Schedule

q.air includes q.air Traffic, a planning component designed for popup and event channels as well as for daily 24/7 planning.

The planning concept of q.air Traffic is based on playlists, shows and clips. The following table summarizes the characteristics of these and other elements that are required to understand the full planning concept:

Element

Characteristics

Asset

  • any uploaded and ingested file

  • virtual placeholders for video files

Primary event

  • main component of a show

  • types:

    • a video file added to a show (turning it into a “clip”)

    • a live segment added to a show (turning it into a “clip”)

Secondary event

  • additional component of a playlist, show or clip

  • examples:

    • graphics (e.g. corner bug, crawl)

    • metadata (e.g. EPG)

    • stream targets (e.g. YouTube, generic)

Clip

  • an asset (original video file or virtual placeholder) is considered a clip if it is assigned to a show

  • a clip is considered a primary event

  • can have secondary events (optional)

  • the duration can vary from the actual file duration if a subclip is defined, by setting mark in and mark out

Show

  • container for one or more media elements (primary events and optional secondary events)

    Example: A show created for a television news program

    This usually consists of primary events like:

    • opener

    • multiple stories (each consisting of an introduction and a report)

    • closer

  • show content can be categorized

  • has a duration, which corresponds to the combined duration of all included primary events

  • flags define the show behavior, e.g. play clips randomly, play show without any assigned secondary events (if the show includes ads), show is approved, etc.

  • flags define the clip behavior and can be set for each clip

  • can have secondary events (optional)

  • in order to be played, a show must be added to a playlist (cannot be played directly)

Playlist

  • consists of one or more shows

  • is time-related, as it has an actual start date and time

  • has a duration, which corresponds to the total duration of all included shows

  • consists only of shows and optional secondary events

  • if all included shows are approved, the playlist can be transferred to the q.air Automation to be used in a rundown for a channel

Rundown

  • channel-specific list of media elements to be played

  • consists of playlists

Accessing q.air Traffic

  1. Open and sign in to the qibb go! Portal.

    The welcome screen is displayed.

  2. Click on Schedule.

    The q.air Traffic user interface is opened in a new tab. Existing playlists and shows are displayed on the right side including properties.

    q.air Traffic user interface

    Figure: q.air Traffic user interface

Using shows

Creating a show

To create a new show, proceed as follows:

  1. In the left sidebar, select Shows and click the plus icon (Add show).

    q.air Traffic - Add show

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Add show

    A new tab is opened for editing the show details.

    q.air Traffic - Show details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Show details

  2. In the Show properties area, edit the basic show properties.

    q.air Traffic - Edited show details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Edited show details

  3. Save the show by clicking Save below the show properties.

    The show is saved, which is confirmed by a notification message. It is also added as first entry at the top of the Shows area in the left sidebar.

    Notice

    This step is required, otherwise you cannot add primary or secondary events to the show.

  4. Add a primary event to the show.

    1. In the left sidebar select Primary events and then either File, Live or Placeholder.

      Depending on your selection, either files, live sources or placeholder are listed in the corresponding area to the right.

      q.air Traffic - Primary events

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Primary events

    2. To filter the available primary events, either use the Filter search field (if you want to search for a specific file name) and/or use the dropdown menu (if you want to select a specific time period for when the file was uploaded/created).

    3. Select a primary event and drag it onto the Drop Zone in the lower right area.

      Notice

      If you drag a file, it is directly added to the show’s clip list.

      If you drag a live event, a dialog is displayed where you have to set the planned duration for the event.

      The primary event is added to the show’s clip list.

      Notice

      The fields Current duration and Overtime are updated accordingly.

      Notice

      In the clip list the checkboxes Sub, Gfx and Meta indicate, if there are additional elements (subtitles, graphics and/or metadata) assigned to the clip.

      q.air Traffic - Primary event added to show

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Primary event added to show

      Tip

      You can also add multiple primary events at the same time, by selecting multiple elements and dragging them onto the Drop Zone in the lower right area.

    4. Repeat these steps to add more primary events to the show.

      The primary events are added to the show’s clip list. The start time of each added clip is calculated accordingly, depending on the duration of the previously added clips.

      Tip

      To delete a clip from the clip list, proceed as follows:

      1 - Select one or more clips to be deleted, by activating the corresponding Action checkbox(es) in the clip list.

