(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2008/0229361 Al
Jerding et al. (43) Pub. Date: Sep. 18,2008
(54) INITIAL ARRANGEMENT OF INTERACTIVE PROGRAM GUIDE
(76) Inventors: Dean F. Jerding, Roswell, GA
(US); Robert O. Banker,
Cumming, GA (US); Arturo A.
Rodriguez, Norcross, GA (US);
Gregory S. Durden, Jonesboro,
GA (US); Robert T. Van Orden,
Norcross, GA (US); Jack Miller,
Duluth, GA (US); Kevin Hill,
Atlanta, GA (US)
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT
5030 SUGARLOAF PARKWAY
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA 30044 (US)
(21) Appl.No.: 12/127,968
(22) Filed: May 28, 2008
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/518,041, filed on Mar. 2, 2000.
(51) Int. CI.
H04N 5/445 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 725/46
A method and system for a programmable television services client device that enables a user to navigate to an individual television service and is coupled to a programmable television services server device is provided. The client device comprises a memory for storing data. The client device also includes an interactive program guide contained in the memory that displays program information received from the headend server device. The memory of the client device stores configuration information for a plurality of initial guide arrangements. One of the initial guide arrangements is denoted in the configuration information by either the subscriber or the system operator at the headend as the selected guide for implementation at any given time. The client device also includes a processor that is responsive to the interactive program guide and the configuration information and causes the client device to display program information according to the selected initial guide arrangement.