Method of delivering message templates in digital broadcast service guide

FIELD: physics, communications.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to communication networks, and particularly to message templates in electronic service guides used in communication networks. A device and method of transmitting and receiving electronic service guide (ESG) fragments relating to an event or program are disclosed. An event or program can include an interactive service component through which a subscriber can interact with the program in real time. Information content of a program such as audio and video data relating to the program can be transmitted to a subscriber in an ESG fragment. An ESG fragment can have associated metadata which can contain modified information relating to an interactive service component of an event or program. A terminal device or subscriber receiver can analyse data in the ESG fragment in order to determine attributes required for displaying the message template related to the interactive service component of the event or program. A subscriber can interact with a program through the said message template.

EFFECT: design of a system for offering subscribers interactive services, distinguished by efficiency and flexibility which can be eliminate errors or minimise their frequency when a subscriber enters their response.

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The technical FIELD

[1] the Invention relates to communications systems. More specifically, the invention relates to the message templates in the electronic reference services, which are used in communication networks.

The LEVEL of TECHNOLOGY

[2] Electronic service guide (ESG Electronic Service Guide) allows a target device to receive information about what services are available to end users and how to access these services. The ESG fragments are independently existent parts of the ESG. Traditionally, the ESG fragments contain XML documents (extensible markup language), but lately they cover a vast array of items, such as the description of the SDP (session description Protocol connection), text file or image. The ESG fragments describe one or more aspects of the presently available (or future) service or broadcast programs. Such aspects, for example, may include: free-form text description, schedule, territorial accessibility, price, method of acquisition, type and additional information, such as images for preview or clips. Audio and video data, as well as other types of data that contains the ESG fragments may be transmitted over networks of different types using different protocols. For example, data can be transferred through the community set is, commonly referred to as the Internet, using a set of protocols for the Internet, such as Internet Protocol and user datagram Protocol (UDP). The ESG fragments may also be transmitted using protocols Asynchronous Layered Coding (ALC) and file Delivery Unidirectional Transport (FLUTE). On the Internet often transmit data addressed to a single user. However, the data can be addressed and the user group, which is usually called group broadcasting. Transmission in which the data is addressed to all users, called broadcasting.

[3] When the subscriber broadcast program or programs broadcast group offer services interaction or interactive services, to provide these interactive services, you need to add the channel or line. For example, if the subscriber accepts the broadcast program in which the subscriber can interact with the program, responding to the prompts, enter the subscriber answers in the object that provides this service, implemented through the channel or communication line, separated from the channel by which convey program. This causes more congestion, which leads to increased consumption of resources in the system broadcast.

[4] in Addition, subscribers usually enter your answer into the system manually and needyour the heat form. If the user mistakenly enters the wrong data, these incorrect data will be accepted as valid, which can lead to undesirable results. For example, the subscriber may send non-functional response message, which will not lead to the expected results. In addition, the subscriber may still be held liable for erroneous dysfunctional response message. Therefore, there is a high risk of errors that can lead to failure of services or interactive query in such a system. Moreover, there are no standardized ways of regulating interactive messages.

[5] Therefore, the need arose for a method and system for offering to subscribers of interactive services, characterized by efficiency, flexibility and profitability. Also there was a need for a method and system for offering the interactive subscriber services in a manner that can eliminate errors or to minimize their frequency in the input by the subscriber of his response.

The INVENTION

[6] Further presents a simplified summary, the purpose of which is to provide a basic understanding of some aspects of the invention. This is not a full description of the invention and is not intended nor to determine the key or critical elements is subramania, neither for defining the scope of the present invention. This summary merely presents some concepts of the invention in a simplified form as an introduction to the more detailed description below.

[7] In one implementation of the present invention may be provided in the transmitter to transmit to the subscriber program or event. In this example, the input device accepts the content of the program and passes it in the ESG fragment. The ESG fragment may contain associated with this program metadata and data associated with the message template interactive components of the program. The data associated with the message template can be listed in the table included in the metadata of the message template. Data and elements associated with the interactive service event may be syntactically separated from metadata of the ESG fragment.

[8] In another implementation of the present invention includes a receiver that receives the ESG fragment containing the event. The ESG fragment may also be associated with metadata, which may include specified interactive element to create a message template.

[9] In another implementation of the present invention a method is proposed in order to provide event data to the ESG fragment and to provide an interactive service associated with the event. The event also included the interactive component for interacting with the subscriber, in which the user can enter data or requests and interact with the program. Information associated with the interactive component may be included in the table included in the metadata associated with the ESG fragment.

[10] In another implementation of the present invention, a method for providing an interactive service associated with the event, in which the first file content comprising a stream of video or audio data of the event, may be provided to a target device of the subscriber. May also be provided and a second file with content that includes data associated with an interactive service associated with the event. In addition, can be created and displayed in the terminal device of the subscriber template messages based on data corresponding to the interactive service events.

[11] in Addition, in the example implementation of the present invention, the ESG fragment containing the event data may be received in the terminal device of the subscriber. The ESG fragment may also contain associated metadata, which can be converted to data corresponding to a pre-configured message template.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION of DRAWINGS

[12] a More complete understanding of the present invention and its advantages can be achieved when reading the following detailed about what Itanium with reference to the accompanying drawings, on which similar reference numbers indicate like features, and in which:

[13] Figure 1 illustrates a block diagram of a radio communication system, which can be done in various aspects of the present invention.

[14] Figure 2 illustrates a block diagram of a mobile terminal device in accordance with one aspect of the present invention.

[15] Figure 3 illustrates a block diagram of a service provider or transmitter, which provides the event with related information about the offer interactive services, in accordance with another aspect of the present invention.

[16] Figure 4 illustrates a schematic view of a typical transport facility in accordance with another aspect of the present invention.

[17] Figure 5 illustrates a block diagram of the structure of a pre-configured item request to an online service in accordance with another aspect of the present invention.

[18] Fig.6 illustrates a block diagram of a method of providing interactive services in accordance with another aspect of the present invention.

[19] Fig.7 illustrates a block diagram of the delivery schedule and the data associated with the interactive services, in accordance with another aspect of the present invention.

[20] Fig illustrates a block diagram of the information on the ESG fragment and metadata in the target device is iste subscriber in accordance with another aspect of the present invention.

[21] Figure 9 illustrates a block diagram providing a message template in the terminal device of the subscriber in accordance with another aspect of the present invention.

DETAILED description of the INVENTION

[22] the Following is a description of the various embodiments of the invention with reference to the accompanying drawings, which form part of this description and illustrations show different implementations, which can be accomplished the present invention. It should be understood that can be used and other implementations, but can also be made of structural and functional modifications, provided that they do not go beyond the scope of the present invention.

