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9043834 Providing content responsive to multimedia signals  
A method of providing information including providing a communication session of at least one of audio and video media and applying automatic recognition to media transferred on the communication...
9043828 Placing sponsored-content based on images in video content  
Sponsored-content may be placed based on images in video content. A first image in a frame of a video content item is identified. The first image is matched with a second stored image. A...
9043222 User interface for geofence associated content  
A location aware user interface on a wireless handset is described. The location aware user interface comprises a location module configured to transmit a location message to a remote server via a...
9038100 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...
9038099 Emergency alert representation  
An emergency alert is received. Information representing a map is generated from emergence alert information identifying an affected area, including a code that identifies a political region and a...
9037684 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....
9038098 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...
9038105 Thumbnail publication  
A video service provider system may include one or more devices. The one or more device may receive thumbnails of programs that are currently airing on a group of television channels and match the...
9032433 Personalized ad insertion during start over service  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for inserting targeted/addressable advertisements into video streams delivered to users within the context of a start over service.
9032431 System and method for filtering broadcast communication based on viewing context  
A video control system for displaying video products within a current viewing context is designed to receive, via a broadcast communication, a video product and product information for the video...
9032432 Managing undesirable content in IP video broadcast traffic  
A method and apparatus are provided for suppressing display of advertisements within a video over IP stream provided by a content provider. Metadata is prepended to advertisements within the...
9032456 Modifying commercials for multi-speed playback  
A system for modifying commercials for multi-speed playback detects when a commercial break begins in a broadcast program content stream. If the viewer selects fast-forward playback mode during...
9025960 Extending EPON multi-point control protocol to run on ethernet PON over coax networks  
A method implemented by a middlebox comprising registering a customer premises equipment (CPE) in the middlebox, wherein the CPE is coupled to the middlebox via an electrical line, and...
9027053 Method and apparatus for customized rendering of commercials  
An entertainment system receives entertainment programming interposed with commercials. The entertainment system selectively renders the commercial in accordance with characteristics associated...
9027051 Determining whether an advertisement aired in accordance with predefined airing specifications  
A method and computing devices are provided for determining whether an advertisement aired in accordance with predefined airing specifications. A plurality of advertisement identification markers...
9027061 System and method for promoting marketable items  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a media processor having a controller to receive from a media communication system metadata describing one...
9015748 System and method for approximating characteristics of households for targeted advertisement  
During the display of video content to a viewing audience, a system receives feedback information from the viewing audience concerning the displayed video content. At a later time and based on the...
9015749 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...
9015780 Video transmission system having unicast and multicast modes and methods for use therewith  
A video transmission system includes a video server module that selectively operates in a unicast mode and a multicast mode, wherein the video server module generates a video signal that includes...
9015750 Interactive television program guide system for determining user values for demographic categories  
An interactive television program guide system for determining user input values for demographic categories is provided. The system includes user television equipment having a receiver for...
9009767 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...
9009750 Post processing video to identify interests based on clustered user interactions  
Methods and systems for post-processing video to identify interests based on clustered user interactions are provided. A client application program running on a set-top box is provided to enable a...
9009753 Measurement and reporting of set top box inserted AD impressions  
Methods are disclosed for measuring ad impressions and receiving feedback on local ad assets inserted into a video transport stream at the set top box level. Each set top box stores the number of...
9009754 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...
9003441 Probabilistic inference of demographic information from user selection of content  
Demographic information for users and content are collected based on users' content selections. Each user is associated with some demographic data. Users who select particular content, such as an...
9003442 Shared local government channel  
A method, performed by a computer device, may include receiving content from a first local government entity; associating a virtual channel identifier with the received content; and transmitting...
9001214 Spectral estimation method, system and reference target design method  
A method, system and reference target for estimating spectral data on a selected one of three spectral information types is disclosed. Spectral information types comprise illumination of a scene,...
8997143 Data boundary manager for addressable advertising  
A computer implemented method and system for managing audience data for advertisement placements is disclosed. A server receives a source signal stream comprising metadata and an advertisement...
8997133 Method and system for utilizing automatic content recognition for content tracking  
An automatic content recognition (ACR) enabled (ACR-enabled) connected TV device may be operable to collect viewing data, utilizing ACR. The viewing data may comprise viewer interaction...
8997131 Advertisements for recorded content  
Disclosed are various embodiments for providing advertisements in association with recorded media items. For example, a broadcast media item is stored in a networked storage system in association...
8997158 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)...
8997138 Correlating online behavior with presumed viewing of television advertisements  
A method implemented using a programmed hardware computer system comprises: in response to a request to deliver an advertisement received from a TVP or STB (or another entity for the STB), causing...
8997140 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...
8997144 Targeted online, telephone and television advertisements based on cross-service subscriber profile  
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...
8988495 Image display apparatus, method for controlling the image display apparatus, and image display system  
A method for controlling an image display apparatus includes determining a type of a video signal included in an input signal, determining whether three-dimensional (3D) format information is...
8990849 Advertisement insertion into media content for streaming  
Methods and systems for advertisement insertion into streaming media content are described. In one method, an advertisement insertion tool receives a first indication of a start time of an...
8990850 Personalized broadcast system  
A system and method for providing personal broadcast channels are provided. In one embodiment, one or more users interact with a local broadcast agent hosted by a local server to define profiles...
8984548 Applied automatic demographic analysis  
A method for managing a data stream that is transmitted from a stream transmitter to a stream receiver disposed in an environment that includes at least one individual is provided. The method...
8984551 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...
8984564 Method and system for dynamically inserting content information into a mobile TV application  
A method operates a mobile communication device configured for outputting a television application and displaying selected content within a television environment of the mobile communication...
8978061 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...
8973034 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...
8973029 Backpropagating a virtual camera to prevent delayed virtual insertion  
A method for video insertion using backpropagation may include determining a first camera model from a first frame of the sequence. The method may also include determining a transition location....
8973032 Advertisement insertion into media content for streaming  
Methods and systems for advertisement insertion into streaming media content are described. In one method, an advertisement insertion tool receives advertisement insertion input that identifies a...
8971212 Identifying a resource geographically associated with one or more transceivers  
A method for discovering resources includes identifying one or more geographically fixed transceivers with which a mobile device is in communication and through which the mobile device can...
8973028 Information storage medium storing metadata and method of providing additional contents, and digital broadcast reception apparatus  
Disclosed are an information storage medium storing metadata for providing additional content during a broadcast program, the metadata including information indicating whether to insert second...
8966524 Method of associating program content data in a digital television network  
There is provided a method of associating program content data in a peer-to-peer digital television network. The network comprises a program content source, a network comprising a plurality of...
8966520 Video ad swapping in a video streaming system  
Configuration of advertisements in a streaming video segment works in cooperation with a client device. Using a selection algorithm, a server selects a first number of default video advertisements...
8966523 Advertisement insertion into media content for streaming  
Methods and systems for advertisement insertion into streaming media content are described. In one method, an advertisement insertion tool receives a first indication of a start time of where an...
8959541 Determining a future portion of a currently presented media program  
This document describes techniques and apparatuses for determining a future portion of a currently presented media program. The techniques and apparatuses can receive current media reactions of...