Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated Internet information segments

  • US 7,243,139 B2
  • Filed: 01/22/2004
  • Issued: 07/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for providing a programming signal containing a program and at least one address identifying online content relating to the program from an online information source, the system comprising:

  • an encoder, wherein the encoder encodes the address, the program, and timing indicia for controlling when the address is used for retrieving online content relating to the program into the programming signal; and

    a transmitter for transmitting the programming signal;

    wherein, the address can be used to automatically retrieve and play online content to a user in conjunction with the program and the timing indicia controls when the address is used for retrieving online content relating to the program into the programming signal.

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