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1. US10200761 - TV side bar user interface

Office United States of America
Application Number 14267671
Application Date 01.05.2014
Publication Number 10200761
Publication Date 05.02.2019
Grant Number 10200761
Grant Date 05.02.2019
Publication Kind B1
IPC
H04N 21/27
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
20Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
27Server based end-user applications
H04N 21/47
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
H04N 21/482
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB ; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
482End-user interface for program selection
CPC
H04N 21/482
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
47End-user applications
482End-user interface for program selection
Applicants Apple Inc.
Inventors Gregory N. Christie
Alessandro Sabatelli
William M. Bachman
Imran Chaudhri
Jeffrey Robbin
Jim Young
Joe Howard
Marcel Van Os
Patrick L. Coffman
Stephen O. Lemay
Jeffrey Ma
Lynne Kress
Agents Morrison & Foerster LLP
Title
(EN) TV side bar user interface
Abstract
(EN)

Systems and methods for a media content user interface. A media content provider includes storage for storing and serving video content to subscribers. The media content provider records and or otherwise stores video content from around the world. Subscribers are provided a user interface to the system that includes a side bar. The side bar includes multiple elements representing different categories of video content. By selecting a given category, available content is filtered according to the selected category and presented. Content which is presented may include live broadcast video for multiple channels on multiple television networks or other content providers. The side bar may further include a collection category specific to a given viewer. Selection of such a category may display video content within the collection. Subcategories in the side bar may be selected for further filtering of available content.

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