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9032448 System and method for broadcasting advertisements and rewarding the consumption of the advertisements  
A broadcast system provides consumers with inducement to consume portions in which they may not have an active interest, such as commercials. To dissuade consumers from leaving the vicinity of the...
9032447 Method and apparatus for interfacing buyers with products depicted in a video  
A method for capturing viewer attention concerning a product depicted in a color motion video is provided wherein a frame in the plurality of image frames rendering the motion video on a display,...
9032446 System and method for facilitating purchases associated with video programming  
A method for facilitating a purchase associated with video programming is provided. The method includes detecting a product signal related to video programming, and activating an indicator within a...
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...
9027074 Enhanced television services  
A method and system to permit TV viewers to interact with program content broadcast over a subscriber network, such as cable, satellite, internet, or cellular telephone. The details of the ability...
9021533 Method and apparatus to purchase contents by using portable storage medium or via network  
Users of a method and apparatus to purchase (e.g., rent or buy) contents using a portable storage medium, via a network or the like. Contents purchased using embodiments of a method and apparatus...
9021521 System and method for delivering advertising content according to a selection received from subscriber equipment  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server comprising a memory to store executable instructions and a controller coupled to the memory. The...
9015746 Interest-based video streams  
Embodiments related to delivering a video stream to a requesting viewer are disclosed. In one example embodiment, a video stream is delivered by receiving a request for the video stream from a...
9009759 Terminating enhanced television broadcasts  
An enhanced television broadcast system may enable the transmission and reception of a real-time event when a new program is about to begin. The real-time event may control access to enhancements...
9003471 Response timing  
A method for transmitting a message in an interactive television system, comprises receiving at a receiver unit a video stream including video data and a timing stream indicative of the timing of...
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...
8990863 Methods and systems for providing status updates associated with one or more pending orders  
A system and method in accordance with exemplary embodiments may receive, at a set top box, one or more user request messages to display order status information from an input device. The system...
8990862 Systems and methods for providing self-services over television  
Cable and satellite television systems, televisions, and universal remotes are used to provide interactive financial self-services to users. The cable or satellite system provides a connection...
8984552 Apparatus and method for providing media content  
A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving video content at a mobile device via a network from a video server wherein a single version of the...
8984563 Identifying ancillary information associated with an audio/video program  
A system communicates video information including television content associated with a plurality of channels and ancillary information. Information may be transmitted with the ancillary information...
8984562 Method and apparatus for interacting with a set-top box using widgets  
An approach is provided for enabling direct user interaction with specific items of content as presented by a content delivery system. Content is presented via a set-top box concurrently with a...
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...
8966542 System and method for providing media content and interactive content  
A method includes receiving an indicator from a service provider via a network. The indicator is received with first media content and includes data to cause a selectable image to be displayed with...
8966531 Computer program product and device for displaying advertising on a television  
A method of providing advertising from a central database server connected to a global computer network to distributed sites via interactive television. A representative icon is presented to a...
8959099 Multimedia content search and recording scheduling system  
Techniques described herein enable searching for multimedia content and for downloading or scheduling the recording of the multimedia content. The multimedia content may have been previously stored...
8954346 Serving form ads with a video  
Serving form ads with videos is disclosed, including: receiving from a client device a request including a set of parameters associated with a video; and determining a form ad to be displayed with...
8955011 Location-based movie identification systems and methods  
The illustrative embodiments described herein provide systems and methods for movie identification based on a location. In the embodiment, a method includes locating a mobile communication device...
8952791 Method and system for tracking RFID tags for use in advertising and marketing  
The current invention is a method and system for tracking an RFID tag within a defined 3D space and can be used to identify objects within a live performance and create hotspots with respect to the...
8948250 Systems and methods for video/multimedia rendering, composition, and user-interactivity  
An interactive video/multimedia application (IVM application) may specify one or more media assets for playback. The IVM application may define the rendering, composition, and interactivity of one...
8949905 Bookmarking, cataloging and purchasing system for use in conjunction with streaming and non-streaming media on multimedia devices  
A system and process by which a product and the data associated with the product, including standard product information, information associated with the context of the product, external...
