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Create a 24x7 linear Livestream with EPG with your VOD content playlist
Create a 24x7 linear Livestream with EPG with your VOD content playlist
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Written by Anjana
Updated over a week ago

Broadcasting your VOD content as a Livestream with an EPG showing the schedule may look complex, but it's quite simple when you do it with Ventuno

Step 1: How to create a channel

  • From the Content section of the left menu, select Organize > Manage Channel

  • Click Create New Channel in the top right corner.

Step 2: Creating a show and mapping it to the channel:

  • Follow the steps for creating a new show.

  • Under Show channel select the channel you want to map the show. This mapping will help create a Livestream video for your website and apps.

The next step is to create a playlist

Step 3: Create a playlist

  • From the Content section, select Organize > Playlist

  • Click on the Add button

Now you are all set to create your EPG.

Step 4: Creating an EPG

  • From the Video Playout section of the left menu, select Program Scheduler> EPG > Create EPG

  • Fill in a name for your EPG in the EPG Name field

  • Select the created channel from the dropdown

  • Hit the Submit button.

⚠️ Note Please wait until your EPG gets approved, this may take a few minutes.

Finally, you are all set to schedule content for your EPG.

Step 5: Adding your playlist to the schedule

  • From the CLOUD PLAYOUT Section of the left menu, select Program Scheduler> Content > Add Program.

Now that you have scheduled and created a perfect stream, you must upload it to your content library.

Step 6: Generating Livestream URL:

  • From the CLOUD PLAYOUT section of the left menu, select Program Scheduler> Generate-Stream URL

  • You can generate the Live Stream URL by selecting the channel created above.

  • Click Generate URL to generate your Live Stream URL.

  • Once the URL is generated, please let us know so that we can approve the same from the backend.

  • After the M3U8 URL is approved, you need to upload this as a Livestream to ensure the Livestream video playback on the endpoints.

Step 7: Uploading Live stream video:

  • From the Content section of the left menu, select Upload

  • Head to the Live Streaming Tab > 24/7 Livestream and paste the URL

  • Fill in other details and under the show select the new show you created for the new channel.

  • Click the Upload button.

  • Click here for more details regarding live-stream video uploading.

  • Once the Live video upload process is completed, the Live stream, EPG, and other details will be added to the Website and apps.

⚠️ Our support team can guide you through adding a new live stream EPG to your website. You can schedule your content once the channel has been added to the Website and apps. Afterward, your updates will be reflected automatically on the website and apps.

Step-8: Re-Arrange the Existing channels:

You can rearrange the added Live channels using the steps here.

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