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The present invention provides systems and methods for providing television schedule information to a viewer, and for allowing the viewer to link, search, select and interact with information in a remote database, e.g., a database on the internet. The television schedule information can be displayed on a variety of viewer interfaces, such as televisions screens, computer monitors, PCTV screens and the like. The television schedule information may be stored on the viewer's computer, television, PCTV, or a remote server (e.g., a website), or the television schedule information may be downloaded from a remote database to the viewer's computer, television or PCTV.

Title
Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters
Application Number
537650
Publication Number
6002394
Application Date
April 11, 1997
Publication Date
December 14, 1999
Inventor
Susan Broughton
Tracy
CA, US
James Jay Leftwich
Palo Alto
CA, US
Sean A O Brien
San Jose
CA, US
Steven M Schein
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
Assignee
StarSight Telecast
CA, US
IPC
H04N 7/14
H04N 7/10
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