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Title:
METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING THE INSERTION OF LOCAL MEDIA CONTENT INTO A PROGRAM STREAM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2006012629
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
Methods and apparatus for monitoring locally inserted media content are disclosed. A disclosed method includes obtaining identification data and inserting the identification data in the media content after the media content has been received at a media consumption location. Another disclosed method includes receiving media content before the media content is output by a consumer receiving device and monitoring the received media content. Monitoring the received media content may include extracting signatures from the received media content and transmitting the extracted signatures to another location.

Inventors:
RAMASWAMY ARUN (US)
KEMPTER PAUL (US)
Application Number:
US2005026426W
Publication Date:
November 02, 2006
Filing Date:
July 25, 2005
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Assignee:
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC.
RAMASWAMY, ARUN
KEMPTER, PAUL
International Classes:
H04H60/54; H04N7/16; H04N7/24; H04H20/10; H04H20/14; H04H60/37; H04H1/00; H04H7/00
Foreign References:
US5872588A1999-02-16
US5629739A1997-05-13
US20020194592A12002-12-19
US4230990A1980-10-28
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