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Interactive video distribution systems

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01/22/2015 > 49 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.

20150026706 - Content rating: Disclosed are systems and methods for generating ratings for content items based on a user's consumption history. The content items may comprise various forms of media content, including, video, audio, Internet webpages, etc. When a user or consumption device accesses content items, a computing device may monitor the amount of... Agent:

20150026707 - Audience response determination to digital-media content: An apparatus and method for execution in a digital-media content playback device is provided, in which a digital-media content stream is received that includes a plurality of digital-media content provided by at least one digital-media content service. For a playback of each of the plurality of digital-media content via the... Agent: Iheartmedia Management Services, Inc.

20150026708 - Physical presence and advertising: Novel tools and techniques are provided for enabling or implementing presence detection and/or advertising based on detected presence and/or based on monitored media content or monitored users. In some embodiments, media content—including, without limitation, movies, television programs, music, video games, and/or the like—may be presented to a user(s) via a... Agent:

20150026709 - Audience measurement systems, methods and apparatus: Example method disclosed herein to determine source information for media presented by a media device include identifying successive media segments of the presented media from an audio signal received from the media device, respective media segments corresponding to respective durations of uninterrupted presentation of the media by the media device.... Agent:

20150026710 - Method and device for receiving and providing programs: A method for providing programs, the method includes: (i) providing a program multiplex to multiple users device; (ii) considering a removal of at least one program from the multiplex in response to program viewing parameters; (iii) allowing at least one user to respond to a possible removal of the program;... Agent: Arris Solutions, Inc.

20150026712 - Integration of social media with live events: Apparatus and methods that provide for integration of social media with live events are disclosed. Social media content could be published to an online social media service responsive to the detection of a trigger that is associated with a live event video broadcast. In some embodiments, incoming user-driven social media... Agent:

20150026711 - Method and apparatus for video content distribution: Accordingly, there is provided a client device for receiving video content from a server, the client device comprising a processor. The processor is arranged to determine if a particular clip has been played. If it is determined that the client has played the particular clip, the processor is arranged to... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20150026713 - Method and system for in-flight handling of personalized entertainment data: The present disclosure provides a method and system for in-flight handling of personalized entertainment data. The method and system stores a plurality of digital content of each of one or more digital entertainment systems associated with each of one or more aerial vehicles, associates an identifier with each of one... Agent:

20150026715 - In-stream video advertising using a user-choice-based ad unit: A choice-based ad unit format wherein a user chooses his or her pre-roll ad or can choose to wait for the main content to load. Once the video advertisement selected loads, the user can then choose to skip the ad or view the entire ad experience. Preferably, the ad viewing... Agent: Visible Measures Corp.

20150026716 - Media fingerprinting for social networking: Audio fingerprinting and other media matching technologies can be used to identify media, such as movies, television shows, and radio broadcasts. A user device can record image, audio, and/or video information and upload information to a matching service that is able to use matching technology to identify the media and... Agent:

20150026717 - System providing sponsored content: A system receives an indication of selection of an item in a broadcast segment from an end device. A broadcast segment is identified by the selection and a broadcast segment schedule. An item ID is determined using the identified broadcast segment and the broadcast segment schedule, and a corresponding sponsor... Agent:

20150026714 - Systems and methods of sharing video experiences: A system and method of sharing video experiences are described. A request may be received from a first device to view video content being captured by a second device. The first device may be enabled to display the video content being captured by the second device based on a determination... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20150026719 - Method and system for managing display of personalized advertisements in a user interface (ui) of an on-screen interactive program guide (ipg): A method and system for managing display of personalized advertisements in a user interface (UI) of an on-screen interactive program guide (IPG). The method comprises determining whether a user group of a current primary user matches with at least one of targeted user groups, selectively adding advertisement asset images corresponding... Agent:

20150026718 - Systems and methods for displaying a selectable advertisement when video has a background advertisement: Systems and methods for displaying a selectable advertisement when a received video signal includes a background advertisement are discussed herein. In one embodiment, a video signal is received. This video signal may, for example, be a live broadcast of a sporting event such as baseball. The received video signal is... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150026720 - Common purchase plan based advertisement: A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for selecting an advertisement for play on a specified device for one or more users. Each of the users has a defined relationship with the specified device, and has an information description stored on a mobile communications device. In one embodiment,... Agent:

20150026721 - Method and apparatus for managing advertisements using social media data: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining social media data associated with a plurality of end user devices of a plurality of users interacting with a social media network where the social media data includes user commentary at the social media network, determining... Agent:

20150026722 - 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 modulated video signal is received on the hand-held device from a display device. The... Agent:

20150026723 - Method and device for controlling a video receiver: A method and device for displaying an electronic program guide on a handheld device. The guide includes a plurality of tiles, each tile associated with a television program. The device receives a related content request input through its touchscreen and, in response, sends a related content request message to a... Agent:

20150026724 - Broadcasting receiver, method of controlling broadcasting receiver, method of controlling information providing apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium: A broadcasting receiver is arranged to provide linear services broadcasting linear events related to a predetermined time and non-linear services broadcasting static events regardless of time. The broadcasting receiver includes a receiver to receive a plurality of linear services each including a plurality of linear events broadcast at the predetermined... Agent:

20150026727 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150026725 - Electronic device, display method, and computer program product: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes an input controller to designate a plurality of first programs that a user wants to view among a plurality of programs; a processor to execute an application for displaying information on a first program to be broadcast in a first period among... Agent:

20150026726 - User terminal apparatus, display apparatus, user interface providing method and controlling method thereof: A user terminal apparatus is provided. The user terminal apparatus includes a communication interface unit which receives user interface (UI) information data regarding a UI screen corresponding to at least one application displayed on an external apparatus in communication with the external apparatus, a storage unit which stores a UI... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150026728 - Interactive video viewing: A method and apparatus for providing an interactive video viewing experience for a user. The user has an internet enabled device and launches an interactive watching application (IWA) on his device. Using the IWA, he brings up a list of available video content and selects a video for viewing. As... Agent:

20150026729 - Individual internet video link channel: A system and method for establishing and provisioning a new Internet Video Link (IVL) category. The new IVL category has video content located on a local device as well as retrieved from any internet URL provided by a user. The IVL category is built in the background and contains a... Agent:

