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US20050229231 Converter-assisted video encoder  
A system may include a decoder, an encoder, and a storage device. The decoder may decode encoded video information having a first format into intermediate video information. The decoder may also...
US20110119720 Set Top Box With Capability to Support User Identification  
A method for performing a service action on a particular set top box based on a particular private identifier associated with the particular set top box is disclosed. At a database associated with...
US20090328125 VIDEO FINGERPRINT SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A method that provides identification information for a portion of a video stream includes receiving a video stream, wherein the video stream includes one or more successive video scenes, wherein...
US20100299691 System and Method for Personalization of Television Content Provided by a Set-Top Box Based on a User's Context and Uniquifiers  
A method for personalization of television content comprises determining if input information respective of the television content matches one or more uniquifiers of a user of a set-top box (STB),...
US20110173102 Content sensitive point-of-sale system for interactive media  
A system and method are described for offering items and services for sale that are related to content being displayed in an interactive medium such as the world wide web, public kiosks, hand-held...
US20120023543 Advanced digital TV system  
A system for displaying electronic program guide information about a plurality of video items on a screen, the system including a display module to display a plurality of pages layering into the...
US20110306368 Systems and Methods for Facilitating a Commerce Transaction Over a Distribution Network  
Embodiments of the invention include systems and methods for facilitating a commerce transaction over a distribution network. According to one embodiment, a method for facilitating a purchase...
US20110169913 SET-TOP BOX CIRCUITRY SUPPORTING 2D AND 3D CONTENT REDUCTIONS TO ACCOMMODATE VIEWING ENVIRONMENT CONSTRAINTS  
Set-top box circuitry and methods of operating the same are described that support the delivery of media content between one or more media content sources and a screen assembly of a display...
US20110067043 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISING-ON-DEMAND  
A TV advertisement server (TA server) and method of providing advertising-on-demand includes a TV, a set-top-box (STB) connected with the TV, and connected with the STB. When the STB sends a...
US20140020042 PARAMETERIZED SERVICES DESCRIPTOR FOR ADVANCED TELEVISION SERVICES  
A method, computer program, reception apparatus, and information providing apparatus for accessing or providing access to content. The method includes receiving a transport stream from a content...
US20140259087 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING USER OUTPUT PREFERENCES  
A method is disclosed for determining audiovisual output preference. The method comprises providing first and second stimuli having respective sets of audio and visual characteristics. The method...
US20120011558 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING MEDIA VIA A SET-TOP BOX  
An approach is provided for presenting media via a set-top box. A set-top box detects a wireless device according to a predetermined communication protocol. A communication channel is established...
US20090249419 Method and System of Queued Management of Multimedia Storage  
Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for a method and system of queued management of multimedia storage. In some examples, a queue management...
US20070157251 Methods and Systems For Distributing Assets Associated With Television Program  
Systems and methods for on-demand purchasing and distribution of products associated with a television program (“assets”) to consumers, such as music, telephone ringtones, videos, CDs, DVDs,...
US20090113509 VIDEO SYSTEM, VIDEO TRANSMITTER, VIDEO RECEIVER AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME  
A video system with a bi-directional transmission function is provided. The video system includes an video transmitter, a transmission interface and a video receiver. The video transmitter is...
US20100333162 System and Method to Provide an Extensible Storefront  
A computer implemented method includes receiving a search query at a computing device of a private media delivery network. After receiving the search query, the computer implemented method...
US20050160467 Multimedia telecommunication system with a multipurpose multimedia device  
A multimedia telecommunication system with a telecommunication service provider (TSP) to broadcast a multimedia composition signal (CS) from a multimedia content provider (MCP) to a user station...
US20110283333 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SENDING MEDIA CONTENT TO A USER DEVICE FROM A NETWORK OF SET-TOP CELLS  
Systems and methods for streaming media content on a user device from a wireless network of set-top cells. Set-top cells with overlapping wireless transmission ranges create a network within which...
US20070050834 Localized media content management  
An embodiment of the present invention is a technique to localize content management of media content assets. A local content is received at a regional media center. The local content corresponds...
US20140181885 MULTI-LAYER VIDEO STREAM DECODING  
Multi-layer dependencies are signaled in an efficient way for a multi-view video stream. Coding or decoding relationship information defining coding or decoding dependencies is represented in...
US20080313693 SET TOP BOX, DIGITAL BROADCAST VIEWING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING DIGITAL BROADCAST VIEWING SYSTEM  
A set top box in combination with an analog TV 1, forming a digital broadcast viewing system includes: a digital tuner unit (5) for digital broadcast reception; output terminals (8) and (9) for...
US20090249414 ENHANCED VOICE-RICH INPUT FOR INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING  
A method may provide an interactive video program to a user, receive, by a video client, audio data from a microphone based on the user's interactive speech during the interactive video program,...
US20120102536 Method and Apparatus for Interaction Between Parties in a Commercial Transaction  
A method and apparatus for matching a consumer and a brand marketing organization. The method includes the steps of receiving from a consumer, a desired set of characteristics associated with...
US20110010747 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZED INITIALIZATION OF DIGITAL HOST DEVICE  
A method and system for customizing an interactive cable host initialization process for a cable host device, is provided. One implementation involves triggering an interactive cable host...
US20050251832 Video acquisition and distribution over wireless networks  
A system for distributing content to a mobile client includes a video acquisition server receiving a video signal and converting the video signal into a stream, and a video server connected to the...
