09319740 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 219 patents.

An automatic content recognition (ACR)-enabled connected TV device may be operable to identify, utilizing an ACR system, a network which is being tuned to. An authentication may be performed by the ACR-enabled connected TV device for receiving content through a TV everywhere service associated with the identified network based on information identified by the ACR system. The ACR-enabled connected TV device may be operable to pair with a paired device utilizing a companion application downloaded in the paired device. The paired device may communicate with the ACR-enabled connected TV device using near field communication (NFC). In instances when the ACR-enabled connected TV device has been authenticated for receiving the content through the TV everywhere (TVE) service, the paired device may also be authenticated. The performing of the authentication may comprise identifying a set-top box (STB) coupled to the ACR-enabled connected TV device as well as determining a service provider.

Title
Method and system for TV everywhere authentication based on automatic content recognition
Application Number
13/730459
Publication Number
9319740 (B2)
Application Date
December 28, 2012
Publication Date
April 19, 2016
Inventor
Matthew Paul Giles
Marietta
GA, US
Donald Jude Loheide
Mableton
GA, US
Nishith Kumar Sinha
Mableton
GA, US
Agent
Loza & Loza
Hopeton S Walker
Assignee
TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM
GA, US
IPC
H04N 5/445
H04N 21/432
H04N 21/00
H04N 21/435
H04N 21/81
H04N 21/441
H04N 21/478
H04N 21/4722
H04N 21/4784
H04N 21/442
G06F 3/0484
G06F 17/30
G06T 1/00
H04N 21/44
H04N 7/173
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