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9043837 Media content discovery in an integrated media service that distributes media content by way of a plurality of different media distribution models  
An exemplary method includes a media service provider system 1) providing an end user of an integrated media service with access to a media program by way of a plurality of different media...
9043844 Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television program guide  
An interactive television program guide system with program series reminder and recording capabilities is provided. The system allows a user to set a reminder or schedule a recording for a single...
9042703 System and method for content-based navigation of live and recorded TV and video programs  
A system, method and computer-readable medium are presented for providing real-time content-based navigation of live video programming. The video programming is received and a searchable database...
9038110 System and method for viewing a TV program guide on a mobile device background  
A system and methods for providing an interactive program guide (IPG) to a mobile device are disclosed. The system generally includes a network component which receives IPG data including program...
9032437 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 providing enhanced entertainment data. For instance, in one embodiment, a computer implemented...
9032443 System and method for automatically authoring interactive television content  
A system and method is provided to automatically generate content for ITV products and services by processing primary media sources. In one embodiment of the invention, keywords are automatically...
9031848 User interface for searching a bundled service content data source  
Methods and apparatus for providing a search interface for an electronic device including a tuner configured to tune the electronic device to receive scheduled programming content. A search query...
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...
9021531 Video searching using TV and user interfaces therefor  
Using a TV, a viewer watching broadcast TV or Internet video content on a display can select a “Video Search” application indicating viewer desire to obtain information about a currently playing...
9009751 Systems and methods for searching based on information in commercials  
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining if a commercial contains one of metadata, close captioning information, recognizable speech in...
9003450 Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver  
A method of processing a non-real time service of a broadcast receiver, which receives and processes a service being transmitted in non-real time, and a broadcast receiver are disclosed. Herein,...
8997154 Apparatus and method for obtaining media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive a request for media content from a set top box of an Internet...
8990858 Search-based media program guide systems and methods  
An exemplary method includes receiving a program guide data search request, associating a time block with the program guide data search request, identifying a set of program guide data associated...
8990418 Providing data feeds for video programs  
A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and a computer-implemented method for providing data feeds for video programs is presented. A request is received from a...
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...
8973049 Content recommendations  
Content recommendations may be provided. First, in response to a received input and concurrent with a shrunken programming content, a media guide may be displayed. The media guide may comprise a...
8966533 Receiving apparatus, information processing method, program, transmitting apparatus, and application interlocking system for acquiring and executing an application in conjunction with reproduction of content  
Disclosed herein is a receiving apparatus including: an extracting part configured to extract signature data representing a feature of reproduced content from the content; a profile generating...
8966537 System, method, and article of manufacture for a user interface for a network media channel  
A user interface for a network media channel allows subscribers to share media files according to ad-hoc specification via kernels. The user interface may be accessed via a device and it may be...
8955013 Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences  
An improved television guide system. According to one embodiment of the invention, television guide information is provided that includes multiple occurrences of a single show. The guide system of...
8949874 Evaluating media channels  
A computer system determines feature metrics for a content channel. The content channel includes one or more media items. The computer system receives a query that corresponds to a query types....
8943539 Enabling a friend to remotely modify user data  
The present invention allows users to interact with people, who have interacted with other people, and obtain media files and recommendations from those having common interests, thereby creating...
8938761 System and method of analyzing internet protocol television content credits information  
An Internet Protocol television (IPTV) system is disclosed. The system includes a selector module that is adapted to select a content item based upon metadata information associated with the...
8938762 Television broadcast receiving device of generating information for obtaining webpage information, method of generating acquisition objective information, program, apparatus of generating acquisition objective information, and television broadcasting system  
A television broadcast receiving device includes a program selecting unit that accepts the selection of one of programs in a program list; an extracting unit that extracts a keyword related to the...
8935713 Determining audience members associated with a set of videos  
Determining a video audience is disclosed, including: identifying a set of videos based at least in part on a received criterion; querying a video database to retrieve engagements associated with...
8935725 Visually browsing videos  
A method for enabling visual browsing of a plurality videos includes identifying a low frame rate version for each video from a plurality of videos using one or more computers, wherein the low...
