As rich display such as 4K UHD, and HD becomes the norm, TV networks may want to enrich the viewing experience with rich graphics. However, playing multiple dynamic graphics, both for live or recorded content, can be challenging. In addition, the frequency, and speed required for flawless transmission of graphics can result in needless outages.
Why graphics scheduling is challenging
How Amagi’s automated graphics solutions can help
Amagi’s automated graphics solution can automatically schedule promos, interstitials, and commercials, based on preconfigured rules. The scheduling team can specify rules such as scheduling a promo graphic X number of times in a given day, week, month, or scheduling the promos between certain start and end dates. This way, the scheduling team has to only specify rules once for the foreseeable future, and oversee the automatically generated playlist. The automated graphics scheduling can save hundreds of man hours, and eliminate the need to edit, and republish the schedule multiple times, thereby reducing the probability of any manual errors.
Process of Rule Creation for graphics scheduling
What kind of rules be specified for automated graphics scheduling
TV Networks can customize the rules for automated graphics scheduling as per their needs. For example, a shopping channel can set a rule for the promotional banners that may appear at fixed intervals during any segment. On the other hand, a GEC channels could create a rule to automatically play now, next, later slate before the end of commercials segment. Given below are some examples of possible graphic scheduling rules.
Benefits of Automated Graphics Scheduling