[23] One of the ways of the broadcast data is to use the network broadcast data using IP (IPDC). IPDC is a combination of digital broadband data transmission and Protocol of the Internet. Using a broadband IP-based, one or more service provider can supply various types of IP-based services, including online Newspapers, radio and television. These services are IP-based organized in one or more media stream in the form of audio and video data and/or other types of data. To find out when and where these flow streams, users request the electronic directory services is (ESG). One example of such a stream is used in digital television broadcasting (DVB), is an electronic program guide (EPG). One of the types of DVB is digital broadcasting for mobile devices (DVB-H), modern technology, which enhances the capabilities and scope of services available through mobile devices of small size, such as mobile phones. Technology DVB-H is designed to deliver wireless data terminal devices, given the characteristics of such devices that receive power from the batteries.

[24] Transport streams DVB deliver compressed audio, video and digital data to the user on the transport networks of third parties. encryption Technology developed by the Group of Experts on Film (MPEG), is a technology with which the encoded video, audio and digital data included in the same program, can be multiplexed with data from other programs into a single transport stream (TS). Thus, TS is packetized data stream is composed of packets of fixed length, including the header. Individual program elements, audio and video data are transferred on the transport networks in packets, which have been assigned a unique packet identifier (PID). In order to provide the receiving device's features is to determine the location of the various elements of a specific program within TS, supply specific Information about the Program (PSI), which is incorporated into the TS. In addition, TS included additional Service Information (SI), the set of tables that are attached to the syntactic structure of the hidden partition MPEG. This allows the receiving device to properly handle data that contains TS.

[25] moreover, the present invention is applicable to other digital broadcasting systems with many carriers, such as T-DAB, T/S-DMB, ISDB-T and ATSC, or to specialized systems, such as Qualcomm MediaFLO/FLO, or to non-standard systems, such as 3GPP MBMS (multimedia broadcast / multicast services) and 3GPP2 BCMCS (broadcast / multicast service).

[26] ESG Fragments can be effectively transmitted to the receiver by forming containers. In this sense, the container contains at least one ESG fragment, but can contain a number of fragments. Alternatively, the fragment can be transported in more than one container. Containers transported in the receiver, for example, when using asynchronous layered coding (ALC) / transportation with multilevel coding (LCT) so that a single object transportation ALC/LCT matches a single container. Such fragments can be used by the receiving device only after receiving the entire container. Aspects the s of the present invention is used as a simple, and extensible header structure, except for fragments, independent of the type and size of the individual fragments. In other implementations apply compression to the entire container, including fragments and any headers. Possible examples of implementations, in which the other envelope, such as envelope metadata 3GPP, can be transported in the container without the need for unnecessary repetition of parameters, such as version, period of validity and identification.

[27] the Metadata within the envelope 3GPP (partnership Project third generation) or in any other form may include specific channels, specific programs and/or specific channel packages. Other types of metadata may include: packet data, commercial data, such as data identity operator, and technical data necessary to complete a transaction, such as an address, Protocol, cost data, which may be based on the relationships pack/day, channel/minute, the program/min; data channel, such as a text description for the user, information about the brand of the supplier of the content / logo, data classification and evaluation, such as the type and origin channel data SDP (session description Protocol), such as listing of hardware requirements, which should Boo the em to use this service, for example, the format of audio and video data, the data transmission rate in bits, the start time and end address of the source data, addresses synchronized auxiliary data sources, specialized extension; and program data, such as text descriptions for the user, the start and end time, links to interactive services associated with this program. This metadata can be loaded by the operator or can be performed automatically.

[28] the Present invention can be used for a wide range of networks and communication protocols. Figure 1 illustrates an example wireless system 110 connection, which can be applied to systems and methods of the present invention. One or more mobile device 112 that support network, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA), mobile phone, mobile terminal device, a personal video recorder, portable TV set, personal computer, digital camera, digital video camera, portable audio device, portable radio, or a combination of this, communication with the source 122 of services, using the broadcast network 114 and/or the cellular network 116. Although described here is only a mobile device, the present invention is not limited only to them. For example, the implementation of this is part II of the invention can be used in stationary devices. In the example with a stationary device can also provide a channel for feedback to come in contact with a module that provides a particular service. The mobile terminal device 112 may include a digital broadcast receiving device. The source 122 may be associated with multiple service providers which can pass the actual content of their programs or information, or the description of their services and programs in source services, which in turn transmits the content or information in the mobile device 112. These multiple service providers may include, but are not limited to, one or more provider of television and/or digital television services, service provider, AM/FM radio, service providers with active delivery of SMS/MMS, content providers or access to the Internet.

[29] the Broadcast network 114 may include a broadcast digital broadcasting using the IP Protocol in the network digital video DVB-h Broadcast network 114 may transmit on the radio such as a digital or analog television signal and the additional content associated with this service, through the transmitter 118. The broadcast network may also include radio, television, or digital broadcasting network using IP. The broadcast network 114 may also re avati additional content, which may include a television signal, an audio and/or video streams, data streams, video files, audio files, software files, and/or video games. In the case of transfer services digital broadcasting over IP, source 122 may transmit the actual content of the program device 112 of the user through the broadcast network 114, and send additional information, such as user rights and access to the current content of the program through the cellular network 116.

[30] the Mobile device 112 may also get in touch with the source 122 services through the cellular network 116. The network 116 may include a wireless network and the transmitter 120 base transceiver station. The cellular network may include a cellular transmission system of the second/third/fourth generation (2G/3G/4G), Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), a broadcast network OHMS, FLO, MBMS, or another wireless communication network, such as WLAN (wireless LAN).

[31] In one embodiment of the present invention, the mobile device 112 may include a wireless interface configured to send and/or receive signals to digital wireless communications within the cellular network 116. Information received by the mobile device 112 through the cellular network 116 or Chironomidae is inuu network 114, may include a user selection, applications, services, electronic images, audio excerpts, videotrace and/or messages WTAI (wireless Application Interface). As part of the cellular network 116, one or more base station (not shown) can support digital communication with the receiving device 112, while the receiving device is within range of a cellular network 116.

[32] As shown in figure 2, the mobile device 112 may include a processor 128 connected to user interface 130, memory 134 and/or other means of storing information, and display 136. Mobile device 112 may also include a battery 150, a speaker 152 and the antenna 154. The interface 130 of the user may include a keyboard, touch screen, voice interface, four arrow keys, joystick, digital glove, mouse, trackball, touch screen or similar device. In addition, the mobile device 112 may include a module 180 analysis for receipt of information in the service guide (ESG fragment) and analyze this information in order to clarify the elements, sub-elements and attributes for drawing up service / interaction or message template. Mobile device 112 may enable the compiler 190 template to compose a message template based on the e attributes or sub-elements in the ESG fragment.

