Patent Number: 7,712,116

Title: Program-display control apparatus and program-display control method

Abstract: A program-display control apparatus can display information on each of a plurality of programs in a state that can be recognized by the user with ease without regard to the display configuration of the display data of the program. A display-configuration modification unit changes the display configurations of the program table of a BS digital broadcast, the program table of a ground wave broadcast, and a WEB program table into a new display configuration which increases the amount of information on the programs without regard to the display configuration of each of the programs. Furthermore, a program-table creation unit creates display data according to the new display configuration and outputs the display data.

Inventors: Kunieda; Shunsuke (Tokyo, JP), Utsuki; Shingo (Kanagawa, JP), Yoshioka; Keiichi (Tokyo, JP), Nagano; Kae (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H04N 5/445 (20060101); H04N 7/173 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018