      2 - Click the recycle bin icon (Delete Clip).

      3 - In the subsequently displayed dialog, click Confirm.

  5. (Optional) Change the order of the clip list.

    1. Select one or more clips, by activating the checkbox in the Action column.

    2. Use the arrow icons (move up, move down, move to top, move to bottom) above the clip list to change the order.

  6. (Optional) Edit the clip flags.

    Notice

    By default, the Auto Follow flag is activated for all added primary events.

  7. (Optional) Add secondary events to the show.

    1. In the left sidebar select Secondary events and click on the type, e.g. Graphics.

      Available secondary events of the selected type are displayed to the right.

      q.air Traffic - Secondary events

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Secondary events

    2. (Optional) To search for secondary events based on the event name, use the Filter search field.

      Only secondary events are displayed that match the search term.

    3. (Optional) To search for graphics based on the channel they are assigned to, select a channel in the dropdown menu right to the search field, which is by default set to All Channels.

      Only graphics are displayed that are assigned to the selected channel.

      Warning

      If you add multiple graphics to a show, only add graphics that are all assigned to the same channel. Otherwise, you cannot send a playlist to playout that includes this show.

    4. Select a secondary event and drag it onto the Drop Zone in the Show Addons area.

      The secondary event is added to the show addons list.

      q.air Traffic - Secondary events added to a show

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Secondary events added to a show

    5. Repeat the previous two steps to add more secondary events to the show.

    6. (Optional) Edit the properties of an added secondary event, by selecting it in the Show Addons list and clicking the Edit Show Addons button.

      The show addon details are displayed to the right, where you can edit the available properties.

      Tip

      To delete an added secondary event, proceed as follows:

      1 - Select one or more secondary events to be deleted, by activating the corresponding Action checkbox(es) in the Show Addons area

      2 - Click the recycle bin icon (Delete Show Addons).

      3 - In the subsequently displayed dialog, click Confirm.

  8. (Optional) Add metadata to the show.

    1. In the left sidebar select Metadata and click on the type, e.g. System Metadata.

      Available metadata sets are displayed to the right.

      q.air Traffic - Metadata

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Metadata

    2. To search for metadata based on the name, use the Filter search field.

    3. Select a metadata set and drag it onto the Drop Zone in the Show Addons area.

      The metadata set is added to the show addons list.

      q.air Traffic - Metadata added to a show

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Metadata added to a show

    4. Repeat the previous two steps to add more metadata sets to the show.

    5. (Optional) Edit the properties of an added metadata set, by selecting it in the Show Addons list and clicking the Edit Show Addons button.

      The show addon details are displayed to the right, where you can edit the available properties.

  9. In the Show properties area click Update.

    The show is saved.

  10. To close the tab with the show details, click Close below the show properties.

    The tab is closed.

Editing a show

To edit a show, proceed as follows:

  1. In the left sidebar, select Shows.

  2. (Optional) To narrow the displayed shows, click on Filter and use the available options (e.g. select a content category, activate flags or enter a name).

    q.air Traffic - Filter displayed shows

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Filter displayed shows

  3. Click on the name of the show to be edited.

    The show details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Show details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Show details

    Notice

    When a user opens a show for editing, the show is locked. Until the editing user closes the show, other users only have read access to the show.

  4. Edit show properties, primary and/or secondary events as required.

  5. To save your changes, click Update in the Show Properties area.

    The show is saved.

  6. To close the tab with the show details, click Close below the show properties.

    The tab is closed.

Editing a clip

To edit a clip, proceed as follows:

  1. In the left sidebar, select Shows and click on the name of a show.

    The show details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Show details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Show details

  2. If the clip to be edited is not in the show’s clip list, add it as described in step 8 in section Creating a show.

  3. In the clip list select a clip to be edited, by activating the corresponding Action checkbox and clicking the pencil icon (Edit Clip).

    q.air Traffic - Select clip

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Select clip

    The clip details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Clip details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Clip details

  4. Either select Secondary Events or Metadata in the sidebar on the left.

    The corresponding elements are displayed to the right.

  5. (Optional) Use the filter functions for name and channel to narrow down the displayed the search results.

  6. Drag an element onto the Drop Zone.

    The element is added to the Clip Addons list.

    q.air Traffic - Add secondary event to clip

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Add secondary event to clip

    Warning

    If you add multiple graphics to a clip, only add graphics that are all assigned to the same channel. Otherwise, you cannot send a playlist to playout that includes a show with this clip.

