0965192-A1 is referenced by 5 patents.
A method and system for tracking subscriber use of a network, such as an interactive media delivery network, which delivers programming to set top boxes coupled to a display device is disclosed. The system tracks events, including any change in status of a set top box caused by a change in programming or channel or a subscriber's activation and interaction with a particular interactive services application. Each application forms an event record comprising the application ID, event and time stamp. Collected event records are buffered, compressed, formed into packets and transmitted to a merge processor that combines event records with content data that describes the programming content distributed throughout the network.; The event records and content data are merged to form event timelines for each subscriber's set top box that show subscriber activity or programming played to a subscriber over a selected time period.