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User-initiated transitioning between media content versions

Example embodiments facilitate user-initiated transitioning between versions of media content. In an example embodiment, a content access device receives a first version of a plurality of versions of a media content item via a communication network from a media content source, and causes presentation of the first version via a display device. ... Opentv Inc

Parental access control of media content

Example embodiments facilitate parental access control of media content. In an example embodiment, an identification corresponding to a viewing profile stored in a database is received. ... Opentv Inc

News feed for media content selection

Example embodiments provide a media content news feed identifying one or more media content streams that may be received and displayed. In an example embodiment, media content alert information is received at a media content device that describes at least one of a plurality of media content streams receivable at the media content device via a network. ... Opentv Inc

Systems and methods of displaying content

A device for enabling content selection is configured to display one or more sub-categories of content included within a category of content. The one or more sub-categories of content may be displayed using stack structures. ... Opentv Inc

User interface techniques for television channel changes

An improved user premises device enhances the channel change experience. In response to a channel-up or a channel-down command, a currently displayed program is re-sized to fit within a smaller program window. ... Opentv Inc

Automatic performance or cancellation of scheduled recording

A machine controls a device configured to record media content in accordance with a recording schedule. The machine detects that the device is scheduled to record first media content. ... Opentv Inc

System and method of displaying content and related social media data

A device for enabling content selection is configured to display one or more item of content with associated popularity indicator. The popularity indicators may be based on usage data from a social media service. ... 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. ... Opentv Inc

Highly-scalable data transmission

Methods and systems for transmitting and receiving data, such as, for example, entertainment data, are presented. In one example, a data file is segmented into a plurality of data modules. ... Opentv Inc

Magnetic power supply coupling systems and methods

A power supply coupling circuit may include at least one reed switch connecting a power supply with a load and disposed within an electronic device. A predetermined arrangement of one or more external magnets may be required to open the at least one reed switch to disconnect the power supply from the load.. ... Opentv Inc

Overlay emphasis modification in augmented reality displays

Example embodiments provide systems and methods for emphasis modification of an informational overlay in augmented reality displays. In an example method, an informational overlay is presented atop a scene on a display device. ... Opentv Inc

Application dependent remote control

Example embodiments provide a system and method for configuring remote control devices to display application dependent control frames of a remote control user interface. A digital receiver runs a plurality of applications at the receiver device. ... Opentv Inc

Secure drm-agnostic key rotation

Systems and methods for managing provisioning of keys prior to a key rotation are provided. A license server generates a license that is associated with a renewal time. ... Opentv Inc

End-of-show content display trigger

Example embodiments provide a system and method for dynamically triggering display of recommendations during an end-of-show period. A digital receiver identifies an end-of-show period for a piece of digital content. ... Opentv Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098114

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. ... Opentv Inc

04/05/18 / #20180098101

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. ... Opentv Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070138

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. ... Opentv Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070121

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. ... Opentv Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067594

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. ... Opentv Inc

03/08/18 / #20180065057

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 first set of actions and timing information related to media. ... Opentv Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048767

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. ... Opentv Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035161

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. ... Opentv Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034871

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. ... Opentv Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020255

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. ... Opentv Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019000

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

12/21/17 / #20170366857

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. ... Opentv Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339226

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. ... Opentv Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339078

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 user identification, selecting the advertisement topic for sharing ad content with the secondary reception device, retrieving an identifier related to said advertisement topic, selecting one destination address corresponding to a secondary device, sending a notification to a management center, said notification comprising at least the ad identifier, the destination address and the user identification, storing, in a database at the management center in a user record corresponding to the user identification, at least the ad identifier and the destination address, retrieving an ad content corresponding to the ad identifier, pushing the advertisement content to the secondary device corresponding to the destination address.. ... Opentv Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337273

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. ... Opentv Inc

10/26/17 / #20170309296

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. ... Opentv Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295405

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. ... Opentv Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289644

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. ... Opentv Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280299

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. ... Opentv Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221520

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, and a third identifier of a playback speed. ... Opentv Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201784

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 any other content. ... Opentv Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195736

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. ... Opentv Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195734

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. ... Opentv Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195724

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. ... Opentv Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192642

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. ... Opentv Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180820

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 generates first displayable content relating to the first client version of the interactive application based on the first data, wherein the first displayable content is rendered on a display of the first mobile device. ... Opentv Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180770

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. ... Opentv Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163900

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. ... Opentv Inc

06/08/17 / #20170162182

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 that includes a combined audio stream output from an audio output device of the single presentation system. ... Opentv Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132386

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. ... Opentv Inc

05/04/17 / #20170125062

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. ... Opentv Inc

03/30/17 / #20170094371

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. ... Opentv Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091855

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. ... Opentv Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064397

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. ... 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. ... Opentv Inc

02/23/17 / #20170054775

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 whether the received quality level selection differs from a currently used quality level, when it is determined that the received quality level selection is different from the currently used quality level, reconfiguring a transcoder to transcode the live content to only the received quality level, and updating a metafile to include a first quality level at a first bitrate lower than a bitrate for the received quality level selection and a second quality level at a second bitrate higher than the bitrate for the received quality level selection.. . ... 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. ... 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. ... Opentv Inc








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