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Method for Determining Popularity of Video on Demand Content

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000169876D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Apr-28
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Apr-28

Publishing Venue

Microsoft

Related People

Inventors:
Gagan Arora

Abstract

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.