JP2007295388A - Broadcast program viewing information notification method, system, presence server, and program - Google Patents

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JP2007295388A
JP2007295388A JP2006122318A JP2006122318A JP2007295388A JP 2007295388 A JP2007295388 A JP 2007295388A JP 2006122318 A JP2006122318 A JP 2006122318A JP 2006122318 A JP2006122318 A JP 2006122318A JP 2007295388 A JP2007295388 A JP 2007295388A
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Masaaki Takagi
Masaru Takahashi
正昭 高木
賢 高橋
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A broadcast receiver and a presence server are linked to publish a broadcast program being watched on the Web, and provide viewers with topics to be used for hobbies and chatting of viewers.
According to the present invention, a broadcast receiver sends presence information including a viewer ID, a password, and program selection information being viewed to a presence server at a predetermined timing or when the program selection information is changed. The presence server transmits through the communication network, and the presence server creates presence information for response based on the request from the viewer side using the presence information acquired from the broadcast receiver, and the viewer through the communication network To the Web client device.
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  The present invention relates to a broadcast program viewing information notification method and system, a presence server, and a program, and in particular, publishes data related to a broadcast program being viewed by a viewer on the Web and notifies the viewer of the broadcast program viewing status of the viewer. The present invention relates to a broadcast program viewing information notification method and system, presence server, and program.

  “Presence” used below indicates the real-time status of “people” and “things”, for example, information indicating “on the phone”, “away from seat”, “insufficient inventory”, “overstock”, etc. Say.

  As the first conventional technology for providing presence information, when providing presence information, the privacy server is realized by an application server that protects privacy and enables real-time communication to be established, and a destination for providing presence information is provided. There is a technique that can be finely set by a person (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

  As a conventional second presence information providing technology, terminal information is acquired from a presence server, a location of a suitable content is searched from a location resolution server, a stream image is received by accessing the content server at the location of the search result, There is a technique for realizing seamless video distribution by playing from an interruption point (see, for example, Patent Document 2).

As a conventional third presence information providing technique, there is a communication service system based on position information that can present position information representing the current position of the user to the user as presence information (see, for example, Patent Document 3).
JP 2005-309524 A JP 2004-336310 A JP 2004-328309 A

  However, since the conventional first to third technologies are not related to a technology for publishing a broadcast program being viewed by the viewer on the Web, the topics used for the viewer's hobbies and chats are provided. Unable to provide a broadcast service.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above points. The broadcast receiver and the presence server are linked together to publish a broadcast program being viewed on the Web, and provide viewers with topics to be used for hobbies and chatting of viewers. An object of the present invention is to provide a broadcast program viewing information notification method and system, presence server, and program.

  FIG. 1 is a diagram for explaining the principle of the present invention.

The present invention (Claim 1) is a broadcast program viewing information notification method in a system comprising a communication network, a viewer's broadcast receiver, a presence server, and a viewer's Web client device.
The broadcast receiver transmits presence information including the viewer ID, password, and program selection information being viewed to the presence server via a communication network at a predetermined timing or when the program selection information is changed ( Step 1),
The presence server creates response presence information based on the presence information acquired from the broadcast receiver (step 2), and transmits it to the viewer's Web client device via the communication network (step 3).

Further, the present invention (Claim 2) is a presence server,
Store the viewer's viewing history and program guide information in the storage means,
When the presence information request is acquired from the web client device of the viewer,
Referring to the storage means, statistical information including viewing history and viewing tendency is created as presence information for response and transmitted to the Web client device.

The present invention (Claim 3) is a presence server,
Based on the presence information request acquired from the Web client device, the interest ontology storage means for storing the viewer's interest ontology data is searched to create presence information.

  FIG. 2 is a principle configuration diagram of the present invention.

