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Crowdsourced playback control of media content

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for crowdsourced skipping of media content portions. In an example method, a plurality of content tags are received from a plurality of media content devices over a communication network. Each of the plurality of content tags may designate a location within a media content... Opentv Inc

Replacement of recorded media content

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for replacing recorded media content. In an example method, at least one media content source is searched for a media content item recorded to storage of a first media content device. Based on the media content item being found at a first media content... Opentv Inc

Media synchronized control of peripherals

A computer system and method for synchronizing actions associated with media between a media/network device and peripherals. In an example implementation, a system includes a one or more processors configured to receive, by a communication module from a media/network device based on peripheral addressing information, a peripheral payload including a... Opentv Inc

User interface analytics and context usage

Systems and methods for dynamically determining and displaying user interface analytics in a relevant context are provided. The system accesses a plurality of user interfaces of a content provider. The system renders and causes display of a first user interface of the plurality of user interfaces. The system accesses, from... Opentv Inc

Displaying non-time bound content in a time bound grid

Systems and methods for generating and displaying a non-time bound content channel in a time-bound grid is provided. The system comprises receiving content data representing non-time bound content to be displayed in the time bound grid. The system generates the time bound grid, by creating, based on the content data,... Opentv Inc

Content recommendations using personas

Systems and methods for generating and displaying groupings of content recommendations using personas are provided. The system determines content for each of the plurality of personas. The determined content for each of the plurality of personas comprises content that shares a common genre or theme for each persona. The system... Opentv Inc

Mute alert

Example embodiments provide a system and method for dynamically providing a mute alert on a communication device. The system receives an audio signal during a communication session. Using one or more hardware processors of the system, the audio signal is analyzed to detect speech. The system determines whether the detected... Opentv Inc

Methods and systems for data transmission

Methods and systems for transmitting data are presented. Data received from at least one data source is retained in at least one buffer. In one example, initial hierarchical data may be provided from the at least one buffer to a device, followed by additional hierarchical data. In one example, the... Opentv Inc

Smart playlist

A smart playlist system is described. In one example embodiment, a collector module obtains content utilization data from a plurality of client devices associated with respective plurality of viewers. A hot list generator module generates a list of popular content items based on the obtained content utilization data. A customization... Opentv Inc

Method and system for performing non-standard mode operations

Disclosed are methods and systems for controlling the playback and recording of television programming containing interactive applications. In particular, the disclosed methods and systems detail how “trick modes” can be handled when playing applications, that are distributed with the television programming.... Opentv Inc

Smart playlist

A smart playlist system is described. In one example embodiment, a collector module obtains content utilization data from a plurality of client devices associated with respective plurality of viewers. A hot list generator module generates a list of popular content items based on the obtained content utilization data. A customization... Opentv Inc

Context driven content rewind

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for rewinding digital content during playback based on context of the digital content. A content rewind system electronically accesses digital content. A rewind trigger is detected by the system. The system analyzes the digital content to detect at least one dialog segment within the... Opentv Inc

Media file summarizer

A summarizer machine can be configured provide a summary file of at least one episode of a media series. The summary file may be generated or otherwise provided based on one or more social media messages. The summarizer machine detects a request that the summary file be generated for a... Opentv Inc

Method and system to share content from a main device to a secondary device

A method and system to share advertisement content from a main reception device to a secondary reception device. The method comprising steps of: receiving a transmitted content containing at least one advertisement topic on the main reception device from a transmission center, said main reception device being associated with a... Opentv Inc

Synchronizing an application on a companion device

A media server machine may be configured to provide media content within a datastream. This datastream may be provided to a media device that is configured to present the media content on a display. Also, this datastream may contemporaneously contain an “app-sync indicator” for the media content. The app-sync indicator... Opentv Inc

Audio driven accelerated binge watch

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for accelerating digital content playback based on speech. A content acceleration system electronically accesses digital content. The system analyzes the digital content to detect at least one audio portion within the digital content, each of the at least one audio portion comprising speech. The... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods for providing a multi-perspective video display

Methods of presenting video and audio perspectives of audio/video content are presented. In an example embodiment, audio/video content having a plurality of video perspectives and a plurality of audio perspectives of an event is received. Responsive to a first command from a media application configured to allow a user to... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods for providing a multi-perspective video display

A method for providing video and audio perspectives of audio/video content is presented. In an example embodiment, a media content item is received that includes audio/video content having at least one video perspective and a plurality of audio perspectives for the at least one video perspective. The at least one... Opentv Inc

Device localization based on a learning model

Methods and systems of localizing a device are presented. In an example method, a communication signal from a device is received by a wireless reference point during a period of time. A sequence of values is generated from the communication signal, as received by the wireless reference point, during the... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods to play secondary media content

Systems and methods to play secondary media content include responding to a trick mode request (e.g., fast forward, rewind). A system receives a message from a device playing primary media content, and the message includes a first identifier of the primary media content, a secondary identifier of a playback direction,... Opentv Inc

