Improvements in and relating to content selection
Originating portfolio: TECH
Estimated expiration: 2022-Aug-12
Potentially relevant companies (1): ARRIS Group Inc.
Products & technologies (2): Broadcast:Digital Video, STB - Set-Top-Box
A method and corresponding apparatus are disclosed whereby a user initially establishes a profile (202) of content in which she has an interest. The profile (202) is used to filter (204) metadata relating to broadcasts made to a receiver (106) such as a Set Top Box and the personalised metadata is delivered to her personal trusted device (176) such as a PDA, for example. A final selection of content to be rendered by the receiver (106) is made via the PTD (176).
A terminal (106) for receiving a broadband digital transmission, the terminal including a receiver selectably operable to extract content from said transmission, said receiver further being operable to extract metadata (SI) from said transmission and a filter (204) arranged to receive said metadata and the terminal further comprises a network interface (168) and the filter (204) is operable in accordance with a set of user specific content preferences to output personalised metadata (SI') via the network interface (168) to a device (176), and, in response to a request (C) received via said interface, to extract particular content identified in said personalised metadata characterised in that the user-specific content preferences are augmentable by a set of parameters defining the capabilities of the device (176) and the filter being further operable to take account of the capabilities when filtering the metadata (SI).
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