TelVue is pleased to announce the release of HyperCaster version 8.5 with the following key features:

  • New Responsive Calendar Scheduler redesigned for speed, mobile experience, programming efficiency, with a powerful 1-week scheduling view.
  • 1-Click Live & Record option to streamline scheduling individual live events that also record.  
  • New Scheduler User Roles for Live Event Managers & Volunteers, Channel Managers and more.
HC Responsive Scheduler

These features were all highly requested in our Pot O’ Gold Surveys, and we thank all of our respondents for their feedback that helps us guide our roadmap!

Redesigned Scheduler: Fast, Efficient, and Mobile-Friendly

One of the standout features of HyperCaster v8.5 is the completely redesigned Calendar View scheduler. This update isn’t just cosmetic; it fundamentally improves the way you interact with your broadcast schedule. Here’s how:

  • Seamless Mobile Experience: Broadcasting on the go is now even easier. The new scheduler’s responsive design is fully optimized for mobile, tablet, and desktop devices, and automatically adapts to the screen type and size. From the familiar Drag-and-Drop scheduling in desktop mode, to the new Tap-to-Schedule with Live Search and Date/Time Entry widgets on mobile devices, you can easily manage your broadcasts from anywhere, at any time, without sacrificing functionality.
  • Faster Load Times: The new scheduler significantly reduces load times, allowing you to access and modify your schedule even faster. Whether you’re managing a packed broadcast calendar or making last-minute adjustments, the improvements help you save time.
  • Additional Highlights & Configurability: The new calendar scheduler leverages additional event icons to make it easier to quickly visualize everything you need to know. Icons help highlight the source type, live & records, and which advanced workflows are enabled, such as automatic closed captioning, streaming to social media and more. Event Search is supported to highlight certain events, such as which events are included in your program guide, or are episodes of certain series. Additional per-user configuration options include a 12 vs. 24 hour view for those who prefer to think and schedule in terms of am/pm.

HC Responsive Calendar Mobile
HC Mobile Tap To Schedule
HC Tap To Schedule Live Search

Responsive Calendar Mobile View w/ Tap-to-Schedule & Live Source Search

HC Responsive Calendar Desktop

Responsive Calendar Desktop View w/ Drag-and-Drop & Tap-to-Schedule

Enhanced Scheduling Views: 1-Week and Multi-Day Planning

Planning and visualizing your broadcast schedule has never been easier, thanks to the new 1-week scheduling view. For real-estate on mobile devices, a 4-day view is also available:

  • 1-Week View: Get a full picture of your entire week at a glance. This view is perfect for planning weekly programming blocks and series scheduling patterns, ensuring that you have a well-balanced schedule that meets your audience’s needs. The 1-week view also helps with long-term planning, allowing you to organize special events, series, or recurring segments with ease.
  • 4-Day View: If the 1-week view is a bit too small for you on your mobile device, simply select the 4-day view.
HC Calendar 1 Week View

Responsive Calendar 1-Week View w/ Tap-to-Schedule & Search

1-Click Recording for One-Off Live Events

While Series scheduling of live events has always supported 1-click recording, HyperCaster v8.5 introduces the highly-convenient 1-click recording feature for one-off live events to save you time. With just a single click of the Record checkbox, when scheduling or going live, you can choose to also record your live event.

This creates linked Live & Record events that are tied at the hip, easily identifiable by a linked Live & Record  icon. Actions such as unscheduling, stopping, locking (to extend a live event running long), unlocking (to re-join programming in progress), and triggering (to start a live event waiting for the source) will prompt whether to perform for both, or just one or the other. 

This provides additional workflow convenience, such as if you have a linked Live & Record event, but need to stop only the Live event to make way for some other important programming on your channel but want the full recording to continue for future replays.

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1-Click Live & Record Event w/ Icon

New Scheduler User Roles: Granular Control, Distributed Workloads, Enhanced Security

HyperCaster v8.5 introduces new Scheduler User Roles that provide granular control over scheduling permissions so you can more easily and securely distribute scheduling workloads. Live Event Managers can only manage live events right from the Dashboard, while Full Schedulers have access to the Calendar & Classic views as well. Both can be limited to only certain event sources and channels.

  • Customizable Access: Administrators can now limit user’s scheduling access to specific functions, sources, and channels. This means you can tailor permissions to match roles within your organization, ensuring that everyone has only the access they need—nothing more, nothing less.
  • Volunteer-Friendly: For stations that rely on volunteers, this feature is a game-changer. You can grant volunteers, such as camera operators, minimal access to the Dashboard for live and record operations only. This ensures that volunteers can contribute effectively without compromising the overall security and integrity of your broadcast operations.
HC Scheduler Roles

Scheduler User Roles for Live Event Managers, Volunteers, and Channel Managers

TelVue HyperCaster v8.5 is a robust and versatile update that enhances every aspect of your broadcasting workflow. From the ultra-fast, mobile-friendly scheduler to the new, detailed scheduling views and one-click recording, this version is designed to streamline your operations and elevate your broadcast quality. The introduction of new user roles adds a layer of security and flexibility, making it easier to manage diverse teams and save time by distributing workflows and scheduling responsibilities.

Full HyperCaster version 8.5 release details can be found in the HyperCaster release notes.

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