[33] the Instructions executed by the computer, and data used by processor 128 and other components of the mobile device 112 may be stored in machine-readable memory 134. The memory may be implemented in any combination of modules of constant memory or RAM with arbitrary use of volatile and non-volatile memory, some of the memory may be removable. Software 140 may be stored in memory 134 and/or the storage device to provide commands to the processor 128 to allow the mobile device 112 to perform various functions. Alternatively, some or all of the executable by the processor of the mobile device 112, the instructions may be implemented in hardware hard form or in the form of programmable hardware (not shown).

[34] the Mobile device 112 may be configured to receive, decode and process the transmitted data based on the standard for digital television broadcasting (DVB), such as DVB-H or DVB-MHP, through a specific DVB receiver 141. Additionally, the receiving device 112 may also be configured to receive, decode and process the data transmitted using the radio 142 FM/AM transceiver 143 WLAN, Telecommunicati the frame transceiver 144. In addition, the mobile device can be configured with the ability to receive transmissions based on the standard of Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) (not shown). In one embodiment of the invention, the mobile device 112 may receive messages based on the flow of radio data (RDS).

[35] In the example DVB, one transmission in the DVB standard with a bandwidth of 10 Mbit/s can provide 200 channels sound broadcasting with bandwidth of each channel 50 kbit/s or 50 channels of television (TV) with a bandwidth of each channel is 200 kbit/s Mobile device 112 may be configured to receive, decode and process transmissions based on standard digital video streaming for mobile devices (DVB-H) or other DVB standards, such as DVB-MHP, DVB-SATELLITE (DVB-S), DVB-Terrestrial (DVB-T) or DVB-CABLE (DVB-C). Similarly, the alternative can be used, and other digital transmission standards to deliver content and information about the availability of additional services, such as ATSC (Committee on advanced Television Systems), NTSC (national Television system Committee), ISDB-T (Digital video Broadcasting Integrated Services - Ground), DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting), DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) or DIRECTV. In addition, digital is transferring can be quantized on time as, for example, in DVB-h technology. Quantization of time helps to reduce the average power consumption of the mobile terminal and can provide a smooth and seamless transfer of service. Time slicing is to transfer data packets with a higher instantaneous data transfer rate compared to the data rate used when transmitting data traditional streamed way. In this case, the mobile device 112 may have one or more module buffer memory for storing the decoded quantized for transmission time prior to its performance.

[36] Figure 3 illustrates an example service provider while providing events with associated information about the offer interactive services. In this example, the provider 250 facilities equipped with the input device 253 for receiving information associated with this event. For example, information associated with the program, such as the content of the program may be taken for the compilation of the input device 253. Event or program may also include related interactivity, which provides the subscriber with the opportunity to interact with the program. Such interaction may include, for example, the input options provided by the program, or interact with the program, such as, for example, send the CA e-mail. More detailed examples of interaction between the user and the program described below.

[37] Provider 250 services may also contain a processor 270 for processing the ESG fragment including, for example, information about what services are available to end users and how to use these services. For example, the ESG fragment may include documents in XML format, a description of the SDP (Session Description Protocol), text file or image and may also describe one or several aspects of the currently available (or future) services or broadcast programs. The ESG fragment may also contain associated metadata in which information can be embedded, inserted or displayed.

[38] in Addition, the provider 250 services may also contain a module 255 conversion to convert the information elements corresponding to the pattern of transmission of messages associated with the interactive service program. Module 255 conversion can convert the items of information in the metadata of the corresponding ESG fragment that is associated with the program. For example, module 255 conversion converts the information elements by embedding attributes in the directory service. For example, the message may be provided the option to specify the characteristics of the message, such as the recipient name (for example, to the header or body content of the message is based (for example, message body). Module 255 conversion can embed these parameters in the metadata directory service (i.e. a fragment of the ESG). In this way, the attributes can be added to the directory schema services (XML schema). For example, the user interface for server applications can be performed so that the input signal may be received by a server application, indicating the demand for the relevant online services. Provider 250 services in this scenario, you may create an XML schema of the directory service with the appropriate attributes. The ESG fragment containing the information about directory services and information elements, transformed into metadata that represents the output signal 260 ESG. The pattern of message passing can be used in the terminal of the subscriber to interact with the event or program in a standardized way, which can greatly reduce or even eliminate the possibility of input errors by the subscriber. Examples of template message transfer described in more detail below.

[39] Figure 4 shows a schematic representation of an example of a transport object in accordance with at least one aspect of the present invention. Typically, a single transport object 300 includes a header 310 of the container and the payload 320 of the container. The inclusion of a header 310 and a payload 320 in odinochnykh 300 transportation eliminates the need to re-join each header with information about where is each container within various conveyed objects. In addition, this eliminates the problem of deciding what to pass in the first place, which is characteristic of prior systems. Container header 310 may contain information about the configuration of the header and/or container payload 320. In one embodiment of the invention, the header 310 may be encoded with the opportunity to inform the receiver about the input length of the header.

[40] In another embodiment of the invention, the header 310 may include a number of descriptive articles 330 ESG fragments that identify fragments of the ESG 340 in container payload 320 in such a way that the receiving device can determine the exact position and/or the length of each is included in the container fragment of the ESG 340. For example, in one embodiment of the invention, the field indicates where within the container payload 320 is the beginning of a particular ESG, providing, for example, the offset value, the start and end points, and the like. In other implementations, the metadata 350 may be associated with a separate fragment of the ESG 340 located within header 310, descriptor articles 330, the fragment of the ESG 340, or a combination of the above or near them. In another embodiment, invented the I mapping envelope metadata 3GPP with the fragment of the ESG 340 may be used instead of additional metadata, located in the header 310 of this particular fragment of the ESG, or may eliminate the need for additional metadata.

[41] In another embodiment of the present invention, the ESG fragment may contain information about the service/interactivity with the ability to provide such information about the service/ interactive subscriber or user terminal. In this example, the ESG fragment may contain the specified member services/interactivity, which can be detected and shown on the display of the subscriber terminal on the basis of information obtained from metadata associated with the ESG fragment. For example, information that can provide a pre-configured template interactive services, can be converted into metadata of the ESG fragment as a predefined interactive element. The subscriber terminal may expose this information to the analysis, to determine the availability of interaction associated with the broadcast program. The sub-elements of a predefined interactive element can provide information on alternative access to the online services and the attributes associated with the data to form an interactive service requests. Consequently, it is possible to provide the subscriber with a pre-configured W is the patterns of the request for service/ interactivity based on the metadata of the ESG fragment.

