Organise With Channels

Written by Stuart Auld

Last published at: June 26th, 2020

Channels are used to organise your media assets. Viostream customers use channels to group media by category, department, or to create a simple channel playlist to embed on a website.

You can create an unlimited number of channels, and individual media assets can be added to multiple channels.

Example

A consultancy group "ABC Consulting" has a range of media designed to communicate with their customers and stakeholders on a range of different topics.

They create channels for their different business streams: 

  • Tax
  • Advisory
  • Audit

They also create channels for each partner so they can have their own personal playlists


Finally, they create a "Featured" channel which they use to rotate key topical videos to the "media updates" page of their website.

Create a channel

Adding a channel to your account is simple:

  1. Navigate to Channels on the top menu bar.
  2. Click on +New channel.
  3. Create a name for the channel.
  4. Click Create.
  5. (recommended) Add a thumbnail to the channel


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Add media to a channel

There are two ways to add media to a Channel:

Add an individual media asset to one or more Channels

  1. From the media library, locate the media asset you wish to add and click on its title.
  2. Scroll down and select the Channels field.
  3. Type the name of the Channel to which you would like to add this media asset, or select it from the helper field.
  4. Repeat step 3 for additional Channels.
  5. Click Save


Add multiple media to an individual Channel

  1. From the channels library, locate the channel you wish to update and click on its title.
  2. Select the Channel Media tab.
  3. Select the media you wish to add to the Channel.
  4. Click Save

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