Global Patent Index - EP 1078527 A1

EP 1078527 A1 2001-02-28 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE WITH HEADEND PROCESSING

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE WITH HEADEND PROCESSING

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUR BEREITSTELLUNG EINER INTERAKTIVEN PROGRAMMZEITSCHRIFT MIT KOPFSTATIONSSEITIGER VERARBEITUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF PERMETTANT D'ETABLIR UN GUIDE DE PROGRAMMES INTERACTIF AVEC TRAITEMENT EN TETE

Publication

EP 1078527 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99920052 A

Priority

  • US 9909057 W
  • US 7075998 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9957904A1] A method and apparatus of providing an electronic guide to television programming provides a headend database and processor which segments and categorizes programming information which is then broadcast in a hierarchy over an out-of-band channel. Individual subscriber's set-top terminals access and display the guide information direct from the headend server in response to input from the subscriber. Alternatively, individual set-top terminals submit requests for particular guide information which are filled by the server serially over the out-of-band channel.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 7/173; H04N 7/16

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04N 7/16 (2011.01); H04N 7/173 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04H 60/72 (2013.01); H04N 7/165 (2013.01); H04N 7/17318 (2013.01); H04N 21/26283 (2013.01); H04N 21/435 (2013.01); H04N 21/472 (2013.01); H04N 21/6408 (2013.01); H04N 21/84 (2013.01); H04H 20/16 (2013.01); H04H 20/34 (2013.01); H04H 2201/37 (2013.01); H04H 2201/40 (2013.01); H04H 2201/70 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9957904A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9957904 A1 19991111; AU 3763599 A 19991123; AU 766265 B2 20031009; BR 9910183 A 20011211; CA 2331092 A1 19991111; CN 1178506 C 20041201; CN 1308815 A 20010815; EP 1078527 A1 20010228; JP 2002514864 A 20020521; TW 492252 B 20020621

INPADOC legal status


2005-06-01 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20041126

2002-04-10 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020222

2001-02-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001101

2001-02-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE