JPH07321748A - Video on-demand system - Google Patents

Video on-demand system

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JPH07321748A
JPH07321748A JP11247394A JP11247394A JPH07321748A JP H07321748 A JPH07321748 A JP H07321748A JP 11247394 A JP11247394 A JP 11247394A JP 11247394 A JP11247394 A JP 11247394A JP H07321748 A JPH07321748 A JP H07321748A
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Jun Furuya
Yutaka Shirai
純 古谷
裕 白井
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PURPOSE: To provide a video on-demand(VOD) system in which detailed information relating to objects (such as commodity, decoration goods, cloth, shoes, furniture, house by sponsored or supported manufacturers) displayed on the screen of a broadcast program is observed.
CONSTITUTION: The video on-demand system is a system distributing a program on request from a center having a video server 11 or the like to television systems 116, 117, and the center stores video image of programs and detailed information relating to objects displayed on the program corresponding to each program, the television system distributes the video image of the program on request and the detailed information relating to the program is distributed and the detailed information relating to a designated object is displayed on the screen of the TV system depending on the designation on the screen while the program distributed by the television system is displayed.
COPYRIGHT: (C)1995,JPO

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【発明の詳細な説明】 DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION

【0001】 [0001]

【産業上の利用分野】本発明はビデオ・オン・デマンド(VOD)システムに関する。 The present invention relates to a video-on-demand (VOD) system.

【0002】 [0002]

【従来の技術】従来のテレビ(TV)の一般ドラマや映画番組等では、その制作に用いたスポンサーや協力、協賛したメーカの商品を使用して放映(視聴者に商品映像を見せる)した場合、番組の冒頭や最後にテロップで、 In general, drama and movie programs and the like of a conventional television (TV), sponsors and cooperation used in the production, if you broadcast using a manufacturer of products that co-sponsored (show the commodity image in the viewer) , at the beginning of the program or end the ticker,
衣裳協力、美術協力、撮影協力としてメ−カ名や場所、 Costume cooperation, art cooperation, menu as the shooting cooperation - mosquitoes name or location,
地名等の紹介を行っている。 We have done the introduction of place names.

【0003】また、従来のTV番組のテレホンショッピングは、テレホンショッピング専用の番組で紹介する限定されたショッピング対象商品を電話或いは葉書、封書等で購入を申し込む形式がとられている。 [0003] In addition, telephone shopping of traditional TV programs, form to apply for the purchase a limited shopping target products introduced in the telephone shopping dedicated program phone or postcard, in a sealed letter, and the like are taken.

【0004】 [0004]

【発明が解決しようとする課題】従来のテロップでは、 [Problems that the Invention is to Solve In the conventional ticker,
商品の形状や取扱方法、提供会社名、撮影場所、風景といった情報を提供するコマーシャル(CM)に限定されたもので、視聴者が興味を示したものの詳細情報を得るためには、別途、それぞれの提供会社に問い合わせたりして、自分で情報を探す必要がある。 Shape and handling of the product, provide the company name, shooting location, which has been limited to a commercial (CM) to provide information such as the landscape, in order to get more information but the viewer has shown interest is, separately, each and or inquiry to provide company, there is a need to look for information on their own. また、テレホンショッピング番組では取り上げたショッピング対象商品しか購入対象とできない限定されたもので、テレホンショッピング番組で放映されているショッピング対象外の商品の購入はできなかった。 In addition, one that is limited you can not only with the purchase target shopping subject goods covered in telephone shopping program, could not purchase of shopping outside the scope of products that have been aired on telephone shopping program.

【0005】本発明の目的は放映される番組の画面上に表示されている物(例えば商品、番組提供・協賛メ−カの装飾品、服、靴、家具、住宅等)に関連する詳細情報を見ることができるVODシステムを提供することにある。 [0005] The purpose is those that are displayed on the screen of the program to be broadcast of the present invention (for example, under the trade, the program provider-sponsored E - force of ornaments, clothes, shoes, furniture, housing, etc.) For more information related to the it is to provide a VOD system that can be seen.

【0006】 [0006]

【課題を解決するための手段】本発明は、センタより各TVシステムへリクエストにより番組を配信するビデオ・オン・デマンド・システムにおいて、センタに各番組に対応付けて、番組の映像とこの番組で表示される物に関連する詳細情報とを蓄積しておき、TVシステムからリクエストされた番組の映像を配信すると共に、この番組に関連する詳細情報を配信し、テレビシステムで配信された番組を放映中、画面で指定されたことに応じて、 The present invention SUMMARY OF], in video-on-demand system for distributing programs upon request from the center to each TV system, in association with each program on the center, the video of the program and this program leave storing the information related to what is displayed, as well as distributing video programs requested by the TV system, and distributes information related to the program, broadcast programs delivered by the television system in, in response to that has been specified in the screen,
指定された物に関連する詳細情報をTVシステムの画面に表示するものである。 It is for displaying the detailed information related to those specified in the screen of the TV system.

