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Interactive video distribution systems

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02/05/2015 > 32 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20150040147 - Presentation of an avatar in association with a merchant system: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an avatar engine having a controller to retrieve a user profile, cause a presentation device to present a user an avatar having characteristics that correlate to the user profile, detect one or more responses of the user,... Agent:

20150040148 - Systems and methods for detecting improper use of telecommunications reception device: Methods of detecting and verifying the unauthorized use of media content using a telecommunication reception device which, in one embodiment, comprises interrupting a user's use of or access to media content; informing the user that the interruption can be eliminated after the user verifies his or her information through an... Agent:

20150040149 - Reducing transmissions of measurements of affective response by identifying actions that imply emotional response: A system, method, and computer product for reducing volume of transmissions of measurements of affective response are described herein. In one embodiment, an interaction analyzer receives a description of an interaction of a user with a media controller that controls presentation of content to the user. The interaction analyzer identifies... Agent:

20150040150 - Method and system for remotely transcoding content: A system and method for remotely transcoding content includes a set top box generating a playlist corresponding to content titles stored in a memory of the set top box. A user device is in communication with the cloud location and the set top box through a network. The user device... Agent: The Directv Group, Inc.

20150040151 - Program storage, retrieval and management based on segmentation messages: Segmentation messages indicative of locations of upcoming events, such as the start and end of programs and program portions, and/or rights related to the programs and program portions, are used by cable systems and the like to store programs and program portions for later retrieval and transmission to customers on... Agent: Times Warner Cable Enterprises LLC

20150040152 - Datum displaying method applied to smart television: A datum displaying method applied to a smart television can utilize a camera and a microphone of the smart television to capture image and acoustic features for identification and comparison, or utilize an NFC module of the smart television to directly acquire identification information of the user, so as to... Agent:

20150040154 - Method and telecommunications system for registering a user with an iptv service: A method for protecting privacy when a user logs into a secured personalized IPTV service includes: requesting a secured personalized IPTV service at an IPTV terminal; transmitting an address of the authentication service and a session identifier of the secured personalized IPTV service from the authentication service to the IPTV... Agent:

20150040153 - Television box and method for controlling display to display audio/video information: The present invention provides a TV box, where the TV box is connected to a display via lined connection or wireless connection, and the TV box includes a control unit, a network interface circuit and an output unit. The control unit connects to a first external server and an audio/video... Agent: Browan Communications Inc.

20150040155 - Conditional access method and apparatus for simultaneously handling multiple television programmes: A method of operation of an audio/video content receiver having a content decoder capable of decoding an audio/video programme from a packetized data stream by using data packets defining decryption information comprises the steps of: receiving encoded audio/video content as a packetized data stream comprising one or more programmes having... Agent: Sony Europe Limited

20150040156 - Method and apparatus for control of closed captioning: A system for performing closed captioning enables a caption prepared remotely by a captioner to be repositioned by someone other than the captioner, such as by a program originator. This capability is particularly useful when, for example, the program originator wishes to include a banner in a video but also... Agent:

20150040157 - Video display device, video display method, and program: An AV playback device includes: an advertisement downloader which accesses a predetermined advertisement script server via the Internet, obtains, from the advertisement script server, an advertisement script including information indicating an address of one of advertisement data servers on the Internet, accesses the address on the Internet included in the... Agent:

20150040158 - Receiving device, transmitter and transmitting/receiving system: According to one embodiment, a transmitting device transmits a data stream to a receiving device connected to the transmitting device via an MHL cable conforming to an MHL standard. The transmitting device includes a browser unit configured to generate a display screen comprising a character entry field for inputting characters.... Agent:

20150040159 - Methods and systems for displaying scheduled events in a media guidance display: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that provides media guidance data in which media providers are filtered according to whether or not a media listing associated with the media provider corresponds to a scheduled event. For example, in response to a user request to view... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150040160 - System and methods for modifying improperly formatted metadata: Systems and methods are provided for modifying metadata associated with content that is improperly formatted. In one configuration a metadata pre-processor receives metadata from a remote source, determines whether the received metadata is properly formatted, and, if it is not, modifies the metadata based on information received from a second... Agent:

