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1. WO2000011869 - CLIENT-SERVER ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE

Publication Number WO/2000/011869
Publication Date 02.03.2000
International Application No. PCT/US1999/019051
International Filing Date 20.08.1999
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 20.03.2000
IPC
H04N 7/16 2011.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
CPC
G06F 16/73
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
70of video data
73Querying
G06F 16/735
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
70of video data
73Querying
735Filtering based on additional data, e.g. user or group profiles
G06F 16/78
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
70of video data
78Retrieval characterised by using metadata, e.g. metadata not derived from the content or metadata generated manually
H04H 60/31
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
HBROADCAST COMMUNICATION
60Arrangements for broadcast applications with a direct linking to broadcast information or broadcast space-time; Broadcast-related systems
29Arrangements for monitoring broadcast services or broadcast-related services
31Arrangements for monitoring the use made of the broadcast services
H04H 60/72
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
HBROADCAST COMMUNICATION
60Arrangements for broadcast applications with a direct linking to broadcast information or broadcast space-time; Broadcast-related systems
68Systems specially adapted for using specific information, e.g. geographical or meteorological information
72using EPGs [Electronic Programme Guides]
H04H 60/82
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
HBROADCAST COMMUNICATION
60Arrangements for broadcast applications with a direct linking to broadcast information or broadcast space-time; Broadcast-related systems
76Arrangements characterised by transmission systems other than for broadcast, e.g. the Internet
81characterised by the transmission system itself
82the transmission system being the Internet
Applicants
  • UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • ELLIS, Michael, D.
  • LEMMONS, Thomas, R.
  • THOMAS, William, L.
Agents
  • TREYZ, G., Victor
  • VOSSIUS & PARTNER
Priority Data
09/374,04313.08.1999US
60/097,53821.08.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CLIENT-SERVER ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE
(FR) GUIDE DE PROGRAMMES ELECTRONIQUE CLIENT-SERVEUR
Abstract
(EN)
A client-server interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide client is implemented on user television equipment. The interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to define expressions that are processed by the program guide server. The program guide server may provide program guide data, schedules reminders, schedules program recordings, and parentally locks programs based on the expressions. Users' viewing histories may be tracked. The program guide server may analyze the viewing histories and generates viewing recommendations, targets advertising, and collects program ratings information based on the viewing histories.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un système de guide de programmes de télévision interactif entre un client et un serveur. Un client de guide de programmes de télévision interactif est mis en application sur l'installation télévisuelle d'un utilisateur. Ce guide de programmes permet aux utilisateurs de définir des expressions traitées par le serveur de guide de programmes. Ce serveur peut produire des données de guide de programmes, des rappels de programmation, des enregistrements de programmes et, de même, verrouille des programmes en fonction des expressions. Il est possible de rechercher l'historique de visualisation des utilisateurs. Le serveur de guide de programmes peut analyser les historiques de visualisation et générer des recommandations de visualisation, des publicités ciblées et recueillir des informations d'évaluation de programmes en fonction de ces historiques de visualisation.
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