【0007】 [0007]

【作用】センタには各番組に対応付けて、番組の映像とこの番組で表示される物に関連する詳細情報とが蓄積されており、TVシステムから番組をリクエストすると、 The [action] center in association with each program, and information related to what is displayed the video of the program and this program has is accumulated, when requesting a program from the TV system,
関連する詳細情報も配信される。 Relevant details are also delivered. TVシステムでは、放映中の番組で画面に表示されている物を指定すると、それに応じて指定された物に関連する詳細情報が表示されるので、視聴者は番組を視聴できるだけでなく、放映された物の詳細情報を容易に知ることができる。 In the TV system, if you specify those that are displayed on the screen in the program being broadcast, because the detailed information related to those that have been specified according to which it is displayed, the viewer can not only view the program, aired the details of those were can be easily known. 必要があれば、その物(商品)を購入する電子ショッピングも行なうことができる。 If necessary, it can also be performed electronic shopping to purchase the things (products).

【0008】 [0008]

【実施例】以下、本発明の一実施例を図を参照して説明する。 BRIEF DESCRIPTION With reference to the drawings an embodiment of the present invention.

【0009】システムの基本構成 本VODシステムは、図1に示すように広く雑誌等で知られているVODシステムを核として、そのセンタと外部のCM提供機関や電子ショッピングに必要とする流通、金融機関との接続機能と、視聴者側のTVに静止画、動画を同時表示する機能を有するインタラクティブTVシステムから構成される。 [0009] The basic configuration the VOD system systems, the VOD system known in widely magazines 1 as nuclei, distribution requiring its center and outside of the CM providers and electronic shopping, financial a connection function between the engine, the still image to the TV viewer side, and a interactive TV system having a function of simultaneously displaying a video. なお、本発明を実現するシステムの核となるVODシステムの構成例は、雑誌「NIKKEIBUSINESS」1994年3月21 It should be noted that an example of the configuration of the VOD system which is the core of the system for implementing the present invention, March magazine "NIKKEIBUSINESS" 1994 21
日号の12〜14頁、雑誌「NIKKEI COMMU 12 to 14 pages of day issue, the magazine "NIKKEI COMMU
NICATION」1994年1月17日号の52〜5 NICATION "issue of January 17, 1994 52-5
7頁、雑誌「デ−タ通信」1994年2月号の33〜3 7 pages, magazine - the "de data communication," 1994 February 33-3
9頁等でも記述されている。 It is described in page 9, and the like.

【0010】図1の詳細について説明すると、まずVO [0010] The details with respect to FIG. 1 will be described, first VO
Dシステムのセンタ側(例えばCATV事業者)の構成要素は、自主番組を作成し送出するスタジオ設備10 Components of the center side of the D system (e.g. CATV operators) is studio equipment 10 for sending to create a voluntary program
1、衛星放送(例えば、移動撮影車、NHKのBS、C 1, satellite broadcasting (for example, moving photographing cars, NHK of BS, C
S、香港のスターライトネットワーク等)を受信する放送受信設備102、センタの館内電話を扱う電話交換機103、動画の取り扱いを行なう動画入力システム1 S, broadcast reception facility 102 that receives the Starlite network, etc.) in Hong Kong, the telephone exchange 103 to handle center site phone, video input system 1 for handling video
0、動画サーバ11とその動画サーバにLAN接続され、動画の引き出しや加工といった分散オーサリングをするワークステーション(WS)104、コンピュータグラフィックス(CG)用のグラフィックワークステーション(GWS)105並びにこれら(10、11、1 0, is LAN connected video server 11 and to the video server, workstation (WS) 104, a graphic workstation (GWS) 105 and these (10 for computer graphics (CG) for distributed authoring like drawers and processing video , 11,1
01〜105)の外部との通信制御を行なうマルチメディア統合化ノード12、通信状況を監視する監視システム106から成る。 Multimedia Integrated node 12 for performing communication control with an external 01 to 105), consisting of the monitoring system 106 for monitoring a communication status. この統合化ノード12により通信業者がサポートする広域ネットワーク110(ATM、S Wide area network 110 to communicate skilled support this integration node 12 (ATM, S
DIあるいはISDN)と接続され、外部機関のCM提供機関システム112や電子ショッピングに必要とする流通機関システム113、金融機関システム114と接続され、各種機関の相互間や、各種機関と視聴者宅との相互間で必要とするデータのやりとりを行なう。 Is connected DI or ISDN) and, distribution engine system 113 need to CM provides engine system 112 and electronic shopping of external organizations, is connected to the financial institution system 114, mutual and between the various institutions, and the viewer's home to various institutions for exchanging data required between each other. 更に、 In addition,
視聴者側では、ネットワークの終端装置115を介してインタラクティブTV116、パーソナルコンピュータ117、電話118と接続される。 The viewer's side, interactively through the termination device 115 for network TV116, personal computer 117, is connected to the telephone 118.

【0011】次にセンタ(CATV事業者)側で動画の取り扱い、すなわち番組、CM等の蓄積と視聴者宅への映像配信を行なう動画サ−バについて図2を用いて説明を行なう。 [0011] The next center (CATV operators) of videos in side handling, ie program, videos carried out video distribution to the storage and the viewer's home of the CM, such as sub - performed for server described with reference to Figure 2.

