Machine top terminal for cabled television transmission system

Application Number: 00102718
Application Date: 1993.12.09
Publication Number: 1280446
Publication Date: 2001.01.17
Priority Information: 1992/12/9 US 07/991,074
International: H04N7/10;H04N7/08;H04N5/44
Applicant(s) Name: Discovery Communications, Inc.
Inventor(s) Name: John S. Hengdricks;Alfrid E. Bangna;Erick C. Bokebin
Patent Agency Code: 72002
Patent Agent: han hong
Abstract The present invention relates to an audience interface of a television program delivery systems. The present invention concerns to a method and an equipment for selecting television programs by audience. More particularly, the interface relates to the soft wares and hard wares of the television in the audience home. The soft wares and hard wares are used to create user friendly menu mode to access television programs. The invention is particular useful for the program delivery systems having a hundred of programs and data signals carrying program information. The specification describes the generation of television program menu and the menu selection.