The present invention (Claim 4) is a broadcast program viewing information notification system comprising a communication network 1, a viewer's broadcast receiver 2, a presence server 3, and a viewer's Web client device 4.
Broadcast receiver 2
Presence information transmitting means 21 for transmitting presence information including a viewer ID, a password, and currently selected program selection information to a presence server via a communication network at a predetermined timing or when the program selection information is changed. Have
The Web client device 4
Information request means for requesting the presence server 2 to provide presence information;
The presence server 3
Presence information providing means 301 is provided for creating presence information for response based on the presence information acquired from the broadcast receiver 2 and transmitting it to the Web client device 4 of the viewer via the communication network.

Further, the present invention (claim 5) is the presence server 3,
Storage means for storing viewer's viewing history and program guide information;
When the presence information request is acquired from the web client device of the viewer,
Presence information creating means for creating statistical information including viewing history and viewing tendency with reference to storage means as response presence information;
Have

The present invention (Claim 6) is provided in the presence server 3,
Further comprising interest ontology storage means for storing the viewer's interest ontology data;
Presence information provision means
Based on the presence information request acquired from the Web client device, a means for searching interest ontology storage means and creating presence information is included.

The present invention (Claim 7) is a presence server in a system including a communication network, a viewer's broadcast receiver, and a Web client device.
The presence information including the viewer ID, password, and program selection information being viewed is transmitted via a communication network at a predetermined timing from the broadcast receiver or when the program selection information being viewed is changed. Means for receiving, means for receiving a request for providing presence information from the Web client device, and communication means including means for transmitting the presence information to the Web client device;
Presence information providing means for creating presence information for response based on the presence information acquired from the broadcast receiver and transmitting it to the Web client device of the viewer via the communication network;
Have

Further, the present invention (claim 8) includes a storage means for storing a viewer's viewing history and program guide information;
When the presence information request is acquired from the web client device of the viewer,
Presence information creating means for creating statistical information including viewing history and viewing tendency as response presence information with reference to the storage means.

The present invention (Claim 9) further includes interest ontology storage means for storing the interest ontology data of the viewer.
Presence information creation means
Based on the presence information request acquired from the Web client device, a means for searching interest ontology storage means and creating presence information is included.

The present invention (claim 10) provides a computer with:
A broadcast program viewing information notification program for executing each means of the presence server according to claim 7.

  As described above, according to the present invention, based on the presence information acquired from the viewer, the response presence information including the viewing history and viewing tendency of the viewer is edited, and the user (viewer (viewer A topic may be provided to a chat with a CUG (Closed User Group) friend.

  In addition, by storing the viewing history of the viewer, presence information that grasps the hobbies and preferences according to the tendency of the broadcast program that the viewer is watching can be provided, and more intimate exchange can be achieved.

  In addition, it is possible to confirm survival even from a remote location based on the change history of the broadcast program of the viewer.

  Also, by providing presence information at the start of viewing or when the program being viewed is changed, an audience rating survey system with excellent real-time performance and broadcast performance can be realized.

  Furthermore, for the system vendor, it is possible to provide a CUG fellow system service for a fee, and to provide real-time viewing data for audience rating survey as a paid service.

  In addition, revenues for communication vendors can be increased by increasing communication traffic.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

  The present invention relates to a system comprising a communication network, a viewer's broadcast receiver terminal, a presence server, a Web client, and a viewer. The broadcast receiver terminal transmits presence information to the presence server via the communication network. Obtain presence information edited on the presence server. The presence information includes a viewing broadcast program notification service providing system including the ID and password of the viewer who is viewing the broadcast receiver terminal and the broadcast program information being viewed.

[First Embodiment]
(1) System configuration:
FIG. 3 shows a system configuration in the first embodiment of the present invention.

  In the system shown in the figure, a broadcast receiver terminal 2 of a viewer 11, a presence server 3, and a Web client device 4 are connected via a communication network 1. In the figure, for simplification of explanation, one broadcast receiver terminal 2 and Web client device 4 are connected to the communication network 1, but actually n devices are connected to each other.