【0012】動画入力システム10は、ビデオテープレコーダ(VTR)20などを映像の入力源としてビデオ入出力ボ−ド21(例えばVGAカ−ドとしてATI [0012] Video input system 10, a video output board and a video tape recorder (VTR) 20 as an input source of the video - de 21 (e.g. VGA mosquito - ATI as de
VGA Wonder社のATI Mach32)、M VGA Wonder's ATI Mach32), M
PEG(Moving Picture Expert PEG (Moving Picture Expert
Group)圧縮・伸長ボード22(例えばSIGM Group) compression and decompression board 22 (for example SIGM
A DESIGNS社のReel Magic)からなり、ボード22でMPEG圧縮・伸長した映像をビデオサ−バ11(例えばStarlight Networ Consist A DESIGNS Company Reel Magic), an image obtained by MPEG compression and decompression on the board 22 Bideosa - server 11 (e.g. Starlight Networ
ks社のStarWorks video serve ks's StarWorks video serve
r)に送り、ディスクアレイ23、光磁気(MO)ディスクライブラリ24に蓄積したり、外部配信する。 Sent to r), the disk array 23, or stored in a magneto-optical (MO) disk library 24, to an external distribution. 外部配信の際には、ビデオサーバ11はマルチメディア統合化ノード12を経由して外部の広域ネットワーク網11 During external distribution, video server 11 via the multimedia integration node 12 outside of the wide area network system 11
0に接続される。 0 is the connection. この統合化ノード12は、ビデオサーバ11へのデータの入出力先(ルート)を制御するルータモジュール25やセルデータ(セル単位のデータ)を多重化するセル多重化モジュール26と電話の低周波数(50〜3.4kHz)から映像のベースバンド周波数(MHzのオーダー)までを多重化する帯域多重化モジュール27から構成される。 The integration node 12, input and output destination of the data to the video server 11 (route) the control router module 25 and cell data with cell multiplexing module 26 for multiplexing (cell data units) telephone low frequency ( composed of band multiplexer module 27 for multiplexing to the base band frequency of the video (MHz in order) from 50~3.4KHz). さらに、この広域ネットワーク網110と統合化ノード12を経由して外部のCM Moreover, external CM via an integrated node 12 and the wide area network system 110
機関システム112よりCM映像を入力とし、また流通機関システム113よりホ−ムショッピング映像を入力として、ビデオサーバ11に送り、ディスクアレイ2 The CM image as an input from the engine system 112, also ho from distribution engine system 113 - as input beam shopping video feed to the video server 11, the disk array 2
3、MOディスクライブラリ24に蓄積する。 3, accumulate in MO disk library 24. このとき、番組映像とその番組中に対応するCMとの対応関係は、ビデオサ−バ11の管理テーブルにて管理される。 In this case, correspondence between the CM corresponding to in a program video and the program is Bideosa - managed by the management table of the server 11.

【0013】この管理テーブルの構成(メモリマップ) [0013] The structure of the management table (memory map)
例を図3に示す。 An example shown in FIG. まず、番組1番の格納先(ディスクアレイ23、MOディスクライブラリ24の割付け)アドレスを示すアドレス(ヘッダー)情報は31にストアされ、その番組中で関連するCM(衣裳協力、美術協力等のスポンサーCM)とホームショッピング画面の格納先を示すアドレス情報は32、33にストアされる。 First, the program No. 1 of the storage location (allocation of disk array 23, MO disk library 24) address indicating the address (header) information is stored in the 31, CM (costume cooperation that is associated in the program, sponsors of art cooperation CM) and address information indicating the storage location of the home shopping screen is stored in 32, 33. さらに、番組p番は同様に34、35、36に番組のアドレス、CMのアドレス、ホームショッピング画面のアドレスを登録しておく。 In addition, the program p number Broadcasting address to similarly 34,35,36, CM of address, registering the address of the home shopping screen.

【0014】さらに、番組映像の1フレーム(1画面のことをフレームと呼び、TVでは1秒間に30フレームからなっている)のCM対象物とそのCM種別との対応をつける関連テーブルの構成(メモリマップ)の例を図4に示す。 Furthermore, (referred to as 1 screen frame to a, and are made from the TV in 30 frames per second) frame of program video related tables give the corresponding CM object and its CM type configuration ( an example of a memory map) shown in FIG. まず、フレーム1番310の一つあるいは複数の表示物でCM可能なもの、即ち詳細情報をながすことができるものを指定するため、TV画面上での4隅の座標位置をエリア311、313を登録しておき、この領域311、313内で関連する複数のCM種別をエリア311、312、314に登録しておく。 First, capable CM in one or more of the display of the frame # 1 310, i.e., to specify what may be the flow details, the area 311, 313 of the four corners of the coordinate position on the TV screen may be registered, registers the plurality of CM types associated within this region 311, 313 in areas 311,312,314. 同様にフレームn番315内でCM可能な一つあるいは複数の表示物の4隅の座標位置をエリア316に登録し、関連するCM種別をエリア317に登録しておく。 Similarly the 4 corners of the coordinate position of the CM can be one or more display objects in the frame No. n 315 registered in the area 316, registers the associated CM type in the area 317.

