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Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 and PBS Reports Michael Hunt, PBS Tracy Carter, Myers Information Systems Susan Farrington, Scout Information Services.

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1 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 and PBS Reports Michael Hunt, PBS Tracy Carter, Myers Information Systems Susan Farrington, Scout Information Services Michael Atkin, BroadView

2 PBS Reports >Programming >Month-at-a-Glance (MAG) >Week-by-Week (WBW) >Program Offer >Program Data & Analysis >Extant Rights >Quarterly and Monthly Topic Reports (QPTR/MPTR)

3 PBS Reports >Schedule Listings >Advance Schedule >OPSLOG >Program Lineup & Timings (PLT) >Similar in format >Varying levels of detail >Alpha List >Format similar to today’s Alpha List >Revisions >Revisions Only >Complete Report w/Revisions

4 PBS Reports >Most will be available in PDF (Adobe) >Some will be available in Microsoft Word >Reports will be available via PBS Connect >Will have XML “wrappers” >Key data elements will be indexed for and fully searchable

5 PODS v4 File Characteristics >Much more detail than PODSv2 >XML Format >File Size >Larger due to XML tags and additional information >May be multiple files for each type >37 Files (base) vs. 14 Files (PODS v2)

6 PODS v4 File Characteristics >Daily Files >Generated each day >Sunday-Saturday vs. Monday-Friday >Revisions made since previous day >Must be processed everyday – will not be able to skip >Library Files >Generated once per week and available on Saturday >File Naming >Daily files - DF-YYYYMMDD- -.xml >Library Files – LF-YYYYMMDD- -.xml

7 Program Information Hierarchy Mapping Master Deal Program Item Deal Package Revision(s) Program Contract (PAA) Program Acceptance Agreement Episode Version Repack(s) What was formerly Will soon be

8 PODS v4 Hierarchy Mapping Program/Rights Package Schedule Series Episode Version Schedule What was formerly Will soon be

9 PODS v4 Key Enhancements >TiVo Keywords >Detailed Package Element Information (Segment) >Detailed Rights Information >SD >HD, if applicable >Frame accurate time code >New programs >Provided by Producer >Validated during ingest/screening >Legacy programs >SOM, EOM, Duration during ingest

10 PODS v4 Key Enhancements >Aspect Ratio >Usage Dates within Rights >Package Level >Detailed Screening Information >Segments >Flags >Bugs, Cues, etc…

11 PODS v4 Publication >Control the release of data >Publication statuses will be used to drive process >Two paths for publication >Program Management >Program Scheduling

12 PODS v4 Publication – Program Management >PBS Programs >Approval of Program Acceptance Agreement (PAA) via Orion >“Publish” status assigned to associated Programs and Packages >Should coincide with the Program Offer >Other National Distributors (APT, KNME, NETA, etc…) >“Create Program” process via Orion >Will have the control over setting the status to “Publish”

13 PODS v4 Publication – Program Scheduling >“Publish External” – By Channel/Date Range >PBS Programs >Coincide with the Month-at-a-Glance >Through the generation of the Program Lineup & Timings (PLT) >Other National Distributors >Coincide with the Advance Schedule >Through the generation of the PLT

14 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 Tracy Carter, Myers Information Systems

15 ProTrack & PODS 4.0 >PODS files processed daily at Myers >Additional information & checking added >Distributed to stations via ProLink >Smoother transition

16 ProTrack Update >Timed to coincide with PODS 4.0 launch >New metadata fields >Use package numbers for tracking PBS programs >Replace version subscripts with package types >Keep the subscripts for those who have used them

17 Implications of Change >NOLA Based media IDs >Alternatives >Package ID & Revision Number >ISAN >Internal systems (numeric or mix)

18 Implications of Change >Frame accurate timings available in feed schedule >More & Better metadata >Opportunities >Timings  improve logo placement, DDE moves etc. >Audio & Captioning  accuracy needed for operations as well as PSIP >Requires consistent, accurate information

19 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 Susan Farrington, Scout Information Systems

20 Key Concepts >Overriding goal is to make as seamless as possible >Change visible in files selected for download from PODS >A new set of files in a new format will be available each day (Sunday – Saturday) >Contains changes from the previous days files >Mandatory to download and process files each day >Daily processing of files in the correct order is crucial >Internal checks for file sequence numbers to ensure correct order >Library files will be available but should not be needed if files are processed daily >Scheduling information will still be available >Sourced from PODS V4.0 instead of NOLA files >Accessed in same manner in ProgramsPlus! application >User interface for importing PODS V4.0 data does not change >Import routine will distinguish version and translate XML files into Programs Plus! Database >User interface for updating Programs Plus! does not change

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22 Roll-out >Changes to the Programs Plus! application and database will be installed at your site. >Requirement to be on Progress v9.0 or higher. >Version of PODS is identified based on the file layout allowing simultaneous support of v4.0 and v2.0. >Installation of changes can begin at your site as soon as testing and data conversion is complete. >Will continue with communications on timing of roll-out and installation.

23 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 Michael Atkin, BroadView Software

24 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 >In general, information will be available sooner >Information should be more consistent now that there is only one system to maintain it in >Usage of XML will allow for easier and more incremental changes to structure to include new information Michael Atkin, BroadView Software Inc.

25 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 >As producers grasp the new PBS system and begin submitting content in the “new” way, the volume of packages and updates (especially to Package usage dates) will increase substantially >Package details, elements will also increase >Package ID, including revision code is extremely important to track and follow: P Michael Atkin, BroadView Software Inc.

26 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 Michael Atkin, BroadView Software Inc. Package Header Initial Packages Future Packages Package Element Package Header Package Element

27 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 >In general, information will be available sooner >Information should be more consistent now that there is only one system to maintain it in >Usage of XML will allow for easier and more incremental changes to structure to include new information Michael Atkin, BroadView Software Inc.

28 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 >As producers grasp the new PBS system and begin submitting content in the “new” way, the volume of packages and updates (especially to Package usage dates) will increase substantially >Package details, elements will also increase >Package ID, including revision code is extremely important to track and follow: P Michael Atkin, BroadView Software Inc.

29 Program Offer Data Service (PODS) v4 Michael Atkin, BroadView Software Inc. Package Header Initial Packages Future Packages Package Element Package Header Package Element


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