Reprogramable terminal for recommended program of television program transmission system

Application Number: 00108012
Application Date: 1993.12.09
Publication Number: 1285555
Publication Date: 2001.02.28
Priority Information: 1992/12/9 US 07/991,074
International: G06F17/00;H04N7/08;H04N5/44;H04N5/262
Applicant(s) Name: Discovery Communications, Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: John S. Henderics;Alphred E. Banna;Richard E. Wanderich
Patent Agency Code: 72002
Patent Agent: han hong
Abstract A novel reprogramming television terminals (220) in a television delivery system (200) for suggesting watching programs, advices choice and demonstrate watching programs with method and apparatus to the program subscribers. The invention is especially useful for the television delivery system (200) including hundreds of program demo channels, and the system has a menu driver program selective system and carrying data and recognizing the program control information signals providing for the programme select. Especially, the invention relates to the remote-controlling reprogramming of the terminal memory, and collecting and analyzing data for suggesting the selective programs to the program subscribers.