Live Events

The LIVE EVENTS asset area is used to set up Timed Screenings, Live Stream Only, or Timed Screenings with Live Stream events.  Create a Live Event by clicking the New button and entering the title of your event, then on the sub-menu Configuration decide the type of live event it should be, as well as who has access to this event. You'll then use the other sub-menu options to add details to the event.

Include Timed Screenings:  A Timed Screening is one where a video is presented at a specific date/time and each viewer of the screening is at the exact same place in the video.  For example, you're having an Opening Night timed screening Friday at 7pm.  If someone arrives late at 7:20pm and pushes the play button, their video player will pick up where all other audience members are currently - 20 minutes into the video.  It is as if they had walked into a movie theater 20 minutes late. 

Include Live Stream:  Enable this if either A) your Timed Screening will be accompanied by a Live Stream broadcast (for example a live, post screening Q & A) or B) if this live event will only have a Live Stream broadcast (for example an Opening Night Kickoff event or a panel discussion).

Asset Access:   As with other assets (Videos, Playlists, TV Series), you'll use this section to enable access to vouchers (aka individual tickets) and/or Subscribers (aka Pass holders).

On the sub-menu Metadata you can edit the event title, add an event description (this field supports HTML), and add data to any custom fields that you previously have setup in the SITE SETTINGS > Custom Fields screen.

On the sub-menu Live (only visible if you included Live Stream on the configuration sub-menu) you can set the title and date/time, and add Audience Interaction options for a live stream.  Find more on setting up a Live Stream here.

On the sub-menu Timed Screenings (only visible if you included Timed Screenings on the configuration sub-menu) you can add video content by clicking the Add New Screening button, selecting a video, setting the date/time for the event and, optionally, enabling a chat sidebar.  Please note you can only add a video asset as a timed screening, not playlist or series assets.

On the sub-menu Artwork you will want to upload artwork that will appear on the event's landing page.   At minimum you will want a thumbnail image (1920w x 1080h pixels).  Optionally add a Featured (1920w x 1080h), Background (1920w x 1080h) and/or Poster image (600w x 900h pixels).   Additionally, a Presented By image can be uploaded (280 pixels wide, no height restrictions) and there is an optional URL field if you'd like the Presented By image to be a clickable link.

On the sub-menu Additional Assets you can add a Trailer and/or Bonus content.   Please note that for a Timed Screening the presentation will include any Pre-roll that has been added to the Video asset's record.  

On the sub-menu Display Options you can add Call To Action links that will appear on the event's landing page as clickable links to a url you define.  For example a "More Information" call to action might link to a page on your own website or to some other website where supplemental information can be found.

Note on geoblocking for Live Events:  geoblocking does not work on live streams.  For timed screenings geoblocking lives on the video asset itself.

Note on watermarks:  for timed screenings, watermarks live on the video asset itself.

Note on Pre-roll (insertions):  for timed screenings, pre-roll lives on the video asset itself.

Note on timed text tracks (captions / subtitles) for Timed Screenings:   Timed text tracks live on the video asset.

Note on maximum view counts:  a timed screening will count towards the maximum view count set in the video asset's Automatic Publishing Actions section.

Note on accessibility:  Like all assets, in order for subscribers (aka pass holders) to be able to see the Live Event on the browse page of your patron portal, or on TVapps, it will need to be included in a Category.

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