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Automatically Inserting Advertisements into Source Video Content Playback Streams

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for automatically inserting advertisements into source video content playback streams are described. In one aspect, the systems and methods communicate a source video content playback stream to a video player to present source video to a user. During playback of the source video, and in response to receipt of a request from the user to navigate portions of the source video (e.g., a user command to fast forward the source video, rewind the source video, or other action), the systems and methods dynamically define a video advertisement clip insertion point (e.g., and insertion point based on a current playback position). The systems and methods then insert a contextually relevant and/or targeted video advertisement clip into the playback stream for presentation to the user.



CROSS-SCREEN OPTIMIZATION OF ADVERTISING PLACEMENT

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The current invention relates to a computer-generated method for optimizing placement of advertising content across multiple different devices. The system can allocate advertising campaigns and plans to various inventory types based on the probability of accurate consumer matching. Consumer matching can be achieved by generation of look-alike models in a consumer's device graph to predict future consumption behavior. The system includes an interface through which an advertiser can access relevant information about inventory and success of a given placement.



SERVICE GUIDE INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, SERVICE GUIDE INFORMATION RECEPTION METHOD, SERVICE GUIDE INFORMATION TRANSMISSION DEVICE, AND SERVICE GUIDE INFORMATION RECEPTION DEVICE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

One embodiment of the present invention provides service guide information transmission and reception methods and devices. The service guide information transmission method according to the one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: generating service guide information including information on broadcast services and content; encoding the generated service guide information; and transmitting the encoded service guide information.



CONTENT SUPPLYING APPARATUS, CONTENT SUPPLYING METHOD, CONTENT REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD, PROGRAM AND CONTENT VIEWING SYSTEM

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed herein is a content supplying apparatus for supplying a video content to a content reproduction apparatus, including: a production section adapted to produce a video switch command for causing the content reproduction apparatus to execute a process regarding changeover of a video content to be reproduced; a broadcasting section adapted to broadcast a video content, in which the produced video switch command is embedded, through a broadcasting network; and a delivery section adapted to deliver the video content through the Internet.



PANEL USER INTERFACE FOR AN INTELLIGENT TELEVISION

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An intelligent television, methods for displaying content, and methods for user interaction between the intelligent television and the user are provided. In general, a user is provided with an application panel allowing for navigation, categories, favorites, and search options that enable one or more functions associated with the intelligent television. The presentation of options is based on input received by the intelligent television. As a user provides input to the intelligent television via a remote control or other input device. The intelligent television is configured to interpret the input and provide interactive functionality in the form of content presented to the display of the intelligent television without obstructing the user from viewing content displayed on the screen of the intelligent television.



SOCIALLY ANNOTATED PRESENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A video-platform server may obtain and provide context-specific metadata to remote presentation devices via an application programming interface. Context-specific metadata may include tags describing one or more assets (social-media-enhanced annotations or other such enhancements arising from viewer selections, e.g.) that are depicted in or otherwise associated with a given sequential position (a segment in a video playback, e.g.).



CONSUMPTION OF CONTENT WITH REACTIONS OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Techniques for obtaining a reaction of an individual to content and outputting the reaction of the individual with the content are described herein. The techniques may include obtaining the reaction of the individual as the content is displayed to the individual. The reaction may be obtained by capturing a video of the individual. The reaction of the individual and the content may be output at a same time to another individual. These techniques may also include obtaining the reaction of another individual as the content and the reaction of the individual are output to another individual.



RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The present technology relates to a reception apparatus, a reception method, a transmission apparatus and a transmission method in which NRT service is provided in digital broadcasting using an IP transmission method. There is provided a reception apparatus including: a channel selection control unit that performs a channel selection control of channel-selecting digital broadcasting using the IP transmission method; an acquisition control unit that controls acquisition of an application delivered through broadcasting or communication in the digital broadcasting based on signaling information transmitted at a layer higher than an IP layer in a protocol layer of the IP transmission method; and an application execution unit that executes the application acquired. The present technology is applicable to a television receiver, for example.



Fingerprint-Based Inter-Destination Media Synchronization

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems for inter-destination synchronization in first and second receivers for content parts associated with a play-out timeline are disclosed. First timing information comprising first content part identifiers and associated first clock times may be determined, where the first receiver may receive a first content part identifier comprising first fingerprints for identifying a first content part in a first media stream. Second timing information comprising second content part identifiers and associated second clock times may be determined, where the second receiver may receive a second content part identifier identifying a second content part in a second media stream based on the first and second timing information. A timing difference in processing a content part in the first and second media streams may be calculated. Based on the timing difference, synchronization information for inter destination synchronization between said first and second streams may be generated.



