TelVue InfoVue supports the merging of overlapped time slots to support advanced programming scenarios.
In the example below, we have time slots for the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner playlists. These time slots occupy the 6 AM to 8 PM
When time slot start/end times overlap, the contents of each playlist are merged together following one of these rules:
When the Sequential time slot merge option is selected, the content from the first playlist will play, then the content from the second playlist will play, and so on… The content of all overlapped playlists will play in sequence as you can see in the Time Slot Properties window above.
When the Reordered time slot merge option is selected, the “number of media” selection box of the Time Slot Properties window will be activated. This is where you select how many content items from each programmed playlist you wish to play before moving to the next one.
In the example above, the content of each playlist will be reordered according to the number selected:
Note about merging playlists…
Overlapped playlists can be assigned different merge options. You don’t have to use all “reorder” or all “sequential” options. Select the proper setting to achieve your intended results and modify as needed.