Cable television system with remote interactive processor

CAFC
  • US 6,034,678 A
  • Filed: 12/09/1997
  • Issued: 03/07/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for interactive delivery of information services to subscriber televisions over a cable distribution network comprising the steps of:

  • receiving at a node over a data communication link a request for an interactive session from a home interface controller associated with a subscriber television;

    assigning one of a plurality of television information signals carried by the cable distribution network to the requesting home interface controller to satisfy the request;

    informing the requesting home interface controller of the assigned television information signal over the data communication link;

    receiving at the node over the data communication link a request for an information service from the home interface controller associated with the subscriber television; and

    putting the information service on the assigned television information signal.

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