  The communication network 1 is a public communication network, and may be either wired or wireless. The broadcast receiver terminal 2 receives a television receiver, a radio receiver, or a wired / wireless broadcast.

  The broadcast receiver terminal 2 transmits the user name (ID) and password set by the viewer 11 and the channel of the selected program to the presence server 3 via the communication network 1 and displays the selected program. Output. Further, when transmitting the presence information to the presence server 3, the channel number data is transmitted to the presence server 3 every time a certain time t during viewing elapses. This is because if the broadcast receiver terminal 2 goes down for some reason, the presence server 3 cannot detect the end of viewing, so the periodically transmitted signal cannot be received for a certain period of time or the end signal is received. This is because it is determined that the viewing has ended. The channel number data is also transmitted to the presence server 3 when the channel that the viewer 11 is viewing is changed.

  When the presence server 3 obtains a viewing history and a viewing tendency request from the Web client device 4, the presence server 3 statistically determines from what viewing history, what genre in the program schedule, and the appearance talent, The Web client device 4 is provided with the created viewing tendency and, further, the viewing time by genre and the appearance talent ranking created based on such information. Thereby, the viewer 12 obtains presence information including the ID and password of the viewer 11 and the broadcast program information being viewed from the presence server 3.

  As presence information including channel data, there is a case where world standardized metadata for specifying a screen attached to each screen in a television broadcast program is used in recent years.

  The Web client device 4 is a personal computer from which the viewer 12 can obtain presence information, and requests presence information such as viewing history and viewing tendency from the presence server 3.

  In addition, when enjoying information communication between friends who constitute CUG, such as a chat friend, a viewer becomes a viewer at the same time.

(2) System Operation Next, a series of operations in the above system will be described.

  FIG. 4 is a sequence chart of the system in the first embodiment of the present invention.

  Step 101) The viewer 11 starts viewing on the broadcast receiver terminal 2.

  Step 102) The broadcast receiver terminal 2 transmits the user name (ID) input by the viewer 11 and the channel number data selected by the viewer to the presence server 3.

  Step 103) The presence server 3 updates and holds the contents of the viewer database 31 using information including the ID, password, and channel number data acquired from the broadcast receiver terminal 2.

  Step 104) The presence server 3 acquires the program title corresponding to the channel number and the reception time transmitted by the viewer 11 in Step 102 from the program table database 32 described later, determines the genre based on metadata or the like, and views the viewer described later. Stored in the operator database 31.

  Step 105) The presence server 3 creates the viewing data of the viewer 11, updates the viewing history of the viewer database 31, and updates the viewing history, and updates the viewing trend and stores it in the viewer database 31.

  Step 106) The viewer 12 requests presence information of the viewer 11 from the Web client device 4 to the presence server 3.

  Step 107) The presence server 3 edits the presence information for response to the request from the viewer 12 in Step 106.

  Step 108) The presence server 3 transmits the edited presence information to the Web client device 4.

  Step 109) The Web client device 4 receives the presence information transmitted from the presence server 3.

  Step 110) The broadcast receiver terminal 2 determines whether the time t has passed since the transmission of the presence information in Step 102. If the time t has passed, the process proceeds to Step 111. If the time t has not passed, the Step 110 is repeated. .

  Step 111) The broadcast receiver terminal 2 of the viewer 11 transmits the ID data and channel number data input from the viewer 11 to the presence server 3.

  Step 112) The presence server 3 receives the ID data and the channel number data from the broadcast receiver terminal 2 and updates the contents of the viewer database 31 described later.

  Step 113) The viewer 11 changes the channel.

  Step 114) Since the channel has been changed by the viewer 11, the broadcast receiver terminal 2 transmits the channel number data and ID data to the presence server 3.

  Step 115) The presence server 3 receives the ID data and the channel number data from the broadcast receiver terminal 2, and updates the contents of the viewer database 31.