  7. To edit the element, activate the Action checkbox and click the pencil icon (Edit Addon).

    The addon properties are displayed in the Clip Addon details area.

    q.air Traffic - Edit addon details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Edit addon details

  8. Change the properties.

    Tip

    If you are editing a graphics secondary event, you can set the time-related clip properties to default values, by clicking the set default icon (Set default values) above the clip addons list.

  9. To save your changes, click Update in the Clip Addon details area.

    The clip is saved.

  10. To close the tab with the clip details, click Close below the clip properties.

    The tab is closed.

Duplicating a show

To duplicate a show, proceed as follows:

  1. In the left sidebar, select Shows and click on the name of the show to be duplicated.

    The show details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Show details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Show details

  2. Below the show properties click Duplicate.

    A copy of the show (including all properties, primary and secondary events) is opened in a new tab.

  3. Edit show properties, primary and/or secondary events as required.

  4. To save your changes, click Update in the Show Properties area.

    The show is saved.

  5. To close the tab with the show details, click Close below the show properties.

    The tab is closed.

Deleting a show

To delete a single show, proceed as follows:

  1. In the left sidebar, select Shows and click on the name of the show to be deleted.

    The show details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Show details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Show details

  2. In the Show Properties area click Delete.

    A confirmation dialog is displayed.

  3. To delete the show, click Confirm.

    The show is deleted.

To delete multiple shows, proceed as follows:

  1. In the left sidebar, select Shows and activate the checkbox to the right of each show to be deleted.

    q.air Traffic - Shows selected for deletion

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Shows selected for deletion

  2. Click the Recycle bin icon (Delete shows).

    A confirmation dialog is displayed.

  3. To delete the selected shows, click Confirm.

    The selected shows are deleted.

Show properties

The following table provides an overview of all available show properties:

Notice

Time-related properties use a frame-accurate notation in the format hh:mm:ss.ff. The frame rate time base is part of the global system configuration. q.air supports the frame rates 25, 30, 50 and 60 fps.

Property Description
Show name Name of the show
Category Main content category
Sub-category Content sub-category, based on the selected main content category
Media Ready For future use
Random Play For future use
Approved For future use
Clean If activated, graphics addons are not displayed when the show is played, even if graphics are assigned to the show or included clips.

This also applies to cases where graphics addons of the previous show would normally extend beyond the regular end of the previous show. Depending on how the duration of the graphics addon is set, graphics of the previous show can stay displayed even after the next show starts. But if the clean flag is activated for the next show, graphics are not displayed.

This is e.g. useful for a show container, that only contains commercials.
Planned Duration Target duration
Current Duration Actual show duration, corresponds to the total combined duration of all assigned primary events
Description Text description for the show
Overtime Time difference between planned duration and current duration

Clip flags

Each clip within a show has a set of flags, that define how it should be played by the automation, especially how the start and end of each clip should be handled.

The following table provides an overview of all available clip flags:

Flag icon

Flag name

Description

Auto Follow

When the playback of the clip is finished, the next clip is played automatically.

By default, the Auto Follow flag is initially activated for every clip.

Freeze Last

When the playback of the clip is finished, the last frame stays displayed as freeze frame.

Freeze Black

When the playback of the clip is finished, black stays displayed.

Loop

The clip is played in a loop until the operator manually triggers the start of the next clip.

If the loop flag is activated for the last clip in a group, the whole group is played in a loop.

Auto Cue (Cue Next)

The next clip is automatically prepared for playback, but the first frame stays displayed until the operator manually triggers the start of the next clip.

Clean

The clip is played without graphics addons, even if graphics are assigned to it.

This also applies to cases where graphics addons of the previous clip would normally extend beyond the regular end of the previous clip. Depending on how the duration of the graphics addon is set, graphics of the previous clip can stay displayed even after the next clip starts. But if the clean flag is activated for the next clip, graphics are not displayed.

Notice

Deactivated flags are displayed in grey, activated flags are highlighted in green.

Using playlists

Creating a new playlist

To create a new playlist, proceed as follows:

  1. Open and sign in to the qibb go! Portal.

    The welcome screen is displayed.

