Creating a show lets you group and organize your episodes under the show. For example, you may create a show ‘Superstore’ and upload all the Superstore episodes to it.
By doing this, you make it easy for viewers to binge-watch your content.
Now that you are ready to set up shows, let's get started with creating one.
Creating a Show
Assets that will come in handy
Thumbnails are marked as a non-mandatory field, yet we highly recommend you to upload a thumbnail, because your viewers click through the thumbnail to view a show.
However, if you are creating shows only for organizing content, and it will not be available in any of your endpoints – you need not upload one
Allowed Image Formats
best suited for TV apps
JPG, GIF, PNG
JPG, GIF, PNG
best suited for mobile apps
JPG, GIF, PNG
JPG, GIF, PNG
Optional - but this is one of the best ways to promote your shows to the audience
Once you have created a trailer video, you can upload it as a trailer in your library.
1. Select Manage Content and then Manage Shows from the Left Menu
2. Click on the Create New Show button on the right
3. Fill in the mandatory fields
Domain: If you have multiple domains mapped to your profile, you can choose the required domain from the dropdown. If you have a single domain – it will be selected by default.
Show Name: Type in a name for your show. It can be up to 45 characters in length
Show Description: Fill in a description for your show. This field takes in over 60000 characters – that is over 10000 words. However, the best practice is to keep your description between 120 to 160 characters.
💡 Pro tip: The 160 character description can be followed by links to social handles or other related content. Our support team will help in making the added links clickable,
Category: You can choose the category for the show from the drop-down. Make sure you choose the right category while creating the show as this field is not editable.
4. Fill in other fields (this makes your show more appealing to your audience)
Course: You can check this box if you want the show to be marked as a course (lesson)
Suggested Read: Creating a course and adding lessons to it
Show Subscription: You can choose the preferred monetization model for the show from the drop-down
Trailer List: The dropdown will list all the created trailers. Choose the trailer that you want to map to the show
Show Channel: Choose the Channel under which you would like to place the show
Geo-Targeting: This allows you to restrict videos in certain locations. By default, your videos will be available in All locations
🙋 Frequently asked questions
I want my videos to be available throughout the globe, except Australia - how do I do it?
Click on the Check All option below the Geo-Targeting section header
Uncheck the country (in this case, Australia) where you do not want the video to be available
I want my videos to be available only in Australia - how do I do it?
Click on the country (in this case, Australia), you will see that the ALL option will be unchecked, and the selected country will be checked
Predefined Tags: Select tags under each category that is most appropriate to your show. These tags act as valuable metadata and will improve your search engine ranking.
The selected tags apply to all videos added to the show,
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For example, you have a show with movie reviews of Hollywood movies, you can select predefined tags like Language - English; Region - US, UK, World; Entertainment - Movie Review; Genre - Hollywood
Finally, click on the Save button to make sure your show is created with the filled-in details.
Adding videos to your Show
Once you have created your show, you can add videos to it from your library
Making the show available on your website/apps
Once the show is created, you will have to make it available for your audience.
Making the show available on your website and android app
From the Endpoints section of the left menu select Responsive Website > Website / Mobile App > Android
Click on the Content Tab
Under the Select Show Section, you will find All Shows and Selected Shows.
Move the created show from the All Show section to the Selected Show section for it to be available on your website
Pushing for iOS and other apps:
Please check the article here to push the shows for other endpoints.