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9043842 Method for virtual channel management, method for retrieving digital contents, and network-based multimedia reproduction system with virtual channels  
A method for virtual channel management is provided. The method includes the following steps. In response to a command, a control unit of a network-based multimedia reproduction system determines...
9032442 Acquiring cable channel map information in a cable receiver  
The present invention is a method, system, and computer-readable medium for acquiring a channel map in a cable receiver. The channel map associates physical analog and digital channels in an RF...
9032452 Method and apparatus for simulating head-end connectivity on a set-top box  
An approach is provided for simulating a connection to a head-end system to enable execution of content and features of a set-top box. A simulation platform stores a plurality of control data...
9025085 Methods and apparatus for providing access to program channels  
Methods and apparatus for providing access to program channels, e.g., high definition programs and program channels which corresponding to a standard definition program and/or program channels are...
9014349 Media instant messaging for mobile device  
In an instant messaging system, message latency is reduced by initiating traffic channel set-up at a receiving device concurrently while a sending device is generating the instant message. When a...
9003438 Integrated advertising in video link aggregation system  
Methods and systems for presentation of content through an interface to provide personalized video feeds to a user. A video feed is harvested from feed items gathered at various Internet sources....
8990317 Shared multimedia experience  
A method includes receiving a request to establish a group presence session between at least a first device associated with a first network and a second device associated with a second network....
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...
8990855 Generating a personalized video mosaic in a cable services network  
Methods and systems are provided for generating a personalized video mosaic from multiple of video sources in a cable television services system. A head end receives a subscriber selection of...
8990857 Interface for watching a stream of videos  
A computing device provides a display of a plurality of channel previews for a plurality of channels in a channel control area in a user interface, the display distinguishing a first channel...
8984560 Apparatus for receiving broadcast in processing broadcast program reserved for viewing and method thereof  
An apparatus for receiving a broadcast in processing a viewing-reserved broadcast program and method thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes displaying a first broadcast program...
RE45410 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal  
A device for provisioning, retrieving, and using data guide information transmitted in a digital broadcast signal is disclosed. A receiver receives the digital broadcast signal which includes...
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...
8949904 Channel control method and apparatus  
A channel control method and apparatus of a broadcast reception system are provided for facilitating channel selection by providing multiple broadcast channel images on a screen. A method of...
8943542 Systems and methods for providing predefined category-based channel lists  
Various embodiments facilitate generation, distribution, and presentation of category-based predefined channel lists. In one embodiment, an electronic program guide (“EPG”) manager is provided for...
8938760 Television box and method for controlling display to display audio/video information  
The present invention provides a TV box, where the TV box is connected to a display via lined connection or wireless connection, and the TV box includes a control unit, a network interface circuit...
8935731 Display system, television apparatus and operating method for application implementing thereof  
An operating method of application for the television apparatus is provided. Wherein, the operating method includes: receiving a channel selecting instruction; reading a channel list, the channel...
8935726 Generation of dynamic content interfaces  
Example embodiments relate to generation of dynamic content interfaces based on device capabilities and user entitlements. Multiple devices associated with a user account may each request a...
8931013 Method and system for controlling a queue for communicating content in a broadcast communication system  
A system for scheduling content includes a scheduling system having a plurality of queues each having a priority level and a block type. The scheduling system assigns content to one of 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...
8913199 System and method of displaying content  
A method includes receiving, at a computing device, a first selection of first video content. The method also includes sending the first video content to a display device. The method further...
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...
8904435 Electronic program guide for indicating availability of past programs  
A system and method for providing an electronic program guide for television or radio programs includes presenting listing of present or future programs on-screen, presenting listings of past...
8896672 Image display device capable of three-dimensionally displaying an item or user interface and a method for operating the same  
An image display device for displaying a 3-Dimensional (3D) image and a method for operating the same are disclosed. The image display device includes a user input unit configured to receive an...
8887203 Multi-functional display device having a channel map and method of controlling the same  
A multi-functional display device having a channel map and a method for controlling the same are disclosed herein. The multi-functional display device may include a display, an input interface, a...
8887209 Pairing a remote control and a television  
The present invention is a method for associating remote controls and televisions. More specifically, the present invention permits delivery of television programming to multiple televisions from...
8874683 Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver  
A method of receiving and processing a broadcast signal including a Non-Real Time (NRT) service and a broadcast receiver are disclosed herein. A method of processing a Non-Real Time (NRT) service...
