Interactive television systems with digital video recording and adjustable reminders

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7971222
APP PUB NO 20100319041A1
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12827046

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An interactive television system is provided in which an interactive television application is used to support network-based or local personal video recorder capabilities. A user may use this application to view lists of program listings. The user may select a program listing of interest. The interactive television application may allow the user to set a reminder for the selected program at the scheduled broadcast time. This application may also allow the user to set a reminder for the selected program at a later time at which the program is not scheduled to be broadcast. The user may be provided with a reminder at this later time. In response, the user may direct the network-based or local personal video recorder to play back the program or may defer the reminder again. The interactive television application may collect information on program usage and popularity to determine how long to retain certain programming.

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ROVI GUIDES, INC.RADNOR, PA903

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ellis, Michael D Boulder, US 467 24958

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