[42] in This way, in accordance with an example implementation of the present invention, the template message or other form of pre-configured messages can be delivered in the ESG fragment of the service guide. Such messaging may be implemented in various ways, such as, but not limited to, Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Message Service (MMS) or e-mail. Figure 5 shows a block diagram illustrating an example of the structure of such a pre-configured item request/interactivity to generate a pre-configured template request for service/interactivity. In this example, implements the present invention, the element services/interactivity is defined as a pointer 401 messages about interactivity, which may function as a local reference to a pre-configured template request for service/interactivity from within the application in the terminal. For example, the pointer 401 messages about interactivity can specify metadata attributes that describe the appropriate message template.

[43] As illustrated in the example in figure 5, the pointer 401 messages about interactivity may contain, in accordance with example implementations of the present invention, the sub-elements to which figuritively or identification request template service/ interactivity. For example, the pointer 401 messages about interactivity can contain sub-element 402 a text template, sub-element 403 e-mail template and sub-element 404 a multimedia template. Sub-item text template can specify the application in the terminal and relevant information for the compilation of a pre-configured SMS messages ready to be sent at a pre-specified recipient address in response to activation of the user. In this example, the subcell 405 To header that is included in sub-element 402 a text Template, you may specify the address of the recipient, which can be sent the message, and sub-element 406, which is part of the message body may contain a predefined message content, such as the information required to select one of the available alternatives in the menu of the current broadcasting program.

[44] Item 401 pointer messages about interactivity in the present example may also contain, in accordance with example implementations of the present invention, the sub-element 403 e-mail template to specify the addresses of the message recipients by e-mail and content of the messages, just as discussed above in connection with the sub-element 402 a text template. As shown in figure 5, sub-item 403 e-mail Template can contain sub-element 407 To header to set or Eden is eficacia recipient's e-mail, element 408 Cc header to specify or identify the recipient's copy of the message, the element 409 Bcc header to specify or identify the recipient's copy of the message without notifying the other recipients, sub-element 410 Subject header to specify or identify the subject and sub-element 411 of the body of a message to specify or identify the content of the message.

[45] Item 401 pointer messages about the interaction can also contain sub-element 404 a multimedia template to specify or identify the template message by MMS. Sub-element 404 a multimedia template can also be delivered inside the ESG fragment may contain an XML element or a separate file 412 to specify or identify message template.

[46] the Following table lists examples of sub-elements and attributes of the message template in accordance with the implementation of the present invention.

NameTypeCategoryThe number of cellsDescriptionData type
The pointer 401 messages about interactivityE1O0...NSwitches is the resignation template messages for the messaging client. Local URI
Values:
SMS
MMS
E-mail
The text templateE2O0...NAttributes:String
_Header
MessageBody
To_HeaderAndM1...NThe recipient address SMS, expressed as a telephone number in international format or in any other suitable format/standard.String
The body of the messageAndO0...1The message body in any suitable format/standardString (166 characters)
The email templateE2O0...NAttributes: String
To Header
Cc header
BCC header
Subject header
The body of the message
To HeaderAndM1Recipient(s) email in any suitable format/standardString
Cc HeaderAndO0...1Recipient(s) copies of e-mail in any suitable format/standardString
Bcc HeaderAndO0...1Recipient(s) blind copies of e-mail in any suitable format/standardString
Subject headerAndO0...1The subject header of e-mail in any suitable format/standardString
The body of the message AndO0...1The body of the e-mail message in any suitable format/standardString
The multimedia templateE2O0...1The multimedia template in any suitable format/standard
The XML schema multimedia template can be
transported in the Directory services in the form of a string and passed to the client terminal MMS to convert the multimedia template.
String

[37] where the type can be any element (S), attribute (A), sub-element of the first level (EI) or sub-item of the second level (E2), and the category can be optional (O) or preferred/mandatory (M).

[38] Fig.6 shows the functional diagram illustrating an example method for providing interactive services in accordance at least with some aspects of the present invention. In this example, information on the event receive (STEP 501) prior to delivery to the subscriber information associated with the event. For example, the broadcast program may be accepted for transfer as part of a service guide or ESG fragment. In addition to the information broadcast program in the ESG fragment, the information corresponding to the template of the message, can be converted into metadata of the ESG fragment (STEP 502).

[39] In another embodiment of the invention, the message template form, together with the directory services by providing elements and attributes to create the message in such a way that the subscriber is no need to manually input information when creating messages. For example, a service provider can create a directory of services for transmission to the subscriber and may include in the fragment of the service guide information such as elements or attributes to create a message template. If, for example, the index entry (for example, the index entry messages about interactivity described above) embedded in a fragment of the service guide (i.e. in the ESG fragment), the subscriber terminal can identify the elements or attributes that are embedded in the ESG fragment or in the metadata of the ESG fragment based on the index entry. In the example of SMS message, the SMS service client can place the attributes in the appropriate fields for pre-configured message template containing the information. In this case, the subscriber is exempt from having to manually enter in a message with the relevant information. For example, the client SMS service can place the attribute of the recipient in the recipient field (for example, to_header) and can put the body of the message in the message body for preventing the preliminary configuration template SMS, including the recipient and the message body. Thus, the attributes that can be used to create a message template when sending messages, can be transmitted to the subscriber in the ESG fragment. This method can be used in any form of message passing. For example, an MMS message can use the appropriate attributes or parameters to send in this way a pre-configured template.

[40] the Formed pattern can include the standard form of XML-based attributes, nested in the ESG fragment, which can support the client. Thus, the ESG fragment may be transported template XML schema, as well as the attributes that can be used when forming the message of the subscriber. In the embodiment of the invention, the subscriber terminal generates a message template including a pre-configured information based on the attributes received in the ESG fragment. In another embodiment of the invention, the server application can create a standardized template messages. For example, if the messaging MMS, the message template can be standardized tool, created by a server application and embedded in the ESG fragment, as described herein. This information corresponding to the message template can be, for example, attributes such is as described in table above and figure 5, which includes various pieces of information, which, as sub-elements, can be converted into metadata of the ESG fragment. By transforming the sub-elements in the metadata service guide or ESG fragment, the attributes can be entered or included in the metadata of the ESG fragment as part of the schematic in the service manual. Alternatively, attributes can be represented by a separate file, to which reference is made in the ESG fragment. In STEP 503, the ESG fragment with metadata containing the attributes associated with the message template can be delivered to the terminal of the subscriber.

