Program switch display control on an audio-video rendering device
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2033-Feb-11
Potentially relevant companies (7): ARRIS Group Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Cox Communications Incorporated, Dish Network, Hulu, Netflix, Verizon
Products & technologies (2): Broadcast:Digital Video, VOD - Video on Demand
A method and control device for controlling the display of multimedia data on an audio-video rendering device, e.g. a TV device (AVD), when a channel selection navigation, from a first channel to a second channel, is activated. It is controlled which, how and when particular multimedia data is displayed as it may for instance be necessary to perform parental control to prevent the display of “adult” multimedia data at particular times of the day, or advertisements at times when they could disturb the comfort of watching of the user of the TV set. In a preferred embodiment, multimedia data of a second content type, e.g. “normal” programs (PGS) or previews of programs (PRS) is displayed in replacement of the advertisements during a predetermined time delay called advertisement-play grace period.
1. A method to control the display of multimedia data on an audio-video rendering device, the multimedia data having a type of multimedia content and being transmitted on a channel received at said audio-video rendering device, wherein said method comprises:
intercepting an action activated by a trick play command;
analyzing the intercepted action of said trick play command;
interpreting multimedia data transmitted on a second channel if said intercepted trick play command is determined by said analyzing to activate a channel selection navigation to said second channel;
preventing the multimedia data transmitted on said second channel to be displayed on said audio-video rendering device if the transmitted multimedia data is interpreted to be an advertisement type; and
displaying replacement multimedia data on said audio-video rendering device wherein said replacement multimedia data comprises at least one of preview content of a program being interrupted by said multimedia data of said advertisement type, a recent past program playtime of said program cached for this purpose and a first seconds or minutes of playtime of said program.
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