20150040161 - Preview image processing using a bundle of preview images: In one embodiment, a method sends a request for a bundle of preview images for a video to a server. The video is played and a portion of the bundle of preview images for the video is received. The method decodes the portion of the bundle of preview images before... Agent:

20150040162 - Dynamic splitting of evolved multicast broadcast multimedia service (embms): A reporting server receives reports on unicast and/or broadcast multimedia content items being accessed by respective user equipment (UE) devices through a network. The reporting server determines, for each multimedia content item, a number of UE devices that are accessing the multimedia content item and whether it is being unicast... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20150040163 - Graphical user interface for television applications: Graphical user interface for displaying a menu structure 9 of a plurality of menu bullets on a display device 2 for an easy navigation and a good overview, wherein the menu structure comprises menu bullets into a first dimension 10, menu bullets into a second dimension 20 and menu bullets... Agent:

20150040164 - Digital contents receiving apparatus: A television set is capable of receiving both broadcast program from television station and corresponding digital file of the same contents from a server station through internet. The television set keeps information of time limit for the server station to surely provide the file. The television set automatically downloads the... Agent: Nl Giken Incorporated

20150040165 - Multi-source video navigation: A method of multi-source video navigation, comprising: receiving (402) an image sequence, each image of said sequence comprising a plurality of image parts (121, 122, 123, 24, 125, 126), the image parts of said plurality comprising image data arising from synchronized images of respective video streams, each video stream arising... Agent: Current Productions

20150040166 - Control device, control method, program, and control system: Provided is a control device including a detector configured to detect use of an application on a communication terminal, and a controller configured to control recording processing related to content that is being output from a content output device associated with the communication terminal in accordance with a detection result... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150040167 - Systems and methods for networked music playback: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate connection to a multimedia playback network are disclosed. An example method provides content to a local playback network. The example method includes identifying multimedia content from a content provider. The example method includes passing information regarding the multimedia content to a... Agent:

20150040168 - Systems and methods for networked music playback: Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate connection to a multimedia playback network are disclosed. An example method provides content to a local playback network. The example method includes identifying multimedia content from a content provider. The example method includes passing information regarding the multimedia content to a... Agent:

20150040169 - System and method for advancing to a predefined portion of a decompressed media stream: A computer system generates a first decompressed media stream based on a first compressed media stream. While providing the first decompressed media stream to a presentation device, the computer system receives a content-transition indication for providing a second decompressed media stream to the presentation device instead of the first decompressed... Agent: Spotify Ab

20150040170 - Apparatus and method for communicating media between communication devices: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a display device having a controller to wirelessly receive media; wirelessly receive control signals for presentation of the media from a mobile communication device; and selectively disable control by the display device over presentation of the media... Agent:

20150040171 - Limiting recording demands: A method and system of limiting recording demands on digital video recorders and other media records. The limiting being facilitated through analysis of programs and other media available from one or more network resources associated with and/or having capabilities to provide media to the recording element. The network resources may... Agent:

20150040172 - Methods and apparatus for enhancing network reliability and/or enabling phased deployment of video services: Methods and apparatus for automatically transitioning program delivery/reception between alternative sources, e.g., from a non-IP channel to an IP video source or between two alternative IP sources are described. The transition maybe triggered by a detected problem with the delivery via the non-IP channel or because of scheduled service. The... Agent: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC

20150040175 - Methods and apparatus for metering media feeds in a market: Methods and apparatus for metering media feeds in a market are disclosed. An example method includes duplicating a first audio stream in a media feed to generate a second audio stream, encoding the first audio stream with a first breakout code, encoding the second audio stream with a second breakout... Agent:

20150040173 - Packetized content delivery apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for delivery of content in a packetized network. In one embodiment, content and/or services can be associated with an IP address. The IP address may be assigned to multiple server devices disposed at geographically diverse locations. Delivery caches may advertise, via a routing protocol, one or more... Agent:

