05758259 is referenced by 472 patents and cites 4 patents.

This method includes a method of identifying for a selected viewer a preferred program available from an interactive television or televideo (IT) system at a selected time. The IT system establishes for each viewer a database or table of viewer preferences representing the particular characteristics of programming previously delivered to the viewer. The IT system compares the particular characteristics in the viewer preference table to predetermined characteristics of video programming available at the selected time. The IT system determines for the video programming available at the selected time degrees of correlation to the predetermined characteristics in the viewer preference table. The IT system identifies as the preferred program the video programming available at the selected time having a greatest degree of correlation.

Title
Automated selective programming guide
Application Number
521361
Publication Number
5758259
Application Date
March 11, 1997
Publication Date
May 26, 1998
Inventor
Frank A Lawler
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Klarquist Sparkman Cambell Leigh & Whinston
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 7/16
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