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Apparatus and method for tagging media content and managing marketing
A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, transmitting media content to a group of set top boxes for presentation...
Methods and apparatus for supporting trick play functions in devices
without local storage
Methods and apparatus for providing playback devices with trick play functionality are described. The system includes a playback device, e.g., without recording...
Systems and methods for modifying commercials
Methods and products to deliver at least a portion of an advertisement to a viewer at normal playback speeds after receiving a command from the viewer to...
Method for transmitting/receiving internet-based content and
transmitter/receiver using same
The present invention relates to a method for transmitting/receiving through a network such as the Internet, and to a transmitter/receiver using same, the...
Series reminders and series recording from an interactive television
An interactive television program guide system with program series reminder and recording capabilities is provided. The system allows a user to set a reminder...
Method and system for providing a representative phrase based on keyword
Provided is a method and system for providing a representative phrase with respect to a real time popular keyword, which may determine programs including a...
System and method for distributing media content from multiple sources
A subscriber unit is provided and configured to receive an input media content feed of a media content program selection from a first source upon a...
Systems and methods for managing television tuners
Example methods and systems are disclosed for managing television tuners. A method includes receiving a request to tune to a first channel of a plurality of...
Method and apparatus for navigating and playing back media content
An approach is provided for navigating media content by specifying a time to start playback of the media content.
A video-on-demand system including a video server storing video-on-demand content and for streaming video-on-demand through a first layer of an internet page...
Disseminating program content via alternative networks
A system is provided for coordinating the presentation of program content received from a first network and a second network independent from the first network....
Content supplying apparatus, content supplying method, content
reproduction apparatus, content reproduction...
Disclosed herein is a content supplying apparatus for supplying a video content to a content reproduction apparatus, including: a production section adapted to...
Cross-platform interface for a television device
A method for providing a cross-platform interface for a television device is provided, including the following method operations: identifying available services...
Method and device for generating and detecting a fingerprint functioning
as a trigger marker in a multimedia signal
A device is configured to perform a method that detects a trigger marker for an action corresponding to a segment of a multimedia signal. A fingerprint is...
System and method for delivering media content at predetermined times
A method and system for delivering media content to a user at predetermined times. A processing unit of the system receives streamed media content data and...
Copy protection system
A method of modifying the output of an output device is provided. A first code, associated with a first recipient party, is received and used to generate,...
A system and a method are disclosed for selecting a television function on a channel control system through a mobile device. A request to select the television...
Channel scanning based upon interleaver depth
Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to distinguish between data signals and video signals based upon interleaver depths associated...
Method and system for wireless data communication
A system has a first transmitter for transmitting a first wireless signal within a first frequency. A second transmitter is for transmitting a second wireless...
Terminal based on conditional access technology
The terminal comprises a tuner, a security chip and a digital television terminal main chip. The tuner is used to receive cable television broadcast data...
Video display device and method of controlling the same
Provided are a video display device and a method of controlling the same. The method includes: obtaining an uncompressed audio-visual (AV) content; playing the...
Transmitting device and receiving device
A transmitting device, a receiving device, and a method for transmitting and a method for receiving data streams, in particular video streams, are described....
Method and system for categorizing detected motion events
A computing system device with processor(s) and memory displays a video monitoring user interface on the display. The video monitoring user interface includes a...
Facilitating communication actions in accordance with cable attributes
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for facilitating initiation of communication actions in accordance with cable attributes. In one embodiment, cable...
Synchronisation of audio and video playback
A method of playing audio content to a viewer in synchronisation with a video content. The method comprises receiving and digitising an ultrasonic signal...
Apparatus and method for inserting electrical power or control signals
into a diplexer circuit
An apparatus and method for applying signals into a filter circuit is disclosed. The apparatus includes a filter circuit that filters an input signal and...
Display apparatus and control method thereof
A display apparatus includes: an image processor; a display unit; a remote controller which includes a touch input unit to detect motion of a user; a remote...
Networked personal video storage and delivery
A portable video delivery device includes data storage, a secure processor, and a wireless network interface that acts as an access point for a secure personal...
System, method, and apparatus for providing digital video recorder
services on a portable wireless device
Methods and apparatus for providing digital video recorder services with a portable wireless device (PWD). The PWD includes at least a transceiver, a processing...
Television system and method for providing computer network-based video
A television system and method for providing computer network-based video. Various aspects may, for example, comprise a television system and method for...
Method and apparatus for automatic second screen engagement
A method includes displaying content on a television, detecting a personal display device in proximity of the television, detecting a selection of content...
User selection of software components in a television set-top box
A method for allowing user selection of interactive video software components in a television STB operatively coupled to a video content network includes the...
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...
Broadcast schedule synchronized digital video recorder
A disclosed example may accurately start and stop a recording of an event based on accurate event scheduling information from a channel broadcaster. A start...
Systems and methods for processing a traffic log having an optional
promotion log entry
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for processing a traffic log having an optional-promotion log entry. An example method involves (i) accessing a stored...
Providing personalized recommendations for streaming of broadcast content
over a network
An approach for facilitating providing personalized recommendations for streaming of broadcast content is provided. Content identifications are obtained for...
Gateway-based video client-proxy sub-system for managed delivery of A/V
content using fragmented method in a...
Systems and methods can provide a gateway-based video client proxy subsystem for managing delivery of segmented video in a stateful system. Such systems can...
Methods and apparatus for implementing guides and using recording
information in determining program to...
A user recovers and records multiple programs communicated simultaneously using a communications channel, e.g., QAM communications channel. The simultaneous...
Entitlement validation and quality control of content in a cloud-enabled
network-based digital video recorder
This disclosure describes system and methods related to entitlement validation and quality control of content in a cloud-enabled network-based digital video...
Digital video recorder program to mobile device
Method, device, and storage medium to provide programs, recorded and stored in relation to a digital video recorder (DVR) service, to a mobile device. A mobile...
Alternative advertising in prerecorded media
Presenting viewers with an alternative brief version of a recorded advertisement when they choose to fast-forward through or skip (or any other trick play...
Applied automatic demographic analysis
A system for managing a data stream that is transmitted to an environment is provided. The system includes a receiver that receives the data stream. The data...
End user-based personalized ad insertion in broadcast-broadband hybrid
A system and method for signaling timing and content of personalized ads to a hybrid terminal via a television broadcast/multicast network. The ...
Video refresh adaptation algorithms responsive to error feedback
In general, this disclosure relates to techniques for adaptively determining a rate for intra-coding segments (e.g., macro-blocks) of video data within a...
Compression using an iterative data derived basis set
An apparatus for compressing an image including: a principal component analyzer, a puncture, a truncator, and a projector. The principal component analyzer...
Dynamic generation of a quantization matrix for compression of a digital
Some aspects of the disclosure relate to a compression technique that can permit determining dynamically a satisfactory quantization matrix based at least on...
Device and method for multimedia data transmission
A method to transmit images of a video sequence over a transmission channel between a transmitter and a receiver of a communication network, the image being...
Variable coding resolution in video codec
A video codec provides for encoding and decoding pictures of a video sequence at various coded resolutions, such that pictures can be encoded at lower coded...
Method and device for encoding a block of an image and corresponding
reconstructing method and device
The invention relates to image block encoding and decoding. More precisely, the invention relates to block prediction using reference blocks of the image. It is...
Resource efficient video processing via prediction error computational
A video processing system dynamically adjusts video processing prediction error reduction computations in accordance with the amount of motion represented in a...