Patent Number: 6,298,482

Title: System for two-way digital multimedia broadcast and interactive services

Abstract: A system is presented for two-way digital multimedia broadcast services, enabling a variety of interactive and other applications. These applications include: navigation from one video program to another by selection of objects in the current video; creation and transmission of records of user viewing selection histories; iterative video-based data search and retrieval; dynamic customization of coordination between video content of the broadcast stream and data embedded therein; and the dynamic creation of "personalized" programs by the user without, through the broadcast and selection of overlapping program segments which are themselves customized for a particular user or group of users.

Inventors: Seidman; David Israel (New York, NY), Schaffa; Frank Andre (Hartsdale, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/445 (20060101); H04N 5/44 (20060101); H04N 005/445 (); H04N 007/173 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018