GATEWAY MULTI-VIEW VIDEO STREAM PROCESSING FOR SECOND-SCREEN CONTENT OVERLAY

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Particular embodiments use a multi-view coding (MVC) extension to provide second-screen content along with the first-screen content. In one embodiment, a head-end multiplexes the first-screen content with the second-screen content into a single content stream. The second-screen content is added to the video stream according to the MVC extension requirements. At the user end, such as at a gateway, instead of sending the first-screen content and second-screen content to the first-screen device, the gateway de-multiplexes the first-screen content and the second-screen content. The gateway can then send the first-screen content to the first-screen device while caching the second-screen content. When the gateway determines that the second-screen content should be displayed on the second-screen device, the gateway can send the second-screen content to the second-screen device for display on the second-screen of the second-screen device.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MEDIA CONTENT

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus and method pertaining to transmitting media content recorded by a media recorder in combination with metadata. That metadata can include information regarding one or more of technical information regarding the media recorder (such as, but not limited to, information that categorically characterizes the media recorder as regards a type of media recorder and/or information regarding technical specifications for the media recorder), orientation information regarding the media recorder when recording the media content (such as, but not limited to, information that corresponds to a field of view when recording the media content), and parameter settings regarding the media recorder when recording the media content (such as, but not limited to, information regarding selectively variable parameters such as zoom settings and digital imaging sensitivity settings).



APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED HIGHLIGHT REEL CREATION IN A CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for the automated creation of targeted or focused content extractions and/or compilations (e.g., highlight reels). In one embodiment, the extractions or compilations are created for use in a content delivery network. In one variant, incoming live feeds are recorded. Time-stamped metadata from sources (either internal or external) able to identify moments and events of interest is used to parse or select portions of the live feeds to generate clips related thereto. Those clips are then sent to users (including optionally their mobile devices) for viewing. In some embodiments, a recommendation engine is used to select clips matching interests of a particular user or group of users. Varied sources of metadata may be used, and networked resources may be utilized to in the implementation of internal “excitement” monitoring systems. Myriad configurations may be implemented including server or head-end based configurations, consumer premises based deployments, and/or distributed implementations.



FREQUENCY CAPPING FOR MEDIA CONTENT

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method, system, or device to display media segment on an electronic device. The method includes receiving a fingerprint for a media segment and a unique identifier (UID) from an electronic device and determining a media segment ID for the media segment using the fingerprint. The method can include generating and submitting a first query for the media segment ID and the UID in a record database and determining that a first count in the record database for the media segment ID and the UID exceed a first threshold count. The method can include identifying an overlay content segment to display and sending the overlay content segment to the electronic device. The method can include receiving a notification from the electronic device indicating that the electronic device displayed the overlay content segment and increment a second count in the record database for a overlay content segment and a UID.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EVENT SPECTATORS WITH AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNALS PERTAINING TO REMOTE EVENTS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for providing content for access by a portable device at an event are provided. The system includes an interface to receive signals from a plurality of sources. The plurality of sources are located at an event and remote from the event. The signals define event content and non-event content. The system further includes a processor for processing the received signals to generate combined signals based upon the received signals from the plurality of sources. The system also includes a transmitter for transmitting to a plurality of portable devices at the event the combined signals. The combined signals are configured to allow a user to select content using the portable device receiving the combined signals.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING HIGH BANDWIDTH SIGNALS WITH LOW BANDWIDTH TRANSPONDERS

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for transmitting a plurality of elementary data streams to a plurality of receivers is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises the steps of generating M data streams comprising K multiplexed elementary data streams in a first entity, transmitting the M data streams to a second entity, generating N transmitter streams from the M data streams in the second entity; and transmitting each of the N transmitter streams to the plurality of receivers using an associated one of N broadcast sub-transmitters.



PARALLEL SCHEDULING OF MULTILAYERED MEDIA

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Multi-link transportation of media, video and other data of the type having multiple layers, streams and/or encodings is contemplated. The multi-link transportation may be facilitated with a scheduler configured to schedule the various layers, streams, encodings, etc. for transportation over selectable communication links, such as based on reliability, capacity and/or other operating characteristics.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN INTELLIGENT TERMINAL TO TELEVISION TERMINAL

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention discloses a method for transmitting data in an intelligent terminal to a television terminal, so as to efficiently transmit data in an intelligent terminal from the intelligent terminal to a television terminal. The method includes: receiving an operation instruction of a user; encapsulating, after an operation object at which the operation instruction is targeted is obtained according to the operation instruction, the operation object into a data packet of a network protocol; and transmitting the data packet into which the operation object is encapsulated to a television terminal. In one aspect, the method provided in the present invention is applicable to many common users and has wide application.



SEQUENTIALLY OVERLAYING MEDIA CONTENT

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

A method, system, or device to determine when media content has been displayed. The method can include receiving a unique identifier (UID) and fingerprint for a media segment. The method can also include determining a media segment ID for the media segment, generating and submitting a query for the media segment ID in a record database, determining that the media segment ID is not stored in the record database, and identifying an overlay content segment ID. The method can include generating and submitting for the overlay content segment ID in the record database, determining it is not stored in an entry, sending the overlay content segment to the electronic device, and receiving a notification from the electronic device.



DIGITAL BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE HAVING AN ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to a digital broadcast receiving device (1) comprising at least one receiving means (2) which provides the EPG data to be received, at least one storage means (3) which provides the EPG data to be stored, at least one transmitting means (4) which transmits data to a screen (E) such that the EPG data are able to be viewed by the user.