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9043826 User based parental controls  
User-based parental controls (UBPC) are provided. UBPC are provided to users according to a user profile associated with a specific user. Parental controls may be tailored to meet a parental...
9043832 Early warning system, server and method  
An early warning system is provided. The early warning system includes a plurality of sensors, a server, and an information appliance device. The sensors produce status information. The server...
9043836 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
9043827 Method and system for providing conditional access to encrypted content  
A method and system of providing conditional access to encrypted content includes receiving unsolicited multiply encrypted video content and first decryption data over a broadcast network....
9043824 Broadcast transmitter, a broadcast transmitting method and a broadcast receiving method  
In one embodiment, a broadcast transmitter includes: a viewer information memory configured to store viewer information regarding a viewer who signs up for a subscription; a generator configured...
9043819 Broadcasting receiver and parental control system  
This broadcasting receiver includes a receiving portion receiving a broadcast signal, a determination portion determining whether or not a user to be subject to parental control of the broadcast...
9038095 Methods, information providing system, and reception apparatus for distribution of at least one content version  
An information providing system, reception apparatus, and methods thereof are provided for providing content data. The method for providing content includes generating the content data. A digital...
9038096 System and method of adaptive and progressive descrambling of digital image content  
A method for distributing a digital image content, including a modification stage of an original digital image content by modifying at least a part of digital image data, the modification...
9038122 Device and method to limit operations from an AV device or external terminal  
Without using a gateway, an AV device is controlled as intended by an operator without causing a conflict between an operation by a user and an operation by the operator. An AV device operable via...
9038101 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
9032436 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
9032389 System and method for generating a set top box code download step sequence  
A method for generating a Set Top Box (STB) code download step sequence includes the steps of retrieving a code object from a Software Download Generator (SDG) memory in response to an instruction...
9032460 Content localization in a network device  
A method of operating a first networking device includes receiving, from a media server, a cable length request message. The cable length request message includes data indicative of a length of a...
9027050 Secured media distribution system and method  
A media distribution system provides controlled distribution of media owned by various parties hosted on a local media access device. The media access device may store temporary media, such as...
9021518 System to avoid viewing commercials in real time  
Presented is a system that allows a user who subscribes to the system to avoid viewing commercials with unacceptable content (e.g. alcohol related, sexual content) during real-time television...
9021519 System and method of restricting access to video content  
Disclosed are a system and method of restricting access to video content. In a particular embodiment, the method includes receiving a request for video content at a set-top box located at a first...
9015754 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
9015755 System and method for an automatic television channel change  
A system and method for automatically changing channels. A user selection of a channel and a time associated with media content is received. The current time is determined. A display is powered on...
9009746 Secure transaction through a television  
The present disclosure involves a method of conducting a transaction. In one aspect, the method includes: displaying a media program on a media display device; indicating, while the media program...
9009763 Content management in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder  
This disclosure describes systems and methods related to content management in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video recorder. In some embodiments, a request to view a listing of content...
9003464 System and method of verifying a video blackout event  
A method of verifying a blackout event is disclosed that includes receiving blackout event data from an event log database of a video distribution platform at a subscriber event transmission...
9003444 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8997143 Data boundary manager for addressable advertising  
A computer implemented method and system for managing audience data for advertisement placements is disclosed. A server receives a source signal stream comprising metadata and an advertisement...
8997147 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8997158 Method for processing targeting descriptor in non-real-time receiver  
A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT) Receiver Targeting service is disclosed herein. A method of receiving a broadcast signal including a Non-Real-Time (NRT)...
8997168 Video server apparatus and synchronization control method  
According to one embodiment, a video server apparatus includes a memory, a recorder, a decoder, a controller, a synchronizer, a sync signal transmitter and a time manager. The synchronizer...
8997136 Apparatus and methods for packetized content delivery over a bandwidth-efficient network  
Methods and apparatus for providing packetized content to users via a bandwidth-optimized network. In one embodiment, legacy and IPTV streams are carried over the same switched digital...
