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US20090313092 Method and Apparatus for Collecting and Providing Viewer Feedback to a Broadcast  
The present invention provides an improved method and apparatus to collect and provide viewer feedback to broadcasts. According to one aspect of the present invention, a rating is generated for a...
US20060212914 Audio and video transmission and receiving system  
A system of distributing video and/or audio information employs digital signal processing to achieve high rates of data compression. The compressed and encoded audio and/or video information is...
US20070022438 System and Methods for Perfoming Online Purchase of Delivery of Service to a Handheld Device  
A handheld electronic device for use at a venue hosting a live sporting event, having a receiver for receiving a wireless RF transmission conveying a plurality of video streams derived from video...
US20070157262 METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MAINTAIN AUDIENCE PRIVACY WHILE DETERMINING VIEWING OF VIDEO-ON-DEMAND PROGRAMS  
Methods and apparatus to maintain audience privacy while determining viewing of video-on-demand programs are disclosed. An example method for monitoring a displayed VOD program disclosed herein...
US20080178230 VIDEO SHARING PLATFORM PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SHARING AND DISTRIBUTED DOWNLOADS OF VIDEOS  
A method for use in providing content includes hosting a network site on a computer network, displaying on the network site links to one or more videos, and displaying on the network site at least...
US20050160465 Interactive television system with automatic switching from broadcast media to streaming media  
An interactive television system is provided in which a user may perform playback control functions while watching a broadcast television program. When the user requests such a function, a...
US20090150944 CONTENT PROVIDING/OBTAINING SYSTEM  
A content providing apparatus previously receives customer identification information and content identification information as customer reservation information via a terminal device, and sends...
US20060037056 Integrated radio recorder and A/V telecommunication device  
An A/V telecommunication device may include a network connection, a telecommunications processor connected to the network connection and a video processor connected to the network connection. An...
US20070277205 System and method for distributing video data  
In a first embodiment a method for distributing video data from an originating device in a communication network is disclosed including storing metadata at the originating device describing the...
US20070094691 Method and apparatus for on-demand content transmission and control over networks  
Methods and apparatus for delivering content over network infrastructure are disclosed. In one embodiment, the network comprises a content-based (e.g., cable) network coupled to a radio or other...
US20060031882 Systems, methods, and devices for customizing content-access lists  
Systems, methods, and computer program products describe customizing the presentation of a content-access list based on subscriber-specific information, such as historic viewing preferences and...
US20070169158 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING AND APPLYING DYNAMIC MEDIA SPECIFICATION CREATOR AND APPLICATOR  
Systems and methods have been developed for manipulating media assets in a networked computing environment where processing power, bandwidth and/or storage capacity may be limited. More...
US20070130583 Multiple VOD Vendor Support on Client  
A content distribution system receives data describing media content available from one or more vendors. The content distribution system generates data that describes an offer and associates the...
US20060271973 VIDEO PROMOTIONAL AND ADVERTISING SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO ON DEMAND SYSTEM  
The present invention provides a method for an interactive media services system to provide a plurality of promotional media to a user through an interactive media services client device coupled...
US20050125823 Promotional philosophy for a video-on-demand-related interactive display within an interactive television application  
Systems and methods for providing an interactive display having indicators of video-on-demand programs are described. The systems and methods select indicators for inclusion in the interactive...
US20050086695 Digital media presentation system  
A digital media presentation system suitable for use in providing digital signage or similar types of advertising. A video display system is used as an example of a digital media presentation...
US20060190974 Home network system and method for transmitting contents thereof  
Disclosed are a home network system and a contents transmission method for a home network system, wherein the home network system includes: a Video On Demand (VOD) server for providing a VOD...
US20050166245 Method and device for transmitting scalable video bitstream  
Provided are a method and device for transmitting a scalable video stream suitable for a user's request by processing a scalable bitstream according to the user's request. The device includes a...
US20090044235 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ON-LINE CONTENT ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION  
A method and system for capturing and distributing electronic media content over a communications network. One or more subscribers capture media about a specific event with the use of a media...
US20070157263 CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM  
A content management system which increases the degree of freedom with which a broadcast station can manage content. In the content management system, a client terminal apparatus includes: a...
US20070130585 Virtual Store Management Method and System for Operating an Interactive Audio/Video Entertainment System According to Viewers Tastes and Preferences  
This invention confers to an interactive audio/video entertainment system providing video-on-demand (VOD) services the abilities to automatically adapt to viewers tastes and preferences and...
US20060271974 Multi-tiered content management system  
A video on demand (VOD) system (100) for use in a distributed network environment. The distributed network environment contains a number of geographic networks (400A-400N) that are divided into a...
US20060218571 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING VIEWERS TO PURCHASE PROGRAM PRODUCTS  
To allow viewers to easily purchase products shown in entertainment programs, the viewers call an operator terminal. The operator terminal is networked to a central controller, which is also...
US20060179463 Remote surveillance  
At a remote location, audio-visual data is received and processed to produce processed audio-visual data. The processed audio-visual data is communicated to a central location using a programmable...
US20060085825 Controlling content presentation  
A content management (CM) system is provided to centrally control operation of one or more connected devices by issuing control requests and/or data requests. In some situations the connected...