[41] in This way, in this example, the service provider may send along a broadcast program, such as video and audio streams, and the accompanying data associated with the interactive services that can be simultaneously shown on the display of the terminal of the subscriber. Fig.7 shows an example block diagram illustrating the delivery of the program broadcast and the data associated with the interactive service using the ESG fragment and metadata. In this example, the broadcast event, containing as video/audio streams, and interactive services, prepare for delivery (STEP 601). The service provider transmits the video/audio stream for a program or event (STEP 602). The service provider also sends the information of the service guide in the ESG fragment. Inform the information about interactive services converted (STEP 603), as sub-elements in the metadata of the ESG fragment may also be transferred by the service provider. The conversion may include, for example, the introduction of sub-elements or attributes in the directory service or an XML schema. For example, if you sent the message, the parameters or attributes that specify the recipient's address or the contents of the message body that can be activated or converted into the metadata schema service guide (XML schema) or ESG fragment. Alternatively, the parameters can be presented in a separate file, which is in the ESG fragment reference is made. In this way, in the embodiment of the present invention, the information is added as one or more ESG metadata element, as illustrated in figure 5, one or more element may include an indicator to entice the client of the broadcast program receiving terminal to parse information about online services. For example, information about online services can be a file in HTML format, providing information about the offerings of online services. The file containing the proposal of interactive services, may be called "interactive"page.

[42] As illustrated in the embodiment of the invention figure 7, the audio/ visual event information or software which we can be shown on the display terminal 604 of the subscriber. The subscriber terminal may also display a pre-configured template associated with interactive services (STEP 605). Step 605 may also be optional. For example, the subscriber can activate the sending of the request for interactive services without knowing all the details about the destination or the coding that identifies this option. Online services can also be displayed simultaneously with a pre-configured template or template messages. Pre-configured template or template messages can be received at the subscriber terminal in the parse of the corresponding metadata of the ESG fragment. For example, the subscriber of the mobile broadcast can take ESG fragment, which includes the elements and attributes associated with the message template. The subscriber terminal may expose parsing the ESG fragment to identify these attributes. For example, parsing the ESG fragment in the scheme of SMS may identify the recipient (for example, to the header and body of the message. Based on these identified attributes, customer service SMS can create an SMS to enable these identified attributes taken from a fragment of the ESG. The subscriber may, for example, to select the option on the resulting message template to send FA is almost complete message.

[43] In another example, the element pointer, such as pointer interactive messages can be accepted in broadcast client application. Text template (XML schema) can be obtained from the parser and passed to the client application in the form of a string. The client can recognize the pattern as XML, and by parser to extract attributes from a string. Such attributes may include, for example, the recipient or the message body. The client application can then create a pre-configured message. Also pre-configured message can be changed by the subscriber to send, if necessary.

[44] the subscriber Terminal can receive the ESG fragments associated with the directory services and contains information that corresponds to the broadcast program and related online services. Fig shows a block diagram that illustrates an example of data reception of the ESG fragment and metadata in the terminal of the subscriber in accordance with the implementation of the present invention. This example illustrates how to take the information of the ESG fragment (STEP 701). This information may include content, such as audio and/or video programs. The ESG fragment may contain an element for identifying or specifying attributes, converted into metadata of the ESG fragment is La message template. An example of such an element is an element pointer messages about interactivity. The subscriber terminal detects the presence of an element such as the element pointer messages about interactivity, in metadata of the ESG fragment and exposes the data is parsed (STEP 702), to obtain the information contained in the element, with the aim of identifying attributes for the compilation of the pre-configured message exchange pattern. For example, for the template messaging SMS, attributes can include To the header and the message body to determine the intended recipient to receive the message (To_header) and message content (message body). Based on the attributes, the message exchange pattern can be displayed on the display terminal of the subscriber.

[45] the Subscriber can interact with the service, choosing the offer of services (STEP 703) on the basis of pre-configured online options. In this example, the subscriber can select through the template message transfer. The resulting primitive can be sent to the customer service SMS to form a pre-configured the service request (STEP 704). In some examples, the subscriber can confirm the interaction. For example, the subscriber can place a bid as interactive input and can also confirm the e l e C that application was posted. In some examples, a response message or other suitable response can be delivered (STEP 705) using the delivery request for the service.

[46] for illustrative purposes, an example of the proposed method is shown in Fig. Television program, such as the TV show "American idol", the service provider delivers to the terminal subscribers. With the program "American idol" related offers interactive services, in which subscribers or viewers can vote for the participants of this program. When transferring programs to viewers in this example, can be provided at least two types of file content. The first type of content file is a video and audio streams for the program "American idol". The second type of file content to be delivered to the terminal of the subscriber, is a file, such as file HTML format, to offer information regarding interactive services associated with the program. In this example, the audience provided the opportunity to interact with the program and vote for the best (or worst) of the participant of the TV show, to exclude them from the TV show (or leave them in the TV show). Interactive services can be provided on the document page, which can be called "interactive"page. This interactive page can provide behold the El additional funds providing the opportunity to vote for the participants, and provide any other relevant information.

[47] Information related to the program that provided subscribers, can be delivered in different ways. In the embodiment of the invention to program the TV show "American idol" may provide advertising "bait"such as "vote for Ruben or Clay". This information can be delivered, for example, as part of the service manual. If the information provided as part of the service guide, the subscriber terminal may parse the information on the basis of related attributes, also adopted in the service manual. This information can be provided to the subscriber who can see it on the screen of your display. Thus, information may be part of the actual broadcast to the subscriber, if necessary. Alternatively, information can be delivered as part of the service guide, but in the snippet expansion, which can be accessed via parameter expansion. Example of parameter expansion to access the fragment extension includes ExtensionURI (type AnyURI (any URI)), which can be offered corresponding ESG fragments. Such information can be delivered or shown at any time in relation to the delivery of broadcasting the program. For example, information may be delivered or shown at the same time as the broadcast program, or at another time, for example, on the following day (for example, to remind the audience that the voting in the TV show "American idol" is still going on).

[48] In another example, the information delivery program, such as "bait" for the TV show "American idol", information programs can be delivered as part of the broadcast. For example, information programs can be delivered directly to video/audio broadcasting, to be present on the display screen as part of the broadcast. Alternatively, information can be delivered as part of the broadcast, but in a separate file. For example, information can be delivered in a file format of NTMs, which is transmitted separately from the broadcast and can be shown to the user on the display screen simultaneously with the broadcast or at another time. If the information delivered or shown at other times, the information can be shown, for example, while displaying another program or during display advertisements or announcements, if necessary.

[49] the Content of the TV show "American idol" in this example may be adopted in the terminal of the subscriber. The handset also takes a pointer attributes associated with the message template. Attributes can be converted into metada the data, associated with the corresponding fragment of the ESG. For example, the index may be an index entry messages about interactivity to specify attributes in the metadata of the ESG fragment that can identify and characterize the message template. This information, which contains the received ESG fragment may also include header information and message body, or the contents of the message. The receiver of the subscriber may parse the received data to the ESG fragment to obtain a pointer to the message template attributes, extracted from the metadata of the ESG fragment. This message template based on such attributes may be displayed to the subscriber. In the embodiment of the invention the message template provides options for voting and information about the cost of voting.