【0015】次に、聴者側のインタラクティブTVシステムについて図5を参照して説明する。 Next, it will be described with reference to FIG. 5 of the listener side interactive TV system. 構成機器は図1 Construction equipment Figure 1
に示す様に、ネットワークの終端装置115を介してインタラクティブTV116、そのTVにLAN接続されているパソコン117からなる。 As shown in, interactively through the termination device 115 for network TV116, consisting computer 117 which is LAN connected to the TV. パソコン117は、映像信号のインタフェイスであるビデオ入出力ボード4 The personal computer 117, video input and output board 4 is an interface of the video signal
0、画像出力のためのバッファであるフレームメモリ4 0, the frame memory 4 is a buffer for image output
1(TV映像1秒分として30枚のフレームメモリ)、 1 (frame memory of 30 sheets as a TV image one second),
静止画像を圧縮・伸長するJPEG(JointPho JPEG for compressing and decompressing the still image (JointPho
tographic Expert Group)圧縮・伸長ボ−ド42、動画像を圧縮・伸長するMPEG圧縮・伸長ボ−ド43、制御部44、映像情報(番組、C tographic Expert Group) compression and decompression board - de 42, MPEG compression and decompression volume to compression and expansion of moving picture - de 43, control unit 44, the video information (program, C
M等)等を格納しておくメモリ45とからなる。 Of memory 45 for storing M, etc.) and the like. また、 Also,
後述する静止画像、動画像をこのシステムに入力する電子スチルカメラ46、VTRカメラ47、VTR48がビデオ入出力ボ−ド40に接続される。 Described later still image, electronic still camera 46 to input a moving image in this system, VTR camera 47, VTR48 video input board - are connected to de 40.

【0016】このインタラクティブTVシステムにおいて、TV画面上に静止画/動画映像を挿入/合成するために必要となる静止画/動画デ−タ蓄積・再生の仕方について説明する。 [0016] In this interactive TV system, the still image on the TV screen / video picture is required to insert / synthesized still image / video de - data storage and reproducing manner will be described.

【0017】まず、静止画については、電子スチルカメラ46(例えば富士写真フィルム社のDS−100)により被写体(視聴者/人物や物等)を電子撮影し、パソコン117に搭載したビデオ入出力ボ−ド40(例えば、ラディウス社のVideoVision)のインタフェイスを介してJPEG圧縮・伸長ボ−ド42(例えば、ラスタ−オプス社のIMAGEPRO)に渡し、圧縮デ−タとしてメモリ45に蓄積する。 [0017] First, a still image, electronic still camera 46 (for example, Fuji Photo Film Co., the DS-100) by the subject (viewer / person or object, etc.) and electronic capture, video input and output volume mounted on the personal computer 117 - de 40 (e.g., Radius Inc. Videovision) JPEG compression and decompression board via an interface - de 42 (e.g., raster - Ops Inc. ImagePro) to pass, the compression de - storing in the memory 45 as data. そして、その静止画像を出力するためには、デ−タ45をJPEG圧縮・伸長ボ−ド42により伸長し、フレ−ムメモリ41にバッファリングした上で、インタラクティブTV116 Then, in order to output the still image, de - the data 45 JPEG compression and decompression volume - extended by de 42, frame - the frame memory 41 on the buffered, interactive TV116
に静止画像を出力する。 To output a still image.

【0018】ここで、この蓄積処理について図6を用いて説明する。 [0018] Here it will be described with reference to FIG. 6 of this accumulation process. まず処理51で、電子スチルカメラ46からのデータ取り込みをビデオボード40で行ない、フレームメモリ41に渡す。 In first processing 51 performs data acquisition from the electronic still camera 46 in the video board 40, and passes the frame memory 41. 次に処理52で、取り込んだ1 Next, in processing 52, captured 1
画面分(フレームと呼ばれる)のデータから必要とされる部分の抽出(ビットマップからのクリップ作業)を行なう。 To extract the part that is required from the data of the screen (called a frame) (clip work from bitmap). 処理53では、フレームからクリップされたビットマップ部分(人物とか物等)を切り出したり他のデ− In process 53, the other de cutting out a clipped bitmap portion from the frame (person Toka objects etc.) -
タとの重ねあわせ(ビットマップデータの変更)等を行なう。 Superimposed with other (change of bit map data), and the like carried out. 処理54で、編集の終了した静止画データのJP In the process 54, the end of the still image data of editing JP
EG圧縮をJPEG圧縮・伸長ボ−ド42で行なった後に、処理55でメモリ45にデータ蓄積を行なう。 EG compressed JPEG compression and decompression board the - after performing in de 42 performs data stored in the memory 45 in the processing 55. このとき、蓄積されたデータの管理テーブルもメモリ45に構築する。 At this time, also constructed in the memory 45 the management table of the stored data.

