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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...
9009066 Advertisement management for live internet multimedia content  
Managing advertisements for multimedia content delivered over the Internet for a live event. In one embodiment, the method receives the multimedia content over a network connection for playback on...
9009750 Post processing video to identify interests based on clustered user interactions  
Methods and systems for post-processing video to identify interests based on clustered user interactions are provided. A client application program running on a set-top box is provided to enable a...
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...
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...
8989710 Anonymous customer reference services enabler  
Variable subscriber identifiers (V-SubIds) for protecting subscriber privacy are generated and managed. In one aspect, an Anonymous Customer Reference Services (ACRS) component generates a...
8990845 Video display device, terminal device, and method thereof  
A video display apparatus pairs with a first terminal device. The video display apparatus receives an audio-visual content, and displays the audio-visual content. The video display apparatus...
8984549 Method for tag insertion and notification for DVR addressable advertisement  
A method and computing device that provides viewer impression data for a recorded digital video stream. The method receives a digital video stream as a series of segments, and stores it as a...
8978060 Systems, methods, and media for presenting advertisements  
Systems, methods, and media for presenting advertisements are provided. In some implementations, systems for presenting advertisements are provided, the systems comprising: at least one hardware...
8966517 Method, system and program product for broadcast operations utilizing internet protocol and digital artifacts  
An affiliate site commands the central site to construct a unique broadcast event log through the affiliate site's command browser. The sequenced data stream of broadcast content is combined with...
8966524 Method of associating program content data in a digital television network  
There is provided a method of associating program content data in a peer-to-peer digital television network. The network comprises a program content source, a network comprising a plurality of...
8959539 Message delivery mechanism  
A method may include receiving a video stream, wherein the video stream is divided into video segments, and wherein the video stream is being sent to a customer device and receiving a request to...
8955008 Television decoding unit with multiple wireless access modules  
The present invention proposes a system comprising a television decoding unit and a plurality of access modules, said access modules comprising wireless communication means with the television...
8949889 Product placement in content  
Technology is described for personalizing a product placement in content. The method may include identifying a dynamic location in the content available for the product placement. A user profile...
8943530 Advertising metrics system and method  
The present disclosure relates to a system and method for monitoring audio-video (AV) streams transported over a network. The system may include an AV probe deployed between an AV tuner and AV...
8943135 System and method for measuring the positive or negative impact of digital and social media content on intent and behavior  
A system and method for measuring the positive or negative impact of digital and social media on perceptions, intent and behavior are provided utilizing a computer mediated perceptual, intent and...
8935719 Application triggering  
An apparatus, method, system and computer-readable medium are disclosed for, in one aspect, determining when a trigger, such as an application trigger, should be generated. In some embodiments,...
8930986 Receiving apparatus capable of receiving digital contents and commercial messages  
A receiving apparatus comprises a recorder of the received digital contents and commercial messages. Commercial message retrieved from the recorder is interposed into a digital content or between...
8924995 Methods and apparatus for monitoring the insertion of local media content into a program stream  
Methods and apparatus for monitoring locally inserted media content are disclosed. A disclosed method includes obtaining identification data and inserting the identification data in the media...
8924992 System and method for independent media auditing and media serving for marketing campaigns presented via media devices in public places  
An independent auditing and ad service system that may be utilized in conjunction with a system for presenting marketing campaigns to audiences via a network of players located in public...
8910199 Targeted television content display  
The invention enables and/or facilitates the display of personalized content to content observers by content providers (e.g., advertisers) who disseminate content over a network. In particular,...
8898688 System and method for distributed local content identification  
The invention provides systems and methods to identify local market media content utilizing a disturbed system and to determine what additional content is relevant in a self-aware, automatic way....
8887194 Method and system for providing interactive advertisement customization  
A system and method may include providing a media stream via a network, the media stream comprising one or more advertisement content segments, identifying aggregate information associated with a...
8861871 Image signature extraction device  
The image signature extraction device includes an extraction unit and a generation unit. The extraction unit extracts region features from respective sub-regions in an image in accordance with a...
8863180 Interactive episodes  
Interactive audio-video episodes may be provided in which progression of storylines is contingent upon user interactions with the episodes. User activities may be facilitated during presentation...
8850467 System and method for monitoring video performance  
A computer-implemented method, computer program product, and computing system for receiving one or more transmitted frame identifiers that are mathematical representations of one or more...
