05534911 is referenced by 536 patents and cites 5 patents.

An apparatus for providing a customer of a television system with virtual personal channel which being selected delivers a television program of the most personal interest no matter on which channel and at what time the program is physically transmitted. Descriptive and time/channel data of scheduled TV programs are broadcasted through a communication medium from the system headend to customer terminal prior to transmission of programs themselves. In customer terminal all scheduled TV programs are evaluated by a computer that stores customer profile data and controls customer video receiver and video recorder. Whenever customer selects personal channel the computer switches the video receiver to a physical channel on which a program having the best evaluation is transmitted. The best program of the day or the week is recorded and can also be presented as current program of personal channel.

Title
Virtual personal channel in a television system
Application Number
8/333376
Publication Number
5534911
Application Date
November 2, 1994
Publication Date
July 9, 1996
Inventor
Gutman Levitan
101 Grove St., Stamford, 06901
CT, US
Agent
Ilya Zborovsky
IPC
H04N 7/03
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