20150026731 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150026732 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150026733 - Digital broadcast receiver and method for processing caption thereof: A digital cable broadcast receiver and a method for automatically processing caption data of various standards and types, is disclosed. The digital broadcast receiver includes: a demultiplexer for dividing a received broadcast stream into video data, audio data, supplementary information; a controller for determining whether caption data included in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150026730 - 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 provider. A virtual channel table (VCT) is extracted from the transport stream. Further, a determination is made as to whether one or more... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150026734 - Systems and methods for providing custom media content flipping: Systems and methods for providing enhanced channel flipping are disclosed. A user may selectively mark and unmark channels as temporary favorite channels. These channels may be dynamically added or removed from the channel changing or channel flipping sequence. Unauthorized channels and channels locked by parental controls may also be automatically... Agent:

20150026735 - Methods and apparatus for broadcast and multicast/unicast transition: Mechanisms are provided for efficient transition between broadcast media reception and multicast/unicast media reception. Broadcast media quality is dynamically analyzed to determine when transition is appropriate. Broadcast services are mapped to multicast/unicast delivered services. Transition occurs smoothly by acquiring both broadcast and multicast/unicast media during transition and analyzing timing data... Agent:

20150026736 - Method and system for integrated stacking for handling channel stacking or band stacking: A satellite reception assembly may comprise a housing configured to support receipt and handling of a plurality of satellite signals. The housing may comprise circuitry incorporating integrated stacking architecture for supporting and/or providing channel and/or band stacking whereby particular channels or bands, from multiple satellite signals that are received via... Agent:

20150026737 - Satellite television antenna system: The satellite television antenna device scans the sky and locks onto a first satellite candidate by measuring microwave radiation. The antenna acquires identification (ID) of a first satellite candidate from a set top box (STB), if possible. Then, the antenna moves to a second satellite candidate and acquires the corresponding... Agent:

20150026738 - Mobile video system: A mobile video system is disclosed. The mobile video system includes: a radio that includes a loudspeaker configured to output a signal received by the radio; a video source that generates an audiovisual signal; and a video monitor configured to receive a video portion of the audiovisual signal. The video... Agent:

20150026739 - Content transmission apparatus, content transmission method, content reproduction apparatus, content reproduction method, program and content delivery system: Disclosed herein is a content transmission apparatus, including: a retaining section adapted to retain a multi viewpoint video content formed from a plurality of viewpoint videos imaged simultaneously by a plurality of different video cameras; a production section adapted to produce a VRT including acquisition destination information of the viewpoint... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150026740 - Controlling networked media capture device: Disclosed embodiments allow media players and other electronic devices that operate under a first protocol to control the media capture devices that operate with a second protocol which may not be configurable to communicate with the first protocol. In one embodiment of the disclosure, a network device may store and/or... Agent:

20150026742 - A method and an apparatus for processing a broadcast signal including an interactive broadcast service: A method of processing a broadcast signal including an interactive broadcast service at a transmitter is disclosed. The method comprises generating an parameter table containing metadata about applications and interactive broadcast events targeted to the applications, dividing the parameter table into a plurality of parameter blocks, inserting each of the... Agent:

20150026743 - Apparatus and method for processing an interactive service: A method of processing an interactive service and an apparatus thereof are disclosed. The present invention includes sending a discovery message to a second screen application, receiving a request for descriptions of the second screen support services, sending a response with the descriptions, receiving a trigger, and delivering the trigger... Agent:

20150026741 - Use of digital tv bandwidth for web cache pre-loading: Generally, this disclosure provides systems, devices, methods and computer readable media for the use of digital TV (DTV) bandwidth for web cache pre-loading. A system may include a receiver module configured to receive a digital television (DTV) signal. The system may also include a data extraction module configured to extract... Agent:

20150026744 - Display system, display apparatus, display method, and program: A display system includes an acquisition unit that acquires recorded data of a broadcasted content and posted information which is posted on a Web page in association with the content; and a display control unit that controls a display unit to display posting result information which indicates a posting result... Agent: Nec Casio Mobile Communications, Ltd.

20150026745 - System and method for effectively performing a remote control configuration procedure: A system and method for effectively performing a remote control configuration procedure includes a settop box that receives electronic programming from a program source and a television that is configured to reproduce the electronic programming. A remote control device controls various functionalities of the television over an RC-TV communications link.... Agent:

20150026746 - Method and iptv server for enabling playout of one or more media objects: A method and an IPTV server (302) for enabling playout of one or more media objects for a subscriber. A current connection state and capabilities are maintained in the IPTV server for a set of devices (304, 304a) associated to the subscriber. The IPTV server further sends (3:3) a list... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20150026748 - Method and system for detecting live over the top (ott) streams in communications networks: A system and method for detecting a live over-the-top (OTT) stream are provided. The method includes analyzing a received request for an OTT stream; requesting a plurality of time-shifted OTT streams respective of the requested OTT stream when the analysis of the received request indicates that the requested OTT stream... Agent: Imvision Software Technologies Ltd.

20150026749 - Method and system for multimedia content distribution: an agent adapted to receive the aggregated information and to act on the OTT server whenever a discrepancy is observed between the perceived quality of a given content and a predefined quality class assigned to said content, wherein the agent is adapted to act on the OTT server by modifying... Agent: Anevia

20150026747 - Stream-switching in a content distribution system: Stream-switching techniques are applied in a content delivery system. A merge frame is generated as a function of bit-rates, distortion, and a piecewise constant operator. Parameters of the piecewise constant operator are selected to optimize the merge frame. Data streams are switched based on bandwidth requirements, switch requests, and throughput... Agent:

20150026750 - Integrated coax/ethernet distribution system: The present invention provides for eliminating the requirement for cable modems and routers to be installed in CATV system subscriber homes, and/or establishments, by instead including the cable modems and routers in a CATV provider's main distribution line, for sharing amongst a plurality of subscriber homes and/or establishments.... Agent:

20150026751 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus which communicates with an image capturing apparatus and reproduces video data obtained by the image capturing apparatus, comprises a unit which requests a segment list in which information of segments of video data is written; a unit which acquires the requested segment list; a unit which... Agent:

20150026752 - Information processing method, information processing device, and information processing system: Provided is an information processing method performed by an information processing device that includes an information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a server connected via a network, information prepared for each service provided via a network, the information being setting information representing a setting relevant to a function of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150026753 - Mobile set top box: A system is provided in which IP or media content residing on or being streamed to a mobile phone is forwarded to a display. The media content supports a native resolution of the mobile phone that is significantly smaller than a native resolution of said display. The system has media... Agent:

20150026754 - Dielectric slot antenna using capacitive coupling: The present invention concerns a slot antenna for an electronic device, e.g. a set top box. A printed circuit board (210) comprising a dielectric material (310, 320, 330, 340, 350) and electrodes (240, 360) extends into a rectangular slot (120) in the metal enclosure (110) of the device such that... Agent:

  
01/15/2015 > 61 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.

