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An interface and a method for customizing program guide information containing program descriptions is provided. The program guide information is downloaded and stored in a memory, preferably in a generic manner. A menu is generated based on the program guide information. The menu includes program identifiers which can be selected by a user to implement the corresponding programs. The menu then can be customized to include identifier(s) indicative of one or more additional programs or item, including user-specific programs and items which are remotely accessed or locally accessed. After customization, the additional identifiers are selectable by the user to implement the corresponding programs or display the corresponding items. Preferably, the customization is performed locally and interactively using displays generated by an electronic host device or another device connected thereto.

Title
System and method for customizing program guide information to include reminder item or local identifier
Application Number
9/221412
Publication Number
6169543 (A)
Application Date
December 28, 1998
Publication Date
January 2, 2001
Inventor
Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer
Hamilton
IN, US
Agent
Frank Y Liao
US
Robert D Shedd
US
Joseph S Tripoli
US
Assignee
Thomson Licensing
US
IPC
H04N 7/16
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