  Step 116) The viewer 11 finishes viewing.

  Step 117) The broadcast receiver terminal 2 transmits the ID data of the viewer 11 and the viewing end signal to the presence server 3.

  Step 118) The presence server 3 receives the viewing end signal from the broadcast receiver terminal 2, and ends the monitoring of the viewer 11.

  Step 119) The presence server 3 determines whether or not the channel number has been received even after the time t has elapsed, and if there is reception, continues the step. If there is no reception, the process proceeds to step 120.

  Step 120) The presence server 3 forcibly ends the monitoring of the viewer 11 and transmits a forced disconnection signal to the broadcast receiver terminal 2.

  Step 121) The broadcast receiver terminal 2 receives the forced disconnection signal.

  Although not included in the above operation, when the presence information is requested from the viewer or at a predetermined cycle, the billing unit 35 shown in FIG. Perform billing process. Thereby, a CUG fellow system service can be provided to the system vendor for a fee.

(3) Configuration of presence server 3:
Next, the function of the presence server will be described.

  FIG. 5 shows the configuration of the presence server in the first embodiment of the present invention.

  The presence server 3 includes a viewer database 31, a program guide database 32, a communication unit 33, a presence information creation unit 34, a charging unit 35, an authentication unit 36, a session control unit 37, and a browsing history management unit 38.

  The viewer database 31 includes the viewer ID, the reception time T0, and the channel number x, and updates the reception time and the channel number with the viewer information authenticated by the authentication unit 36. In addition, the viewer database 31 can hold a viewing history for each viewer, and can update and hold an interest ontology for each individual viewer. Details thereof will be described in the fourth embodiment.

  The program guide database 32 fetches, updates, and holds program guide information data published on the Web via the communication network 1. Further, for example, program guide information data printed on paper or the like or program guide information data recorded on a large-capacity storage medium may be fetched from a program DBWS (database workstation) 39, updated, and held.

  The communication unit 33 receives the ID, password, and channel number x of the viewer 11 from the broadcast receiver terminal 2 via the communication network 1 and passes them to the presence information creation unit 34 and the authentication unit 36. The presence information edited via the communication network 1 is transmitted to the Web client device 4.

  When the viewer 11 is authenticated by the authentication unit 36, the presence information creation unit 34 refers to the viewer database 31 based on the ID of the viewer 11 and acquires the viewer data. A list of viewers corresponding to the channel number X and time designated by the viewer 12 based on the viewer data, and viewing of what programs and what hours and what hours a particular viewer has watched The history is edited and provided to the viewer 12. Furthermore, the viewing tendency statistically created from the genre and appearance talent list described in the program guide using the data from the program guide database 32, and the viewing time and appearance by genre created based on these information. The talent ranking is edited and provided to the Web client device 4 of the viewer 12. In addition, the presence information creation unit 34 refers to the data in the viewer database 31 and provides the web client device 4 of the viewer 12 with a class name or individual that matches the interest of the viewer who is viewing the specific program. . Thereby, the viewer 12 can provide an optimal advertisement for the broadcast program in real time.

  The charging unit 35 charges for each provision of information, which is a paid service, and notifies the browsing history management unit 38. Alternatively, every time the presence information is provided to the viewer, the browsing history is stored in the storage means (not shown) in the browsing history management unit 38, and the browsing history is browsed every predetermined period (for example, every month). You may make it charge with reference to the memory | storage means of the log | history management part 38, calculating the summary of browsing.

  The authentication unit 36 performs authentication by referring to the viewer database 31 based on the acquired viewer ID, and updates information in the viewer DB 31. Further, when an information request from the Web client device 4 of the viewer 12 is received via the communication network 1, an authentication process is performed. Note that an existing method is used for the authentication process, and the method is not particularly limited.

  The session control unit 37 places the presence server 3 in a monitoring state after the authentication unit 36 authenticates the viewer 12.

