Patent Number: 8,881,196

Title: Video playback apparatus, information providing apparatus, information providing system, information providing method and program

Abstract: A video playback apparatus for playing back a recorded program video which is connected with an ECG server for providing information related to a program through a communication network includes a designation information transmitting portion to transmit designation information designating a program containing a specific recorded program video to the ECG server, a related information receiving portion to receive a related information associated with the designated program, which is selected from related information each containing an ECG scenario related to each program video constituting a program and a scheduled time of each program video and stored in association with the program, from the ECG server, and a display/playback control portion to control display of the ECG scenario related to the specific program video in synchronization with playback of the specific program video based on the scheduled time of the program video.

Inventors: Fukuda; Kazuhiro (Kanagawa, JP), Maruyama; Tetsuo (Tokyo, JP), Honjo; Asako (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/445 (20110101); G06F 13/00 (20060101); H04N 7/173 (20110101); G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00