  2. Click on Schedule.

    The q.air Traffic user interface is opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic user interface

    Figure: q.air Traffic user interface

  3. In the left sidebar, select Playlists and click the plus icon (Add playlist).

    q.air Traffic - Add playlist

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Add playlist

    A new tab is opened for editing the playlist details.

    q.air Traffic - Playlist details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Playlist details

  4. In the Playlist properties area, edit the basic playlist properties.

    q.air Traffic - Edit playlist properties

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Edit playlist properties

  5. Save the playlist by clicking Save below the playlist properties.

    The playlist is saved, which is confirmed by a notification message. It is also added as first entry at the top of the Playlists area in the left sidebar.

    Notice

    This step is required, otherwise you cannot add shows, secondary events or metadata to the playlist.

  6. Add one or more shows to the playlist.

    1. In the left sidebar select Shows.

      Available shows are displayed in the shows area to the right.

      q.air Traffic - Available shows

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Available shows

    2. To search for shows based on their name or other show properties, use the Filter section.

    3. Select one or more shows and click Add to playlist.

      The shows are added to the playlist.

      q.air Traffic - Shows added to playlist

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Shows added to playlist

      Notice

      The fields Current duration and Overtime are updated accordingly.

      Notice

      In the playlist the displayed show duration corresponds to the actual duration of a show (field Current Duration in the show properties).

      The start time of each added show is calculated based on the start time of the playlist (field Start Time in the playlist properties) and the duration of each added show.

      The checkboxes Gfx and Meta indicate, if there are additional elements (graphics and/or metadata) assigned to the show.

    4. (Optional) Repeat these steps to add more shows to the playlist.

      Tip

      To change the playlist order, proceed as follows:

      1 - Select a show, by activating the corresponding Action checkbox in the playlist.

      2 - Use one of the buttons Move To Top, Move To Bottom, Move Up or Move Down to move the show to the new position.

      Tip

      To open and edit a show directly from the playlist, proceed as follows:

      1 - Select a show, by activating the corresponding Action checkbox in the playlist.

      2 - Click the pencil icon (Edit show).

      The show is opened in a new tab.

      Tip

      To delete an added show, proceed as follows:

      1 - Select one or more shows to be deleted, by activating the corresponding Action checkbox(es) in the playlist.

      2 - Click the recycle bin icon (Delete Show).

      3 - In the subsequently displayed dialog, click Confirm.

  7. (Optional) Add secondary events to the playlist.

    1. In the left sidebar select Secondary events and click on the type, e.g. Graphics.

      Available secondary events of the selected type are displayed to the right.

      q.air Traffic - Secondary events

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Secondary events

    2. (Optional) To search for secondary events based on the event name, use the Filter search field.

      Only secondary events are displayed that match the search term.

    3. (Optional) To search for graphics based on the channel they are assigned to, select a channel in the dropdown menu right to the search field, which is by default set to All Channels.

      Only graphics are displayed that are assigned to the selected channel.

      Warning

      If you add multiple graphics to a playlist, only add graphics that are all assigned to the same channel. Otherwise, you cannot send the playlist to playout.

    4. Select a secondary event and drag it onto the Drop Zone in the Playlist Addons area.

      The secondary event is added to the playlist addons.

      q.air Traffic - Secondary events added to playlist

      Figure: q.air Traffic - Secondary events added to playlist

    5. Repeat these steps to add more secondary events to the playlist.

    6. (Optional) Edit the properties of an added secondary event, by selecting it in the Playlist Addons list and clicking the Edit Playlist Addons button.

      The playlist addon details are displayed to the right, where you can edit the available properties and save by clicking Update.

      Tip

      To delete an added secondary event, proceed as follows:

      1 - Select one or more secondary events to be deleted, by activating the corresponding Action checkbox(es) in the Playlist Addons area

      2 - Click the recycle bin icon (Delete Playlist Addons).

      3 - In the subsequently displayed dialog, click Confirm.

  8. In the Playlist properties area click Update.

    The playlist is saved.

  9. To close the tab with the playlist details, click Close below the playlist properties.

    The tab is closed.

Sending a playlist to playout

To make a playlist available for a playout channel in the q.air Automation, the Send to Playout function has to be used.

If a playlist is sent to playout, it is by default added to the rundown of the selected channel using the start date and time that are set in the playlist properties.

Notice

If the rundown of the selected channel already contains a different playlist at the selected date and time, the playlist cannot be sent to playout.

