• AT&T Emotional Advertising
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    AT&T Ties Advanced Ads to Emotions

    AT&T won a U.S. patent for an invention that could allow it to deliver advertising to viewers based emotions that scene in a TV show or movie may evoke. The system may insert a commercial [...]
  • Verizon Out Of Home Meda Measurement Patent
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    Verizon Tackles Mobile Media Measurement

    A U.S. patent that Verizon won on Tuesday offers a glimpse at how it is pushing to help advertisers ranging from NFL teams to furniture retailers with data that could power personalized ad campaigns based [...]
  • Disney Media Wall
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    Disney Builds Wall-Sized UI

    Two Walt Disney Co. senior executives have designed a wall-sized user interface that could allow viewers within a range of 20 feet  to interact with multiple displays of video content, according ot a patent applicaiton [...]
  • Comcast T-Commerce
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    Comcast Hits Accelerator on T-Commcerce

    Comcast has built a t-commerce solution that could help automobile manufacturers drive increased sales from subscribers viewing interactive TV commercials, according to a patent published on Tuesday. The invention details how Comcast could target interactive [...]
  • Glosi
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    Cox Building Original Spanish Network

    Update – Cox sent us this statement, confirming its launch plans for Glosi. Glosi is a Hispanic-focused video streaming service and online portal with thousands of hours of exclusive content and original programming. The ad-free, [...]
  • GigaOne
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    Spot Watch: Cable One GigaONE

    Nearly nine months after announcing plans to launch broadband services offering speeds of 1 gigabit per second in more than 200 cities, CableOne has created a new promotion for its GigaONE brand.
  • Irdeto SNL Kagan 4K Outlook
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    Irdeto, Kagan: 4K OTT Video Driving Dynamic Growth

    With over-the-top delivery driving dynamic growth, the majority of consumers and operators will adopt 4K UHD TV by 2020, according to a survey Irdeto and SNL Kagan released Tuesday. When asked which distribution platform would [...]
  • Verizon technology partner Samsung offers consumers  access to virtual reality programming online, including VR commercials from advertisers like BMW.
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    Verizon Eyes ENVRMNT Virtual Reality Platform

    Verizon may be poised to launch a virtual reality platform called ENVRMNT, documents obtained by The Donohue Report indicate. Verizon wants to use the brand ENVRMNT to offer a “virtual reality platform comprising a server, Web [...]
  • Mind Music
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    ITV Pioneer Klappert Composes Mind Music

    Walt Klappert, an interactive TV pioneer who helped Rovi Corp. develop next-generation user interfaces, has invented a system with a headband that could allow users to create music through the power of brain waves. “Mind music is [...]
  • Sinclair ATSC 3.0
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    Sinclair Eyes 5G, Hyperlocal Broadcasts

    Sinclair Broadcast Group sees potential to use next-generation 5G wireless networks deliver both national and “hyperlocal” content to consumers, according to a patent application published on Thursday. The station group owner, which has been pushing [...]
  • Telstra Readycare
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    Telstra: Doctor Is Always In

    It takes just 15 seconds for a pediatrician working remotely to turn a toddler’s tears into smiles in a spot Australian telecom provider Telstra shot for its ReadyCare service. Charging subscribers $76 for remote consultations [...]
  • Verizon Download To Go
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    Verizon Builds Download-To-Go Librarian

    Verizon won a U.S. patent on Tuesday for an invention controls how pay TV subscribers could share a limited number of copies of TV shows and movies recorded through set-tops with mobile devices. Irving, Texas-based Verizon [...]
  • T-Mobile IP Multimedia Home Hub
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    T-Mobile Targets TV With Multimedia Home Hub

    A U.S. patent that T-Mobile won on Tuesday offers a glimpse at how the wireless carrier may be able to deliver video programming to HDTVs in subscriber homes. “Television displays various data received from data [...]
  • Frontier Vantage TV Netflix
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    Frontier Opens 3 Paths to Netflix on TV

    Frontier Communications is offering its Vantage TV subscribers three options for accessing Netflix content on TV, according to a YouTube video it posted Monday morning. Subscribers can access their Netflix accounts by clicking the on-demand button [...]
  • Paul Allen
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    Paul Allen Eyes UPSTREAM Service

    Technology veteran and musician Paul Allen may be developing a new entertainment and education service called UPSTREAM, according to a recent trademark application obtained by The Donohue Report. The Microsoft Corp. co-founder and former Charter [...]
  • Technicolor Mobile DTV Antenna
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    Technicolor Embeds TV Antenna In Smartphone Case

    French set-top vendor Technicolor is developing a case for smartphones and tablets that can convert broadcast TV signals into MPEG-DASH digital media streams, according to a patent application obtained by The Donohue Report on Thursday. [...]
  • Verizon Funds Transfer
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    Verizon Builds Digital Wallet For Kids

    In a world where digital wallets are replacing cash, a Verizon executive has come up with a solution for parents looking to supply kids with spending money for trips to shopping malls and retail stores [...]

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