20150040174 - System and method for synchronizing media platform devices: Disclosed is a system and method for receiving a broadcast, associating the broadcast with a broadcast device and a time interval, transmitting the broadcast to the broadcast device during the time interval, transmitting a message to a user device during the time interval, receiving a response to the message from... Agent:

20150040176 - Methods and apparatus that facilitate channel switching during commercial breaks and/or other program segments: Methods and apparatus that facilitate watching of programming content on a secondary channel during a program segment, e.g., commercial break or program portion which is not of interest to a user, on a primary channel are described. In various embodiments when a user switches to a secondary channel during a... Agent: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC

20150040177 - Smart display and associated control method: A smart display and its associated control method are provided. The smart display includes a communication interface, selectively electrically connected to an external host; an internal host, for adjusting an operation mode according to connection status between the communication interface and the external host; a video module, electrically connected to... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20150040178 - System and method for pre-caching a first portion of a video file on a media device: A method includes determining an available bandwidth of a data interface connected to a media device. The method includes receiving a first portion of each of a plurality of video files and storing the first portion of each of the plurality of video files in a memory. A size of... Agent:

  
01/29/2015 > 37 patent applications in 28 patent subcategories.

20150033245 - Methods and systems for monitoring attentiveness of a user based on brain activity: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application configured to monitor attentiveness of a user based on the brain activity of the user. For example, a media guidance application may monitor brain activity associated with an attentiveness level of the user and in response to determining the... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150033246 - Passive demographic measurement apparatus: A passive demographic measurement apparatus, comprising an interface for coupling to a Microsoft Kinect®-type sensor, a network interface for sending information to remote device via a network, storage for storing information characteristic of sensed individuals and information sensed by the Kinect sensor, a clock for providing the time and duration... Agent:

20150033247 - Providing personalized advert and group purchasing to television viewers: A method of personalizing commercial content to be presented to a media consumer, comprising, creating a personal profile of a media consumer, the personal profile reflects real time interaction of said media consumer with media content received from a media provider and presenting a personalized commercial content to the media... Agent:

20150033248 - Video processing device for embedding time-coded metadata and methods for use therewith: A video processing device includes a content analyzer that receives a video signal and generates content recognition data based on the video signal, wherein the content recognition data is associated with at least one timestamp included in the video signal. A metadata search device generates time-coded metadata in response to... Agent: Vixs Systems, Inc.

20150033249 - Media control system with viewer rewards: Systems and methods for viewing media content are provided. A set of media content with at least one feedback application is created. In response to the set creation and activation, media content may be tuned and launched automatically while other programming is restricted. User input associated with feedback applications may... Agent:

20150033250 - Systems, methods and apparatus for transmitting data over a voice channel of a wireless telephone network: The various embodiments described herein generally provide apparatus, systems and methods which facilitate the transmission of data between a client device and a remote device over a wireless telephone network. More particularly, data from a client device is modulated into an audio signal and transmitted to a wireless telephone. The... Agent:

20150033251 - Network protocol for contents protection in digital cable broadcasting service and conditional access system using the protocol: Disclosed are a network protocol for contents protection in a digital cable broadcasting service and a conditional access system using the protocol. A method for renewing conditional access client software (CACS) by a conditional access module in a renewable conditional access system (RCAS) may include: receiving an RCAS announcement message... Agent:

20150033253 - Display system, display apparatus, display method, and program: Currently delivered content data of contents are received and are each able to be output to an output unit. An estimated value for evaluating a posting status of posted information, that is posted on a Web page in association with the content, is computed. Based on the estimated value, it... Agent: Nec Casio Communications, Ltd.

