Patent Number: 7,711,313

Title: Broadcast monitoring system and method for intelligent optimization

Abstract: A system for optimizing play of media content, and a method of optimizing play of media content are disclosed. The system for optimizing play of media content includes a hub that is at least partially remote from a media content play point, for accessing and instructing a forwarding of the media content for play, at least one output associated with the hub that contributes non-play content, and at least one module at the media content play point for the parsing of the non-play content, wherein the parsed non-play content enables the hub to instruct a preemption of a first of the media play content with an accessing and insertion of a second of the media play content to the media content play point.

Inventors: Steelberg; Ryan (Newport Beach, CA), Steelberg; Chad (Newport Beach, CA)

Assignee: Google Inc.

International Classification: H04H 20/71 (20080101); H04H 40/00 (20080101); H04H 60/21 (20080101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018