20150020086 - Systems and methods for obtaining user feedback to media content: Techniques for obtaining user feedback related to media content are provided. Sensor data including motion data captured by a motion sensor while media content is played on a media content terminal device may be received. The sensor data may be analyzed for an indication of one or more personal states... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150020087 - System for identifying features in a television signal: A computer system is disclosed in which features can be identified in a live television signal. A keyword extractor is arranged to identify keywords in the received television signal or to identify characteristic features in the signal. A content retrieval unit can then retrieve additional content that is related to... Agent:

20150020089 - System for managing media services: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that includes a processor and a memory that stores executable instructions. The instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including receiving an identifier of a communication device that has established communications with a media... Agent:

20150020088 - Systems, devices and methods for reducing switching time in a video distribution network: When switching sources, resolutions or refresh rates in a video distribution network, switching times are reduced by maintaining video lock and security authentication between a video switcher and a video sink. The scaler maintains video lock and security authentication by continuing to generate video timing data during switching events. The... Agent:

20150020091 - Systems and methods of providing user interface features for a media service: In an exemplary method, a computer-implemented media service system provides a graphical user interface view associated with a first functional area of the media service for display on a display screen, detects a peek request input while the graphical user interface view is displayed, and provides, in response to the... Agent:

20150020090 - Video display apparatus and television system: A video display apparatus which receives digital broadcasts transmitting program information for each program, includes a first setting unit configured to set first criteria for permitting viewing of the program, a second setting unit configured to set second criteria for blocking viewing of the program, and a control unit configured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150020092 - Methods for creating user based tv profiles and devices thereof: A computer implemented method executed by one or more computing devices for creating a plurality of access controlled user profile on a first Set Top Box (STB), the method comprises: creating user profile by a first user for the first user and at least a second user, wherein a set... Agent:

20150020093 - Multimedia network system with content importation, content exportation, and integrated content management: This system provides wired and/or wireless access throughout a multimedia network built on a distributed architecture which can be transparent to the user. This multimedia network includes content which is imported or generated within the network. The system allows for the content provider to determine the license status of content... Agent:

20150020094 - Image display apparatus and method for operating same: An embodiment relates to a method for operating a video display device including a display unit, the method including obtaining uncompressed AV content, playing the uncompressed AV content through the display unit, extracting, based on a part of the uncompressed AV content, at least one of video characteristic information and... Agent:

20150020096 - Method and system for synchronising social messages with a content timeline: This disclosure describes a mechanism for associating a message to a specific point in time relative to the start of media content (such as video). Social messages employing these techniques can be associated to specific points in time within the particular content. For example, social messages can be associated with... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20150020095 - Video stream combination for video advertisement: The disclosure is related to combining a plurality of video streams, and to providing a variety of video advertisements using a video stream combination procedure. Particularly, the video stream combination procedure according to the present embodiment may include extracting a plurality of encoded video data included in a plurality of... Agent: Kt Corporation

20150020097 - Location based targeted advertising: Systems and methods for providing targeted advertising to media display devices that may be located away from a user premises based on user preferences. A computing system may detect presence of multiple user devices within a proximity of the computing system, and a user profile associated with each particular user... Agent:

20150020098 - Electronic device system: An electronic device system includes: a set-top box which causes a display unit to display an image; and a remote control which is capable of bidirectionally communicating with the set-top box, for remotely operating the set-top box, wherein the remote control includes: a gyro sensor which detects a motion of... Agent:

20150020099 - Set top box interaction method and related set top box system: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a set top box interaction method and a related set top box and system, which are used for conducting a social network activity with equal social status between remote set top box users. The method in the embodiments of the present invention includes: sending,... Agent:

20150020101 - Navigation of multimedia content: Methods and systems for navigating multimedia content are disclosed. A first plurality of selectable icons is displayed. A selection of a particular selectable icon of the first plurality of selectable icons is received. The particular selectable icon represents multimedia content associated with a particular user. In response to receiving the... Agent:

20150020100 - Video browser: In an embodiment, a computing device may display a video browser screen on an output device. The video browser screen may include a list of video programs arranged as a carousel. The carousel may have a plurality of entries, where an entry may represent a video program that may be... Agent:

20150020102 - Multi-channel guide service based on broadcast rating: The disclosure is related to providing a dynamic multi-channel guide service based on broadcast ratings. Particularly, a multi-channel guide stream corresponding to a single combined video stream may be formed using a plurality of encoded video data extracted from a plurality of broadcast channel streams, according to multi-channel guide configuration... Agent: Kt Corporation

20150020103 - Interactive program guide with graphic program listings: Electronic program guides in which program listings may be graphically presented and in which sponsors and celebrities of those programs may be identified are provided. The electronic programs guides may be passive television program guides, interactive television program guides, and/or on-line television program guides. Television show text information, logos and/or... Agent:

20150020104 - Systems and method for using closed captions to initiate display of related content on a second display device: In some implementations, a method for using closed captions in a double display scenario includes, obtaining a video stream configured to be displayed on a first display device. The video stream includes closed captions. The method also includes, identifying one or more symbols or words included in the closed captions;... Agent:

20150020105 - Systems and methods of providing a media-on-demand-based programming channel: An exemplary method includes a computer-implemented media service system 1) establishing a set of one or more conditions for a media-on-demand-based programming channel, 2) selecting, from a repository of on-demand media content and based on the set of one or more conditions, a set of on-demand media programs for inclusion... Agent:

20150020106 - Personalized video content from media sources: Video content from different media sources can be configured to be rendered via a personalized channel. The video content and media sources can be rendered to one or more mobile devices at different times with different content and/or at the same time based on user profile data. Video content from... Agent:

20150020107 - Theme-based methods and systems for shifting between user interface views associated with a media service: An exemplary method includes a computer-implemented media service system presenting a first user interface view within which a presentation of a media program is provided for experiencing by a user, determining that the media program is included in a first set of curated media programs associated with a first theme,... Agent:

