Larry Miller, Edward B Knudson, Bruce Davis, Paul Darata: Electronic television program guide schedule system and method including virtual channels. Weil Gotshal & Manges, December 17, 1996: US05585866 (549 worldwide citation)

An electronic program schedule system having virtual channels which includes a receiver for receiving broadcast, satellite or cablecast television programs for a plurality of television channels and a tuner for tuning a television receiver to a selected one of the plurality of channels. A data proce ...

William Thomas, David W Gustafson, Dennis Tenney, Paul Darata: Data management and distribution system and method for an electronic television program guide. News America Publications, Weil Gotshal & Manges, September 9, 1997: US05666645 (427 worldwide citation)

A data management and distribution system for an electronic program guide ("EPG") for television programs comprising an automated data collection subsystem, a manual entry and correction subsystem, a database validation subsystem, an edition generation subsystem, a configuration subsystem, and a sta ...

Bruce Davis, Paul Darata, Michael Morris, Michele S Schwartz, Debbie Collins, John H Dasch, Jonathan S Zucker, Mitchell S Gorman: System and method for verification of electronic television program guide data. Weil Gotshal & Manges, November 19, 1996: US05576755 (239 worldwide citation)

The system and method of the present invention provides for automated checking of the program listings data in a database of television program schedule listings used in an electronic program guide ("EPG"). The integrity of the program listings data is verified prior to transmission of the data to a ...