8949910 Apparatus and method for media content presentation  
A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, accessing, by a system comprising at least one processor, a content display configuration corresponding to a...
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...
8938756 Receiving device, receiving method, program, and information processing system  
A receiving device includes: a receiver configured to receive AV content; a feature extractor configured to extract a feature from data of the received AV content; an identification result acquirer...
8930977 Tracking user affinity through interactions with media files  
A user's interactions with a media player during the playing of a media file may provide a variety of information regarding the user's interests in the media file, or in any objects, images,...
8930990 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...
8931015 System and method for providing information of selectable objects in a television program in an information stream independent of the television program  
A system and method for providing information of selectable objects in a television program in an information stream independent of the television program as shown in and/or described in connection...
8918832 Method and system for outcome prediction utilizing automatic content recognition  
An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device may be operable to identify, utilizing an ACR system, an event that is to take place in a presented program. An overlay, which...
8910216 Systems and methods for setting a timer via an interactive trigger  
Systems and methods may provide for setting a timer via an interactive trigger. The interactive trigger may be combined with a video stream and detected when the video stream is to be displayed....
8910201 Product placement in digital content  
The techniques and systems described herein place product information at a location in digital content where an existing object occurs. The techniques may select the product information based on...
8904414 System and method of delivering video content  
A method of delivering video content is disclosed that includes receiving a request at a video content gifting server from a first set-top box device. The request indicates a selection to purchase...
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...
8893184 Mechanism for facilitating multiple multimedia viewing planes in media display systems  
A mechanism is described for facilitating multiple multimedia viewing planes in media display systems according to one embodiment of the invention. A method of embodiments of the invention includes...
8887214 System and method for unified metadata brokering and policy-based content resolution in a video architecture  
A method is provided in one example embodiment and includes establishing a connection between a client and a messaging fabric associated with a video system that includes a metadata broker element;...
8875056 Display device and display method  
Provided is a display device including a display mode controller for controlling a transition to a whole screen display mode for displaying an image in an entire screen of a display section, a...
8867525 Method and apparatus for providing a voice session with a commercial advertiser during a video session  
A method and apparatus for enabling service providers to offer businesses to advertise using commercials over streaming video contents to interact with interested consumers on a real time basis are...
8863183 Server system for real-time moving image collection, recognition, classification, processing, and delivery  
Provided is a server system in which real-time communication based on a moving image group is performed between a number of users. The moving image collection/delivery server system accumulates...
8863199 Method and device for displaying information with respect to selected image elements of images of a video sequence  
The invention relates to a method for displaying information with respect to selected image elements. The aim of the invention is to simplify the interactive work via, for example, a frame. To this...
8856826 System and method for effectively presenting multimedia information materials  
Methods and systems for presenting multimedia information materials from a database, preferably as a video broadcast. In one example, a plurality of information segments, such as video clips, are...
8850495 Advertisement delivering system based on digital television system and mobile communication device  
A system for delivering advertisements based on a digital television system and a mobile communication device is disclosed. The television system and the mobile device are connected in ad hoc...
8850468 Method and system for auxiliary data detection and delivery  
A method and system for auxiliary data detection. Data is received on a hand-held device from a display of a signal on a monitor. The signal is visually displayed on the monitor at a frequency. A...
8850475 Provisioning an enhanced television (ETV) application  
A method includes detecting, from an Enhanced Television (ETV) Integrated Signaling Stream (EISS), an indication that an ETV application is available to be downloaded; downloading, in response to...
8850486 Method and apparatus for providing a user interface  
When the user views the information available on a program (in a Personal Video Recorder), the keywords that determine whether a program will be recorded are accentuated. This can be done by using...
8849827 Method and apparatus for automatically tagging content  
A content tagging and management capability is provided for enabling automatic tagging of content and management of tagged content. A method includes receiving content including an object, and...
8850485 System and method for providing enhanced data for visual displays  
A method and system providing enhanced data for visual displays are provided. A remote selector identifies a plurality of objects and sends at least one request to retrieve data about the objects....
8843967 Program additional data processing device, server apparatus, program information display method, and recorded medium  
A program ancillary data processing apparatus is provided which includes a program ancillary data extraction unit for extracting program ancillary data pertinent to commodities or services...
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