06983478 is referenced by 290 patents and cites 115 patents.

An interactive media delivery system enables interactive media programming to a multimedia device and also tracks a subscriber's use of the multimedia device. For example, the device tracks events, such as a change in programming, a change in channel selection, and/or the subscriber's interaction with a particular interactive services application. Each event may be stored as an event record in a database, and one or more of the event records may be merged with content data to form event timelines of programming or other activity to the multimedia device over a selected time period. Further, timelines may be analyzed to generate ratings and other information about programming and may also be correlated with demographics data for marketing analysis.

Title
Method and system for tracking network use
Application Number
9/496825
Publication Number
6983478 (B1)
Application Date
February 1, 2000
Publication Date
January 3, 2006
Inventor
John R Stefanik
Atlanta
GA, US
Scott R Swix
Duluth
GA, US
Fred Thomas Danner III
Colo. SP.
CO, US
John Christopher Batten
San Jose
CA, US
Edward Rowland Grauch
Atlanta
GA, US
Agent
Walters & Zimmerman
Bambi F Walters
Assignee
BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
DE, US
IPC
H04N 7/173
H04H 9/00
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