20150033252 - Receiving apparatus, reception method, transmitting apparatus, transmission method, and program: An AIT acquiring unit acquires AIT information to control an operation of an application program executed in linkage with data broadcasting content, which is described in a meta element of a BML document of the data broadcasting content transmitted by a broadcasting wave of digital broadcasting, and an HTML browser... Agent:

20150033254 - System and method for advertising: A system and method for advertising are disclosed. In an aspect, a method comprises rendering a content to a plurality of users, the content having a time duration, rendering a first selectable element associated with the content to a first one of the plurality of users at a first time... Agent:

20150033257 - Apparatus and method for continuous video advertising: An advertising system is described. An advertising system includes a storage module to store video advertising content. The advertising system also includes a server coupled with the storage module. The server to deliver a continuous feed of video advertising content to an interactive device and to adapt the video advertising... Agent:

20150033255 - Method for caching of data items in a chache area of a data processing system and corresponding device: A scalable and cost-effective solution for implementing a cache in a data processing environment. A sliding window comprises a number of past time slots. For each time slot, a number of request for a data item is counted. A mean request rate for the data item is computed over the... Agent:

20150033256 - Methods and apparatus that support addressable interactive applications: Methods and apparatus for supporting targeted advertising and/or other targeted applications in set top boxes which use data and/or applications, e.g., EBIF (Enhanced TV Binary Interchange Format) applications, are described. Application level targeting is supported in which an application running on different STBs presents different application behavior and/or presents different... Agent:

20150033258 - Methods and systems for media guidance applications configured to monitor brain activity: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that may monitor the brain activity of a user and determine a first brain state of the user based on the brain activity, in which the first brain state corresponds to a first mood. The media guidance application may... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150033259 - Methods and systems for performing operations in response to changes in brain activity of a user: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for performing operations in response to changes in brain activity of a user. For example, a media guidance application implemented on a user device may monitor the brain activity of the user (e.g., in order to perform one of more operations based on the... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150033260 - Method and apparatus for providing information about broadcasting program and medium thereof: A method of providing information about a broadcasting program includes collecting data about at least one broadcasting program from social media, obtaining viewer response information about the at least one broadcasting program from the collected data, and displaying the obtained viewer response information as additional information about the at least... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150033261 - Systems and methods for caching data in media-on-demand systems: Systems and methods may be provided for retrieving non-on-demand media data and on-demand media data that is provided by separate data sources. On demand media data may be cached to reduce system latencies and the burden on the distribution network.... Agent:

20150033262 - Methods and systems for generating icons associated with providing brain state feedback: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application configured to generate for display an icon that provides feedback to a user related to the current brain activity of the user. For example, a media guidance application may monitor the brain activity of the user in order to... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150033263 - Content display device, television receiver, menu screen generation method, and recording medium: In response to a user's operation, a menu screen generating section (12) changes a menu screen to be generated (i) from a first menu screen (M1) in which thumbnail images (Ta through Tg) corresponding to respective plurality of pieces of content are linearly arranged (ii) to a second menu screen... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20150033264 - Information descriptor and extended information descriptor data structures for digital television signals: According to an aspect, there is provided a digital television (DTV) data stream including program and system information protocol (PSIP) data associated with content of the DTV data stream, the PSIP data including a virtual channel table (VCT) and an event information table (EIT), the EIT comprising: a source identification... Agent:

20150033265 - Content discovery and playback in a network environment: A processing resource detects that a subscriber entity subscribes to at least a first content service provider and a second content service provider. The processing resource receives a first message indicating content available to the subscriber entity for selective retrieval from the first content service provider. The processing resource receives... Agent:

20150033267 - Electronic television program guide schedule system and method with scan feature: An electronic program schedule system which utilizes a receiver for receiving broadcast, satellite or cablecast television programs for a plurality of television channels and a tuner for tuning a television receiver to a selected one of the plurality of channels. A data processor receives and stores in a memory television... Agent:

20150033266 - Methods and systems for media guidance applications configured to monitor brain activity in different regions of a brain: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application configured to monitor brain activity in various regions of a brain of a user in order to navigate, recommend, provide access to, and perform operations related to media content. For example, in response to detecting that particular brain activity... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20150033268 - Content management systems, methods, apparatus and user interfaces: The invention generally relates to content management systems, methods, apparatus and user interfaces for transmitting, displaying and enabling the manipulation of content from multiple sources. In one embodiment, a system for managing content supplied from a plurality of sources in respective signals includes a server for transmitting a multicast stream... Agent: Transcity Group Pty Ltd

