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The present invention is an improvement over previous Electronic Programming Guides (“EPG”) in that it provides, among other things: Improved viewer interaction capabilities with the EPG; improved viewer control of video recording of future-scheduled programming; improved features to the EPG display and navigation; parental control of the EPG display; improved television program information access by the viewer; improved opportunities for the commercial advertiser to reach the viewer; improved product information access by the viewer; creation of a viewer's profile; utilization of viewer profile information to customize various aspects of the EPG; and utilization of viewer profile information to provide customized presentation of advertising to the viewer.

Title
Systems and methods for displaying and recording control interface with television programs, video, advertising information and program scheduling information
Application Number
9/593556
Publication Number
6756997 (B1)
Application Date
June 14, 2000
Publication Date
June 29, 2004
Inventor
Douglas B Macrae
Weston
MA, US
Thomas E Ward III
Weston
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Neave
US
Assignee
Gemstar Development Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G09G 5/00
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