u This function is used for Break Template maintenance.
Creation and Identification of Templates
The breaks' format (templates), in which the events to be included automatically in the daily programming are defined, is specified on the screen "Break Template" (see diagram). The above screen presents three distinct panels:
The Program Break option indicates that the template will be used only for configuring breaks during a particular program (intra-program breaks).
The occurrence of inter-program breaks is determined by the Channel configuration and by the existence of a Commercial Format for the program
The criteria of a particular template is used to select the exact template to format a break corresponding to a particular movie, program or series.
As seen above, the initial selection criteria is the channel and the validity period of a particular template. The other criteria take into account information about the event on the monthly schedule.
Any criteria not filled in or blank indicates it applies to any event on the schedule (except weekdays).
a) Event Type
Indicates the event type to which this template applies to, or the type of program being shown, for example:
This information is compared to the contents on the Product Type field on the corresponding Movie or Program file.
If not filled in, the template applies to any event on the monthly schedule.
This field indicates the schedule program's "Burst type", e.g.: E-premiere, C-carry over, R-rerun, etc..
If not filled in, the template will be applied to any type of exhibition.
Here the specific title of a particular Program or Series can be indicated, creating a unique break format for that program or Series episode.
It is possible to indicate only the beginning of the desired title, using the character "@" at the end of the text. In this case, any title that starts with that text meets the criteria.
Here a Series name can be indicated, creating a Headline for any episode in the Series.
It is possible to indicate only the beginning of the Series name, using the character "@" at the end of the text. This way any Series that starts according to the text will meet this criteria.
The Movie's genre can be indicated here, creating a template for Movies of that particular genre.
It is possible to indicate only the beginning of the Genre, using the character"@" at the end of the text. That way, any Program whose genre which starts with the text indicated will meet this criteria.
Here the type of Movie Production can be indicated, creating a template for movies with that particular production type.
It is possible to indicate only the beginning of the production type, using the character"@" at the end of the text. That way, any Movie in which the type of production starts with the text indicated will meet this criteria.
Here the name of a Franchise used in the schedule can be indicated, creating a template for any event exhibited within the Franchise.
It is possible to indicate only the beginning of the Franchise name, using the character "@" at the end of the text. That way, any event exhibited in the Franchise which starts with the text indicated will meet this criteria.
h) Days of the Week
Here one indicates what day of the week this template applies to; if only Saturday and Sunday are indicated, the template will only be used on the weekend schedule.
These fields limit the template application to the time slot indicated, meaning that only events between the initial and final hours will use the break model defined.
If not filled in, this template will apply to events at any time.
j) Break Len
These fields limit the template application to breaks with length between the specified limits.
In selecting the template to be used for formating a certain Break, the system uses a priority order, based on the criteria used, to figure out cases in which more than one template's criteria are met. The priorities are as follows: Days of the Week, Title, Series, Franchise, Event Type, Genre, Production, Run, Time and Break Len. Only one template is used to format each break.
The Break Model is presented as an orderly sequence of events which should make up the break in the daily cshedule
Each line on the template represents an event to be created in the Daily Schedule, where two special lines will always be present in this list and cannot be modified or removed:
Other events can be inserted in any position on the list, as long as the BREAK line is always positioned before the EVENT line.
The buttons Insert and Delete respectively allow insertion or removal of lines on the Break model.
the events on the break model can be edited directly on the list, using popups or through a double-click on the desired cell.
Each event is defined by the following parameters:
a) Event Type
Defines the type of event to be inserted, assuming the following values:
b) Event Description
Description of the specific event, used to identify it in the daily schedule, which could be:
c) House Number
This field specifies the House Number for the event to be inserted in the Daily Schedule. It could contain a specific HouseNumber or a calculated HouseNumber.
Calculated HouseNumbers can be created automatically by the system and are specified in the form of patterns, which define the "format" for a HouseNumber.
Patterns used to identify the format of a HouseNumber correspond to a text with constant characters and placeholders that are substituted by the system in calculating HouseNumbers.
Placeholders in a HouseNumber pattern are contained between the characters "[ ]", and are automatically substituted by the system, e.g.: in "AB[XYZ]DEF", the characters "AB DEF" are constants, whereas "XYZ" is a placeholder and will be substituted by the system for 1 or more characters.
The first character after "[" identifies the placeholder, and the following is a list of placeholders supported by 4C-TV and their interpretation:
is replaced by the programs house number, obtained from the field [Filmes]HouseNo
is replaced by the numeric portion of a programs house number, with at least 6 digits; the programs house number is obtained from the field [Filmes]HouseNo
is replaced by the first caracter of a programs version type, like S for Sub, and is obtained from the field [Trafego]Versao
if a programs version has SAP, then the character x is used, otherwise the character y is used; the SAP information is obtained from the field [Tráfego]SAP; * the character y may be omitted and so if there is no SAP the position will not be used
if a programs version Audio is Stereo, then the character x is used, otherwise the character y is used; the audio information is obtained from the field [Tráfego]Audio; * the character y may be omitted and so if the audion is not stereo the position will not be used
is replaced by the programs rating information, obtained from the field [Filmes]Censura
is replaced by the channels prefix, found in field [Canais]OPECPrefix
is replaced by the MovieOpen suffix:
is replaced by the currently selected day number, from variable D_CurDay
is replaced by the currently selected weekday abreviation (3 characters), from variable D_CurDay
is replaced by the currently selected month number, from variable D_CurDay
is replaced by the currently selected year number, from variable D_CurDay (2 digits year)
is replaced by the currently selected year number, from variable D_CurDay (4 digits year)
is replaced by the next sequence number for table number n, with at least 6 digits
is replaced by the first caracter of a programs copy usage, like M for Master, and is obtained from the field [Trafego]CopyUsage
is replaced by the copy code suffix as indicated by a corresponding Registry entry for class TRCopyCode; the Registry entry selected is based on the program's version & copy usage
is replaced by the Channel/Department prefix as indicated in a Registry entry for class TRChannelPrefix.
In some cases the HouseNumber for the event is defined by a field in the Movie or Version files. In this case, the name of the field containing the event's house number is specified. The values permitted in this field are:
When a Field for the house number is specified (as seen above), a default value for the event's houseNumber can be specified here, in case the field specified is empty.
Standard length for the events, in case it has not been produced yet. If the event specified already exists in the database, the real length of the event will be used in creating the daily schedule. In case it does not exist yet, an estimated length, specified here, is used.