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How to build live and recorded program templates

TVU Channel makes it simple for anyone to build program templates.

Using templates allows you to create a program schedule for an entire day or daypart, and then apply it to as many future days or dayparts as you wish without recreating it each time. Ideal for recurring live events like daily live shows and to set program blocks before the content is fully ready, Program templates allow direct editing of SCTE insertions and other functions.

How to build live and recorded program templates in TVU Channel:

  1. Click Scheduler at the top of the window.
  2. Click the Program Template tab.
  3. Click the Plus icon.
  4. To start a new template, select with an empty document.
  5. Select the Media drop-down menu in the “Live/Reference Media field” and select Media.
  6. Click the Select drop-down and choose a source in the list, or you may also enter a keyword in the select field to quickly locate a file.
  7. The Program name field will auto-populate. If desired, you can enter a different Program Name simply by erasing and replacing the name provided.
  8. Click the button.

To create an event template for live programming:

  1. Click Scheduler at the top of the window.
  2. Click the Program Template tab.
  3. Click the Plus icon.
  4. To start a new template, select with an empty document.
  5. Select the Media drop-down menu in the “Live/Reference Media field” and select Live.
  6. Select your live source (go to “How to add live sources”) and select initial run time and date.
  7. Add a brief description of the programming.
  8. Click the button.

Creating a program template and adding a SCTE timing list:

  1. Click Scheduler at the top of the window.
  2. Click the Program Template tab.
  3. Click the Plus icon.
  4. Select with an empty document.
  5. Select the Media drop-down menu in the “Live/Reference Media field” and select Media or Live.
  6. Click the Select drop-down and choose a source in the list, or you may also enter a keyword in the select field to quickly locate a file.
  7. The Program name field will auto-populate if using a media file. Then, if desired, you can edit the Program Name.
  8. To include an XML or CSV file from a VOD provider, click the upload icon to upload a new file. Next, click the Timing list drop-down menu and choose the file.
  9. Your program, along with SCTE insertions, populates in the bottom right panel.
  10. Enter a Program Description for the guide information if desired.
  11. Click the button.

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TVU Channel is a cloud streaming service created by TVU Networks that completely revolutionizes creating, managing, operating, and monetizing a 24/7 digital channel. Using cellular bonding and low latency features, broadcasters & producers alike can manage remote productions and multi-camera live streaming with ease. Our zero infrastructure environment has massively reduced the time, cost, and complexity of creating custom channels. In addition to creating new content channels, many broadcasters use Channel as a backup for their television stations Master Control.