(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2007/0250863 Al
Ferguson (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 25,2007
(51) Int. CI.
H04N 7/10 (2006.01)
H04N 7/025 (2006.01)
H04N 5/445 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 725/46; 725/34; 725/35
A method and system for the control, aggregation, and management of television programming and Internet content (both traditional and video sources) and more specifically to the customization of media choices and content based in part on the dynamic editing of content according to user preferences. Affiliate Groups can be used to mark, recommend or provide selective editing of video and other media that can be received by users. Users may join Affiliate Groups and selectively view or have content automatically filtered from the data received in their premises such that the display of the media is less than all of the media received at the premises based on Affiliate Group recommendations. Menus and displays may be created that show preferred media content, additional content generated by the Affiliate Groups. Channel schedules may be pre-filtered or provide customized warnings about objectionable material.