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A token schema is provided for identifying a broadcast audio and/or visual program to facilitate recording of the identified program. The token schema includes program criteria for identifying a corresponding audio/or visual program, which is sufficient to enable a recording system that receives the token to record the identified program based on the token. A token also represents an audio and/or visual program in a form that may be sent to one or more recipients, such as part of an email message or by other data transport mechanisms.

Title
System and method for identifying audio/visual programs to be recorded
Application Number
9/650481
Publication Number
7979881 (B1)
Application Date
August 29, 2000
Publication Date
July 12, 2011
Inventor
Steven Drucker
Bellevue
WA, US
Curtis Wong
Bellevue
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04N 5/445
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