Remote control of video-on-demand system

  • US 6,754,907 B1
  • Filed: 02/09/2000
  • Issued: 06/22/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/09/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A video-on-demand system comprising:

  • a first communication interface configured to transfer video content signals to a first communication system;

    a second communication interface configured to transfer the video content signals to a second communication system, transfer a control screen signal to the second communication system, and receive a video control signal from the second communication system; and

    a processing system configured to transfer the control screen signal to the second communication interface, receive the video control signal from the second communication interface, implement a viewer-control selection indicated by the video control signal, and transfer the video content signals to the first communication interface if the first communication interface is indicated by the video control signal received from the second communication interface or transfer the video content signals to the second communication interface if the second communication interface is indicated by the video control signal.

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