20150020108 - Methods and systems for providing information about programs available for viewing: A user interface is presented on a monitor of a media device for providing information about available programs. The user interface includes an array having three columns (channel, current show, and next show) with commonly aligned rows. Each row of the channel column includes an indicator. Each row of the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20150020109 - Media service user interface systems and methods: An exemplary method includes a media service user interface system 1) providing a media service graphical user interface (“GUI”) for display, 2) detecting user input to launch a user interface customization mode, 3) launching the user interface customization mode, 4) receiving user input defining a customization of the GUI, 5)... Agent:

20150020110 - Contextual commerce for viewers of video programming: An apparatus and method for enabling a viewer to watch television in the usual manner, while providing the viewer with an opportunity to indicate interest in products contextually associated with, but not necessarily displayed, in the television programs viewed, are described. Viewer interest might be indicated, for example, by launching... Agent:

20150020111 - Interactive media program guide user interface systems and methods: An exemplary method includes an interactive media program guide system 1) displaying a user-scrollable view of a section of a paginated column of an interactive media program guide that includes a two-dimensional matrix grid of cells representing a plurality of media program listings, 2) detecting a user selection of a... Agent:

20150020113 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020114 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020115 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020116 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020117 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a message body,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020118 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020112 - Transmitting apparatus, transmitting method, receiving apparatus, receiving method, program, and electronic device: Provided is a transmitting apparatus including a stream input unit that inputs a transport stream containing PID data packets of a plurality of service channels in a time-division manner, an information addition unit that adds a time stamp corresponding to a time of the input to PID packets remaining after... Agent:

20150020119 - Personalized user interface for managing multimedia streams: The disclosure is related to a personalized user interface having at least one moving image produced based on a multimedia stream received in real time from a preferred streaming server. A service server for providing the personalized user interface may perform receiving multimedia streams transmitted in real time from preferred... Agent: Kt Corporation

20150020120 - Methods and apparatus for supporting sharing of content between mobile communications devices and home based devices: Methods and apparatus for allowing a telephone user to share captured audio and/or video with a set top box user are described. The methods and apparatus of the present invention can be implemented without the need for a called party to support video conferencing and/or have a computer system. In... Agent:

20150020121 - Apparatus and method for content directory server presentation: A method and apparatus for content directory server presentation is described. The method includes connecting a device to media content sources, identifying a media content source as a temporary content source, the temporary content source not permanently connected to the home network, scanning, at a periodic rate, the media content... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20150020122 - Mobile device, display apparatus and method for sharing contents thereof: A mobile device, a display apparatus and a method for sharing content thereof are provided. The method for sharing content of the mobile device includes connecting to a display apparatus for communication, receiving a request for content sharing from the display apparatus if the mobile device is verified by the... Agent:

20150020123 - Bandwidth flexibility through multiple frequency channel data distribution: An enhanced multimedia over coax alliance (MoCA) implementation having a single Receive (Rx) physical (Phy) module that is arranged to receive data via one of at least two Rx radio frequency (RF) modules, which are arranged to be in communication with a coaxial cable, and at least two transmit (Tx)... Agent:

20150020124 - Method and apparatus for providing broadcast contents: Provided are a method and an apparatus for providing broadcast contents and broadcasting service provision information by employing a cloud storage control server using a cloud storage, in which the broadcast contents and the broadcasting service provision information may be provided through a communications network and a broadcasting network operated... Agent:

20150020125 - System and method for providing interactive or additional media: The present disclosure is related to methods and systems relating to analyzing of media, such that a user may request to view additional content related to content from the analyzed media on secondary or mobile devices capable of receiving or displaying the additional content.... Agent:

20150020126 - Recommender control system, apparatus, method and related aspects: User interaction data is heuristically processed to determine its usefulness to a remote recommender system. The data is ranked according it its likely ability to indicate a user preference towards a particular content item. The amount of data sent to the recommender system can then be limited to data records... Agent:

20150020127 - Delivery of content: Examples of systems are described herein in which an item of content may be delivered to multiple devices within a group of devices at the same time while reducing bandwidth consumption. Such systems may also allow for attractive pricing and features that may encourage more users to consume the item... Agent:

20150020129 - Dual-port testing of a cable network: A dual-port testing apparatus is provided for testing a cable network at two test points. The testing may comprise demodulation of a same data packet at the test points, decoding the data packet, performing spectral analysis of the signal, etc. Testing results may be correlated with one another, both visually... Agent:

20150020128 - Non-disruptive sweep measurement using coherent detection: Non-disruptive sweep measurements using low power coherent signals overcome the limitations of prior art frequency response systems for cable networks. Modulated or unmodulated, e.g. continuous wave (CW), test signals are transmitted into the network at a first or input point (input point is in the head end for forward sweep;... Agent:

20150020131 - Method for transmitting and receiving program configuration information for scalable ultra high definition video service in hybrid transmission environment, and method and apparatus for effectively transmitting scalar layer information: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting and receiving program configuration information for a scalable ultra high definition (UHD) video service under the hybrid transmission environment, and to a method and apparatus for effectively transmitting scalar layer information, and more particularly, the present invention relates to a scheme... Agent: Korea Electronics Technology Institute

20150020130 - Universal services multiplexer and time-based interleaving of multiple streams: Interleaving multiple streams of data using a universal services multiplexer is followed by conveying a time interleaved multiplexer stream to a remote QAM module. A universal services multiplexer interleaves multiple streams of data into a time interleaved multiplexer stream.... Agent:

20150020132 - Cloud computing system and method utilizing unused resources of non-dedicated devices: In accordance with a method a plurality of subscriber systems are provided, the systems being coupled via a Wide Area Network (WAN) and comprising a first subscriber system. The first subscriber system has processing and non-volatile storage and is suitably programmed for providing a subscriber service to a first subscriber.... Agent:

20150020133 - Interactive television network and method including content searching: The present invention is directed to content searching of various databases in an interactive television network; caching programming for rebroadcasting to interactive television network subscribers; and interactively offering goods and services referred to in broadcast programming to interactive television network subscribers.... Agent:

20150020139 - Apparatus and method for transceiving scene composition information in multimedia communication system: A method for transmitting scene composition information from an apparatus therefor in a multimedia communication system is provided. The method includes generating scene composition information comprising media attributes information and temporal information, and transmitting the scene composition information, wherein the media attributes information and temporal information is separated into different... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150020134 - Catv video and data transmission system with rf and digital combining network: Improved systems and methods for delivering CATV content over a fiber optic network from a transmitter. The transmitter preferably includes a combining network that combines CATV signals received from a CATV head end.... Agent: General Instrument Corporation

