07571232 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 28 patents.

A request for content associated with a particular channel is received from a client device. A system identifies service information data associated with the channel. The system then determines how content associated with the channel will be provided to the client device. Instructions are sent to the client device that notify the client device how to access content associated with the channel.

Title
Method and apparatus for managing channel information
Application Number
10/806976
Publication Number
7571232 (B2)
Application Date
March 22, 2004
Publication Date
August 4, 2009
Inventor
Samuel Thomas Scott
Los Gatos
CA, US
Vivek Thukral
Palo Alto
CA, US
Daniel J Zigmond
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 7/173
H04N 5/445
G06F 15/16
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