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Method and device for data capture in television viewers research

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CA2140315A1
CA2140315A1 CA 2140315 CA2140315A CA2140315A1 CA 2140315 A1 CA2140315 A1 CA 2140315A1 CA 2140315 CA2140315 CA 2140315 CA 2140315 A CA2140315 A CA 2140315A CA 2140315 A1 CA2140315 A1 CA 2140315A1
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video
television
signal
data
burst
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Peter Mischler
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GFK Telecontrol AG
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Peter Mischler
Srg Schweizerische Radio-Und Fernsehgesellschaft
Gfk Telecontrol Ag
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N5/00Details of television systems
    • H04N5/44Receiver circuitry
    • H04N5/445Receiver circuitry for displaying additional information
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
    • H04N7/00Television systems
    • H04N7/16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
    • H04N7/162Authorising the user terminal, e.g. by paying; Registering the use of a subscription channel, e.g. billing
    • H04N7/163Authorising the user terminal, e.g. by paying; Registering the use of a subscription channel, e.g. billing by receiver means only

Abstract

A device for the monitoring of a video installation is disclosed which does not need any intervention into the video sets (television set (4), video recorders (2, 3)).
Signal pulses are superimposed on the television or the video signals at the antenna connection (1) and/or the video inputs (7, 8, 10). The superimposition is effected synchroneously to the signal appearing at the respective input (1, 7, 8, 10) in the range of the picture information of a preferably invisible picture line under the control of a processor (14). The burst may also be used for the introduction of digital data which characterize the television or video signal. The retrieval of the burst at the television set (4) is effected either at its video output (10) or by means of a probe (19) fastened at the exterior near the picture tube.
For determining the programme reproduced by the television set (4), the presence of the burst as such or the data it contains are sufficient.
CA 2140315 1994-01-17 1995-01-16 Method and device for data capture in television viewers research Expired - Lifetime CA2140315C (en)

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CH00134/94-1 1994-01-17
CH13494 1994-01-17

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CA (1) CA2140315C (en)
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DK0665690T3 (en) 1996-08-05 grant
CN1116389A (en) 1996-02-07 application
EP0665690A1 (en) 1995-08-02 application
CA2140315C (en) 2004-07-06 grant
EP0665690B1 (en) 1996-05-29 grant
DE59500002D1 (en) 1996-07-04 grant
ES2088704T3 (en) 1996-08-16 grant
RU95100755A (en) 1996-11-10 application
US5608445A (en) 1997-03-04 grant
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