Checklist

Use these quick high-level checklists to check if you have everything you need to create a Virtual Channel service

Virtual Channel

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Checklist for a Virtual Channel

Sources

Prepare your sources

  • A base Live stream
  • At least one VOD or Live stream to insert as alternate content into the channel

Service

Create the resources in broadpeak.io

  • Create the Sources or retrieve existing ones

  • Create a Virtual Channel Service from the base Live Source

  • Create one or multiple Slots with selected alternate content

Test

  • Test your service's output URL in your selected player(s)
  • Check that at the configured time, alternate content shows instead of the base Live stream

Productize

  • Connect your CDN and define the appropriate rules and policies to ensure an optimized delivery.
  • Each time you need to schedule a new slot, ensure that the alternate content is already created as a Source or create it in broadpeak.io. If needed, you can automate the source and slot creation from your scheduling system with API REST calls

FAST

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Checklist for a FAST Channel

Sources

Prepare your sources

  • A base Live stream
  • At least one VOD or Live stream to insert as alternate content into the channel
  • An Ad Server compliant with VAST
  • Optionally, an image of video file for gap filling

Transcoding Profile

Check wether you need a transcoding profile for your ads.

  • Ask your broadpeak.io representative for help if you don't have a suitable one ready

Service

Create the resources in broadpeak.io

  • Create the Sources or retrieve existing ones
  • Create a Virtual Channel Service
    • Select the base Live Source
    • Configure transcoding and ad tracking options
  • Create one or multiple Slots with selected alternate content

Test

  • Test your service's output URL in your selected player(s)
  • Check that at the configured time, alternate content or ads appear instead of the base Live stream

Productize

  • Connect your CDN and define the appropriate rules and policies to ensure an optimized delivery.
  • Each time you need to schedule a new slot, ensure that the alternate content is already created as a Source or create it in broadpeak.io. If needed, you can automate the source and slot creation from your scheduling system with API REST calls