#3: Enabling personalization

Depending on the level of personalization that a TV service provider wants to offer, the subscriber base should be more or less segmented. Each segment is call an Audience, and must be defined in broadpeak.io. An Audience can be a group of subscribers, devices, a geolocation or can also go to the extent of representing a single TV subscriber or device. At this stage, one needs to define how to identify an Audience.

If you do not need to personalize your Virtual Channel per Audience and that every TV viewer should have the same experience, you can skip this step.

The segment is identified with the id of the subscriber

If we are speaking about an Audience being a TV subscriber, the subscriber Id would probably be the best way to identify the Audience. For instance, based on some algorithms, content recommendation engines are able to get a weight of each movie Genre with respect to the subscriber profile, and to deduct the possible level of interest in each asset with a sort of scoring. This can be used to get a list of possible assets that would have interest for a single subscriber.
In this case an Audience would contain a single item, which would be a subscriber Id and as many Audiences as there are subscriber Ids in the subscriber base.

Ex:

  • Audience sub1 : 0000001
  • Audience sub2 : 0000002
"categories": [
          {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "0000001"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "0000002"
          }
     ]

The segment is identified with a device Id

Instead, if we are speaking about an Audience being a device, a device Id would probably be the best way to identify the Audience. In this case, an Audience would contain a single item, which would be a device ID and as many Audiences as there are device Ids in the subscriber base.

Ex:

  • Audience device 1: ABCDEFG1
  • Audience device 2: ABCDEFG2
"categories": [
          {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "ABCDEFG1"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "ABCDEFG2"
          }
     ]

The segment is identified with the subscriber profile type

An Audience could also be a TV subscriber profile, and in that case we could define an Audience per TV subscriber profiles.

Examples:

  • Adults
  • Kids
  • Men
  • Women
  • Etc…
"categories": [
          {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "adults"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "men"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "women"
          },
     ]

The segment is a group of subscribers, device, zipcodes

Lastly, an Audience could be a subset of subscribers, devices, or a region.
Grouping can be done by defining an Audience containing the list which defines the group.

Examples:
Audience Adults :

  • age 21
  • age 22
  • age 99
"categories": [
          {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "21"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "22"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "99"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "...."
          }
     ]

Audience Kids :

  • age 4
  • age 5
  • .....
  • age 20
"categories": [
          {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "4"
          },
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "5"
          },
                ......
                {
               "key": "category",
               "value": "20"
          },
     ]

Audience NYC :

  • zipcode: 10001
  • zipcode: 10002
  • ……………….,
  • zipcode: 10100
"categories": [
          {
               "key": "zip",
               "value": "10001"
          },
                {
               "key": "zip",
               "value": "10002"
          },
                ......
                {
               "key": "zip",
               "value": "10100"
          },
     ]

Once you have defined your Audience segmentation, it is time to build your Virtual Timeline and schedule the different programs for your Audiences.


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