  The browsing history management unit 38 records the information of the viewer 12 and the browsing status in a database (not shown) or the like to eliminate unauthorized access or charge a fee.

(4) Operation of the presence server 3:
Next, the operation of the presence server 3 having the above configuration will be described.

  In the following description, it is assumed that the viewer 11 starts watching a program at the broadcast receiver terminal 2 and the presence server 3 receives the viewer 11's ID data and channel number data from the broadcast receiver terminal 2.

  FIG. 6 shows an operation sequence of the presence server in the first embodiment of the present invention.

  Step 201) The communication unit 33 of the presence server 3 receives the ID data, channel number data #, and password from the broadcast receiver terminal 2.

  Step 202) The authentication unit 31 performs an authentication process for the viewer 11 of the broadcast receiver terminal 2 based on the ID data acquired in Step 201. If authentication is possible, the process proceeds to Step 203. If not, the process proceeds to Step 201. To do.

  Step 203) The contents of the viewer database 31 are updated and held with the received data (ID, channel number data #, and reception time T0).

  Step 204) The presence information creating unit 34 obtains information such as the program title / genre corresponding to the channel number # from the program table database 32 and records it in the viewer database 31.

  Step 205) The presence information creation unit 34 refers to the viewer database 31 based on the ID of the viewer 11, creates presence information such as viewing history and viewing tendency, and updates / records it in the viewer database 31.

  Step 206) Here, when the browser 12 requests presence from the Web client device 4 to the presence server 3 via the communication network 1, the communication unit 33 receives the viewer ID, password, and request data.

  Step 207) Based on the ID of step 206, the authentication unit 31 inquires the browsing history management unit 38 and performs a browser authentication process. If authentication is possible, the process proceeds to step 208. If authentication is not possible, the process proceeds to step 206.

  Step 208) The presence information creating unit 34 edits and creates response presence information with reference to the contents of the program guide database 32 and the viewer database 31. As the response presence information editing method, it is possible to create various information such as viewing history and viewing tendency for each viewer, average viewing time for each program, and program ranking with a high viewing rate. At this time, what kind of presence information is necessary may be displayed in a list format on the Web client device 4 of the viewer and selected.

  Step 209) The communication unit 33 transmits the presence information edited in Step 208 to the Web client device 4 of the viewer 12.

  Step 210) In the program guide database 32, the latest program guide data on the Web is fetched from the communication network 1 via the communication unit 33 at a predetermined cycle or at an arbitrary timing and stored.

  Step 211) In the program guide DBWS 39, the program guide data on a printed matter such as paper or an electronic recording medium is taken in, and the contents of the program guide database 32 are updated.

(5) Configuration of broadcast receiver terminal 2:
Next, the configuration of the broadcast receiver terminal 2 will be described.

  FIG. 7 shows the configuration of the broadcast receiver terminal according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

  The broadcast receiving terminal 2 includes, for example, a terminal unit 20 that is a personal computer, a broadcast receiving unit 21 that receives a broadcast and allows viewing, and a communication unit 22.

  The terminal unit 20 holds the set user name and password, and broadcast program information including the time data and channel data currently being viewed is transmitted to the presence server 3 via the communication network 1 at a fixed time or when the channel is changed. Send.

[Second Embodiment]
In the present embodiment, an example in which a television receiver is used as the broadcast receiver terminal 2 will be described.

  FIG. 8 shows a system configuration in the second embodiment of the present invention. In the figure, the same components as those in FIG. 3 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and the description thereof is omitted.

  The system shown in FIG. 8 is different from FIG. 3 in that a television receiver 5 is provided as the broadcast receiver terminal 2. The television receiver 5 is a large display television terminal placed on a desk or the like, a portable small display television terminal, or the like, as shown in FIG. 9, for example, a terminal unit 50 which is a personal computer. , Including a television broadcast receiver 51 and a communication unit 52 that can receive and view a television broadcast. Similarly, the terminal unit 50 holds the user name and password set by the viewer, and is currently viewing Broadcast program information including time data and channel data is transmitted to the presence server 3 via the communication network 1 at a fixed time or when the channel is changed.

