05801747 is referenced by 565 patents and cites 25 patents.

A method and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring television viewing activity to determine preferred categories of programming and preferred channels of a viewer. To facilitate viewer access to preferred programming, the display of an electronic program guide may be configured in accordance with the monitored viewing activity to provide fast access to the preferred programming. The monitored viewing activity may also be used to provide a lock-out feature to prevent or limit the viewing of specified channels or categories of programming, or to identify and provide information of interest from the internet. In yet another embodiment of the invention, a viewer may automatically circulate through his or her preferred programming, as determined by monitoring the viewing activity of that viewer.

Title
Method and apparatus for creating a television viewer profile
Application Number
8/751537
Publication Number
5801747
Application Date
November 15, 1996
Publication Date
September 1, 1998
Inventor
Karen Bedard
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Pennie & Edmonds
Assignee
Hyundai Electronics America
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/17
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