04763191 is referenced by 231 patents and cites 15 patents.

A method and an arrangement are disclosed for providing a nationwide dial-a-view service in which a caller desiring a given viewing selection dials an "800" dial-a-view number for ordering that selection through the telephone networking arrangement. The arrangement includes local and toll switching offices for accessing a centralized database system for providing routing instructions advantageously to network services equipment which acknowledges the request and processes the request to cable television distribution equipment. The dialed "800" number is recognized as a dial-a-view request, and the database system provides the originating toll office with routing instructions for sending the request to the network service equipment. Automatic number identification of the caller is requested from the originating toll office and forwarded along with requested programming to the vendor equipment. The vendor equipment supplies the requested programming to the calling customer via an addressable decoder at the calling customer's television. The vendor equipment also perform customer order entitlement verification prior to supplying the calling customer with the requested programming.

Title
Dial-up telephone network equipment for requesting an identified selection
Application Number
6/840375
Publication Number
4763191
Application Date
March 17, 1986
Publication Date
August 9, 1988
Inventor
Robert Sorrentino
Middletown
NJ, US
Steven D Simon
Middletown
NJ, US
Travis H Gordon
Madison
NJ, US
Agent
Richard J Godlewski
Assignee
American Telephone and Telegraph Company AT&T Bell Laboratories
NJ, US
IPC
H04H 9/00
H04N 7/10
H04M 15/00
H04M 11/08
View Original Source