20150020140 - Digital broadcasting reception apparatus and digital broadcasting reception method: A digital broadcasting reception apparatus (100) is provided with: a reception unit (111, 121) that receives a signal; a signal strength detection unit (112, 122) that detects the received strength of the received signal; a channel scan control unit (125) that detects receivable physical channels; an area map storage unit... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corproation

20150020141 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A digital television (DTV) receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT instance comprising a section header and a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020138 - Mmt asset structure for supporting random access to systems for transmitting coded media data in heterogeneous networks, and method and apparatus for generating same: The present invention relates to an MMT asset structure providing free access to an M-unit existing in a specific MMT asset by using an indicator indicating the position of the M-unit and an indicator indicating the size of the M-unit in an MMT asset configuration, and to a method and... Agent:

20150020136 - Multimedia stream transmission method and system based on terahertz wireless communication: Multimedia stream transmission methods and a systems, based on terahertz wireless communication, are provided. A media providing device may send a multimedia stream using a terahertz wireless signal. A media receiving device may receive a multimedia stream in real time, so as to achieve real-time broadcast and transmission of the... Agent: Huizhou Tcl Mobile Communication Co., Ltd

20150020137 - Presentation control apparatus, presentation control method, presentation system, presentation control program, recording medium, and metadata: Provided is a presentation control apparatus that is enabled to control a presentation form of video content on each device so that the video content is presented in a fashion reflecting a content provider's intention. Based on metadata transmitted from a transmitter apparatus, a component separator of a television receiver... Agent:

20150020142 - Systems and methods for personalized television viewing: A personalized television viewing system includes a head-end subsystem. The head-end subsystem includes a personality server configured to store a user preference regarding a television viewing format and a rendering server configured to provide digital media content in the television format of the user's preference. The viewing system further includes... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20150020135 - Systems and methods for transmission of data streams: Systems and methods for real-time transmission of data streams are disclosed. A controller receives data representing selected stream parameters from a browser residing on a computing device. The controller transmits the received data to a video transmitting device. A transcoder receives a first data stream generated according to the selected... Agent:

20150020143 - Apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals, apparatus for receiving broadcast signals, method for transmitting broadcast signals and method for receiving broadcast signals: A method and an apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals thereof are disclosed. The apparatus for transmitting broadcast signals comprises an encoder for encoding DP (Data Pipe) data corresponding to each of a plurality of DPs, a mapper for mapping the encoded DP data onto constellations, a time interleaver for time... Agent:

20150020144 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A method of processing a digital television (DTV) signal in a DTV receiver, the method includes receiving a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each ETT... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020145 - Digital television signal, digital television receiver, and method of processing digital television signal: A digital television (DTV) receiver for processing a DTV signal, the DTV receiver includes a receiver to receive a digital television signal including a plurality of extended text table (ETT) instances that appear in transport stream packets with common PID values, the ETT instances having common table ID values, each... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150020146 - Virtual channel declarative script binding: A method consistent with certain implementations involves receiving a triggerable declarative object (TDO) at a digital television receiver device that carries out a programmed script upon execution; the programmed script including a parameter discovery function that determines an operational parameter of the television receiver device and further includes a programmed... Agent: Sony Corporation

  
01/08/2015 > 37 patent applications in 26 patent subcategories.

20150012925 - Method and system for improved media distribution: This disclosure describes methods and systems for improved media distribution. More specifically, this disclosure sets forth methods and systems for distributing video to a third party.... Agent:

20150012926 - Video recommendation based on video co-occurrence statistics: A system and method provides video recommendations for a target video in a video sharing environment. The system selects one or more videos that are on one or more video playlists together with the target video. The video co-occurrence data of the target video associates the target video and another... Agent:

20150012927 - Methods and apparatus to detect user attentiveness to handheld computing devices: Methods and apparatus to detect user attentiveness to handheld computing devices are disclosed. An example handheld computing device includes a detector to detect an orientation of the handheld computing and a distance between the handheld computing device and a user; an index associating a plurality of spatial combinations with respective... Agent:

20150012929 - Network controlled streaming: There is provided a node in a content distribution network, the node arranged to distribute content to a plurality of clients. The node comprises a client monitor and a quality module. The client monitor identifies how many clients are streaming the same content. The quality module is arranged to increase... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20150012928 - Quota aware video adaptation: A system for selecting one of a plurality of video versions in response to a video request by a user of a user device having a processor is disclosed. The system includes a stream selector configured to adaptively select optimized bit-rates by selecting one of the plurality of video versions... Agent: The Trustees Of Princeton University

20150012930 - Method of validating an electronic vote: An electronic voting method, system and apparatus is disclosed. A vote message is received at a network node, the vote message comprising a sender identifier, event identifier and a timestamp. The sender identifier, event identifier and times-tamp are read, and it is determined from the timestamp that an event window... Agent:

20150012932 - Content-bound trusted executables: Delivering, protecting, and playing content, including: executing a content-bound executable application in a trusted execution environment by a player device; performing an integrity check of the player device using the content-bound executable application; sending a request from the player device for update information to at least one of the license... Agent:

20150012931 - Methods and systems enabling access by portable wireless handheld devices to data associated with programming rendering on flat panel displays: Flat panel displays (e.g., Smart TVs) can wirelessly broadcast their identity for discovery to users of handheld devices (e.g., smartphones) interested in obtaining additional data associated with programming displayed on the flat panel displays. Data can include video, text, audio, and identifying information needed to access related data from a... Agent:

20150012934 - Apparatus and method for displaying content: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top-box (STB) having a controller to join a multicast group having an associated multicast address, wherein the multicast address is associated with a first content type of a plurality of content types, access encoded content associated... Agent:

20150012933 - 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 television pre-broadcast signal, including the content data, is generated. At least one portion of the digital television pre-broadcast signal is extracted. The at... Agent:

20150012935 - Enablement of premium content for internet video client: A device is enabled to display Internet TV by accessing a management server and receiving back from the server a use token and a service list of predefined content servers. A user can select a content server on the service list which causes the device to upload its user token... Agent:

20150012936 - Method and system for using location information acquired from gps for secure authentication: Secure functions may be accessed via an authentication process utilizing a password that may be generated within a chip integrated on a device. The password may be unique per chip location, per challenge and/or per chip. The location of the chip may be determined based on GPS information and securely... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20150012938 - Interstitial audio control: A method for audio matching may include sending a request to an external server to deliver a plurality of main media segments to the media device, receiving a first main media segment, and playing the received first main media segment. The method may further include determining audio parameters of the... Agent:

