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Create a collection

A collection contains of different sets of metadata assets. We have several options prepared for you depending on which design you prefer:

  • Featured collection: Promote one asset with a big 16:9 image. This works great as a top collection to promote the most exclusive content. See further design options for this type here.

  • Featured carousel collection: Promote several assets with a big 16:9 image. You can define how fast the assets rotate. See further design options for this type here.

  • Movies vod: Showcase assets with a poster image, this works great for movies and shows. See further design options for this type here.

  • Sixteen nine images: Showcase assets with small 16:9 images. This works great for catch-up content and live channels. See further design options for this type here.

Besides these design options we have prepared collections that are based on features:

  • Genre browse: This is a collection of collections that works great for presenting several genre-specific collections like Comedy with the sub-collections Animated Comedy, Romantic Comedy and Stand-up. This collection will automatically generate an extra page for you that you can add to the menu of your website.

  • Promo block: This is adding a 16:9 image and it can be linked to a view, collection, offer or external URL. You can use it to highlight special content.

  • Continue Watching: User curated collection of assets they have already started watching. If the feature is enabled in your service the collection will automatically populate.

  • Bookmarks: User curated collection based on the users choice. This collection is used for the watchlist and downloaded content list

  • Entitled content: Presents content that the user has access to. Will display how long the user has access to the assets.

  • Live channels: Showcase what's live on a set of channels. Channel logo will be visible.

  • Favourite channels: Presents what's live on channels selected by the user. Channel logo will be visible.

Create a collection

Follow the step by step guide for creating a new collection:

  1. Login to the Magine Pro Console and go here.

  2. Click on the "Add Collection" button in the upper right corner

  3. Name your collection

    1. Title: Visible to your customers, can also be blank

    2. Internal title: Only visible to you in the console

  4. Select which image type should be used

  5. Select how the assets should be added to the collection

    1. Labels: Fetches automatically all assets that are marked with a specific label of the selected metadata type

    2. Manual: Select the assets for the collection manually

    3. Match all: Will contain all assets in your service of the selected metadata type

  6. Select the metadata type. You can pick all of them or just a few.

  7. Then decide how the assets will be sorted

    1. Default: This sorting order does not change the order. Perfect for "Manual" collections

    2. Created At: Metadata assets will be sorted based on the date when the metadata asset was created in the service. From newest to latest.

    3. Alphabetical: Metadata assets will be sorted in alphabetical order. From A-Z.

    4. Newest: Metadata assets will be sorted by "Start" date.

    5. Ending soon: Metadata assets will be sorted by "End" date.

    6. Popularity: Sorts by the popularity of the assets. From most popular to the least. Popularity is defined by how often an asset turns up in a search or in a collection.

    7. Randomised daily: The order of the assets will be changed randomly once in 24h

  8. Metadata assets limit: Define the maximum number of assets that is shown in the collection

  9. "Visibility" and "Filter by user entitlements" decides for which users the collection will be shown

  10. Add the assets or labels that you want to include

  11. In the last step, you can preview the collection. If no assets show up check that you have selected the correct country.

  12. If you are satisfied with your selection then save it. Otherwise, you can go back to the process and change your selection.

  13. The next step is to add your new collection to a view. If you have already views continue here. If you still need to create a view check this guide. The creation process is similar to the creation of a collection.

Number of assets in a collection

You can add up to 1000 assets to a collection. The web and mobile application can display up to 16 assets in a row. The customer can scroll left and right to select a movie.

If you have more than 16 assets a "Show all" button will appear that guides users to a separate page with all assets.

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