Events are shows in your schedule. Each Event must be filled with a Playlist. The Playlist runtime will determine how long you need to make your Event.
Events are how your insert Playlists into your schedule. Before you can schedule an Event, make sure you have a Playlist ready to insert into the Event you are creating.
Click on the Schedule tab in the Live365 Navigation Bar. Create a scheduled Event by either clicking on the “Create New Event” button in the upper right hand corner of the Schedule pane or by clicking on the Schedule itself.
If you create the Event by clicking on the Schedule itself, the “Create Event” window will have the date and time filled in according to the date and time in the Schedule pane where you clicked.
Fill in the details on the Create Event window:
Title - Give your Event a title. Currently your Event titles are not visible to your listeners. This will help you navigate your Schedule.
Date and Time- Check the Event date. If you opened the Create Event window by clicking on the Schedule instead of the “Create New Event” button, the Event date and time will be already filled in. Please note that the system needs about 30 minutes to get things queued up for the event, so you should schedule events 30 minutes from the current time if you are programming for "today".
Duration - Select a duration for your Event. Make sure the Event is long enough to fit the desired Playlist. If the Event duration is longer than the Playlist, the Playlist will loop to fill the Event slot as long as it satisfies the DMCA.
Playlist - Choose a Playlist with which you’d like populate the Event. (Read more about creating Playlists here). A Playlist can consist of a single Track, or multiple Tracks. It can be music, or storytelling, or an interview or a mix thereof. The content of your Playlist is up to you.
Scheduling - Select Strict or Flexible Event type. Strict Event types will start at the exact specified Event start time. They might cut off a track in the middle if the Event duration has been reached. Flexible Event types will delay their starts until the previous track has finished. (You can read more about strict versus flexible Events here.)
When you are satisfied with your Event, click the “Submit” button. This will create a single Event at the time that you have specified. You will notice at the top of the Create Event window that there is a tab labelled "Recurrence Setup". The information in this tab allows you to create multiple instances of the same Event. You can read more about Recurring Events here.
If your Event does not pass the DMCA check, you will see an error at the top of the Create Event window. If your Event passes the DMCA check, your schedule will show the Event you have just created.
Clicking on an Event in the Schedule pane will open a window from which you can view the Event details and the Tracks scheduled in the Event.
In the Edit Event window, you also have the option to delete your Event by clicking on the “Delete Event” button.
We recommend against having too many back-to-back Events in your schedule, especially if they have flexible starts. It can cause problems for troubleshooting and ad insertion. We recommend having at least 2 hours of gaps in your schedule per 24 hours of programming.