8931002 Explanatory-description adding apparatus, computer program product, and explanatory-description adding method  
When a scene group including plural scenes, for example a group of scenes bookmarked during viewing of video contents is inputted, a combination of a scene and metadata in a group of metadata that...
8918814 Program information processing apparatus and program information processing method  
A program information processing apparatus and a program information processing method that are capable of easily conducting a program search using an electronic program guide and displaying the...
8918831 Method and apparatus for managing a presentation of media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium having computer instructions to present a plurality of unassociated...
8914346 Clustered search indexing for correlated data groups  
Systems, methods and devices described herein enable producing and utilizing a clustered search index as a way of searching correlated data groups, such as channel lineups. In particular, in some...
8914364 Content notifying device, notifying method, and program  
A program search device is configured to extract a program using search condition attribute information of the program. The device includes a unit storing information concerning the storage...
8904448 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...
8904442 Method and system for information querying  
Methods and systems for information querying are described. At least one recent image of a video signal may be accessed. Recent text associated with the at least one recent image may be accessed....
8904436 Method and apparatus for providing preferred broadcast information  
A method and apparatus for providing preferred broadcast information are provided. A Social Networking Service (SNS) server is requested to search for pieces of information in an SNS that are...
8904441 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide  
An interactive television program guide application is provided that queries a user regarding the user's interest in television programs and suggests television programs to the user based on the...
8904437 Similar content search device and computer-readable storage medium  
According to one embodiment, a phrase similarity is reduced when a common genre characteristic word is included in a program of interest interested by a user and a similar phrase program including...
8893182 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Television schedule system and method of operation for multiple program occurrences
 
An improved television guide system. According to one embodiment of the invention, television guide information is provided that includes multiple occurrences of a single show. The guide system of...
8893199 System and method of managing video content delivery  
A system and method of managing delivery of content is disclosed. The method includes receiving a first request for delayed broadcast of a content item at a first time. The first request is from a...
8881197 Apparatus and method for processing augmented broadcast content using analysis algorithm based on reference signal  
An apparatus and method for processing augmented broadcast content. The apparatus includes: a broadcast content receiving unit configured to receive broadcast content and a first reference signal...
8881196 Video playback apparatus, information providing apparatus, information providing system, information providing method and program  
A video playback apparatus for playing back a recorded program video which is connected with an ECG server for providing information related to a program through a communication network includes a...
8875186 Apparatus and method of providing a recommended broadcast program  
Described herein is an apparatus that provides recommended program information based on a viewing history of an audience. The apparatus includes an extractor to extract, based on a specific...
8869208 Computing similarity between media programs  
System and method are provided to associate or compare media programs. A method includes: obtaining, using at least one processing circuit, first metadata for a first media program and second...
8863190 Method and apparatus for providing targeted advertisements  
Techniques to deliver targeted advertisements and multimedia contents to viewers. Various types of advertisements are encoded and transmitted. The advertisements may be targeted for different...
8863185 Social television  
A system may include a media content processing subsystem configured to provide media content to a display device. The system may further include an adjunct computing device in communication with...
8863196 Enhanced information on mobile device for viewed program and control of internet TV device using mobile device  
The user of an Internet TV device can control the Internet TV device using a mobile device such as a smart phone. The smart phone also obtains program information from the Internet TV device and...
8863191 Method for operating image display apparatus  
A multifunctional display device displays a first area containing a program received through a channel, a second area containing card objects, and a third area containing additional information of...
8863175 Method and system for targeted commerce in network broadcasting  
A system and a method for using the system for targeted commerce in network broadcasting are provided. The system includes an interface device configured to receive a multimedia stream from a...
8863202 System and method for voice driven cross service search using second display  
Apparatus and methods to implement a technique for using a second display with a network-enabled television. In one implementation, this feature allows the user to conveniently enter search terms...
8856824 Methods, systems, and products for alternate audio sources  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for retrieving audio signals. A video signal is received that is associated with a content identifier and an alternate audio tag. In response to the...
8850477 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters  
The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a...
8850487 Display device and method for providing content using the same  
A display device and a method for providing content using the display device are disclosed. A controller receives a search term and searches for at least one content including a video frame...
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