[50] the Subscriber may vote by choosing the appropriate answer. For example, the message template can contain and display on the screen the icon buttons, links or other icon or show the list of such icons, buttons, links, or other icons that the user can activate the cursor. Activating the button or link may cause the transfer primitive and placement of voices selected for the appropriate individual or member show.

[51] In this example, the message template can contain any item is chodawu information in a pre-configured format. For example, the interactive page may also provide the option to send e-mail from a fan favorite contestant of the show. In this example, the attributes To_header and subject_header can be pre-set so that when the client application receives the ESG fragment (i.e. the content of the program), including the element pointer messages about interactivity (e-mail), then the client application provides the above-mentioned attributes (for example, To_header and subject_header) the e-mail client, which displays a prompt asking you to write the body of the message.

[52] In another embodiment of the method illustrated in Fig, the user can purchase a ringtone for your mobile device. In this example, the service provider provides information about the program, such as video and/or audio data, and a file that provides information regarding interactive services (i.e., "interactive"page). The ESG fragment may be accepted at the terminal of the subscriber and contains a pointer to the attributes for a message template that can be converted into metadata of the ESG fragment. The pointer may be a pointer member messages about interactivity, which specifies attributes such as To_header (identifying the recipient of the data) or Messagebody (providing the content of the message is to be placed). In this example, the user may place your order on a ringtone for your mobile phone. Also, the user can confirm your order or to confirm its reception for added convenience. For example, the message template may provide an additional interface with the requirement that the user has confirmed his intention to place the order that the user may respond, for example, by activating the appropriate icon or link on the screen. Also, the service provider may then send the ordered ringtone for mobile phone user. Alternatively, the service provider may provide a hypertext link to indicate where can be found the right reference.

[53] In another embodiment, delivery templates, messages, subscriber or viewer program can send e-mail to the program participant. In this example, a program such as the TV show "American idol" transmit to the audience. Information of the service guide may also be transmitted to the subscriber in the ESG fragment with the attributes corresponding to the message template that is converted into metadata of the ESG fragments. The subscriber terminal may parse these ESG fragments, to identify the attributes and display on the display screen a message template, for example, an interactive page. Interactive page on especialy any type suitable option. In this example, the options include an option to send e-mail to the selected participant of the TV show "American idol".

[54] In this example, attributes such as to_header and subject_header, may be preconfigured service provider. For example, the attribute subject_header can be specified as "Mail fan Ruben", with an option activates the sending of e-mails Ruben (the TV show) with the subject "Mail Ruben from fans. The content of the program may be transferred from the service provider to the viewer in the terminal of the subscriber in the ESG fragment. The ESG fragment also includes an index entry (for example, the index entry messages about the interaction (e-mail)), which identifies the attributes in the subscriber terminal. In this example, the identified attributes can be to_header and subject_header (for example, Mail Ruben from the fan). The appropriate message template can be displayed on the display screen of the terminal of the subscriber and provides the option to send e-mail fan. The option can then encourage the viewer to write a message, to include applications, etc.

[55] Figure 9 shows an example of the arrangement of the algorithm transfers a message template in the terminal of the subscriber. In this example, the ESG fragment may be received at STEP 802 in the terminal of the subscriber. The ESG fragment may be associated with an event or item is ogramme. The terminal of the subscriber also receives data corresponding to the element of interactivity associated with the ESG fragment (STEP 803). In addition, the subscriber terminal can receive the pointer associated with the ESG fragment, the corresponding message (STEP 804). On the basis of the pointer passed in the terminal of the subscriber, the application in the terminal subscriber can retrieve attributes associated with it to provide a message template. The message template can contain a list of options offer interactive services. In STEP 805, the system accepts the chosen option from the list of options in the offer interactive services. Based on the option selected, the system may provide a response message (STEP 806), if necessary. For example, if the subscriber wants to send e-mail to the participant of the TV show, the subscriber can select from a list of options to generate and send e-mail. The system can answer options response message displayed on the display screen (STEP 806), to inform the subscriber about the course of processing the selected option.

[56] Thus, the described system and method, in which the program can be transmitted from a service provider to the terminal of the subscriber, including an index entry indicating the attributes to display message template for interactive services associated with the program on the screen is isplay in the terminal of the subscriber. The content of the program, such as audio or video associated with the program may be transferred in the ESG fragment, and attributes can be converted into metadata of the ESG fragment. The message template is standardized so that the user is freed from having to know the type of interactivity. Select the desired options in the message template may return a pre-configured message to a service provider. Depending on the forms of interactivity, the need for further involvement of the user can be eliminated. For example, if the interaction is to vote for the party of the television play, such as the TV show "American idol", the caller can choose the option in the message template that corresponds to your loved member. The need for additional input by the subscriber information is eliminated. However, if the subscriber wants to send e-mail to the participant of the TV show, the subscriber can then enter a message after select e-mail.

[57] In another embodiment of the present invention, information events in the ESG fragment can be passed to the subscriber in connection with the index entry and the attribute information. In this way, the subscriber can receive the program or information events (e.g., the content of the program) at the same time offer interactive services. That is they way the subscriber can be informed about the availability and selection of interactive services, associated with each event or program in a number of events or programs while watching.

[58] In another embodiment of the present invention, the information of the ESG fragment may be used by several applications. In this example, the ESG fragment is a vehicle for offers interactive services associated with events. Information to provide a message template (e.g., attributes or sub-elements) can be accepted through the update of the ESG fragment, while the subscriber is viewing the program or event. In this way, the subscriber can receive information for a message template and update information for the message template with the display message template on the display screen while viewing the event or program.

[59] in Addition, in accordance with implementations of the present invention, offers interactive services can be provided in selected areas of selection on the display screen. For example, offer interactive services can be shown in the message template in the designated area on the display screen, if this is desirable. The specified region on the display screen can be set in the information of the ESG fragment or, alternatively, may be specified source stream content.

[60] In another embodiment, the present invented what I may provide machine-readable media, containing machine-readable code for converting attributes, elements and/or sub-elements related to the message template. The message template can be associated with offers interactive services, events or programs. The message template may, for example, be displayed on the display screen in the terminal of the subscriber and may provide the subscriber with a list of options to select.

[61] the Present invention includes any new sign or combination of signs, disclosed here explicitly or any generalization. Although the invention has been described with specific examples, including the preferred implementations of the present invention, the experts in this field of technology should understand that there are numerous variations and permutations of the above described systems and methods. Therefore, the scope of the invention is so wide, as set forth in the attached claims.

