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A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a controller to collect data indicative of temporal actions initiated by a group of users during presenting a media program. The data indicative of the temporal actions are collected in a collective metadata archive. Portions of the media program are identified based on metadata for which a number of occurrences of the temporal actions exceeds a threshold number of occurrences. A compacted presentation of the portions of the media program is prepared based on the metadata. The compacted presentation includes the portions of the media program arranged consecutively. Other embodiments are disclosed.

Title
Method and apparatus for presenting media programs
Application Number
15/677228
Publication Number
10080056 (B2)
Application Date
August 15, 2017
Publication Date
September 18, 2018
Inventor
Alicia Abella
Morristown
NJ, US
Larry Stead
Upper Montclair
NJ, US
Brian Amento
Port Murray
NJ, US
Agent
Joseph Hrutka
Guntin & Gust
Assignee
AT&T Intellectual Property II
GA, US
IPC
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