8850600 Data storage device and data storage system including the same  
A data storage device protecting security code stored therein and a data storage system including same are disclosed. The data storage device efficiently prevents unauthorized access to the...
8832735 Processing workflow for recommending media programs  
A processing workflow method, system, and computer program product provide the ability; to recommend alternative programming during playback of a source media program. A media program player plays...
8826319 Method and system for tracking of advertisements  
A system and method for tracking of advertisements. The system includes a user interface for accessing information associated with commercial breaks and advertisements. The system also includes...
8817183 Method and device for generating and detecting fingerprints for synchronizing audio and video  
This invention relates to a device and a method of generating a first and a second fingerprint (102,104) usable for synchronisation of at least two signals (101,103) and corresponding method and...
8813160 Method, system and user device for obtaining a key frame in a streaming media service  
The invention discloses a method, system and user device for obtaining a key frame in a streaming media service. The method includes: setting a threshold time for receiving a key frame, receiving...
8813126 Method and system for targeted advertisement filtering and storage  
An advertisement storage and filtering system for selectively identifying targeted advertisements to be stored in the memory of the STB. This storing of the selected advertisements can be...
8806517 Media monitoring, management and information system  
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring transmissions of media content (such as audio and audiovisual content) in order to obtain independent and objective data regarding the use of...
8799941 Method and system for automating advertising insertion and reconciliation  
A system and method for operating an ad extraction and reconciliation system for a broadcast system includes an extraction manager module that receives an advertisement schedule for an...
8799938 System and method to prevent manipulation of transmitted video data  
The aim of the invention is to provide a solution to ensure that the content sent by the IRD is the content effectively displayed on the screen. It is then proposed a system to prevent...
RE45044 Television advertising automated billing system  
Advertising is marked with a code in a way which makes it difficult to fool the system. The advertising is marked with a code at the time the advertising is produced. Then, when the advertising is...
8789084 Identifying commercial breaks in broadcast media  
An audio channel of a time-based media presentation provides a basis for synchronizing to the presentation across a variety of platforms independent of when and where the presentation is being...
8789083 System for sessionizing log events from a streaming log event source and reducing latency  
Systems and methods for reducing latency times associated with sessionizing log events from streaming logs are disclosed herein. In an aspect, event data related to user consumption of media...
8781298 Closed caption tagging system  
A closed caption tagging system provides a mechanism for inserting tags into an audio or video television broadcast stream prior to or at the time of transmission. The tags contain command and...
8782261 System and method for authorization of segment boundary notifications  
Systems and methods for processing segment boundary notifications in a digital media receiver are disclosed. One such method includes the step of registering for notification of segment boundary...
8782692 Method and apparatus for recommending media programs  
A method, system, and computer program product provide the ability to recommend, to a first viewer, alternative programming during playback of a first media program. The first media program is...
8769294 Digital signatures  
Digital signature generation apparatus, comprising an envelope generator operable to generate an envelope representation, of only one polarity, of a sampled data segment, and operable for each of...
8763024 Systems and methods for searching based on information in commercials  
A set top box includes a processor configured to detect a commercial and analyze the commercial to identify an advertised video content. The processor is further configured to search an electronic...
8760469 Apparatus and method for managing marketing  
A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, the steps of transmitting media content to a group of set top boxes for presentation with an overlay...
8751318 Method for managing and/or controlling store and system for the same  
A method for managing and controlling a store and a system for the same are disclosed. The system includes a digital display shelf being provided with a recognition unit configured to recognize a...
8732736 Billing electronic advertisement system  
An electronic advertisement system is provided by which, when an advertisement effect that corresponds to billing conditions is not obtained, an advertiser is free from an obligation to pay...
8731906 Systems and methods for gathering research data  
Methods and systems are provided for gathering research data that includes information pertaining to audio signals received on a portable device, such as a cell phone. Frequency domain data is...
8719378 System and method for storing and providing content to client devices  
A system and method for content management and delivery. Embodiments of the invention may include receiving a plurality of content items from a plurality of content providers, organizing the...
8713590 Methods and apparatus to identify exposure to 3D media presentations  
Methods and apparatus to identify exposure to three dimensional media presentations are disclosed. An example method includes detecting a first brightness level with a first sensor and a second...
8713599 Content display system  
A portable device includes solid-state memory, an Ethernet and/or wireless network connection, and an HDMI. The portable device receives content guide data from a first server and displays a...

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