Apparatus and method to generate and access broadcast information

  • US 20020023272A1
  • Filed: 10/01/2001
  • Published: 02/21/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/27/1994
  • Status: Active Grant
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19. A method for identifying a broadcast over a network comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a network address associated with a user inquiry;

    querying a database of stored network addresses wherein each stored address or part thereof is indexed to a group of broadcast identifiers;

    determining whether said received network address matches one of said stored network addresses;

    if one of said stored network addresses matches the received network address, retrieving said indexed group of broadcast identifiers corresponding to said network address; and

    receiving an input signal associated with said user inquiry, selecting one of said broadcast identifiers.

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