8869211 Zoomable content recommendation system  
A method is provided for a content recommendation module. The method includes receiving a user input related to viewing contents from a user and determining whether a recommendation pool...
8869210 Broadcast receiving apparatus, control method thereof, and storage medium  
A broadcast receiving apparatus and method for controlling the apparatus includes selecting a channel from a plurality of channels included in a broadcast signal, an outputting channel selection...
8869206 Digital television and channel editing method thereof  
A digital television and a channel editing method are provided wherein various channel information is edited efficiently. In the channel edit method of the digital TV, the channel information...
8863198 Television having silos that animate content source searching and selection  
An Intelligent TV can organize content into silos. a silo is a logical representation of a content source for the Intelligent television. Silo can include content applications (e.g., Live TV, VOD,...
8861938 Replace content with like content to enhance program experience  
A method and a system for replacement of programs on a video recorder based on preferences and size constraints of a video recorder. The video recorder compares recorded programs in the computer...
8856836 Providing information of image data stored in digital image display apparatus  
A device and a method for providing information of image data stored in a digital image display apparatus and a recording medium recorded with a program for realizing the same are disclosed....
8854555 System and method to toggle between two or more television channels  
Systems and methods for toggling between television channels that appear on a display. A listing of channels is received from a user, with the channels being prioritized in an order of preference....
8839299 Method and apparatus for updating content channels  
An apparatus and method for creating channels dedicated to a particular type of content. The method includes acquiring seed content and using the seed content in the creation or updating of a...
8836863 Image display apparatus and channel information display method thereof  
An image display apparatus and a channel information display method thereof are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method includes displaying an image from a selected channel on at least...
8839303 System and method for enhancing user search results by determining a television program currently being displayed in proximity to an electronic device  
A computer implemented method for using search queries related to television programs. A server receives a user's search query from an electronic device. The server then determines, in accordance...
8839304 Method and system for sharing channel map of digital broadcast in home network  
A method and system for a plurality of devices to share a channel map of digital broadcast in a home network is provided. In a system and method for sharing a channel map of digital broadcast in a...
8832737 Smart channel entry system  
An interactive system is provided in which information is displayed in response to the entry of the digits of a channel number. The interactive system may be implemented on a television, a...
8826339 RF/IP virtual channel mapping for a digital video receiver  
Various embodiments of systems, methods, and computer programs for implementing radio frequency (RF) and Internet Protocol (IP) virtual channel maps (VCM) in an integrated RF/IP digital video...
8823881 Television and control device and control method  
A control device controls a television. The control device includes a touch module. The control device displays a menu containing a number of soft keys on a screen. The soft keys are activated to...
8813122 Apparatus and method for selecting, scheduling, and reproducing programs while accounting for scheduling gaps  
The invention relates to an apparatus for reproducing programs, comprising storage means for storing a plurality of stored programs, for example, a television receiver comprising or controlling a...
8804042 Preemptive preloading of television program data  
Digital television channels are preemptively cached based on a modeling of a user to reduce delays while switching channels. A current television channel is selected using a first tuner. A future...
8804052 System and method for filtering a television channel list based on channel characteristics  
A system and method for automatically managing television channel lists is disclosed. Pixel resolutions characteristics of a plurality of televisions channels are analyzed. One or more high...
8799936 Cooperative filtering algorithm-based personal preference program recommendation system for IPTV  
A system for recommending personalized favorite programs or channels to internet protocol television (IPTV) users based on a collaborative filtering algorithm is disclosed. The system includes a...
8799961 Remote control based interactive program guide  
The present invention relates to electronic program guides. Program guide state information is stored in a remote control which generates and delivers a pseudo-interactive guide to end users with...
8789097 Method and system for providing channel information, and computer readable storage medium  
A method for providing channel information is illustrated. The method includes: receiving a command for switching channels when a first channel content is displayed on a display unit; determining...
8782706 Systems and methods for providing channel groups in an interactive media guidance application  
The present invention relates an interactive media guidance application that provides channel groups. Channel groups may include media channels, such as television channels, radio stations,...
8782704 Program guide interface systems and methods  
Exemplary program guide interface systems and methods are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes a mobile device presenting a program guide interface by way of a touch screen, detecting a...
8780276 Methods and apparatus for providing access to program channels  
Methods and apparatus for providing access to program channels, e.g., high definition programs and program channels which corresponding to a standard definition program and/or program channels are...

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