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...
8990846 Method for controlling digital film play-count and a system thereof  
The invention discloses a method for controlling digital film play-count and a system thereof, wherein a play-count parameter is added into a KDM file where a key delivery message used for...
8984553 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8984571 System and method for selectively receiving required satellite television channels  
A system includes a video-on-demand server and an authentication server. The video-on-demand server is configured to provide video-on-demand content through a broadband connection to a set-top box...
8978063 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8978057 Interoperability of set top box through smart card  
The concept of profiling the STB (01) through the Smart Cards (02) as per the service provider specific requirements makes towards interoperability. Smart cards (02) are embedded with greater...
8978066 Method, computer program product, and apparatus for providing communications with at least one media provider  
Methods, computer program products, and apparatuses are provided for allowing a user to communicate with a set top box and a media content server through a mobile communication device, such as a...
8973075 Metadata for compressed video streams  
Systems and methods are provided for adding or extracting metadata for video streams. The system receives a video stream compressed according to a video encoding standard, and generates a packet...
8973024 Video control apparatus and control method for video control apparatus  
Whether or not HDCP authentication is necessary is determined and managed for each device connected to an HDMI port. In selector control, when switching to an HDMI port to which is connected a...
8973085 Descrambling apparatus and television system utilizing the same  
A descrambling apparatus includes a descrambling module and a one-time programmable module. The descrambling module descrambles an input data stream. When the one-time programmable module is in a...
8973025 Method and system for providing security within multiple set-top boxes assigned for a single customer  
Two or more set-top boxes are installed in a household. A communications link, preferably a physical link, is provided between or among the set-top boxes. One of the boxes is designated as a...
8966527 System and method for media inserts in a media distribution system  
A predefined advertising service identifier, or trigger code, is broadcast along with the digital media in a media distribution system, to give explicit insert triggers to re-distributors in a...
8966519 Method and apparatus for providing parental control using a playlist  
A method for providing parental control via a playlist is disclosed. A playlist is received from a control server. One or more channel change control messages are sent to a client in accordance...
8966042 Differentiating bookmarks in content access lists shared among multiple content player devices  
A content player accesses content via a content access list shared by a network of players. The content is stored by one or more of the players. One or more of the players may be thin clients that...
8966529 Virtual channel table for a broadcast protocol and method of broadcasting and receiving broadcast signals using the same  
A virtual channel table for broadcasting protocol and a method for broadcasting by using the virtual channel table includes identification information identifying and permitting discrimination of...
8966535 Broadcast receiving device and method for searching channels thereof  
A broadcast receiving device which automatically detects whether digital channels are scrambled according to a command and a method for searching channels thereof are provided. The broadcast...
8966518 Method for validating access to a product by means of a security module  
A method for validating access to a product by a security module associated with a user unit unidirectionally connected to a managing center MC transmitting management messages being generated...
8959536 Method and system for providing applications to various devices  
A method for providing applications to one or more requesting devices is provided. The method comprises a step of first receiving an application request from the one or more requesting devices....
8959327 Method and system for an architecture of DCR DTV receiver SoC with embedded reprogrammable security  
A security processor may be embedded within a digital cable ready (DCR) digital TV (DTV) system-on-chip to performing content protection operations during digital TV signal processing. The...
8955028 System for interfacing external data to IPTV and method of the same  
A system for interfacing external data to IPTV and a method of the same are provided, which register unique numbers of mobile phones, other data communication devices and IPTVs in conjunction with...
8955015 User classifiable set-top box  
One embodiment may take the form of an apparatus for providing separate user classifications and interfaces to multiple users of a set-top box of the television system. Each user classification...
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...
8955020 Transcoding and data rights management in a mobile video network with STB as a hub  
A home entertainment system that employs DRM (Data Rights Management) data protected multimedia programs and rights management component (RMC), with corresponding hardware and software systems...