【0019】図7では図6の処理により蓄積された静止画データ45のTV116への再生の仕方について説明する。 [0019] TV116 how regeneration into 7 in the still image data 45 stored by the processing of FIG. 6 will be described. パソコン117に接続されるマウスやキーボードを用いて処理61でメモリ45内の管理テーブルを参照して蓄積データの検索を行ない、再生指示をする。 By referring to the management table in the memory 45 performs a search of stored data by the processing 61 using the mouse or keyboard connected to the personal computer 117, a reproduction instruction. 検索された圧縮データ(処理54で圧縮)を処理62で伸長ボード42により伸長し、ビデオボード40を介してフレームメモリ41に渡しインタラクティブTV116に出力64する。 Retrieved compressed data (compression processing 54) extended by extension board 42 in the process 62, and outputs 64 interactively TV116 passed to the frame memory 41 via the video board 40. さらに、TV画面上(すなわち、フレームメモリ41上のビットマップ)での出力画面サイズ、 Further, the output screen size of the TV screen (i.e., a bit map on the frame memory 41),
出力場所の位置指定をマウスで行なう(ビットマップのサイズ指定と位置算出)処理64(一般のマルチウインドウと同様の処理)が制御部44により行なわれる。 Performing position designation output locations in mice (bitmap size specified position calculation) of the process 64 (generally the same processing as the multi-window) is performed by the control unit 44.

【0020】次に動画データのインタラクティブTVシステムへの蓄積・再生について図5、図8〜9を用いて説明する。 [0020] For the next storage and reproduction of the interactive TV system video data 5 will be described with reference to FIG 8-9.

【0021】まず、動画像蓄積については、図5のVT [0021] First, the moving picture storage, VT in Figure 5
Rカメラ47やVTR48より被写体(視聴者/人物や風景等)を撮影し、パソコン117に搭載したビデオ入出力ボ−ド40(例えばラスターオプス社のMovie Photographing a subject than R camera 47 and VTR48 (audience / people and landscapes, etc.), video input and output volume is mounted on the PC 117 - de 40 (for example raster Ops's Movie
Pack)のインタフェイスを介してMPEG圧縮・伸長ボード43(図2で示したMPEG圧縮・伸長ボード22と同様)に渡され、圧縮データとしてメモリ45に蓄積する。 Via an interface Pack) is passed to the MPEG compression and decompression board 43 (same as MPEG compression and decompression board 22 shown in FIG. 2), it is stored in the memory 45 as the compressed data. そして、動画像を出力するためには、メモリ45のデータをMPEG圧縮・伸長ボード43により伸長し、フレームメモリ41にバッファリングした上で、 Then, in order to output the moving image data in the memory 45 is expanded by the MPEG compression and decompression board 43, on which is buffered in the frame memory 41,
インタラクティブTV116に動画像として出力する。 And outputs as a moving image interactively TV116.

【0022】このパソコンを用いた動画処理は一般にD [0022] The video processing using this computer is generally D
TV(Desk Top Video)と呼ばれている。 It has been referred to as the TV (Desk Top Video). なお、DTVの構成例は雑誌日経CG別冊マルチメディア導入ガイドブック130〜136頁でも記述されている。 It should be noted that an example of the configuration of the DTV are also described in the 130-136 page magazine Nikkei CG separate multimedia introduction guide book.

【0023】このDTVでの動画データ蓄積処理について図8を用いて説明する。 [0023] The moving image data accumulation processing in the DTV will be described with reference to FIG.

【0024】まず処理71で、VTRカメラ47やVT [0024] First, in processing 71, VTR camera 47 and VT
R48からのデータ取り込みをビデオボード40で行ない、フレームメモリ41に渡す。 It performs data acquisition from the R48 in the video board 40, and passes it to the frame memory 41. 次に処理72で、取り込んだ画像フレームデータ41から必要とされる部分の抽出(フレーム内のビットマップデータのクリップ作業)を行なう。 Next, in process 72, the extraction of the portion required from the image frame data 41 captured (clip working bitmap data in the frame). 処理73では、フレームからクリップされたビットマップ部分(人物とか風景等)を切り出したり他のデータとの重ねあわせ(ビットマップデータの変更)等を行なう。 In process 73, (modified bit map data) superposing the clipped bitmap portion (person Toka landscape, etc.) other data or cut out from the frame or the like perform. 処理74で、ワイプやブルー反転等の特殊効果の編集(ビットマップデータの変更)を行ない、処理75で文字入れのスーパーインポーズ(ビットマップデータの変更)を行ない、処理77でメモリ45 In the process 74, performs editing of the special effects of the wipe and blue inversion, etc. (change of bit map data), performs a superimposition of characters put (change of bit map data) in the processing 75, the memory 45 in the process 77
へ蓄積する。 To accumulate. このとき、蓄積されたデータの管理テーブル(図3、図4と同様な構造の管理テーブル)もメモリ45に構築される。 In this case, the management table of the stored data (Fig. 3, the management table of the same structure as FIG. 4) is also constructed in the memory 45.

【0025】図9では図8によりメモリ45に蓄積された動画データの再生の仕方について説明する。 [0025] The manner of the moving image data stored in the memory 45 playback will be described with reference to FIG. 9 Fig. パソコン117に接続されるマウスやキーボードを用いて処理8 Processing by using the mouse or keyboard that is connected to the PC 117 8
1でメモリ45内の管理テーブルを参照して蓄積データ検索を行ない、再生指示をする。 1 by referring to the management table in the memory 45 performs accumulation data search, the reproduction instruction. 検索された圧縮データを伸長ボード43により伸長処理82し、ビデオボード40を介してフレームメモリ41に渡しインタラクティブTV116に出力83する。 The retrieved compressed data to the decompression processing 82 and by extension board 43, and outputs 83 interactively TV116 passed to the frame memory 41 via the video board 40. さらに、TV画面上(すなわち、フレームメモリ41上のビットマップ上)での出力画面サイズ、出力場所の指定をマウス等で行なう(ビットマップのサイズ指定/四隅の座標位置指定、出力基準座標位置指定)処理84が制御部44により行なわれる。 Moreover, TV screen (i.e., bits on the map on the frame memory 41) output screen size in performs the specified output location with the mouse or the like (bitmap size specification / the four corners of the coordinate position specified, the specified output reference coordinates ) process 84 is performed by the control unit 44.