20150033269 - System and method for displaying availability of a media asset: A method and apparatus for displaying information in a user interface is provided. For a class of media assets including at least one sub-class, a level of access to each of the at least one sub-class is determined. Format information for the class of media assets based on the determined... Agent:

20150033270 - Licensed and unlicensed spectrum set-top box: Novel tools and techniques are described for providing media content to a plurality of set-top boxes (“STBs”) over a licensed spectrum and over an unlicensed spectrum. In an aspect, each of the plurality of STBs might comprise a first transceiver configured to receive media content or data over a licensed... Agent:

20150033271 - Method for transmitting a broadcast service, method for receiving a broadcast service, and apparatus for receiving a broadcast service: According to the present invention, a method for receiving a broadcast service comprises the following steps: receiving service signaling data corresponding to a non-real-time service object; determining a consumption model for the non-real-time service object based on the service signaling data; if the consumption model of the non-real-time service object... Agent:

20150033272 - Updating content libraries by transmitting release data: There are many boxes (e.g., set-top boxes) in a system offering media services to users. Each of the boxes maintains a library with a significant number of titles. Techniques for updating the library in each of these boxes using a transmission infrastructure are described. According to one aspect of the... Agent:

20150033273 - Method and system for performance metric analysis of video assets: A method and system for monitoring video assets provided by a multimedia content distribution network (MCDN) includes an expert test monitoring platform (ETMP) configured to emulate MCDN client systems at a facility of an MCDN service provider. The ETMP may be used to obtain remote control response metrics, along with... Agent:

20150033274 - Requests for emergency services through an iptv network: Systems and methods that request emergency services through an Internet-Protocol Television (IPTV) infrastructure. One embodiment comprises an IPTV network infrastructure comprising an IPTV server coupled to an IPTV set-top box of an end user that subscribes to IPTV services. The IPTV server receives a request for an emergency service from... Agent: Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.

20150033275 - Controlling devices in entertainment environment: Embodiments for controlling one or more external audio-visual devices are provided. In one example, a method comprises receiving a device command and determining an intent of the device command. The intent includes an action and an external device to perform the action. The method further comprises selecting a selected protocol... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20150033278 - Dynamic synchronization of media streams within a social network: A method of synchronizing first and second streams of a multimedia content program is operable for determining a temporal difference indicative of a relative timing between first and second streams of the program, the first stream being provided to a first multimedia processing resource (MPR) and the second stream being... Agent:

20150033276 - Method and system for managing multimedia quality of experience in a transport-independent fashion: Systems and methods are disclosed which adjust virtualized resources for delivery of a real-time multi-media session to a user terminal. Based on resource parameters, setting resource requirements, the user terminal sets resource requirements for delivery of the real-time multi-media session. The user terminal allocates the resources in accordance with the... Agent: Zte (usa) Inc.

20150033277 - Method of buffer management for synchronization of correlated media presentations: The present invention concerns synchronization of correlated media presentations among two or more media devices. Each device makes a determination as to whether inter-presentation synchronization may be outside of a predetermined tolerance. If so, the device making the determination communicates its buffer and playback status to the other device. Based... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20150033279 - Transmitting apparatus, receiving apparatus and control methods thereof: A transmitting apparatus is provided. The transmitting apparatus includes a frame generator configured to generate a frame by mapping data included in an input stream to at least one signal processing path, an information inserter configured to insert signaling information including a configurable field and a dynamic field into a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150033280 - 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: Sony Corporation

20150033281 - On-screen television input management: A television system that provides an on screen display menu system that allows a user to select from available input source using a graphical user interface. The television system also automatically adapts to the type on input signal selected for display. The television system and on screen display menu also... Agent:

  
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

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