Airing templates are a set of placeholders used to schedule items according to a specific scheme. An example of an Airing template is:
Schedule the premiere on Saturday night at 10, repeat the item the next Thursday at 9 and repeat it again 2 weeks later on Tuesday at 8.
Every item that is attached to this Airing Template will follow this scheme, all with its own startdate.
Airing Templates makes it very easy to make a horizontal schedule: In this example, you will have a premiere every Saturday night and the movie will be repeated according to the scheme.
The only thing left to do is attaching an Airing template to a movie and set its first airing date.
Of course, you can have as many Airing Templates as you need.