Patent Number: 6,486,920

Title: Method and apparatus for producing program information and receiving apparatus for processing the program information

Abstract: A program information storing section stores program information including program name, program start time, and channel discriminating information. A program information search section searches the program information stored in the program information storing section according to designated search conditions and produces personalized program information resulting from the search. A program guide display section displays a program guide including a personal channel consisting of the resultant program information. Thus, the receiving apparatus allows users to display their personal channels.

Inventors: Arai; Yuko (Tokyo, JP), Nagao; Takeshi (Kawaguchi, JP), Fujita; Kenichi (Kawasaki, JP), Suzuki; Takayuki (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 5/44 (20060101); H04N 5/445 (20060101); H04N 7/16 (20060101); H04N 5/775 (20060101); H04N 5/782 (20060101); H04N 005/445 ()

Expiration Date: 11/26/2019