System for processing a grid of television programs

FIELD: technology for selective reproduction of television programs, primarily for chargeable television.

SUBSTANCE: system for processing a grid of television programs has on one side, information about offered available programs, and, on other side, information about certain group of users. To each group of users a set of parameters is assigned, which is divided on several sets, while each set corresponds to filter layer, allowing selection of category or categories of subject interesting program.

EFFECT: possible comfortable access to another programs with possible selection of categories of interesting programs.

7 cl, 2 dwg

 

The technical field to which the invention relates.

The present invention relates to the selective playback of television programs, mostly programs pay-TV.

The level of technology

In order to reach the largest possible number of viewers, offer pay-TV is characterized by the abundance of programs.

When a viewer wants to subscribe to a group of television channels, he is faced with an unusually broad set of channels from which it is difficult to make an effective choice.

To change the surround printed programs come in convenient display programs directly on the TV screen. These programs are known as electronic program schedule (ETA). Their advantage is that they always reflect the latest changes, and there is no need to program on paper.

In order to facilitate the viewer a choice of various proposed programs contain denote their respective categories. Under "category" in this description refers to such information about the type of programs as "news", "sports", "film", etc. in Addition, the first category is added to the second ("age class"), which specifies what age group focus of the proposed transfer.

Known systems ETA have a filter that allows filtrability displayed, i.e. available to the viewer of the program depending on the specified age class. After an eligible user (for example, one of the parents) runs the program, access to certain categories only possible with a password.

Although this structure allows control from parents, it is not sufficient for synthetic display of the television offer.

The invention

The problem to which the present invention is directed, is to offer a system of filtering information that is likely of interest to the viewer, using the system, while providing easy access to other programs.

This problem is solved by the creation of a system of processing grid of television programs containing at least two layers of filtration, each layer is made with the possibility of selecting categories of interest programs. The first layer defines a common (global) restrictive filter, and subsequent layers to form individual filter.

The first (main) layer functions as a collective (generic) filter. All persons using television system, you will be able to see the proposal, filtered by the filter. Access to the parameters of this filter, which provides the first password. This first filter is added individual filter that each user can apply to the proposed transmission that he wants to see.

One of the features of the system according to the invention consists in the features of direct access, i.e. functions that are able to activate or deactivate the filter.

Consider as an example the viewer who is interested mainly in sports gear. In order to get quick access to your favorite programs among a large number of proposed television broadcasts, such a user will need to enter your filter to see only a sports game. However, it is simplistic to imagine the viewer, who is a sports fan, it is not interested in other gear. That is why the direct access allows, for example, for a short time to disable only choice only sports programs in order to display other categories, such as news.

To this end, the function of direct access can:

either disable or enable the user filter, thereby allowing you to see all data, missed collective filter, or, on the contrary, only transfer passed by the filter user;

to add or remove some categories, respecive thereby greater access, than previously available, or, on the contrary, performing the function of "focus", i.e. allowing a single function to choose only one category, for example the transfer of animals;

to specify one or more categories to filter.

Such features direct access provide opportunities to find the preferred transmission in a wide range of programs, we offer several television channels.

According to one embodiments of the invention, only the first user authentication requires a password, whereas the operation of the direct access is performed without the use of a password.

Ideally, access to these functions can be obtained via the appropriate keys (buttons) on the remote control. In the first embodiment, to select the functions 1-10 direct access commands corresponding to the pressed one of the keys 0-9. In another embodiment, the remote control has several special keys and clicking on one of them enough to request direct access.

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The invention will become clearer from the following detailed description in which reference is made to the accompanying drawings, appropriate non-limiting exemplary embodiment of the invention.

Figure 1 on the azan structure of the organization filters;

figure 2 shows a modification of this structure.

Information confirming the possibility of carrying out the invention

Figure 1 is a collective layer identified as CF. This layer is available to the Manager when using a specific password. Within this layer, you can specify the categories that are available to all users. On the same level defined borders (frames or frames) for each user, for example the right to use the loan for acquisition programs.

Named collective layer associated custom layers Un, personalized for each user or for a group of users, such as children. This layer primarily sets the password that gives access to editing this layer, as well as the password (which may be different from the first password) for using various functions provided in this layer.

Thus, it becomes possible to set the function of direct access, which will be performed simply by pressing the corresponding key.

Consider as an example the user As specified in the layer U1. This user has a first password, which it uses when running the decoder to identify themselves. At this point, the system authenticates the user and applies to it pairs the points layer U1. This layer is only watching cartoons. After this, the user will be given the opportunity to choose only among television offers cartoons.

The layer parameters U1 function keys for direct access was defined as an "add category "documentary films about animals". Due to this, since the pressing R1, user a will be able to watch cartoons and documentaries about animals. Key R2 in this example sets the view only sports gear, so pressing R2 leads to the cancellation of previously available programs and access to sports programs.

It may be important to ensure that no modification of the user layer the user. For example, let the collective layer allows access to the category of "adults only", whereas in the layer U1 such access is prohibited. If the user can choose to modify the parameters of its layer, it will be able to access programs for adults, provided that they are available in the collective layer. For this reason, according to the first variant embodiment of the invention in order to modify the parameters of a custom layer, requires a special password different from the password that identifies the user.

In the accordance with one embodiments of the invention, between collective layer and the user layer provides the intermediate layer IF, as shown in figure 2. This layer, which contains the categories available to the user, available only to a system Manager, managing the collective layer.

In this embodiment, the user may be granted access to your layer and set function keys for direct access. The user will know that he will not be able to go beyond the frame (frame), given the collective layer and the intermediate layer.

According to one variant, the default access is typically provided to the user U1 without any password. This is particularly useful to facilitate use of the system for children. In this case, you must ensure that the parameters defined for the default user, would correspond to the youngest user.

In this regard, according to one implementation options, the system is able to determine for which of the users are provided most restrictions, and to apply this feature by default at system startup to this user.

1. The filtration system provided to the user television programs during playback, containing information on television programs, and is the information, belonging to a group of users, and a set of parameters that defines the user profile is divided into several sets of parameters, each of these sets corresponds to a layer of filter, allowing you to select the category or categories of interest programs, characterized in that the first layer corresponding to the common restrictive filter (CF)is set by a system Manager, and the following layers form a filter specific to user groups and containing commands filtering direct access defined at least one member of a user group.

2. The system according to claim 1, characterized in that subsequent layers contain parameters associated with one or more functions to enable or disable filtering categories of programs.

3. The system according to claim 2, wherein said functions include adding, deleting, or setting one or more categories of programs.

4. The system according to claim 3, characterized in that these functions are activated by certain keys on the remote control.

5. The system according to claim 1, characterized in that the said further layers include an intermediate layer (IF1...IFn) and user layer (U1...Un).

6. The system according to claim 5, characterized in that the intermediate layer and the first layer is protected with the same password./p>

7. System according to any one of the preceding paragraphs, characterized in that when the system starts, it produces a select group of users, which corresponds to filtering with the greatest restrictions.



 

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