For any FAST Channel and cloud-based linear TV channel, scheduling is always the hardest nut to crack. But if you are using Muvi Playout for your linear and FAST channels, then scheduling can be effortless for you! Our drag-and-drop scheduler lets you schedule all your content very easily, with minimal human effort. But, you can do a lot more with our amazing video playout scheduler. In this blog, we will tell you about five unique things that you can do with Muvi Playout’s drag-and-drop scheduler. So, keep reading!
What is Drag-and-Drop Scheduler?
Muvi Playout’s Drag-and-Drop Scheduler is one of its kind semi-automated video playout scheduler. You don’t have to write any schedule manually to schedule the contents of your linear and FAST channels. The entire content list will be visible to you on the right-hand side of the screen. The scheduling space will be on the left-hand side. You just need to drag and drop the content from the right-hand side to the left-hand side of the screen. That’s it! Your content will be scheduled.
If required, you can adjust the start and end times later if you want, by clicking on the edit (pencil) button on the scheduled content.
5 Things you Can do With Muvi Playout’s Drag and Drop Scheduler
Apart from scheduling content, you can also schedule gaps, add filler content, schedule repeating events, and do a lot more, with our drag-and-drop scheduler.
1. Add Gaps
Muvi Playout’s drag-and-drop scheduler is the world’s first gap scheduler. So, what is it? Suppose you have two shows which need to be telecasted at 7 PM and 9 PM respectively. But you don’t know what will be telecasted at 8 PM. In such cases, you can add a gap of one hour, and then add the second content in its original schedule. Later, you can fill in relevant content in the gap duration.
The process of adding a gap is explained in the GIF below.
2. Add Filler Content
You can also add filler media like videos that will be displayed in between the intervals. It can be a great way of keeping your viewers engaged, as otherwise, many viewers shift to other channels in intervals, and then half of them do not come back.
You can even insert promotional videos as filler content in the gaps. This will generate revenues while filling the gaps appropriately.
3. Automate Time Scheduling
When you add content before an already scheduled content, the next content gets automatically rescheduled. Hence, you just need to drag and drop your content in the appropriate time frame. No need to manually calculate the timings of other programs, or manually reschedule them. Everything will be done automatically.
4. Schedule Repeating Events
If you have content that gets repeated daily, weekly, or monthly, you don’t have to reschedule it every time!
Whenever you schedule new content in the drag-and-drop scheduler, you will get a “Repeat” option below it. Just click on it and set the repeat frequency. That’s it! It will get auto-scheduled as per the set frequency.
5. Review Your Channel
After completing the scheduling, you can review your channel to check the accuracy of your schedule. For that, you will have to go to the manage channel option and click on “Preview”.
5 Benefits of Our Drag and Drop Scheduler
By using our drag-and-drop scheduler, you can reap five unique benefits, like:
1. No Added Cost
Unlike many other playout solutions, we do not charge any additional fees for our drag-and-drop scheduler. Hence, all the customers of Muvi Playout can use this drag-and-drop scheduler.
2. Effortless Scheduling
As the time frames will be automatically adjusted, you can very easily schedule the contents for your channel with minimal human effort.
3. View Both the Content List and Schedule
You can view both the content list and the schedule side by side on the same screen. Hence, you don’t have to change screens to see the remaining content, nor do you have to keep memorizing the content names. Rather you just drag and drop your content from one side to another. It makes scheduling easy and fast.
4. Keep Empty Slots
You can keep as many empty slots as you want, using our Gap Scheduler. This gives you enough flexibility to schedule your most important content beforehand, without worrying about the regular content schedule.
5. User-Friendly Interface
Our video playout scheduler interface is extremely user-friendly. Even a person with the least technical know-how can schedule the contents efficiently.
Muvi Playout’s drag-and-drop scheduler lets you schedule your content effortlessly, along with adding gaps, filler content, and repetitive programs. Apart from the video playout scheduler, Muvi Playout users can also leverage our EPG, built-in CDN, live feed ingestions for live programs, built-in multi-DRM security, and 100+ industry-leading features. So, why wait? Sign up to start your 14-day free trial, and get started with your cloud-based linear / FAST channel.