The available actions for any event are listed in the Action column on the right side of the Programming screen in Classic View. You may view any event, and edit or add events associated with an event that has not yet happened. For example, you can modify playout until it begins playing. Shortly after the event has started, the Modify option changes to View. When an action for a specific event is selected, the Web Application opens the appropriate screen and automatically fills in the available data, reducing typing and errors.
Event Actions: View
Past events can be viewed. Display the list of events on the Programming page, making sure the Hide History box is unchecked. Click on the View action for the event. The example below shows the data for a playout.
The information supplied when the playout was added is displayed in the Playout Detail screen. In addition, the screen displays status information.
- Completed – The event ran normally.
- Ended Early/Late – The event stopped early or late.
- Missed – The event did not play.
- Stopped – The operator stopped the event.
To return to the Programming page, click the Close button at the bottom left of the screen.
Event Actions: Modify
To change some information about an event, click its Modify action. The information displayed is identical to the information completed when the event was added but includes the event’s status.
- Pending or Scheduled – The event is scheduled but has not yet happened. It can still be modified.
- Started – The event is currently playing or happening. It cannot be modified. If you need to stop the event, go to the Dashboard and click the Stop button under the event.
When modifying an event you can change:
- Source (File or Feed)
- Start date/time
- Optional Program Guide Data
- Add or remove from the Program Guide listing
- Program Guide Metadata
- Uncheck Track Content Metadata to override the metadata stored for this content file
- Enter Program Guide metadata for live feeds
- Optional Recurrence — Modify the schedule of recurring events.
If the event you are modifying is recurring, changing any of these options will bring up a prompt asking if the user wants to change all events in the recurrence, or just the one event.
If a single event is changed without updating the entire recurrence, the event will be removed from the recurrence schedule excluding it from further changes to that recurrence.
When you have finished modifying the event, click the Save button to return to the Programming page, or click the Cancel button to return to the programming page without changing anything.
Event Actions: Adding Subsequent Events
Use the action symbols to schedule others events.
- + “Playout” – Schedule a playout event after this event.
- x “Switch – Schedule a switch event after this event.
- s “Stream” – Schedule a stream event after this event.
- 0 “Overlay” – Schedule an overlay event ON TOP OF this playout.
You can use these actions to construct a continuous schedule of events without re-entering dates and calculating start times. The links are displayed for an event as long as there is a time gap between that event and the next event. The Web Application fills in the correct data and start time information so the new event will occur immediately after the preceding event finishes. In the example below, the operator clicked on the Plus action of a playout event that was scheduled to end at 3:10 PM. The date and time of the next playout are already filled in.
Fill in the displayed information as needed, just as though you were adding an event. Click on the Save button when complete.