Method for Determining Popularity of Video on Demand Content
Original Publication Date: 2008-Apr-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-28
A method and discovery process is described herein whereby users are led to make satisfying choices from a large number of available titles in a Video-On-Demand (VOD) library, while minimizing post-decision regret and averting feelings of loss when selecting less popular titles. The present solution provides a variety of ways for a user to gather additional information of less popular titles once a user views information of a popular title in a VOD storefront. It mixes the use of stand-alone information along with group influence to provide a sophisticated approach to search, discovery, and navigation to encourage users to purchase less popular titles.