One of the basic building blocks for the Long Term Planning are Day templates.
A day template is a reusable block for a day of the week.
Once you have made Day Templates you can fill them with Blocks, Reruns and Airings.
Blocks are part of the day with a specific set of items, like series, documentaries, promo’s or commercial blocks.
Reruns are items which have a premiere and then a couple of reruns.
Airings are items that are planned only once.
Use Airing Templates to schedule premieres and re-runs.
Airing templates are templates that will take care that items will have a premiere on a certain day and will be repeated according to a pre-defined schedule.
A block template is ablock of a pre-defined length which contains a set of rules.
A simple set of rules in a block template is:
Start with a s commercial block and then start a promo. After the promo, schedule the evening news followed by another set of commercials.
All block templates can either have a fixed lenght or a flexible length.
When a block template has a fixed length, the block will always be exactly as long as indicated. Block templates with flexible lenght will adapt to their content.
Categorize items into series and episodes and OnAir TV will plan the series fully automatic for you.