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8051442 Methods and apparatus for presenting advertisements based on a location of a presentation device  
Various embodiments of apparatus and/or methods are described for presenting advertisements in association with broadcast video content on a presentation device in a non-residential location. The...
8046797 System, method, and software application for targeted advertising via behavioral model clustering, and preference programming based on behavioral model clusters  
The method and system for TV user profile data prediction and modeling allows accurate and narrowly focused behavioral clustering. A client-side system classifies television consumers into...
8046791 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...
8042131 Scheduling and presenting IPG ads in conjunction with programming ads in a television environment of application  
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...
8042132 System and method for construction, delivery and display of iTV content  
iTV content is created and deployed using a server component adapted to allow content developers to create applications according to an authoring specification that describes a framework for same;...
8032905 Interactive broadcast system and method with different content displayed to different viewers  
In a system and method for providing a television broadcast that displays different content for different viewers, a pool of content items, or particular items from a pool of content items, is...
8032660 Apparatus and method for managing subscription requests for a network interface component  
In some embodiments, a processor-based system may include at least one processor, at least one memory coupled to the at least one processor, a network interface component, and a management...
8024765 Method and system for communicating media program information  
A method for communicating media program information is provided. The method includes receiving a content-augmented broadcast signal at a conventional broadcast receiver, the content-augmented...
8010978 Method and apparatus for providing personalized advertisements in internet protocol TV (IPTV) system  
Provided are an apparatus and method for providing an advertisement service personalized for each user or for each group. The personalized advertisement providing method includes: a personalized...
8011012 Program substitution  
Multiple keys are distributed to multiple clients. The keys provide access to media content. A group of clients are identified to receive substituted media content during a predetermined time...
8006261 System and method for personalized message creation and delivery  
A system and method for dynamically creating individualized, multi-media messages and to deliver the messages to specific target groups or individual viewers. A message, story, or advertisement is...
7996878 System and method for generating coded video sequences from still media  
The invention provides a system and method that transforms a set of still/motion media (i.e., a series of related or unrelated still frames, web-pages rendered as images, or video clips) or other...
7992168 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...
7992169 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...
7992165 Insertion of digital media  
An example embodiment of the present invention provides a process for inserting a source media stream into a target media stream. The process opens and reads into memory structural information...
7987479 System and method for distribution of content over a network  
Mechanisms and techniques provide a method for distributing content over a network includes receiving content elements form content sources, queuing the elements for distribution on a transmission...
7982615 Systems and methods for providing viewer-related information on a display based upon wireless identification of a particular viewer  
Systems and methods are described for presenting viewer-related programming to a particular viewer. In at least one embodiment, a wireless reader is configured to receive at least one identifier...
7984466 Advertising management system for digital video streams  
A method and apparatus for the managing advertisements in a digital environment, including methods for selecting suitable advertising based on subscriber profiles, and substituting advertisements...
7979877 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...
7962933 Mid-roll insertion of digital media  
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...
7962934 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...
7958524 Method and system for detecting and preventing unauthorized signal usage in a content delivery network  
A method and system for controlling unauthorized signal usage in a content delivery network, such as a television network, is described. The method and system acquires at least two signal usage...
7958527 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...
7953829 System and method for quality of service (QoS) parameter change  
A system and method for redirecting or duplicating a media flow to one or more alternative media presentation devices and providing updated quality of service parameters to the application server...
7950031 Interactive reward associated with a broadcast  
An interactive technique for generating a supplementary, program-related output. A programming signal and a supplementary, program-related data signal are combined into a broadcast signal which is...
7941528 Methods, systems and computer program products for providing a multimedia applications gateway  
Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing application services to an end user domain are disclosed. A method includes providing a multimedia applications gateway that is...
7941816 Detection of media links in broadcast signals  
A detection apparatus includes a tuner tuned to the program and a meter coupled to the tuner and arranged to detect content ancillary information from the program tuned by the tuner. The content...
7937724 Advertising content tracking for an entertainment device  
Systems and methods of processing data from a plurality of entertainment devices are provided. The method may include: receiving user interaction information, said user interaction information...
7933386 Interactive hospitality system  
A hospitality system has at least one database for storing guest preferences regarding environment variables, for storing a national and/or regional origin or personal attributes of the guest....
7930716 Techniques for reinsertion of local market advertising in digital video from a bypass source  
A method and system for reinserting local content commercials in a digital video format into a customized event data stream. Local content commercials may be inserted at an on-site facility, a...
7930715 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system  
An apparatus and a method provide optimum packaging of programs for delivery over a television program delivery system. The apparatus includes a central processor unit (CPU) that is used to select...
7926081 Method and system for forming a countdown clock channel output  
A system and method includes an automation system and a scheduling system generating a schedule having a countdown time for a countdown clock assembly and communicating the schedule to an...
7924851 Method of processing traffic information and digital broadcast system  
A digital broadcast transmitting/receiving system and a method for processing data are disclosed. The method for processing data may enhance the receiving performance of the receiving system by...
7926076 Displaying advertisement on user terminal  
A method of displaying an independent advertisement while providing a broadcasting service and a user terminal executing the method are disclosed. In one embodiment, the user terminal outputs...
7917922 Video input switching and signal processing apparatus  
An apparatus integrates a plurality of television signal sources into a cohesive audio/video environment. Internal provisions include a standard broadcast-frequency tuner, cable tuner as well as...
7917924 Systems and methods for semantic editorial control and video/audio editing  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to create and customize a version of media content based on semantic criteria is provided. Based...
7913275 Method and apparatus for switching targeted advertisements at a set top terminal  
A system and method for switching targeted advertisements is described. In one embodiment one primary advertisement is assigned to a first channel, where the first channel carries a program. At...
7912753 System and method for controlling the presentation of advertisements  
The present disclosure relates to a system and method for controlling the presentation of advertisements. In one arrangement, the system and method are adapted to collect weather condition...
7904922 Template creation and editing for a message campaign  
A system and method for dynamically creating individualized, multi-media messages and to deliver the messages to specific target groups or individual viewers. A message, story, or advertisement is...
7904925 System, method and device for realizing multimedia service  
A realization system, method and device for multimedia service are provided. In the realization system for multimedia service, a service middleware receives multimedia service location information...
7900227 Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on...
7900225 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...
7895620 Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on...
7895618 Emergency alert message data structure, emergency alert message signaling method, and cable broadcasting system  
An emergency alert message data structure, an emergency alert message signaling method, and a cable broadcasting system using the same are disclosed. The data structure includes a scroll rate...
7895619 Method for controlling display of audio-visual programmes, and receiver for displaying same  
The invention relates to a method for controlling of the display of audio-visual program by a receiver provided with means of receiving and recording audio-visual programs. The method comprises a...
7890971 Systems and methods for managing and distributing media content  
In accordance with the present invention, a media content management application that allows a user to customize, assemble, distribute, and track one or more versions of media content based on...
7881657 Method for high-throughput 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...
7882519 Advertisements in an end-user controlled playback environment  
This invention discloses a method for displaying advertisements transmitted to a user unit, the method includes receiving, at the user unit, at least one advertisement tagged with a delay tag...
7877766 Method and system of providing a non-skippable sub-advertisement stream  
A method and system of providing a non-skippable sub-advertisement stream. The general idea of one embodiment in accordance with the present invention is that when a user of an electronic digital...
7873749 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...