Program guide system with video-on-demand browsing

CAFC
  • US 7,493,643 B2
  • Filed: 06/09/2004
  • Issued: 02/17/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An interactive television video-on-demand program guide system implemented on viewer television equipment having a main display screen comprising:

  • means for displaying a program guide display on the viewer television equipment that displays at least one video-on-demand program listing;

    means for indicating that a video clip preview is available for a video-on-demand program that is associated with a video-on-demand program listing wherein the indication is provided with the video-on-demand program listing;

    means for allowing a viewer to select to view the video clip preview from the program guide display;

    means for displaying the video clip preview on the viewer television equipment; and

    means for displaying an ordering display screen after the video clip preview of the video-on-demand program is displayed, wherein the ordering display screen provides the viewer with the opportunity to select an ordering option to order the video-on-demand program.

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