To send a playlist to playout, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the q.air Traffic user interface,

  2. In the left sidebar, select Playlists and click on the name of the playlist that you want to send to playout.

    The playlist details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Playlist details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Playlist details

    Notice

    A playlist can only be sent to playout, if all included shows are approved. Otherwise, the Send to playout function is not available.

  3. Click Send to Playout.

    The select playout channel dialog is displayed.

    q.air Traffic - Select playout channel

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Select playout channel

  4. Select the playout channel that you want to send the playlist to.

    Warning

    All graphics that you added to clips, shows and/or the playlist have to be assigned to the selected channel. If you use graphics in the playlist that are assigned to a channel other than the selected, you cannot send the playlist to playout. In this case a corresponding error message is displayed after the next step.

  5. Click Confirm.

    The playlist is made available for the selected channel in the q.air Automation.

    q.air Traffic - Successful send to playout

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Successful send to playout

    Notice

    If you edit a playlist, that was already sent to playout and you use Send to playout again, the existing playlist is updated and can be used for the corresponding playout channel.

Editing a playlist

To edit a playlist, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the q.air Traffic user interface,

  2. In the left sidebar, select Playlists and click on the name of the playlist to be edited.

    The playlist details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Playlist details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Playlist details

  3. Edit playlist properties, primary events, secondary events and/or metadata as required.

  4. In the Playlist Properties area click Update.

    The playlist is saved.

Deleting a playlist

To delete a single playlist, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the q.air Traffic user interface,

  2. In the left sidebar, select Playlists and click on the name of the playlist to be deleted.

    The playlist details are opened in a new tab.

    q.air Traffic - Playlist details

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Playlist details

  3. In the Playlist Properties area click Delete.

    A confirmation dialog is displayed.

  4. To delete the playlist, click Confirm.

    The playlist is deleted.

To delete multiple playlists, proceed as follows:

  1. Open the q.air Traffic user interface,

  2. In the left sidebar, select Playlists and activate the checkbox to the right of each playlist to be deleted.

    q.air Traffic - Playlists selected for deletion

    Figure: q.air Traffic - Playlists selected for deletion

  3. Click the Recycle bin icon (Delete playlists).

    A confirmation dialog is displayed.

  4. To delete the selected playlists, click Confirm.

    The selected playlists are deleted.

Playlist properties

The following table provides an overview of all available playlist properties:

Notice

Time-related properties use a frame-accurate notation in the format hh:mm:ss.ff. The frame rate time base is part of the global system configuration. q.air supports the frame rates 25, 30, 50 and 60 fps.

Property Description
Playlist Name Name of the playlist
Start Date Planned on air date
Start Time Planned on air time
Planned Duration Planned target duration
Clean If activated, graphics addons are not displayed when the playlist is played, even if graphics are assigned to the playlist or to included shows or clips.

This also applies to cases where graphics addons of the previous playlist would normally extend beyond the regular end of the previous playlist. Depending on how the duration of the graphics addon is set, graphics of the previous playlist can stay displayed even after the next playlist starts. But if the clean flag is activated for the next playlist, graphics are not displayed.

This is e.g. useful for a playlist, that only contains shows that consist exclusively of commercials.
Protected If activated and automatic rundown mode is enabled, the playlist cannot be deleted automatically from the rundown (see section Rundown modes for more information).

This is useful if you use automatic rundown mode and always want to keep a playlist in the rundown e.g. for emergency situations.
Do not use If activated and automatic rundown mode is enabled, the playlist is not automatically added to the rundown (see section Rundown modes for more information).
Current Duration Actual playlist duration, corresponds to the total combined duration of all assigned shows
Description Text description for the playlist

Secondary events

When a secondary event is added to a clip, show or playlist, it is considered as an “addon”. Each addon has common time-related properties and optional content-related properties, that apply and can be edited within the context of the corresponding clip, show or playlist.

Notice

Time-related properties use a frame-accurate notation in the format hh:mm:ss.ff. The frame rate time base is part of the global system configuration. q.air supports the frame rates 25, 30, 50 and 60 fps.

Common properties

The following common and time-related properties are used by graphics and metadata secondary events:

Property Description
Addon name Name of the addon
Start offset Offset until the addon is displayed (based on the start of the clip, show or playlist)
Bind start offset to end If activated, the start offset will be calculated based on the end of the clip, show or playlist
End offset Offset until the addon is removed (based on the end of the clip, show or playlist)
Bind end offset to end If activated, the end offset will be calculated based on the end of the clip, show or playlist
Extend If activated, the display duration of the addon can be extended beyond the regular end of the clip, show or playlist it is assigned to.