US20100077433 MULTI-PANEL TELEVISION BROWSING  
A method includes displaying program content from a subscription television service on a display and receiving a signal to initiate a multi-panel browsing mode on the display. The method further...
US20140115651 METHOD FOR PROVIDING SEMANTIC APPLICATION  
The present invention relates to a method for providing a digital broadcast, and for providing a semantic application from a receiver for executing the semantic application, which is provided...
US20070083903 Audio/video system for a notebook computer  
An audio/video system for use in a notebook computer. The notebook computer with the audio/video system, without loading any operating system, can operate for users to watch television or video,...
US20090044243 Television Printing Device and Methods Thereof  
A set-top box (STB) of a television system receives web-based content, such as a web page, from a wide area network such as the Internet. The web-based content is provided to the STB for display....
US20140059637 SILO MANAGER  
An Intelligent TV having a silo manager, a panel manager and a panel controller. The various managers and controllers managing a global panel and an application panel. The global panel includes...
US20110145880 USER EDITABLE METADATA FOR INTERACTIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMS  
Television programming may be annotated with metadata and the metadata may be shared among subscribers. A set-top box may receive, from a server, metadata relating to a television program, the...
US20110088073 USER-CONFIGURED BACKGROUND CHANNELS IN INTERNET-PROTOCOL TELEVISION  
A method and system for implementing background channels includes storing configuration information for a user of a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN). The MCDN user may receive and...
US20060294563 Healthcare set-top-box monitoring system  
A method for healthcare monitoring of a person is provided. The method including: operatively connecting a set-top-box (102) to a network (110, 114) and to at least one of a television display...
US20080022339 Generated Set Top Calibration Patterns in Manufacturing  
Included are systems and methods for performing an internal operations test to a set top terminal (STT). At least one embodiment of a method includes creating a test pattern for testing video...
US20090300701 AREA OF INTEREST PROCESSING OF VIDEO DELIVERED TO HANDHELD DEVICE  
Processing a video stream intended for a remote wireless device by a video processing system based upon identified area of interest information to produce an output video stream having lesser...
US20070261095 On the go video content distribution system  
An improved video distribution system for the “on the go” consumer, such as the business traveler or hurried leisure traveler. In one aspect, the invention provides a video distribution system...
US20140096163 PROVIDING AND RECEIVING WIRELESS BROADCASTS  
Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for wirelessly providing transcoded broadcasts to mobile devices and receiving content wirelessly via mobile devices. For...
US20130014202 METHOD OF PROCESSING NON-REAL TIME SERVICE AND BROADCAST RECEIVER  
A method of processing a non-real time (NRT) service in a broadcast receiver is disclosed where the method includes receiving signaling information including the NRT service information and access...
US20110030026 DIGITAL BROADCAST TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING BROADCAST THEREOF  
A digital broadcast receiver is provided. The receiver includes a reception unit to select an aggregation channel providing access information regarding at least one broadcast channel and a...
US20120079527 INGESTING HETEROGENEOUS VIDEO CONTENT TO PROVIDE A UNIFIED VIDEO PROVISIONING SERVICE  
A system may receive a video asset from a content provider. The system may process the video asset to allow a video provisioning system to distribute the video asset to a set top box and another...
US20110072147 Transmitting a Prioritized Audio Stream Along with Multimedia Content  
Systems and methods for transmitting a prioritized audio stream along with multimedia content are disclosed. A particular method includes receiving a designation at a server of a prioritized audio...
US20110321113 LOCATION-BASED SERVICE GROUP DISCOVERY FOR SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO  
A broadcast system and method that includes a video content network that connects a video server, a discovery server, a switched digital video service, a switched video manager, and a set-top box....
US20060236354 Wireless audio for entertainment systems  
A system comprises a first transceiver that wirelessly receives content. A set top box communicates with the first transceiver, separates the content into audio signals and video signals and...
US20140007173 AUDIENCE SELECTION TYPE AUGMENTED BROADCASTING SERVICE PROVIDING APPARATUS AND METHOD  
An audience selection type augmented broadcasting service providing apparatus and method is provided. The audience selection type augmented broadcasting service providing apparatus may include an...
US20050097600 On-demand content promotion over broadcast content  
Systems and methods are described that facilitate the rendering on a video display device of a user interface (UI) including information promoting on-demand content and mechanisms by which a...
US20050120383 System for saving settings of an audiovisual system  
A system for saving settings of an audiovisual system includes a first audiovisual device with a setting and a second audiovisual device communicatively coupled to the first audiovisual device,...
US20120192244 DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVER AND DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING METHOD  
A digital broadcast receiver includes an affiliated station storage unit that stores affiliated station information in which broadcasting stations are associated with information identifying...
US20120011557 BANDWIDTH AND SERVER RESOURCE SAVINGS THROUGH USE OF LEGACY CLIENT CAPABILITY IN A REMOTE USER INTERFACE SYSTEM  
A server receives a request for delivery of media from a client, and determines if the client has a capability to tune to a quadrature amplitude modulated (QAM) channel carried by a first network....
US20070192820 Bandwidth sharing  
A method for bandwidth sharing between first and second satellite television networks in a satellite television system carried out at a first satellite television network receiver, in a manner...
US20140059635 MEDIA CENTER PANELS FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION  
An Intelligent TV can organize metadata about media items for display in a variety of contextual panels. The panels may be interactive or informational and may provide recommendations of other...