System and method for transmitting interactive services associated with broadcast contents, in real time or off line
Estimated expiration: 2030-Sep-13
Potentially relevant companies (10): ARRIS Group Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Incorporated, LeTV（乐视）, MobiTV, Inc., OpenTV, Inc., ROKU, Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC, Time Warner Inc. incl HBO, CNN
Products & technologies (3): Broadcast:Television, Consumer Electronics:SmartTV, STB - Set-Top-Box
A system is dedicated to the transmission of additional contents (CA) accessible in interactive mode and associated with contents (CP) broadcast to primary communication terminals (TP1, TP2), connected to a broadcasting network (R1) and associated with programming information (PI). This system comprises i) an equipment (ST) required to associate a data set (ES) with each additional content (CA), including a content definition, an address to access it and a broadcast date, depending on programming information (PI), and to transmit each set (ES) through the broadcasting network before the broadcast date contained in it, ii) primary communication terminals (TP1, TP2) required to store each transmitted set (ES) and to enable loading of the definition and the address contained in it during a time interval including the broadcast date contained in it, and iii) secondary communication terminals (TS11-TS23) each being capable of loading each definition and the associated address, stored by a neighboring primary communication terminal (TP1, TP2), during the associated time interval so as to immediately display and/or broadcast it and thus enable its user to select it to request transmission of the additional content associated with it to the associated address through a communication network (R2).
1. A method for transmitting additional contents accessible in interactive mode and associated with contents broadcast to primary communication terminals connected to a broadcasting network, the method comprising:
associating a data set with each additional content including a content definition, an address used to access the content and a broadcast date;
transmitting each data set through the broadcasting network before the broadcast date contained in the data set to the primary communication terminals;
loading each definition and the address associated with it during a loading time interval that includes the broadcast date associated with this definition and this address in a stored set, into at least one secondary communication terminal located in a neighbourhood of a primary communication terminal using a Bluetooth or WiFi interface;
displaying and/or broadcasting the loaded definition using the secondary communication terminal; and
requesting transmission of an additional content associated with a displayed or broadcast definition selected by the user to the address associated with this selected definition using the secondary communication terminal through a two-directional mobile or cellular communication network.
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