Providing secondary media content via a subdivision of a picture area

The invention relates to a method and system to communicate primary and secondary content streams to at least one remote unit, for example, via a television channel in a targeted television environment. The secondary content stream comprises a plurality of tertiary content streams (e.g., video streams) providing commercials, advertisements or... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods for enabling transitions between items of content based on swipe gestures

A computing device for facilitating access to items of content includes is configured to enable communication with a companion device. A companion device includes a user interface including a touch panel. The computing device is configured to determine whether touch event data received from a companion device corresponds to a... Opentv Inc

Method and system for optimizing the viewing of advertising

Disclosed are methods and systems for controlling the frequency that a user views an advertisement. In particular, the systems monitor the number of times an advertisement is played to a user. Once the advertisement has been played a predetermined number of times, the advertisement is replaced by another advertisement.... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods for enabling transitions between items of content based on multi-level gestures

A computing device for facilitating access to items of content includes is configured to enable communication with a companion device. A companion device includes a user interface including a touch panel. The computing device is configured to determine whether touch event data received from a companion device corresponds to a... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods for enabling transitions between items of content

A computing device for facilitating access to items of content includes is configured to enable communication with a companion device. A companion device includes a user interface including a touch panel. The computing device is configured to determine whether touch event data received from a companion device corresponds to a... Opentv Inc

Interactive application server on a second screen device

A server version of an interactive application executed by a processing device of a first mobile device communicatively connected to a main video rendering device collects first data generated by a first client version of the interactive application executed by the processing device. The server version of the interactive application... Opentv Inc

Video-on-demand and targeted advertising

Methods and apparatus for delivering and receiving media content are presented. In an example embodiment, search criteria for searching a plurality of media content items is received at a server from a client device via a wide area network. Based on the search criteria, multiple ones of the plurality of... Opentv Inc

Combined audio for multiple content presentation

In example embodiments, a system and method for presenting a combined audio stream from a single presentation system to a plurality of users is provided. The method comprises receiving an audio filtering signal, the audio filtering signal corresponding to unwanted audio data to be filtered from an ambient audio signal... Opentv Inc

Same screen, multiple content viewing method and apparatus

In example embodiments, a system and method for presenting multiple content (e,g., programs) on a single presentation device to a plurality of viewers is provided. The method comprises causing presentation of a combined video stream on the single presentation device. The combined video stream combines video data for at least... Opentv Inc

Remote health care via a television communication system

Methods and systems for providing health care remotely via a television communication system are presented. In one example, a communication gateway configured to communicate with a head-end of a television communication system may receive information associating a user with the communication gateway. Health care information related specifically to the user,... Opentv Inc

Multiple views recording

A system and method for providing multiple views recording is provided. In example embodiments, an indication to record serial events including a first event and a second event on a same channel is received. A recording stream is started at a beginning of the first event and ends at an... Opentv Inc

System and method to automatically deliver gift media

In various exemplary embodiments, a system and method to provide gift media is disclosed. The method includes receiving, at an interactive media component, a selection of the media item and a selection of at least one recipient for the media item from a user of a client device. A purchase... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods for providing a multi-perspective video display

Methods and systems for providing a multi-perspective video display are presented. In an example embodiment, a media content item including visual content and at least a portion of audio content associated with the visual content is received. The associated audio content includes audio content in a first spoken language and... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods for enabling a user to generate a plan to access content using multiple content services

A system for facilitating access to items of content presents recommendations to a user. Items of content may include movies and television shows. Recommendations may include access plans specifying a plurality of digital media services, where each specified digital media service provides availability to items of content included in a... Opentv Inc

Tiered content streaming

Techniques for providing live content at different quality levels to a user device include advertising content availability at multiple quality levels for selection by the user device, receiving a quality level selection from the user device, wherein the quality level selection matches one of the advertised multiple quality levels, determining... Opentv Inc

02/23/17 / #20170055031

Method to transmit and receive mpeg-ts over a thunderbolt cable

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for managing the transmission and reception of MPEG-TS data provided over a Thunderbolt cable. A transmitter unit receives a MPEG-TS and an Ethernet signal. The transmitter unit then multiplexes data from the MPEG-TS with data from the Ethernet signal as the data from the... Opentv Inc

02/09/17 / #20170041672

Automated input in an interactive television system

A method and mechanism for automating user input in an interactive television system. An interactive application is conveyed concurrently with a broadcast programming stream in an interactive television system to a receiver. The interactive application is configured to provide added content to a television viewer upon a request by the... Opentv Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031027

Techniques for securing live positioning signals

A pay television satellite broadcast includes validation data that can be used to validate authenticity of live global positioning system (GPS) data. The validation data may be included within entitlement messages and encrypted for security and selective reception by authorized receivers. A navigation system may compute checksums of received live... Opentv Inc








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