【0026】以上の図1〜9の構成、処理により実現されるインタラクティブTVシステム(インタラクティブTV116、パソコン117)を図10を用いて説明する。 The above configuration of FIGS. 1-9, the interactive TV system (interactive TV116, PC 117) which are realized by the processing will be described with reference to FIG. 10. まず画面91は、CATVでVODの映画番組や映画ビデオ等の番組の選択画面例である。 First screen 91 is a selection screen example of a program such as VOD movies shows and movies video in CATV. これは、予め図1のセンタから番組メニューの映像データが、ビデオサーバ11からネットワーク110を経由してインタラクティブTVシステムのメモリ45へ配信/蓄積されており、これをフレームメモリ41を介してTV116へ画面出力することにより選択画面が表示される。 This pre-video data of the program menu from the center of FIG. 1, via the network 110 from the video server 11 are distributed / accumulated in the memory 45 of the interactive TV system, which to TV116 through the frame memory 41 selection screen is displayed by the screen output. ここでドラマの部分をマウスで指定する(ビットマップ41上の座標位置算出)と、制御部44より宛先指定(インタラクティブTV116の機器ID番号)情報ならびに指定番組番号(ビットマップ41上の座標位置算出結果)がセンタへ送信される。 Here, a part of the drama to specify with a mouse (coordinate position calculation of the bit map 41), the information and the coordinate position calculated on the designated program number (bit map 41 (device ID number of interactive TV116) controller 44 addressing from results) is transmitted to the center. これらの情報によりセンタは図3 Center These information 3
で説明したアドレステーブル(31、310、311、 In the address table (31,310,311 described,
32、320、321)を基に番組映像データ並びにその番組に関連するCM映像データ、ホームショピング映像データをディスクアレイ23、ディスクライブラリ2 CM video data associated with the program video data and the program based on 32,320,321), home shopping and video data disk array 23, disk library 2
4より抽出し、ビデオサーバ11により送付先インタラクティブTVシステムに映像データ伝送する。 Extracted from 4 to video data transmission destination interactive TV system by the video server 11. これらの映像データは、インタラクティブTVシステムのメモリ45に図8と同様の処理でデ−タ圧縮蓄積され、そして図9と同様の処理でドラマの放映(画面92)がインタラクティブTV116にされる。 These video data, de the same processing as FIG. 8 in the memory 45 of the interactive TV system - is data compressed storage, and drama telecast in the same process as FIG. 9 (screen 92) is interactively TV116. さらにメモリ45には番組映像とその番組映像と一緒に転送されてきた関連C Further related C in the memory 45 which has been transferred with program video and the program video
M映像、ホームショピング映像との管理テーブル(図3 M video, home shopping video and the management table (FIG. 3
と同様な構造の管理テ−ブル)もセンタからコピーして送られ、インタラクティブTVシステムのメモリ45にあったアドレスを入れて構築する。 A similar structure of the management Te - table) also sent by copying from the center, to build put address was in the memory 45 of the interactive TV system. このとき繰り返しになるが番組並びに関連するCM映像デ−タ、ホ−ムショピング映像の全てがインタラクティブTVシステムのメモリ45にデ−タ圧縮蓄積されている。 Data, e - - CM video de this time Again the program and related de all beam shopping image into memory 45 of the interactive TV system - are data compressed storage.

【0027】ここで、VODの双方向CATV路の伝送チャンネルは数千以上に及ぶので、複数の異なるインタラクティブTVシステムから番組要求が同時にされたとしても、個々のインタラクティブTVシステムとセンタとの接続は異なるチャンネルにより行なわれる。 [0027] Here, since the transmission channel of the VOD bidirectional CATV path of thousands or more, even as a program request from a plurality of different interactive TV system is simultaneously connected with individual interactive TV system and center performed by different channels. 従って、それぞれのチャンネル毎(すなわち、インタラクティブTVシステム別)にセンタとデータ伝送路が確立される。 Thus, for each channel (i.e., an interactive TV system by) center and the data transmission path is established.

