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1. WO2001078382 - SYSTEMES DE GUIDE DE PROGRAMMES DE TELEVISION INTERACTIFS AVEC DES LISTES D'EMISSIONS INTEGREES

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What is Claimed is :

1 . A method comprising :
providing a user with an opportunity to select to have program listings displayed; and
displaying a single uninterrupted list in an integrated program listings display screen to consolidate together listings for programs that are scheduled to air and listings for programs that are without scheduled air times including listings for programs that are available from a personal video recorder.

2. The method of claim 1 wherein the listings include listings for broadcast television programs .

3. The method of claim 1 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by time.

4. The method of claim 1 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by genre.

5. The method of claim 1 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on favorites.

6. The method of claim 1 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an
opportunity to select an option to have program
listings displayed based on a criteria.

7. The method of claim 1 wherein the providing comprises providing the opportunity without informing the user that program listings that are without a scheduled air time will be displayed.

8. The method of claim 1 further comprising providing the user with an opportunity to search for programs based on a user-desired parameter.

9. The method of claim 8 further comprises searching information on the programs that are
scheduled to air and on the programs that are without scheduled air times to identify matching programs based on the user-desired parameter.

10. The method of claim 9 wherein the displaying comprising displaying listings that are identified based on the search.

11. The method of claim 1 wherein the displaying comprising displaying listings that are recorded at a remote server.

12. The method of claim 1 further comprising allowing configuration of the integrated program listings display screen.

13. The method of claim 1 wherein the listings include listings for video-on-demand programs

14. The method of claim 13 wherein the listings include listings for broadcast television programs.

15. The method of claim 13 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an
opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by time.

16. The method of claim 13 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an
opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by genre.

17. The method of claim 13 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an
opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on favorites.

18. The method of claim 13 wherein the providing comprises providing the user with an
opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on a criteria.

19. The method of claim 13 wherein the providing comprises providing the opportunity without informing the user that program listings that are without a scheduled air time will be displayed.

20. The method of claim 13 further
comprising providing the user with an opportunity to search for programs based on a user-desired parameter.

21. The method of claim 20 further comprises searching information on the programs that are
scheduled to air and on the programs that are without scheduled air times to identify matching programs based on the user-desired parameter.

22. The method of claim 21 wherein the displaying comprises displaying listings that are identified based on the search.

23. The method of claim 13 wherein the displaying comprising displaying listings that are recorded at a remote server.

24. The method of claim 13 further
comprising allowing configuration of the integrated program listings display screen.

25. A system comprising:
means for providing a user with an opportunity to select to have program listings
displayed; and
means for displaying a single
uninterrupted list in an integrated program listings display screen that consolidates together listings for programs that are scheduled to air and listings for programs that are without scheduled air times including listings for programs that are available from a
personal video recorder.

26. The system of claim 25 wherein the listings include listings for broadcast television programs.

27. The system of claim 25 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by time.

28. The system of claim 25 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by genre.

29. The system of claim 25 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on favorites.

30. The system of claim 25 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on a criteria.

31. The system of claim 25 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the opportunity without informing the user that program listings that are without a scheduled air time will be displayed.

32. The system of claim 25 further
comprising means for providing the user with an
opportunity to search for programs based on a user-desired parameter.

33. The system of claim 32 further comprises means for searching information on the programs that are scheduled to air and on the programs that are without scheduled air times to identify matching programs based on the user-desired parameter.

34. The system of claim 33 wherein the means for displaying comprises means for displaying listings that are identified based on the search.

35. The system of claim 25 wherein the listings include listings that are for recorded
programs that are recorded at a remote server.

36. The system of claim 25 further
comprising means for configuring the integrated program listings display screen.

37. The system of claim 25 wherein the listings include listings for video-on-demand programs.

38. The system of claim 37 wherein the listings include listings for broadcast television programs .

39. The system of claim 37 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by time.

40. The system of claim 37 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by genre.

41. The system of claim 37 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on favorites.

42. The system of claim 37 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on a criteria.

43. The system of claim 37 wherein the means for providing comprises means for providing the
opportunity without informing the user that program listings that are without a scheduled air time will be displayed.

44. The system of claim 37 further
comprising means for providing the user with an
opportunity to search for programs based on a user-desired parameter.

45. The system of claim 44 further comprises means for searching information on the programs that are scheduled to air and on the programs that are without scheduled air times to identify matching programs based on the user-desired parameter.

46. The system of claim 45 wherein the means for displaying comprises means for displaying listings that are identified based on the search.

47. The system of claim 37 wherein the listings include listings that are for recorded
programs that are recorded at a remote server.

48. The system of claim 37 further
comprising means for configuring the integrated program listings display screen.

49. A program guide system in which a program guide implemented for use from user television equipment comprising:
user television equipment that is configured to provide a user with an opportunity to select to have program listings displayed, and is configured to display a single uninterrupted list in an integrated program listings display screen to
consolidate together listings for programs that are scheduled to air and listings for programs that are without scheduled air times including listings for programs that are available from a personal video recorder.

50. The system of claim 49 wherein the listings include listings for broadcast television programs .

51. The system of claim 49 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by time.

52. The system of claim 49 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by genre.

53. The system of claim 49 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on favorites.

54. The system of claim 49 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on a criteria.

55. The system of claim 49 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the opportunity without informing the user that program listings that are without a scheduled air time will be displayed.

56. The system of claim 49 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to search for programs based on a user-desired parameter.

57. The system of claim 56 wherein the user television equipment is configured to search
information on the programs that are scheduled to air and on the programs that are without scheduled air times to identify matching programs based on the user-desired parameter.

58. The system of claim 57 wherein the user television equipment is configured to display listings that are identified based on the search.

59. The system of claim 49 wherein the listings include listings that are for recorded
programs that are recorded at a remote server.

60. The system of claim 49 wherein the user television equipment provides the integrated program listings display screen in response to the program listings display screen being configured.

61. The system of claim 49 wherein the listings include listings for video-on-demand programs.

62. The system of claim 61 wherein the listings include listings for broadcast television programs .

63. The system of claim 61 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by time.

64. The system of claim 61 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed by genre.

65. The system of claim 61 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on favorites.

66. The system of claim 61 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to select an option to have program listings displayed based on a criteria.

67. The system of claim 61 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the opportunity without informing the user that program listings that are without a scheduled air time will be displayed.

68. The system of claim 61 wherein the user television equipment is configured to provide the user with an opportunity to search for programs based on a user-desired parameter.

69. The system of claim 68 wherein the user television equipment is configured to search
information on the programs that are scheduled to air and on the programs that are without scheduled air times to identify matching programs based on the user-desired parameter.

70. The system of claim 69 wherein the user television equipment is configured to display listings that are identified based on the search.

71. The system of claim 61 wherein the listings include listings that are for recorded programs that are recorded at a remote server.

72. The system of claim 61 wherein the user television equipment provides the integrated program listings display screen in response to the program listings display screen being configured.