at least one content extent within an experiential data stream respective to at least one commentary clip, extracts at least one portion of said...
8077918 Architectures and methods for creating and representing time-dependent imagery  
The present invention pertains to geographical image processing of time-dependent imagery. Various assets acquired at different times are stored and processing according to acquisition date in...
8074251 Limited social TV apparatus  
One aspect of the disclosed technology is a limited social television system that provides a light-weight process that allows multiple audience members to close the loop of interaction and create...
8069348 Client digital program insertion in a conditional access module  
Systems and methods are disclosed for inserting programs into broadcasted primary programs by a conditional access (CA) module that is inserted into a host device, such as a digital-ready...
8060904 Dynamic load based ad insertion  
A system and method are provided for dynamically adjusting advertisement (“ad”) time for a multicast channel. In one embodiment, a variable ad insertion function operates to receive one or more...
8051445 Advertisement insertion  
Advertisement insertion techniques are described. In an implementation, a network operator decrypts a stream of content received from a content provider at a first server. The decrypted stream of...