Graphics properties

The following table provides an overview of available graphics secondary event properties:

Property Description
Addon sub-type Graphics sub type (e.g. Singular)
Use payload If activated, a custom payload text can be entered. If deactivated, the default payload configured in Singular.Live is used instead.

Input fields for custom payload text are only available for graphics that include dynamic text.
Graphics type-specific properties Depending on the graphics type different properties are displayed (e.g. scale and position for images or input fields for the dynamic text payloads)

The following table provides examples for using time-related addon properties:

Example Start offset Duration / end offset Bind end offset to end
Display a graphics addon for the entire duration of a clip, show or playlist 00:00:00:00 00:00:00:00 Deactivated
Display a graphics addon 5 seconds after the clip, show or playlist starts and remove it 10 seconds later 00:00:05:00 00:00:10:00 Deactivated
Display a graphics addon 20 seconds before the clip, show or playlist ends and remove it 15 seconds later 00:00:20:00 00:00:15:00 Activated
Display a graphics addon 2 seconds before the clip, show or playlist ends and remove it 4 seconds later

In this case the addon would overlap two clips, shows or playlists. which is e.g. useful for displaying transition effects (wipe, fade, etc.).
00:00:02:00 00:00:04:00 Activated

Splicing properties

Notice

Splicing events are part of the Dynamic ad-triggering (SCTE-35) feature that requires a q.air Premium subscription.

The following table provides an overview of available splicing secondary event properties:

Property Description
Event offset Offset for the start time of the splicing event (if set to 00:00:00:00 the splicing event trigger is sent starting with the first I frame of the corresponding clip or show the event is assigned to)
Send duration If activated, the splicing event duration is also included in the splicing event trigger
Splicing event id Splicing event id (allows a downstream system to decide how the original content should be replaced or blanked)
UPID type Splicing event type UPID (allows a downstream system to decide how the original content should be replaced or blanked)
UPID Splicing event UPID (allows a downstream system to decide how the original content should be replaced or blanked)
Web delivery allowed If activated, the "web delivery allowed" flag is set accordingly in the splicing event trigger, signaling a downstream system that web delivery is allowed for the corresponding content
Regional blackout If activated, the "regional blackout" flag is set accordingly in the splicing event trigger, signaling a downstream system that regional blackout is enabled for the corresponding content
Archive allowed If activated, the splicing event trigger includes information that signals a downstream system that archiving is allowed for the corresponding content
Device restrictions Information about restrictions that apply to certain device groups
Use automatic If activated, the end splicing event trigger is sent automatically when the event duration is completed.

If deactivated, the end splicing event trigger has to be sent manually by the operator.

Metadata properties

The following table provides an overview of available metadata secondary event properties:

Type Property Description
EPG Short event descriptor Short description of the content
EPG Extended event descriptor Detailed description of the content
EPG Name EPG name
EPG FSK Parental rating (based on German motion picture rating system organization FSK, e.g. 0, 6, 12, 16, 18)
EPG DVB content Content category (e.g. news, magazine, comedy, etc.)
EPG Char code Character encoding of the EPG information (default: Western European - ISO/IEC 8859)
EPG Language Language of the EPG information (e.g. German or English)
Moderator Name Moderator name
Now Next Later Now Now text
Now Next Later Next Next text
Now Next Later Later Later text
Online EPG Title Online EPG title
Online EPG Short synopsis Short content summary
Online EPG Detail synopsis Detailed content summary

Stream target properties

The following table provides an overview of available stream target secondary event properties:

Type Property Description
YouTube Title Stream event title
YouTube Description Stream event content description
YouTube Automatic Time-related switch
YouTube Start time Start date and time of the streaming event
Generic Source stream Source to be streamed
Generic Target type Target type of the stream (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitch, RTMP, RTMPS)
Generic Title Stream event title
Generic Description Stream event content description
Generic Stream URL Target URL
Generic Stream key Stream key (used for authentication)
Generic Username Username (if required for authentication)
Generic Password Password (if required for authentication)
Generic Start time Start date and time of the streaming event

Last update: 2021-04-14