US20060085824 Method and appartus for management of video on demand client device  
Method and apparatus for enhancing user experience in a VOD system by providing a facility to remotely control a client device is disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, a method to synchronize...
US20050183120 Multi-user personalized digital multimedia distribution methods and systems  
A media distribution technique employs a multi-user server positioned at the terminal end of a broadcast media network. The server receives broadcast media signals and selectively captures a...
US20050177853 System and Methodology for Distributed Delivery of Online Content in Response to Client Selections from an Online Catalog  
A system and methodology for distributed delivery of online content in response to client selections from an online catalog is described. In one embodiment, for example, a system of the present...
US20050144643 Data transmission method and apparatus  
The invention relates to a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving video data arranged in data frames forming a data stream. Each frame has assigned a priority level. Once a data frame...
US20050125838 Control mechanisms for enhanced features for streaming video on demand systems  
The present invention discloses a method and system for the provision of enhanced features in streamed video on demand (SVOD) over a network.
US20080072264 Distribution of content on a network  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a system and method for improved distribution of content on a communication network. The system and method are adapted to receive a video request...
US20060271964 Availability and expiration reminders for rentable media  
The invention can be viewed as a system for providing media information to a user via an interactive media services client device coupled to a programmable media services server device. A method...
US20060184977 Method and apparatus for broadcast communications  
An interactive broadcasting system is arranged to receive and respond to user inputs in relation to broadcast material. A scheduler (1200) polls continuously for new user inputs and adjusts its...
US20050097613 Interactive personal service provider  
The proposed invention is an apparatus and method that enables video communication through a studio that is placed in a public location whereby a studio user records a performance, presentation,...
US20050086696 Methods for enabling near video-on-demand and video-on-request services using digital video recorders  
A near video-on-demand (VOD) service enabled using a digital video recorder (DVR) for the simultaneous storage and playback of multimedia data. A DVR is connected over a network to a multimedia...
US20070130594 Method and system for distributing content using podcasting  
A system is provided for streaming content to individual subscribers using podcasting technology. Each subscriber to the system is assigned a unique URL number that he uses to obtain content from...
US20060101499 Method and system for secure sharing, gifting, and purchasing of content on television and mobile devices  
A method and system are provided for secure sharing and purchasing of content on television and mobile devices, where a user, while viewing or listening to content can, with a simple interface,...
US20060031916 Management and non-linear presentation of broadcasted or streamed multimedia content  
Methods and systems for presenting enhanced previously recorded broadcasted or streamed content are provided. Example embodiments provide an Enhanced Content Display System “ECDS,” which supports...
US20050097596 Re-encrypted delivery of video-on-demand content  
A method of storage and distribution of video-on-demand content consistent with certain embodiments involves receiving a request from a subscriber terminal to transfer the selection of video...
US20080216131 SHARING A STREAMING VIDEO  
A video segment can be shared over a computer network by first receiving the video segment at a receiving computer on the network. The receiving computer assures that the video segment is in a...
US20080022328 Method and system for providing interactive virtual tablecloth  
A method and system for providing an interactive virtual tablecloth. A server transmits various types of content, and a projector projects images corresponding to the transmitted content onto a...
US20060123451 Enhanced content in an on-demand environment  
A system, method and computer program product for providing enhanced interactive content about programming services in, e.g., a video on demand (VOD), subscription VOD, personal video recorder...
US20060031892 Prevention of advertisement skipping  
A method for delivering digital media includes transmitting a stream of the digital media to be played by a client at a predefined play speed, the stream comprising main content and, in...
US20050144642 Systems and methods for communicating with customers in the hospitality industry  
An interactive customer computer system for a hospitality facility includes a Web client, a property management system server, an event management server, a facility services server, an...
US20080046935 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING PROGRAM GUIDE INFORMATION  
A system and method for displaying program guide information from multiple sources, including second level information, in response to a first request for program guide information.
US20070055999 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INITIATING, CONTROLLING AND MANAGING A CONTENT-ON-DEMAND SESSION VIA PHONE, MOBILE COMMUNICATION OR INTERNET BASED SERVICES  
A system and method providing end-user with an alternative way to initiate and control Content-On-Demand and Video-On-Demand sessions other than by using the dedicated equipment supplied by the...
US20070022451 Broadcasting receiving/transmitting device, wireless A/V system and control method of wireless A/V system  
A broadcasting receiving/transmitting device for encoding a broadcasting signal in an encoding format and transmitting it to an external device by wireless transmission is provided which includes...
US20060143669 Fast channel switching for digital TV  
A method for digital video distribution includes transmitting a multicast stream over a network. Upon receiving, at a time subsequent to a first anchor point and prior to a second anchor point in...
US20050125832 Method and apparatus for cost effective central transcoding of video streams in a video on demand system  
A communications system (10) for processing video signals in a video-on-demand service employs centralized transcoding in a way that a relatively small amount of transcoding equipment (15) is...
US20050010950 System and method for automatically generating a composite video-on-demand content  
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for the automatic creation, and subsequent presentation as a passive viewing experience, of a composite VOD clip created based upon one or...
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