Channels are used to send content to set top boxes, podcast feeds, a media center page, and mobile aps. In the channels feature, you can organize your content specifically for these outputs, and it will automatically update these outputs when content is added.
To get started, you will go to the channels tab on the left of your Stream Monkey account. You can choose a title, add a description, and add an image for your channel. Then hit Create.
You will add content to your channel under the Media tab. You can choose a piece of media (this can be a live stream or a video file) to be featured. You can add a live stream, and then you can add folders or individual videos. All of this content will be pushed to your final destination.
Please note that some features will not apply to all outputs. The featured channel will show up in an Apple TV channel, for instance, but not in a podcast. You can play around with this to get the desired result. You can also create more than one channel if you would like different content going to separate destinations. By hitting the Action link, you will be given options depending on which section you are in, whether you want to add a folder or select a livestream.
Once you are finished adding your initial content, you will want to go to the Destinations tab, and select where you would like your content to go.
You can click on certain areas, like the RSS feed, and it will show your feed for use in a podcast. The Media Center will give you an embed code as well as a direct link. If you do not currently have set top box channels set up, you can contact us and we can help you get started.
The other two tabs in this section include Analytics and Ads. Ads placement will require the use of a third party ad service. Once you have service set up, then you can use this tab to place ads in your content. The analytics tab will show all of your analytics for this particular channel.