  Other configurations and functions are the same as those in the first embodiment.

[Third Embodiment]
In the present embodiment, an example in which a radio receiver is used as the broadcast receiver 2 will be described.

  FIG. 10 shows a system configuration in the second embodiment of the present invention. In the figure, the same components as those in FIG. 3 are denoted by the same reference numerals, and the description thereof is omitted.

  The system shown in FIG. 10 is different from FIG. 3 in that a radio receiver 6 is provided as the broadcast receiver terminal 2.

  As shown in FIG. 11, the radio receiver 6 includes a terminal unit 60 having a mobile phone function, a radio receiving unit 61 that can receive and listen to a radio broadcast, and a communication unit 62. The terminal unit 60 retains the user name and password set by the viewer 11, and broadcast program information including time data and channel data that is currently being viewed is regularly or when the channel is changed via the communication network 1. To the presence server 3.

  Other configurations and functions are the same as those in the first embodiment.

[Fourth Embodiment]
In the present embodiment, an interest ontology stored in the viewer database 31 will be described.

  FIG. 12 is a system configuration diagram according to the fourth embodiment of the present invention.

  The system shown in the figure shows an example of constructing an interest ontology database 311 in the viewer database 31 shown in FIG.

  In FIG. 12, when the communication unit 33 acquires the interest ontology data from an external Web or acquires the interest ontology data offline from the database workstation 39, the interest ontology data is stored in the interest ontology database 311 in the viewer database 31. Write. Alternatively, the template software 501 is acquired off-line from the outside, and the template software 501 uses the presence information received from the viewer 11 via the communication unit 33 to update and hold the interest ontology database 311 in real time. .

  Accordingly, the presence information creation unit 34 of the presence server 3 searches the interest ontology database 311 in the viewer database 31 based on the viewer's presence request, edits the viewer's interest information, and the viewer 12 To provide. Thereby, an effect such as chatting between the viewer 11 and the viewer 12 can be expected.

  In addition, the operation of the presence server 3 in each of the above embodiments can be constructed as a program, installed in a computer used as the presence server and executed, or distributed via a network.

  In addition, the constructed program can be stored in a portable storage medium such as a hard disk, a flexible disk, or a CD-ROM, and installed in a computer to be executed or distributed.

  The present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiment, and various modifications and applications can be made within the scope of the claims.

  The broadcasting industry is in the midst of innovation. In the future, digital TV images will be viewed not only on fixed broadcast receiver terminals but also on mobile phone terminals. The real-time interactivity of the viewers will increase, and opportunities for information exchange between viewers through the broadcast media will increase.

  Furthermore, it becomes important at both the individual level and at companies to keep track of individual situations at any time by promoting ubiquitous and take action according to individual preferences and preferences in real time. The present invention may be used in many ways along such social trends.

It is a figure for demonstrating the principle of this invention. It is a principle block diagram of this invention. It is a system configuration figure in a 1st embodiment of the present invention. It is a figure which shows the sequence of the system in the 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is a block diagram of the presence server in the 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is a figure which shows the operation | movement sequence of the presence server in the 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is a block diagram of the broadcast receiver in the 1st Embodiment of this invention. It is a system block diagram in the 2nd Embodiment of this invention. It is a block diagram of the television receiver in the 2nd Embodiment of this invention. It is a system block diagram in the 3rd Embodiment of this invention. It is a block diagram of the radio receiver in the 3rd Embodiment of this invention. It is a system block diagram in the 4th Embodiment of this invention.