1. A transmitter for transmitting fragments of electronic service guide (ESG)associated with the event, including an interactive service, comprising:
an input for receiving data associated with an event that should be included in an ESG fragment for transmission, the data include the interactive element of the template associated with the template message, and the message template associated with the interactive service specified event;
PR is cessor for processing the ESG fragment, associated with the event, and the ESG fragment includes the metadata;
conversion module for converting at least one element associated with the interactive service specified in the metadata of the ESG fragment; and
output for delivery of the ESG fragment in the broadcast transmission.

2. The transmitter according to claim 1, in which the interactive element of the template includes a pointer to identify the specified at least one element associated with the interactive service for the specified event.

3. The transmitter according to claim 1, in which at least one element associated with the interactive service event includes at least one sub-element associated with a message template, and the at least one sub-element specifies the application to request the interactive services of the event.

4. The transmitter according to claim 1, in which at least one element associated with the interactive service event includes at least one attribute associated with the message template, and the at least one attribute specifies the recipient of a message or the contents of the message to request the interactive services of the event.

5. The transmitter according to claim 1, in which the element associated with the interactive service event includes at least one attribute associated with the message template, and the at least one attribute specifies received the El or e-mail subject header to request an interactive service events.

6. A receiver for receiving the piece of electronic service guide (ESG), including:
an input for receiving ESG fragment from the service provider;
the analysis module to identify a pre-configured interactive element in the fragment of the ESG-related event in the received broadcast transmission, and to create a message template based on the predefined interactive element; and
compiled template for the compilation of the information fields of a message template based on the specified predefined interactive element.

7. The receiver according to claim 6, in which the predefined interactive element includes a pointer that identifies at least one item associated with the interactive service event in the received broadcast transmission, associated with the ESG fragment, the ESG fragment includes the metadata.

8. The receiver according to claim 7, in which at least one element associated with the interactive service events, is converted into metadata.

9. The receiver according to claim 6, in which the predefined interactive element indicates at least one element associated with the interactive service event that includes at least one sub-element.

10. The receiver according to claim 9, in which at least one sub-element specifies the application to query the interact the main services of the event.

11. The receiver according to claim 6, in which a pre-configured interactive element indicates at least one element associated with the interactive service event that includes at least one attribute.

12. The receiver according to claim 9, in which a message template based on at least one attribute.

13. The receiver according to claim 11, in which at least one attribute specifies the recipient of a message or the contents of the message to request the interactive services of the event.

14. Way to offer interactive services associated with the event, including:
obtaining information associated with the event, and the event includes an interactive component for interacting with the subscriber, and the information includes data corresponding to the message template associated with the specified interactive component of the specified event;
the location information associated with the event, in a fragment of an electronic service guide (ESG)the ESG fragment has associated metadata;
the conversion data corresponding to a message template associated with the event metadata corresponding to the ESG fragment; and delivery of the ESG fragment in the broadcast transmission.

15. The method according to 14, in which the event is associated with a television program.

16. The method according to 14, in which the data corresponding to the message template, include yasat is l, that identifies at least one item associated with the interactive service events adopted by the broadcast transmission.

17. The method according to clause 16, in which at least one element includes at least one sub-element that specifies the application to query the interactive services specified event.

18. The method according to item 16, wherein said at least one element includes at least one attribute associated with the message template that identifies the recipient of the message or content of the message to request the interactive services specified event.

19. The method according to 14, in which the interactive component of the event includes receiving information entered by the subscriber, via the message template.

20. Device for providing a user device capabilities to interact with the object associated with the content program stream that includes a receiver, a display, a memory and a processor, configured to perform the following steps:
(1) displaying on the display content program stream received by the receiver;
(2) removing one or more piece of electronic service guide (ESG)that is associated with the flow of the broadcast information related to the interactive template that provides the user device with the ability to interact with the object, contact the authorized content program;
(3) displaying on the display information related to an interactive template, together with the content of the program;
(4) receiving user-entered information relating to the interactive template; and
(5) passing an interactive template corresponding to the user-entered information, said object.

21. The device according to claim 20, including the interface of the cellular network, for transmission of the interactive template corresponding to the user-entered information, said object.

22. The device according to claim 20, in which information relating to the interactive template is displayed in a predetermined display area on the basis of information extracted from the ESG fragments.

23. Way to offer interactive services associated with the event, including:
the transfer of the content file, the content file includes a video or audio stream of the event;
the provision of data that should be associated with this event, and these data include the interactive element of the template associated with the template message, and the message template associated with the interactive service event;
the transmission of the message template in the fragment of an electronic service guide (ESG) in the composition of the stream of video or audio data; and
a reception device that receives a stream of video or audio data entered by the subscriber information via the message template.

p> 24. The method according to item 23, in which the message template associated with the pointer in the ESG fragment.

25. The method according to item 23, in which the message template associated with at least one of the following: at least one sub-element or at least one attribute in the metadata of the ESG fragment.

26. The method according A.25, in which at least one sub-element specifies the application for the receiving device to transfer entered by the subscriber information via the message template.

27. The method according A.25, in which at least one attribute specifies the recipient of the message or the message contents.

28. The method of acceptance of the offer interactive services associated with the event, including:
the reception of the piece of electronic service guide (ESG)associated with the event, and the ESG fragment contains the appropriate metadata, and the event has a component of interactive services;
the definition of the element corresponding to the pre-configured message template associated with the interactive component of the services specified event, and this element is included in metadata corresponding to the ESG fragment; and
preparation of a pre-configured message template based on this element.

29. The method according to p, in which the element includes an attribute that specifies the recipient of the message or content of the message is Oia.

30. The method according to p, in which the element includes an attribute that specifies the e-mail recipient or the subject header.

31. The method according to p comprising displaying information relating to a pre-configured message template, and information concerning the pre-configured message template includes a list of options.

32. The method according to p, in which the step of determining includes: analysis of the ESG fragment; obtaining an index entry and its associated attributes on the basis of this analysis; and drafting proposals predefined interactive services on the basis of this index entry and its associated elements.

33. The method according to p in which elements transform in the metadata corresponding to the above ESG fragment.

34. Machine-readable media containing executable computer instructions for performing the following steps:
the reception of the piece of electronic service guide (ESG)associated with the event, and the ESG fragment contains the appropriate metadata, and the event contains a component of the interactive service;
the definition of the element corresponding to the pre-configured message template associated with the interactive component of the services specified event, the specified item is included in metadata corresponding to the specified fragment ES; and
preparation of a pre-configured message template based on this element.

35. Machine-readable media according to clause 34, comprising executable computer instructions for displaying information relating to a pre-configured message template, and information concerning the pre-configured message template contains a list of options.