20150012937 - Terminal device, relay device, information processing method, program, and content identification system: There is provided a terminal device including a detection unit configured to detect a relay device, a reproduction unit configured to reproduce content, a transmission unit configured to transmit the reproduced content to the detected relay device, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire a response returned from one of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150012939 - System and method in a television system for providing advertising information associated with a user-selected object in a television program: A system and method in a television system for providing commerce (or advertising) information associated with a user-selected object in a television program, substantially as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20150012940 - Content control apparatus and method of operating content control apparatus: According to one embodiment, a content control apparatus includes: a display configured to display content items; and a controller configured to: generate a grid for setting regions when an editing event occurs; display the grid on the display, such that each content item is displayed at a region of the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20150012941 - Vehicle-mounted apparatus, information providing method for use with vehicle-mounted apparatus, and recording medium recorded information providing method program for use with vehicle-mounted apparatus therein: A vehicle-mounted apparatus is disclosed which includes a displaying unit for providing information to a user, an inputting unit for inputting operations carried out by the user, and a controlling unit for controlling a display of the displaying unit based on the operations input through the inputting unit. The inputting... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150012942 - Broadcast data apparatus and method: The invention relates to apparatus and a method for the selective storage of portions of data which are to be used in the subsequent generation of at least first and second programmes from the data. If it is identified that the first and second programmes which are to be stored... Agent: Pace PLC

20150012943 - Program switch display control on an audio-video rendering device: A method and control device for controlling the display of multimedia data on an audio-video rendering device, e.g. a TV device (AVD), when a channel selection navigation, from a first channel to a second channel, is activated. It is controlled which, how and when particular multimedia data is displayed as... Agent: Alcatel Lucent A Corporation

20150012944 - Interactive television system with programming-related links: An interactive television system with programming-related links is provided. The system may include user television equipment on which interactive program guide and non-program-guide applications may be implemented. Information that is displayed in a display screen for a non-program-guide application may be related to programming. A display screen or overlay for... Agent:

20150012945 - Specialized media presentation via an electronic program guide (epg): An electronic program guide (EPG) may include entries that enable access to one or more images. In some implementations, when an image-related entry is selected by a user, a device presents the one or more images that are associated with the selected entry. In some implementations, portions of the EPG... Agent:

20150012946 - Methods and systems for presenting tag lines associated with media assets: Methods and systems are discussed herein for presenting tag lines associated with media assets in an interactive media guide. For example, a media guidance application may generate a media guide featuring a plurality of media listings. When a user navigates to a media listing, the media guidance application may determine... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150012947 - Predictive analytics for media content using scheduled timers and media usage: Predicting user-interest in particular media content. Data associated with scheduled program recording timers may be accumulated across accessible subscribing customers of a particular television provider. A ranking parameter may be assigned to particular programs associated with particular ones of the scheduled program recording timers. A list may be presented itemizing... Agent:

20150012948 - Method and system for preselecting multimedia content: A method and system for remote control at a client of a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) enables a user to add desired multimedia program listings to a user collection. The user collection may be saved at an MCDN server for subsequent retrieval. Multimedia programs corresponding to the listings may... Agent:

20150012949 - Correlation of media metadata gathered from diverse sources: A DVR, server, or other agent correlates media metadata from diverse sources, like an EPG data provider and multiple video-on-demand (VOD) service providers. Metadata sets from different sources are compared in order to attempt to identify identical programs to which the metadata sets pertain. From at least one metadata set,... Agent:

20150012950 - Differentiated psip table update interval technology: An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission... Agent:

20150012951 - Differentiated psip table update interval technology: An apparatus, method and data structure for generating at least one table in a broadcast environment, are provided. The apparatus includes a generator to generate an event information table (EIT) and an extended text table (ETT). The ETT has program guide information for an n-hour span and has a transmission... Agent:

20150012952 - Display device, information acquisition method, and information providing method: There is provided a display device including a detection section which detects a presence of another display device, and acquires information of a provision source of a function provided by the another display device, a function execution section which executes the function provided by the another display device based on... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150012953 - Video transmission system: A video analysis system includes memory having stored therein video analysis software and a processor configured to execute the video analysis software to receive from a mobile video system a dynamic network address, to associate the dynamic network address with a unique identifier of the mobile video system in the... Agent:

20150012954 - System and method for capturing and delivering video images: Disclosed herein is a system and method for providing, over a network, updated and accurate video segments of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. At least one camera forms a part of the system receiving a set of instructions to capture a video segment of a predetermined duration at predetermined time intervals.... Agent: Solutions Xyz, LLC

20150012955 - Information processor, information processing method and program: An information processor includes: a content acquisition section adapted to acquire linked content that includes a plurality of scenarios, each made up of content data and control information used to control the reproduction of the content data; a control information acquisition section adapted to acquire the control information; and a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150012956 - Device and method for receiving media content: Provided is a media content receiving method of a media content receiving device. The method includes: receiving information on a content location information file; receiving the content location information file by using the information on the content location information file; measuring a current bandwidth; requesting a first media content through... Agent:

20150012957 - Method of processing non-real time service and broadcast receiver: A method of processing a non-real time service of a broadcast receiver, which receives and processes a service being transmitted in non-real time, and a broadcast receiver are disclosed. Herein, the method of processing a non-real time service in a broadcast receiver includes receiving in non-real time first signaling information... Agent:

20150012958 - Method and apparatus for providing ultra high definition television service: A method and apparatus for providing ultra high definition television service is provided. The apparatus for providing UHDTV service sets up a type of the UHDTV service as a first type of HDTV service and a second type different from that of the HDTV service in an environment of the... Agent:

20150012959 - Method and system for switching subscriber content: Embodiments of the present invention provide that a content provider itself provide subscription content to a device of a second type, rather than to a device of a first type. For example, the device of the second type may be a mobile telephone or the like, whilst the device of... Agent:

20150012960 - Server apparatus and method for switching transmitting system: A server apparatus is provided with: a pair of unit parts which can be used for a double system containing an active system and a spare system; a pair of main control parts which can be used for the double system containing an active system and a spare system, and... Agent:

20150012961 - Transmission device and reception device: A disk recorder transmits function information indicating that a communication unit (high-speed data line I/F 213) configured to execute communication with an external device via a communication path made up of a reserve line and an HPD line of an HDMI cable to a television receiver via a CEC line... Agent: Sony Corporation

  
01/01/2015 > 46 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.