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Communication network 2 Broadcast receiver 3 Presence server 4 Web client apparatus 5 Television receiver 6 Radio receiver 11 Viewer 12 Viewer 20 Terminal part 21 Broadcast receiving part 22 Presence information transmission means, communication part 31 Viewer database 32 Program guide Database 33 Communication unit 34 Presence information creation unit 35 Billing unit 36 Authentication unit 37 Session control unit 38 Browsing history management unit 39 Program DBWS (database workstation)
50 terminal unit 51 television receiving unit 52 communication unit 60 terminal unit 61 radio reception unit 62 communication unit 301 presence information providing means 311 interest ontology database 501 software

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  1. A broadcast program viewing information notification method in a system comprising a communication network, a viewer's broadcast receiver, a presence server, and a viewer's Web client device,
    The broadcast receiver sends presence information including the viewer ID, password, and currently selected program selection information to the presence server via the communication network at a predetermined timing or when the program selection information is changed. Send
    The presence server creates presence information for response based on the presence information acquired from the broadcast receiver, and transmits the presence information to the Web client device of the viewer via the communication network. Program viewing information notification method.
  2. In the presence server,
    The viewer's viewing history and program guide information are stored in storage means,
    When a presence information request is acquired from the Web client device of the viewer,
    The broadcast program viewing information notification method according to claim 1, wherein statistical information including viewing history and viewing tendency is created as the response presence information by referring to the storage means and transmitted to the Web client device.
  3. In the presence server,
    3. The broadcast program viewing information notification method according to claim 2, wherein, based on the presence information request acquired from the Web client device, an interest ontology storage means for storing the interest ontology data of the viewer is searched to create the presence information. .
  4. A broadcast program viewing information notification system comprising a communication network, a viewer's broadcast receiver, a presence server, and a viewer's Web client device,
    The broadcast receiver
    Presence information transmission that transmits presence information including the viewer's ID, password, and currently selected program selection information to the presence server at a predetermined timing or when the program selection information is changed. Having means,
    The Web client device
    Information request means for requesting the presence server to provide presence information;
    The presence server
    Broadcasting comprising presence information providing means for creating presence information for response based on the presence information acquired from the broadcast receiver and transmitting it to the Web client device of a viewer via the communication network Program viewing information notification system.
  5. The presence server
    Storage means for storing the viewer's viewing history and program guide information;
    When a presence information request is acquired from the Web client device of the viewer,
    Presence information creating means for creating statistical information including viewing history and viewing tendency with reference to the storage means as presence information for the response;
    The broadcast program viewing information notifying system according to claim 4.
  6. The presence server
    An interest ontology storage means for storing the viewer's interest ontology data;
    The presence information providing means includes:
    Based on the presence information request acquired from the Web client device, including searching for the interest ontology storage means and creating the presence information.
    The broadcast program viewing information notification system according to claim 5.
  7. A presence server in a system including a communication network, a viewer's broadcast receiver, and a Web client device,
    Presence information including the viewer's ID, password, and currently selected program selection information transmitted from the broadcast receiver at a predetermined timing or when the currently selected program selection information is changed is transmitted to the communication network. Communication means including means for receiving the request via the Web client, means for receiving a request for providing presence information from the Web client device, and means for transmitting the presence information to the Web client device;
    Presence information providing means for creating presence information for response based on the presence information acquired from the broadcast receiver, and transmitting the presence information to the Web client device of the viewer via the communication network;
    A presence server characterized by comprising:
  8. Storage means for storing the viewer's viewing history and program guide information;
    When a presence information request is acquired from the Web client device of the viewer,
    Presence information creating means for creating statistical information including viewing history and viewing tendency with reference to the storage means as presence information for the response;
    The presence server according to claim 7.
  9. An interest ontology storage means for storing the viewer's interest ontology data;
    The presence information creating means includes:
    Based on the presence information request acquired from the Web client device, including searching for the interest ontology storage means and creating the presence information.
    The presence server according to claim 8.
  10. On the computer,
    A program for notifying broadcast program viewing information that causes each means of the presence server according to claim 7 to be executed.
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