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Sticker TV

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000023996D
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 142K

Publishing Venue

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Abstract

Interactive Sticker TV allows buddy users to watach the same TV show from remote locations and using their Internet access to overlay "stickers" on the screen. Stickers can be in the form of cartoon bubbles of actors' heads, comments written directly over the screen, boxing gloves that come out and punch dumb characters, and whatever other "sticker" clip art is provided in the application. Stickers will not only be static, but also 3D and in relevant instances use video and audio streams (e.g.: the boxing glove could be a video stream of a famous boxer's glove punching someone with a loud cartoon-type thud playing in the background).

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         Sony Corporation

         Sony Electronics Inc.

         IPD Case #50R4754

Title:

Sticker TV

Abstract:

Interactive Sticker TV allows buddy users to watach the same TV show from remote locations and using their Internet access to overlay “stickers” on the screen. Stickers can be in the form of cartoon bubbles of actors’ heads, comments written directly over the screen, boxing gloves that come out and punch dumb characters, and whatever other “sticker” clip art is provided in the application. Stickers will not only be static, but also 3D and in relevant instances use video and audio streams (e.g.: the boxing glove could be a video stream of a famous boxer’s glove punching someone with a loud cartoon-type thud playing in the background).

Inventors:

Patrick F. Fitzpatrick

Natasha King

Description of the Invention:

1.      Entertainment seekers (identified as a key market segment for our division made up of males under 35) seek the ultimate entertainment experience. Desire combined video and audio interactive entertainment. Want to be the first to try new technologies.

Teens desire cutting edge technologies that provide tools for them to build their own content. What's cool is constantly changing and they want to be empowered to change it on their terms. Sticker TV enables unique content creation in a fully interactive tool.

Tweeny Boppers (also identified as a market segment and consisting of kids aged 8-14) are experimenters and anxious to adopt new fads and behaviors. Want content from recognized brands, such as popular tv shows, and to be noticed in their peer set. Interested in broadcast, video chat, streaming music and interactive agents, demonstrating a desire for such a technology as Sticker TV.

2.      Interactive Sticker TV allows buddy users to watch the same TV show from remote locations and using their Internet access to overlay "stickers" on the screen. Stickers can be in the form of cartoon bubbles over actors' heads, comments written directly over the screen, boxing gloves that come out and punch dumb characters, and whatever other "sticker" clip art is provided in the application...