【0028】この表示画面92上のドラマで出演者の洋服(ジャケット)が気に入り、その詳細を知るために、 The performer of the clothes in the drama on the display screen 92 (jacket) is liked, in order to know the details,
その洋服をマウスで指定する。 The clothes specify in the mouse. ここで、動画上でマウスで指定された箇所/場所(洋服)を検出する方法について説明する。 Here, a method of detecting a has been place / location specified by the mouse (clothes) on video. インタラクティブTV116へ動画出力するためには図5のフレームメモリ41を経由して行なう。 To video output to an interactive TV116 is performed via the frame memory 41 of FIG. このとき、フレームメモリ41の一枚々について見れば、動画ではなく静止画である。 At this time, if you look at one 's for the frame memory 41, a still image rather than a video. そのため、この静止画におけるマウスの指定位置は一般に行なわれているフレームメモリ41のビットマップ座標位置として検出される。 Therefore, specifying the position of the mouse in the still picture is detected as a bitmap coordinate position of the frame memory 41 that is generally performed. そこで、図4に示すと同様の管理テーブルにより、表示フレーム(例えばフレーム310)内でマウスにより指定された座標位置がどのCM対象物領域かを判定する。 Therefore, the same management table to that shown in FIG. 4, it is determined whether the designated coordinates what CM object region by mouse in the display frame (e.g., frame 310). これにより、この時のCM対象をテーブルから参照する。 As a result, referring to the CM target at this time from the table. 例えば洋服の位置が指されると、図4の31 For example, clothes position pointed, in FIG 31
1の座標であり、CM種別111:ジャケット、CM種別112:ネクタイ、CM種別113:ズボンが指定されており、その指定により洋服のCM(説明)画面93 Is one of the coordinates, CM Type 111: jacket, CM Type 112: Tie, CM Type 113: pants is specified, CM (description) of the clothes by the designated screen 93
にかわる。 Alternative to. これは、図4の管理テーブルと同様な管理テーブルでその映像が蓄積されたメモリ45のアドレスを得てメモリ45よりCM映像データを、図9と同様の処理によりインタラクティブTV116へ動画出力する。 This the more CM video data memory 45 to obtain the management table and the address of the memory 45 where the image is stored in the same management table of FIG. 4, for moving the output to the interactive TV116 by the same processing as FIG.
この時、CMはドラマの画面とは別にドラマを中断して流し(表示フレームメモリ41全域のビットマップデータをCMデータに置き換え)ても構わないし、元のドラマの一部分にウインドウ表示(表示フレームメモリ41 In this case, CM is do not may be flowed to suspend a separate drama and drama screen of (the bit map data of the display frame memory 41 the entire replaced by the CM data), window display in a part of the original drama (display frame memory 41
の一部領域のビットマップデータをCMデータに置き換え)させてもいい。 Bit map data of a part of the good even if the replacement to the CM data) is. このことにより、CMでは出演者の洋服のジャケット、ネクタイ、ズボンの説明を画面93 Thus, screen 93 CM in the cast of the clothes of jacket, tie, pants description
で行う。 Carried out in the. この画面93でジャケットを選択すると、ジャケットを選択したことにより、ジャケット柄の選択画面94となる。 When you select a jacket in this screen 93, by selecting a jacket, a selection screen 94 of the jacket pattern. これは、前述のマウス選択の検出とCM映像再生と同様の処理により行なわれる。 This is done by the same processing as detection and CM video playback mouse selection described above. ここで、このジャケットを自分が着るとどういった感じになるかのシミュレーション95(画面上のジャケットに自分の顔、体型を当てはめる)を行なう。 Here, performing a simulation of how this jacket becomes what kind of feeling when they wear 95 (fit in the jacket on the screen their faces, the body type). このシミュレーションは、 This simulation,
図6、7の処理による自分の容姿の蓄積/再生により行なわれる。 By treatment FIGS performed by storage / reproduction of their appearance.

【0029】このシミュレーションの結果、気に入ってOKを選ぶと購入(ホームショッピング)の画面96へとかわる。 The alternative to the screen 96 of the purchase and the simulation results, choose OK I like (home shopping). この画面は、予め図1のセンタからホームショッピングメニューの映像データが、ビデオサーバ11 This screen, the video data of the home shopping menu from the advance of Figure 1 center, the video server 11
からネットワーク110を経由してインタラクティブT From via the network 110 interactive T
Vシステムのメモリ45へ配信/蓄積され、これをフレームメモリ41を介してTV116へ画面出力することによりホームショッピング画面が表示される。 Delivered / accumulated in the memory 45 of V systems, home shopping screen is displayed by display output to the TV116 through the frame memory 41 the same. ここで、 here,
マウス選択により選択データを公衆網110を介して流通機関113とモデムデータ交換(電子ショッピング) Distribution engine 113 and modem data exchange selection data via the public network 110 by mouse selection (electronic shopping)
を行ない、ビデオ・オン・デマンド・システムを利用してのショッピングが終了する。 The carried out, shopping of using the video-on-demand system is completed. さらに、この電子ショッピングの結果により視聴者のインタラクティブTVシステムと金融機関システム114とが接続されて電子決済が行なわれる。 In addition, electronic payment is carried out are connected and interactive TV system and the financial institution system 114 of the viewer as a result of the electronic shopping.

【0030】 [0030]

【発明の効果】本発明ではVODとインタラクティブT [Effect of the Invention] VOD in the present invention and the interactive T
Vにより視聴している番組から、番組中で気に入った商品のCMを流すことにより、視聴者にとっては、いつでも好きな時に商品の情報収集が可能となる。 From the program being viewed by V, by passing the CM of the goods you like in the program, for the viewer, it is possible to collect information of the product at any time. また、スポンサーにとっては、CMの自由度が増加し宣伝の機会並びに(視聴者の知りたいCM情報を流すため)CM効果が増す。 Also, for the sponsors, (for passing a CM information you want to know the audience) opportunity as well as the degree of freedom is increased publicity of CM CM effect is increased.