20150007203 - Method and system for message notification: Methods and systems for message notification are described. A video message is received from a source access device. A selection of a target user may be received for the video message. A message notification of availability of the video message for a target access device associated with the target user... Agent:

20150007204 - Method and apparatus for using viewership activity data to customize a user interface: A method (300) and system (100,200) for customizing a user interface (122) on a display or consumption device (121) is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes delivering, with a control circuit (210), an advertisement (114) to a plurality of client devices (106,107,108). A channel collector device 113 can then... Agent: Concurrent Computer Corporation

20150007205 - Sharing behavioral patterns between devices: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box having a controller to present media content at a presentation device as directed by a user, monitor the media content consumed by the user, detect a first behavioral pattern based on the media content... Agent:

20150007207 - Imaged image data processing apparatus, viewing information creating apparatus, viewing information creating system, imaged image data processing method and viewing information creating method: An imaged image data processing apparatus includes obtaining means for obtaining imaged image data, which is imaged by an imaging section that images the sight of a user, extracting means for extracting identification data for identifying a viewed program from the imaged image data obtained by the obtaining means, and... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150007206 - Set-top box and tracking method of playing video: A set-top box includes a receiving module, a shooting module, a determining module and a positioning module. The receiving module receives a first data from a set-top box. The shooting module shoots an image characteristic of a user of the set-top box location. The determining module detects whether the image... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20150007208 - Targeted advertising: A method and apparatus for serving targeted advertising to a user via a user device are described including receiving content provided by a content provider, rendering the provided content, viewing a commercial, wherein the commercial was spliced into the content based on a default commercial selection algorithm at a commercial... Agent:

20150007210 - Mechanism to evaluate the geographic popularity of geographically-located user-generated content items: A mechanism to evaluate the geographic popularity of geographically-located user-generated content is presented. A method to evaluate the geographic popularity of geographically-located user-generated content includes receiving a user-generated content item having metadata indicating a geographic location of the user-generated content item, determining geographic location metadata of each of a plurality... Agent:

20150007209 - Method and apparatus for managing advertising: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining identified impressions that are detected from consumption data collected from a group of media processors where the identified impressions represent viewing of selected content and where the consumption data indicates channel tuning events at the group... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp

20150007211 - User interfaces for content distribution systems: A user interface for a content distribution system is disclosed which allows a manager of an environment of TV sets to view which content is playing on individual TV sets, and to change, track and otherwise adjust the content. The invention advantageously provides these features without interfering with other TV... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20150007212 - Methods and systems for generating musical insignias for media providers: Methods and systems are discussed herein for generating audio presentations of musical insignias associated with media providers in an interactive media guide. For example, instead of requiring a user to read or otherwise visually identify a media object on an interactive guide, the media guidance application generates an audio presentation... Agent:

20150007213 - Personal media channel apparatus and methods: Network content delivery apparatus and methods based on content compiled from various sources and particularly selected for a given user. In one embodiment, the network comprises a cable television network, and the content sources include DVR, broadcast, nPVR, and VOD. The user-targeted content is assembled into a playlist, and displayed... Agent:

20150007214 - Method for sending a portion of a video stream: A Wireless Service Provider (WSP) receives a request for a video stream from a user device. The WSP determines if the video stream should have the video portion modified or removed, based upon a user's manual request or a predetermined condition being met. The modification can be removal of the... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150007215 - Methods, information providing system, and reception apparatus for protecting content: An information providing system, reception apparatus, and methods thereof are provided for protected content data. The method for providing the protected content data includes generating or receiving the protected content data, and generating a digital television broadcast signal including at least one data field sync segment and the protected content... Agent:

20150007216 - System for reading digital content and corresponding method of reading: The invention proposes a system for reading digital content comprising:—a device for access to a computer network;—a device for reading digital content able to communicate with the device for access to a computer network via a connection interface, and adapted for implementing at least one software application, and—an access control... Agent: Bouygues Telecom

20150007219 - Announcement of program synchronized triggered declarative objects: A method consistent with certain implementations involves delivering a triggered declarative object (TDO) to a television receiver device that carries out a programmed routine when user activated and includes an announcement definition that announces presence of the TDO to the at the announcement time; and the TDO including data that... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150007217 - Content verification using luminance mapping: A device may obtain a program that includes a logo that is inserted into the program by adding luminance to a set of pixels defining a shape of the logo. The device may generate a luminance map for the program that identifies an amount of luminance added to each pixel... Agent:

20150007218 - Method and apparatus for frame accurate advertisement insertion: A method and an apparatus for inserting content into a transmitted video stream without modifying the original content are suggested. The transmission of videos stream is performed by broadcasting or multicasting. The insertion of content works in real-time and does not require computing overhead compared to conventional solutions. Synchronization of... Agent:

20150007220 - Terminal device and control method: Provided a terminal device having a network interface that forces network connection when not connected to a network. A terminal device 101a that has a network interface includes: a connection check unit 109a that makes a check as to whether the terminal device 101a is connected to a network; and... Agent:

20150007221 - Customizing language and content of media for an announcement: Program code on mobile computing devices and a server computer receive information about mobile computing devices within a defined area. The program code selects an announcement, from a database based on the information received, having audio that is in a language determined as being utilized within the defined area, wherein... Agent:

20150007222 - 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 an independent information stream as shown in and/or described in connection with at least one of the figures, as set forth more completely in the claims.... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20150007225 - Apparatus, systems and methods for shared viewing experience using head mounted displays: Systems and methods are operable to share a viewing experience of a free viewpoint format media content event. An exemplary embodiment receives the free viewpoint format media content event, receives unique geometric orientation information from each one of a plurality of head mounted displays (HMDs), determines a unique viewpoint location... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20150007224 - Control system for playing a data stream on a receiving device: A system includes a user interface for allowing a user to select a data stream to be played, a receiver for receiving the data stream to be played and a transmitter for transmitting the received data stream to a device that is capable of playing the stream. The system includes... Agent: Orange

20150007223 - Process and device for communicating between terminals: a step of displaying by the second terminal, in a user interface of the application, messages representative of the second additional stream. Preferably, during the transmission step, the item of information representative of the second additional stream is emitted on a multipoint network.... Agent: Awox

20150007226 - Systems and methods for rendering multiple applications on television screens: A method for rendering application user interfaces on a television screen executes at a computer system coupled with the television screen. The computer system includes one or more processors and memory storing a plurality of applications configured for execution by the one or more processors. The method provides a user... Agent:

20150007227 - Apparatus, systems and methods for quick speed presentation of media content: Media content quick speed presentation systems and methods are operable to present selected portions of a media content stream at a quick speed presentation rate. An exemplary embodiment receives the media content stream; identifies a normal speed scene in the received media content, wherein the normal speed scene is presented... Agent: Echostar Technologies L.L.C.

