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1. WO2007092881 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROVISION OF CONTENT OVER A TELEVISION NETWORK

Publication Number WO/2007/092881
Publication Date 16.08.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/061757
International Filing Date 07.02.2007
IPC
H04N 7/18 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
18Closed-circuit television systems, i.e. systems in which the signal is not broadcast
CPC
H04N 21/4334
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
433Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request, caching operations
4334Recording operations
H04N 21/44204
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
442Monitoring of processes or resources, e.g. detecting the failure of a recording device, monitoring the downstream bandwidth, the number of times a movie has been viewed, the storage space available from the internal hard disk
44204Monitoring of content usage, e.g. the number of times a movie has been viewed, copied or the amount which has been watched
H04N 21/4532
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
4508Management of client data or end-user data
4532involving end-user characteristics, e.g. viewer profile, preferences
H04N 21/4542
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
454Content ; or additional data; filtering, e.g. blocking advertisements
4542Blocking scenes or portions of the received content, e.g. censoring scenes
H04N 21/4751
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
475End-user interface for inputting end-user data, e.g. personal identification number [PIN], preference data
4751for defining user accounts, e.g. accounts for children
H04N 5/76
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
76Television signal recording
Applicants
  • SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • HAEUSER, Anthony [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • MCCARTHY, Mary [CA]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • PETTIT, Scott [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • LEE, Christopher, A. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • COX, Ross [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • HAEUSER, Anthony
  • MCCARTHY, Mary
  • PETTIT, Scott
  • LEE, Christopher, A.
  • COX, Ross
Agents
  • MADAN, Paul, S.
Priority Data
11/348,96607.02.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PROVISION OF CONTENT OVER A TELEVISION NETWORK
(FR) SYSTÈME ET PROCÉDÉ DE CONTRÔLE DE LA FOURNITURE DE CONTENUS SUR UN RÉSEAU DE TÉLÉVISION
Abstract
(EN)
The present disclosure provides a system and method for controlling recording of content delivered over a television network. The method includes receiving content over a television network corresponding to a customer identifier, receiving an input corresponding to the customer identifier to block a selected content from recording on a recording device, and blocking the recording of the selected content in response to the received input. The method also may block the recording of the selected content corresponding to any other account associated with the customer identifier. The method may further enable viewing of the selected content on a television set while the content is being blocked from recording.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un système et un procédé permettant de contrôler l'enregistrement de contenus diffusés sur un réseau de télévision. Le procédé consiste notamment à recevoir un contenu sur un réseau de télévision correspondant à un identificateur de client, à recevoir une entrée correspondant à l'identificateur de client pour bloquer l'enregistrement d'un contenu choisi sur un dispositif d'enregistrement, et à bloquer l'enregistrement du contenu choisi en réponse à l'entrée reçue. Le procédé permet également de bloquer l'enregistrement du contenu choisi correspondant à tout autre compte associé à l'identificateur de client. Il permet en outre de visionner le contenu choisi sur un poste de télévision tout en bloquant son enregistrement.
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