Find asset for publishing to Amazon Prime
In most scenarios you already know which assets you're looking for, but to be sure that you're finding the one we've included a quick guide on which elements you want to be able to search on to find the one you're after below.
- Log into mediabank
- Open the library
- On the left-hand side you can first narrow it down by searching on the name of the event at the top. To narrow it down even further to ensure that you get only clips that you're able to publish to Amazon Prime you can add the part where it says that "ClipType" is equal "Feed"
- When you've found the asset, select the "arrow" button you can see in the top right corner of the thumbview.
- Now on to publishing the asset!
Find asset information that you'll need to publish to Amazon Prime
- Open http://taigav2.eurosport-tv.com/
- Enter the credentials you've received
- When you've logged on, ensure that you're on the right day, and that you have only the assets required by selecting "Filters"
- Select the sports you're to work on as in the image below
- After selecting the sports you're to work on move over to refining the channels by first removing the "Linear" feeds as in the image below.
- Select all of the Live Event channels (LEPL)
- You should then end up with events only relevant to the sport and the feeds you're working on as shown in image below.
- Find the Title, Feature and LongDescription and note these down for use in the next process.
Title = Title
Feature = ShortDescription
LongDescription = LongDescription if applicable, if not use Feature.
When doing this - you'll have to evalute between the tabs "Digital" and "Press", at some times it might be some nonsensical information there so you'll have to use your judgment on selecting which of the fields to fill in where.
- After doing this for the international asset you'll need to change account by clicking "INTER" in the top-right corner. When changing to the other country you can retrieve titles etc. in German as well that you should use for the German metadata fields for the asset.
- After you've written these down or copied them into the appropriate fields in the Mediabank publishingform.
Publish asset to Amazon Prime
For the publishing of the assets to Amazon Prime you can follow these instructions to the point.
- Log into mediabank
- Open the library
- When you've selected the asset you can look at the Left-hand side and select the tab for "Publishing"
- You'll then get to see a large form of fields that you need to fill out before publishing to Amazon Prime. The reason for this is that you need to have the required values for Amazon to pick it up and display it correctly.
- If you start at the top of the list you can select in and out points for the asset, please start with a good starting point. (Attention: if you don't select anything it will use the entire length of the asset.)
- You then fill out the Title that the english asset will have in Amazon Prime. To verify what you should fill in please check in Taiga for the value.
NOTE: If your recording is in multiple parts for whatever reason, please append on to the end of the Titles as appropriate:
- Equally important now is to select which audiotrack that you want to select.
You can select this for each of the assets created.
For the asset that will be sent to the English part of Amazon Prime you'll be able to select it first, you'll also be able to change it to some other value if (for some unknown reason) the audio mapping from the source might be wrong. If not let it say "English" as default.
Keep in mind that we'll downmix the audio with the feed from channel 3 and 4, as well as the commentary, so it'll be close to identical to what you'll see in the regular player.
You can verify that the audio tracks are what they say by changing audio tracks on the icon below the player (if they are ready, this might take some time)
Alternatively you can go to the streamingplayer and open the feed for your event, and then change the audio as below to verify if audio is correct. Most likely it is.
- Next up is selecting which poster should be delivered in the package that is sent to Amazon Prime for the English asset. Names of the posters are logical. If there is no poster for your particular event, go at the top and choose the generic one named: 2018_OlympicGeneric_<EN>or<DE>.jpg.
Unfortunately you won't get a preview of the poster file in medibank of what is sent to Amazon Prime, but you can see them all here.
- After that just fill out the short and long description for english based on values from Taiga (as described earlier in this article) based on the following values from Taiga:
INTERNATIONAL mode: find your program, go to press on the right of the screen then cop the title into title, and feature into short and long description (unless there is a long description which will go into long description)
GERMAN mode: find your program, go to press on the right of the screen then cop the title into title, and feature into short and long description into long description
- Repeat steps 6 through 9 for the German values as well, use values from Taiga. Ensure that you've selected the correct audio and poster, again - having proper filenames here for the uploaded posters will help you
- Fill in which Studio should be used based on what kind of sport it is.
- Lastly, fill in the EventStart time and the Licensing Start time (these values are set from the time you select - and the Licensing Start time will define when it will show up in Amazon Prime.) Attention: only day is important. Time is in french (UTC+1)
- When you've filled out all of these metadata, select "Add to M-box"
- When you've done that the M-box-window will show up in the bottom of the screen, indicating with a orange number that you've added it to the M-box as you can see in the image below.
- Select the Amazon Prime M-box by clicking on it to see your receipt. Your receipt might look like the one below. If it looks correct, press Execute.
- When you've selected "Execute" the asset will be on it's way to Amazon Prime within seconds depending on the length of the asset. It will then be transcoded on Amazon Primes end before it's visible on https://www.primevideo.com/.
If you encounter errors when trying to publish to m-box saying invalid, go to the properties tab (Top right of Mediabank), select the metadata field for source and change it to Event Feed, select "update meta for all mirrored assets"-button, and go back to the publishing form.
How to upload posters if you're missing any in the above workflow
Open mediabank account for Discovery Networks International
Select "AdEx" and decide which uploading option you want (we recommend using Aspera since it let's you resume and takes full advantage of delivery).
- Select "Upload to my account"
- Depending on if the asset posters you're uploading are either English or German you'll need to define which destination they should arrive at.
- The above is important for you to ensure that the posters you select are usable for the assets in the publishing process. But don't worry, you can bulk-select the destinations by selecting "..." and filling out the mandatory form as shown below:
Filling out the Title-field will allow you to change the name of the ASSET in mediabank, this is named automatically based on the assets filename, to save time I would recommend exporting with the title that you expect it to have in mediabank. And to ensure that all the files in your list get's added to the upload destination you selected, you just select the "apply to all files".
- Select "Done", you'll get an overview like this:
Where you can go into each element and re-select the upload-destination if one asset is a German poster for example.
- After this you'll get a recepit by pressing "Checkout" at the bottom of your screen.
- To confirm the receipt select "Confirm checkout" and the files will be uploaded and made available in a matter of seconds/minutes depending on your internet connection at the end of it you'll see a screen like this: