To set up a catalog entry, go to Content > Catalog and click the New Content button to set up an entry of your choice (Program, Format, Series or Season).Which catalog entry type should be used depends largely on if and how you’d like to be able to structure it in relation to other catalog entries, e.g. to create a Series > Season > Episode hierarchy.
You will be presented with a dialog prompting you to enter the metadata into various fields; mandatory fields are marked *. Some of the essential data is covered by these fields:
- Format (select at least one or tick N/A)
- Year of production
- Country of origin (select at least one)
- Topic (select at least one or tick N/A)
- Available language (enter at least one)
Additionally, the Category is relevant for categorization of your content, e.g. within the buyer view of your platform. You can select one or several Categories. If you’re using a Category tree including sub-Categories, selecting a sub-Category will add an entry to its parent Category as well.The following fields have special characteristics:
- Long Synopsis: visible only on seller site, i.e. never visible to clients
- Sales: the maximum length is 340 characters
Once you’re happy with the metadata you’ve entered, click Save. In case any metadata is missing, you will be alerted. Otherwise, your entry will be saved and added to your catalog immediately, with an access level of Complete (meaning that buyer users cannot view it yet). Your entry is now visible to seller users in the Content > Catalog list and you can search for it according to the metadata you specified.Of course, you can edit the metadata of any catalog entry later on. To do so, either click Edit in the Catalog list view (when hovering your mouse pointer over the entry), or the Edit button on the entry’s detail view page. It is not possible to change the type of your catalog entry in retrospect; for instance, a Program cannot be turned into a Series or vice versa. You can link catalog entries hierarchically (e.g. to form a Series-Season-Episode hierarchy) and edit or undo these links later.