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1. WO1999057905 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A PLURALITY OF PROGRAMMING SERVICES IN A TELEVISION SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/1999/057905
Publication Date 11.11.1999
International Application No. PCT/US1999/009278
International Filing Date 29.04.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 19.11.1999
IPC
H04N 7/16 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
H04N 7/173 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
173with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
CPC
H04N 21/4622
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
45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
462Content or additional data management, e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end, controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabilities
4622Retrieving content or additional data from different sources, e.g. from a broadcast channel and the Internet
H04N 21/4782
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
478Supplemental services, e.g. displaying phone caller identification, shopping application
4782Web browsing ; , e.g. WebTV
H04N 21/8586
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
80Generation or processing of content or additional data by content creator independently of the distribution process; Content per se
85Assembly of content; Generation of multimedia applications
858Linking data to content, e.g. by linking an URL to a video object, by creating a hotspot
8586by using a URL
H04N 7/165
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
162Authorising the user terminal, e.g. by paying; Registering the use of a subscription channel, e.g. billing
165Centralised control of user terminal
H04N 7/17318
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
173with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
17309Transmission or handling of upstream communications
17318Direct or substantially direct transmission and handling of requests
Applicants
  • SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • JERDING, Dean, F.
  • RODRIGUEZ, Arturo, A.
  • SCHLARB, John, M.
Agents
  • BARNHARDT, Hubert, J., III
Priority Data
09/071,55001.05.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A PLURALITY OF PROGRAMMING SERVICES IN A TELEVISION SYSTEM
(FR) SYSTEME ET PROCEDE POUR FOURNIR PLUSIEURS SERVICES DE PROGRAMMATION DANS UN SYSTEME DE TELEVISION
Abstract
(EN)
A system and method of providing for displaying a full service cable television system. The cable television system is adapted to provide a plurality of different user services. Accordingly, the system and method are designed to allow a user to access services in an efficient memory conserving fashion. Using a plurality of different services including cable channels, interactive program guides, pay per view activation, video on demand and interactive online services such as world wide web browsing and E-mail via their home television set.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un système et un procédé destinés à l'affichage d'un système de télévision par câble à gamme complète de services. Le système de télévision par câble est conçu pour fournir différents services utilisateur; en outre, ce système et ce procédé sont destinés à permettre à l'utilisateur d'accéder aux services d'une façon efficace permettant d'économiser la mémoire. Au moyen de plusieurs câbles de données, un système de télévision par câble est en mesure d'accéder à des services différents, y compris les chaînes câblées, les guides de programme interactifs, l'activation des services à la carte, la vidéo sur demande et les services en ligne interactifs, par exemple, l'exploration des pages Web et le courrier électronique, et ce au moyen d'un poste de télévision à domicile.
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