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System and Method for Selective Content Placement on Channel Being Viewed From a Channel Not Currently Being Viewed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246638D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method to define portions of another channel or station to overlay or replace a portion of another channel.

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System and Method for Selective Content Placement on Channel Being Viewed From a Channel Not Currently Being Viewed

Disclosed is a system and method to define portions of another channel or station to overlay or replace a portion of another channel.

    Information tickers are often specific to a particular television station's channel and cannot be viewed unless the user is on that specific channel. Users often have to toggle between channels in order to, for example, watch a sporting event on a sports network channel and also see ticker information from a financial network channel. This quite often results in the viewer missing portions of information from one broadcast or the other. It can also cost certain ad revenue income by measured fluctuations in viewership. What is needed is a method to allow a user to select content from one channel to be placed on another.

Operation: 1) Define content to obtain or retain through other channels
a) may be selection of an area (pixels, etc.) made by the user
b) may be by content (type, context, etc.)

         i) may also define a maximum area of content to obtain ii) other channels may be searched for content that matches and presented as an option

    c) may be retained as historical settings 2) Place desired content when on other channels a) content may be placed on the second channel where it is on the first channel b) unimportant areas of second channel may be determined and the content from the first channel may be placed in that area i) i...