WO2001082585A3 - System and method for merging interactive television data with closed caption data - Google Patents

System and method for merging interactive television data with closed caption data Download PDF

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WO2001082585A3
WO2001082585A3 PCT/US2001/012961 US0112961W WO0182585A3 WO 2001082585 A3 WO2001082585 A3 WO 2001082585A3 US 0112961 W US0112961 W US 0112961W WO 0182585 A3 WO0182585 A3 WO 0182585A3
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Samuel T Barone Jr
Drake Smith
David Davis
Thomas Stone
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Samuel T Barone Jr
Drake Smith
David Davis
Thomas Stone
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Abstract

A method and apparatus for delivering interactive television (ITV) data (Fig. 1) by using the same TV scan line that also carries closed caption data (12). The ITV data (14) is inserted into the scan line with CC data (12) by detecting a gap associated with a first CC data unit (12). If the gap is large enough to contain all of the group of ITV data units then electronically insert the entire group of ITV data units into the gap. If the gap is not large enough to contain the entire group of ITV data units, insert a subset of the entire group of the ITV data units into the gap and continue to the gaps associated with successive CC data units, inserting subsets of the ITV data into subsequent gaps until the entire ITV message has been inserted into the gaps between CC data units.
PCT/US2001/012961 2000-04-21 2001-04-23 System and method for merging interactive television data with closed caption data WO2001082585A2 (en)

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