Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen user interface for a subscription television terminal
User interface for television schedule system
User interface for television schedule system Patent #: 5479268
ApplicationNo. 828814 filed on 03/11/1997
US Classes:725/45, Based on genre, theme, or category348/563, For display of additional information725/13, Manual entry (e.g., using keypad or by written response)725/41, Video still or clip725/46Based on personal preference, profile, or viewing history (e.g., to produce redacted listing)
ExaminersPrimary: Peng, John K.
Assistant: Flynn, Nathan J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04N 005/445
AbstractThis method includes a method of identifying for a selected viewer a preferred program available from an interactive television or televideo (IT) system at a selected time. The IT system establishes for each viewer a database or table of viewer preferences representing the particular characteristics of programming previously delivered to the viewer. The IT system compares the particular characteristics in the viewer preference table to predetermined characteristics of video programming available at the selected time. The IT system determines for the video programming available at the selected time degrees of correlation to the predetermined characteristics in the viewer preference table. The IT system identifies as the preferred program the video programming available at the selected time having a greatest degree of correlation.