20150007228 - Integrated cable and over-the-top video content delivery system: A media player pass-through device is used to provide an integrated programming guide and content from both cable television services and a variety of over-the-top (OTT) video sources. Based on data received from the cable provider, the programming guide may include video corresponding to a cable television video signal, and... Agent: Aiotv, Inc.

20150007229 - Presentation of an avatar in a media communication system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a system to receive a response generated by a media processor based on an analysis of a communication exchange between a user and an avatar having characteristics that correspond to a user profile. The system can identify... Agent:

20150007231 - Commanding video device using program moments: The navigation of video and other types of content based on program moments and/or key content is contemplated. The contemplated navigation may be beneficial in facilitating use of key parameters to enhance user experience and navigation when performed through a video device, a set top box (STB), a digital video... Agent:

20150007230 - Methods and systems for customizing an interactive media guide with additional information: Methods and systems are described herein for a media guidance application, which allows a user to quickly and easily review, navigate, and select available media listings. The media guidance application allows a user to customize a media guide such that different types of information are displayed in different regions of... Agent:

20150007232 - Grid system and method for remote control: A remote control system and related method for controlling a video device are presented. The remote control system contains a plurality of buttons arranged in a grid pattern that correspond to user selectable options displayed on a display screen arranged in the same grid pattern. The user selects options on... Agent:

20150007233 - Integrated cable and over-the-top video content delivery system: A media player pass-through device is used to provide an integrated programming guide and content from both cable television services and a variety of over-the-top (OTT) video content sources. Based on data received from the cable provider, the programming guide may include video corresponding to a cable television video signal,... Agent: Aiotv, Inc.

20150007234 - Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications: Systems and methods are discussed for providing guidance for Internet-delivered media. In some embodiments, information on available media on the Internet is gathered. The information is associated with existing media guidance data. The associations enable a media guidance application to identify relevant online media and to display listings in a... Agent:

20150007235 - Subscribable channel collections: A system for creating and maintaining subscribable channel collections includes a computer-readable storage medium having encoded thereon a program of instructions for generating and maintaining channel collections, and a processor that executes the program of instructions to: display a channel collection configuration interface, receive two or more channel selections through... Agent:

20150007236 - Methods, systems, and media for presenting media content using integrated content sources: Methods, systems, and media for presenting media content using integrated content sources are provided. In some implementations, systems for presenting media content using integrated content sources are provided, the systems comprising: at least one hardware processor that is configured to: receive a control signal corresponding to a user input; generate... Agent:

20150007237 - On the fly transcoding of video on demand content for adaptive streaming: A method includes receiving a request at a media server from a computing device for a portion of a particular rendition of content that is available for adaptive streaming. The request received while the media server has access to a single rendition of the content. When the portion is part... Agent:

20150007238 - Systems and mehtods for content streaming to event spectators: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided according to example embodiments to provide interactive content streaming systems able to deliver audio and video content from a variety of venues to event spectators. One embodiment is provided that at least includes a distribution server and one or more venue systems, each located... Agent:

20150007239 - Smart pre-load for video-on-demand in an http adaptive streaming environment: A system (e.g., video delivery system, a video-on-demand system, a back office system) and a method are described herein for delivering a selected digital content (e.g., movie, musical composition, application, file) via a network connection to an end-user device (e.g., set-top-box, mobile phone/smart phone, computer, laptop computer, tablet, internet-connected television,... Agent:

20150007240 - System and method for access over a cable television network: A system and method for allowing a computing device to associate wirelessly with one or more access points that are connected to a cable TV network when such device is in a range of such access point, even though such wireless device would not generally be authorized to receive content... Agent:

20150007241 - Video distribution server and video distribution method: According to one embodiment, a video distribution server includes an SSD, a counter, a determination unit, an output unit, and a first and second distribution controller. The first distribution controller, when target content data of a request belongs to a preferential data, reads the target content data from the SSD.... Agent:

20150007244 - Distributed scheduling of media channel playout: Multiple scheduling producers such as content management systems, advertisement systems, and emergency broadcast systems can independently send scheduling events to scheduling consumers such as streaming servers, guide generators, and playlogs. The scheduling consumers maintain state machines with persistent storage to process scheduling events from scheduling producers and output media channel... Agent: Mobitv, Inc.

20150007242 - Distribution system, reception apparatus, and methods for transitioning to new services: A distribution system and reception apparatus, and methods thereof, are provided for broadcasting and receiving a plurality of non-backwards-compatible services. The broadcasting method includes receiving, by a first service provider, a plurality of first services, which include a first service from each of the first and second service providers. The... Agent:

20150007243 - Image metadata creation for improved image processing and content delivery: Several embodiments of a media processor for the creation of metadata from a set of images are given. The media processor receives a set of image data and computes metadata from the image data. The metadata may comprise statistical data based on the image data; from which the media processor... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20150007245 - Multiplexing, synchronizing, and assembling multiple audio/video (a/v) streams in a media gateway: A media gateway that services a plurality of client devices may be used to combine a plurality of encoded multimedia transport streams, which may comprise a buffered copy of received encoded broadcast multimedia transport stream and an encoded local multimedia transport stream that pertains to the broadcast transport stream. The... Agent:

20150007246 - Interface apparatus: There is provided interface apparatus (40) for use in a broadband and/or CATV network (10), the apparatus (40) comprising signal separation means (50, 50′) to create separate downstream and upstream signal paths (46, 48′) and an amplifier means (54) for amplifying upstream signals, wherein the amplifier means (54) is positioned... Agent:

20150007247 - Extending functionality in multimedia presentation device: Functionality of a multimedia presentation device is enhanced by establishing a communication path through an electrical connector that is selectively separable from the multimedia presentation device. Output streaming media are conveyed to the multimedia presentation device over the established communication path. A wireless communication channel is established over which input... Agent:

20150007248 - Broadcast receiver, broadcast receiving module, and method for controlling energization: According to one embodiment, a broadcast receiver is a device to which a broadcast receiving module comprising a receiver that receives a broadcast signal is detachably attached. The broadcast receiver has a power source and a controller. The power source is configured to supply electric power to the broadcast receiving... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

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