4.1.1 Tab General

Fields

Event data Channel Begin Fixed begin End Begin press Duration Variable length Broadcast type Logo No Rating Comment Status Highlighted coloring Feed HD Feed SD
Attributes Icon Attribute Value                          
Material Clip number Material name Ad cut Assets/Reels No ad cut assignment                      

Channel: shows the service on which the event is scheduled - thus the currently opened channel.

Beginendduration: Time on which the event is scheduled: Here you can define either the start time or the duration. The end time will change correspondingly.

Fixed begin: By activating this flag the event is fixed in the program plan.

Broadcast type: shows whether this event is a first broadcast or a rerun.

Rating: Displays the predefined rating.

Buttons

License Info

You can click the button License info, to get more information about the current licenses of the event. When there is no license or rerun rules have been violated, a notice will appear:

Error Message What can I do?
- No license - There is no valid license or window.

Please check the setting of the license window or create a valid window.

- No license - The exhibition is not within the license window.

Please check the setting of the license window or create a valid window.

- No license - The extended validation check failed (channel affinity, do not air - flag,...).

Please check, if a license exists. There has to be a license with a valid license window.

- Parameter error - The token of the eday type parameter is corrupt.

Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Broadcast.

- Parameter error - The token of the rerun type parameter is corrupt.

Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Rerun.

- No rerun - There are too many reruns of this type in prime time.

Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Rerun.

- No rerun - The distance rule between run and rerun of this type was violated.

Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Rerun.

- No rerun - There are too many reruns for this window.

Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Rerun.

- No rerun - The windows time period ended. Please check the setting of the license window or create a valid window.
- No run - The time check for runs of this type failed. Please check the setting of the license window or create a valid window.
- No run - There are too many runs of this type in prime time. Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Broadcast.
- No run - The distance between subsequent runs was too low. Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Broadcast.
- No run - There are too many runs for this window. Please check you your parameters in Admin > Edit parameter > Broadcast.
Unknown error Please contact support@createctrl.com.

Allocating Material to the Event

The area Material serves to assign the material to the scheduled event (and to inform about the allocated material). If defined, the Clip number and the Material name will be displayed here. With the button , you may open the asset dialog. Here you can view the general asset date, edit the asset positions or ad cuts etc.: see 6.3 Dialog Edit Asset.

Relationship Between the Ad Cuts of an Asset and the Schedule

In case the number of the scheduled ad breaks in the Programmer or Planner differs from the created ad cuts of an asset (created in the dialog Edit asset in the tab Ad cuts) you will not be able to assign any material and you will receive a material error. If several similar ad cuts exist for an asset (e. g. two ad cuts at different positions) you can choose between them.

In the figure above Programmer and ad but assignment conform to each other. In the Programmer, you can choose the predefined ad cut for the event. However, in case the event receives a further ad break, the ad cuts of the asset will not match anymore with the actual event. You will not be able to choose the ad cut for the event, but you will receive a material error:

Setting of Flags

For any scheduled event, it is possible to set various flags which are relevant to the broadcasting information of this event (e. g.„Press“: all events with an activated press-flag will be exported via media services (the Internet, TV-magazines etc.). Since each scheduled event needs to be exported /communicated, ALL scheduled events receive the flag Press automatically. Flags are either displayed and edited in the dialog Edit events or in the context menu of the right mouse (Flags).

You may activate or deactivate flags for several events simultaneously via the context menu of the right mouse. For a multi-selection please select all required events in the program plan while holding and pressing the [SHIFT]-Key. Now you can de-/activate the flags. Active flags are marked with the following symbol: 

If you want to add more flags or change the symbol of a flag, you can do this in Admin > Edit parameter > Value attribute.