【0031】次に、このCMと電子ショッピングとを結び付けることにより、視聴者にとってはいつでも好きな時に商品の購入、場所の予約等も可能となり、スポンサーにとっては、自社製品の拡販につながる。 [0031] Then, by linking the CM and the e-shopping, purchase of goods, the location of the contracts, etc. also it becomes possible whenever you want is for the audience, for the sponsor, leading to sales of their products.

【0032】更に、視聴者のCMへのアクセス回数や購買動向等の把握も可能となるので、個々の消費者の緻密なマーケティング情報の収集やその活用の道もひらける。 [0032] In addition, since it is possible also grasp such as the number of accesses and purchasing trends to CM of the audience, Hirakeru also the way of collection and the use of dense marketing information of the individual consumer.

【図面の簡単な説明】 BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

【図1】図1は本発明の一実施例のシステムの全体構成を示す図である。 FIG. 1 is a diagram illustrating an overall configuration of a system according to an embodiment of the present invention.

【図2】図2は図1の動画サーバの具体例を示す図である。 Figure 2 is a diagram showing a specific example of a video server of FIG.

【図3】図3はセンタ側のメモリに格納される番組、C Figure 3 is a program to be stored in the center side of the memory, C
M、ホームショッピング画面の格納先を管理するテーブル構成を示す図である。 M, is a diagram illustrating a table configuration for managing the storage destination of home shopping screen.

【図4】図4は番組映像のフレーム毎に対応するCM種別との関連を管理するテーブル構成を示す図である。 Figure 4 is a diagram illustrating a table configuration for managing the association between CM type corresponding to each frame of the program video.

【図5】図5は視聴者側のインタラクティブTVシステムの全体構成図である。 FIG. 5 is an overall block diagram of an interactive TV system of the viewer side.

【図6】図6は図5に示すインタラクティブTVシステムで静止画データの蓄積を行なう処理の流れを示す図である。 Figure 6 is a diagram showing the flow of processing for storing the still image data in an interactive TV system shown in FIG.

【図7】図7は図5に示すインタラクティブTVシステムで静止画データの再生を行なう処理の流れを示する図である。 Figure 7 is a diagram that shows the flow of processing for reproduction of the still image data in an interactive TV system shown in FIG.

【図8】図8は図5に示すインタラクティブTVシステムで動画データの蓄積を行なう処理の流れを示す図である。 Figure 8 is a diagram showing the flow of processing for storing moving image data in an interactive TV system shown in FIG.

【図9】図9は図5に示すインタラクティブTVシステムで動画データの再生を行なう処理の流れを示す図である。 Figure 9 is a diagram showing the flow of processing for playing the video data in an interactive TV system shown in FIG.

【図10】図10は本発明の一実施例を説明するインタラクティブTVの画面遷移例を示す図である。 Figure 10 is a diagram showing a screen transition example of an interactive TV explaining an embodiment of the present invention.

【符号の説明】 DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS

10…動画入力システム、11…ビデオサーバ、12… 10 ... the video input system, 11 ... video server, 12 ...
マルチメディア統合化ノ−ド、112…CM提供機関システム、113…流通機関システム、114…金融機関システム、116…インタラクティブTV、117…静止画・動画作成パソコン、21…ビデオ入出力ボード、 Multimedia integration Bruno - de, 112 ... CM providers system, 113 ... distribution engine system, 114 ... financial institution system, 116 ... interactive TV, 117 ... still images and video to create a personal computer, 21 ... video input and output boards,
22…MPEG圧縮・伸長ボード、40…ビデオ入出力ボード、41…フレームメモリ、42…JPEG圧縮・ 22 ... MPEG compression and decompression board, 40 ... video input and output boards, 41 ... frame memory, 42 ... JPEG compression and
伸長ボード、43…MJPEG圧縮・伸長ボード、45 Extension board, 43 ... MJPEG compression and decompression board, 45
…メモリ …memory

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  1. 【請求項1】センタより各テレビシステムへリクエストにより番組を配信するビデオ・オン・デマンド・システムにおいて、上記センタに各番組に対応付けて、該番組の映像と該番組で表示される物に関連する詳細情報とを蓄積しておき、上記テレビシステムからリクエストされた番組の映像を配信すると共に、該番組に関連する上記詳細情報を配信し、上記テレビシステムで配信された番組を放映中、画面で指定されたことに応じて、指定された物に関連する上記詳細情報をテレビシステムの画面に表示することを特徴とするビデオ・オン・デマンド・システム。 1. A video-on-demand system for distributing programs upon request from the center to each television system, in association with each program in the center, relating to those displayed by 該番 sets of video and 該番 pairs leave storing the detailed information, as well as distribute the video requested program from the television system, it delivers the detailed information related to 該番 set in broadcast programs delivered by the television system, a screen in accordance to the specified video-on-demand system and displaying the detailed information related to those specified in the screen of the television system.
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