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
The first step is to create a channel to stream your content
How to create a channel
From the Content section of the left menu, select Organize > Manage Channel
Click Create New Channel on the top right corner.
Here is how you can fill in the channel details and manage it
The next step is to create a playlist
How to create playlists
From the Content section, select Organize > Playlist
Click on the Add button
Here is how you can fill in the details and add content to your playlist
Now you are all set to create your EPG
Creating an EPG
From the Video Playout section of the left menu, select Manage EPG (VOD to Live) > EPG > Create EPG
Fill in a name for your EPG in the EPG Name field
Select the created channel from the dropdown
Choose a time zone (Your EPG will be scheduled based on the selected timezone and will be switched based on the user's geo)
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 to your EPG
Adding your playlist to the schedule
From the Video Playout Section of the left menu, select Manage EPG (VOD to Live) Content > Add Program
Here is how you can add a playlist to your schedule
Now that you have scheduled and created a perfect stream, you will have to upload it to your content library.
Uploading created live stream to the content library
From the Video Playout section of the left menu, select Manage EPG (VOD to Live) > Live Stream URL
You can generate the Live Stream URL by entering the details of the EPG created.
Click Generate URL to generate your Live Stream URL.
Once the URL is generated, you can preview this by selecting the Preview button.
After the M3U8 URL is generated, you need to upload this as a Livestream so that the video will play on the endpoints.
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 click the Upload button
Once the Live video upload process is completed, the EPG and the 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.