36. Machine-readable media according to clause 34, where the step of determining includes: analysis of the ESG fragment; obtaining an index entry and its associated attributes on the basis of this analysis; and drafting proposals predefined interactive services on the basis of this index entry and its associated elements.

37. Machine-readable media on p, where the elements are converted into metadata corresponding to the ESG fragment.

38. Machine-readable media containing executable computer instructions for performing the following steps:
obtaining information associated with the event, and the event has an interactive component for interacting with the subscriber, and information
includes data corresponding to the message template associated with the interactive component of the specified event;
the location information associated with the event, in a fragment of an electronic service guide (ESG), and ragment ESG has associated metadata;
the conversion data corresponding to a message template associated with the event metadata corresponding to the ESG fragment; and delivery of the ESG fragment in the broadcast transmission.



 

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3 dwg

FIELD: physics, communication.

SUBSTANCE: invention is related to technologies of content recording. Method is suggested for content recording, where the following takes place: record document is received through the network, which describes content element, but does not describe whether content element is available for recording and how content element must be recorded, moreover, record document is generated from text description of content element and includes one or more word from mentioned text description, besides text description does not include previously configured record document, electronic program reference (EPR) data are requested to identify whether content element described in record document is available for recording without user intervention, if yes - how this content element must be recorded; data is checked on client status, which described conventional client access rights, in order to identify whether content element recording is permitted for this client with application of digital rights control; and if content element is available and recording is permitted, then link is introduced into record list, in order to cause realisation of this content element recording without user intervention.

EFFECT: improved functional capabilities available to user, such as possibility to change over from old client to new client, without manual replacement of client status data from old client to new client, remote initiation of content record without provision of connection with the client itself.

31 cl, 8 dwg

FIELD: physics; computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: present group of inventions relates devices for displaying multimedia images. Video data and graphic data are used for displaying a menu. The graphic data include at least one display set, which contains a generation segment, which stores information for configuring the stream of interactive graphic data, a definition segment, which includes object data, such as the real image of the graphic object displayed on the screen, and an end segment, which indicates the end of the image set. The generation segment contains information on the mode of the image set, where the mode information indicates whether the mode of the image set is the first mode or second mode. The first mode is activated through user instruction, and the second mode is activated at a set time.

EFFECT: wider functional capabilities of displaying devices and possibility of displaying graphic information on a screen upon request by the user.

2 cl, 26 dwg

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to schedules containing programmes information screened on the display and, in particular, to EPG. Method comprises stages where a variety of audience preferences in watching TV programmes and their corresponding emphasis are displayed; choice of one or more audience preferences in watching TV programmes is made out of the mentioned variety; every mentioned audience preference in watching TV programmes is estimated according to the relevance hierarchy diagram; corresponding emphasis of a variety of audience preferences in watching TV programmes is determined according to the relevance hierarchy diagram. Herewith EPG is displayed in programme nomenclature with EPG comprising a quantity of TV programmes for a number of channels in many time intervals. Every mentioned TV programme has a lot of characteristics; and every mentioned TV programme of the programme nomenclature, with characteristics coinciding with chosen one or more audience preferences in watching TV programmes, is displayed with corresponding emphasis.

EFFECT: ensuring improved search of programmes and broadcasting services.

38 cl, 8 dwg

FIELD: information technologies.

SUBSTANCE: suggestion refers to test captions decoder (42) which comprises text captions processing unit (411), text viewer (412) and representation controller (415). Text captions processing unit (411) decomposes text captions flow retrieving text data and representation control information. Herewith, text data comprises captions text to be represented in text caption area. After the text captions flow has been decomposed, text viewer (412) visualises text data into raster data using representation control information. Representation controller (415) controls operations of text captions viewer (412) processing unit (411).

EFFECT: providing possibility to detect special information of representation control in text captions flow so that text data for text captions included into text captions flow could be represented in standardised manner.

24 cl, 13 dwg

FIELD: physics, computer engineering.

SUBSTANCE: present group of inventions is related to reproduction of multimedia image. The result is achieved by the fact that data carrier for reproduction device contains video data and interactive graphical data for menu display, at that interactive graphic data include mode information that specifies whether interactive graphic data is interactive graphic data of the first or second type, at that interactive graphic data of the first type are activated by user command, and interactive graphic data of the second type are activated in specified time. Device for data reproduction from mentioned carrier comprises video decoder and decoder of interactive graphic data, and controller that reads mode information, which specifies whether interactive graphic data is interactive graphic data of the first or second type, at that interactive graphic data of the first type is activated by user command, and interactive graphic data of the second type are activated on specified time, mixing unit for application of decoded video data and decoded graphic data.

EFFECT: higher convenience of device application for reproduction of multimedia image.

18 cl, 26 dwg

FIELD: digital television equipment, possible use for processing texts in digital television receiver.

SUBSTANCE: digital broadcasting receiver features text extraction module, text processing module, module for storing extracted text information and module for keyword searching. User may efficiently receive precise and summed up information from digital video broadcasting, using capabilities of storage, transformation and searching for text information, and computer or different mobile terminals may use text content of broadcasting program.

EFFECT: efficient processing of text information contained in video stream.

2 cl, 2 dwg

FIELD: engineering of client receiving systems for multi-channel digital television, in particular, automated system for setup and demonstration of personally preferred television broadcasts.

SUBSTANCE: in accordance to method, on basis of combined consideration of one or several available information sources - user preferences concerning viewing of television broadcasts, measurements of actual viewings of television broadcast, recommendations of broadcaster concerning the viewing of television broadcasts - a set of broadcasts is continuously created with denoting of numeric preference value for each broadcast, while for consideration of actual television broadcast viewings a viewing history database is created. On basis of data about preferred program schedule, digital television broadcast receiver under control of module for setting up personal channels continuously records most interesting broadcasts to hard disk. Personal channel is created - an automatically updated video buffer containing broadcasts of the last few hours which are most interesting for the user. At any time by means of friendly interface the user may choose a personal channel for viewing preferred broadcasts.

EFFECT: improved setup quality of preferred program schedule.

4 dwg

FIELD: physics; communication.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to communication networks, and particularly to electronic service guides used in communication networks. The technical result is achieved due to that, when transmitting electronic service guide ESG fragments, identifier (ID) values are processed and compared, as well as the version and/or uniform resource identifier (URI) associated with ESG fragments for transmission. ESG fragments are encapsulated into an electronic service guide delivery unit (SGDU) based on processing and comparing values. Similarly, the SGDU can be received in a receiver, data associated with ID values, version and/or URI of the SGDU, and associated ESG fragments can be extracted and compared with already stored values. The SGDU and ESG fragments can be processed in accordance with comparison results.

EFFECT: identification of ESG fragments with small amount of service information.

28 cl, 10 dwg, 1 tbl

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