Like Project, Show defines a basic content type designed to collect information from a producers about the show. In the simplest configuration, Show can replace the paper "cablecast agreement" most stations use. The workflow that controls a Show from submission to published node is entirely up to the organization. Some stations only publish select Shows after a staff review. Other stations publish every Show with a VOD. You can see some examples of how other stations have configured Show in the Community Media Examples module.
This module is used by:
- Boston Neighborhood Network
- Manhattan Neighborhood Network
- People's Channel
Modules commonly used to customize Show form:
- Project (groups show by series)
- PBCore (language, rating, and genre)
- Creative Commons (licensing)
- Field Group (form customization)
- Conditional Fields (form customization)
- Telvue Show Fields
- Cloudcast Show Integration
AFTER you have configured your Show content type to capture all the metadata you need for scheduling and reporting AND have defined the permissions for who can create Shows, you should explore adding Video on Demand on your site using the Community Media Show VOD. That module add a new content type for adding VODs and a field to associated the VOD with Shows.
It is possible to automate the process of linking Show metadata to new VOD files using VOD Feeds module, but this often requires some custom code. It is also possible to push metadata from Drupal to a playback server using modules like Telvue, but this requires a thorough understanding of both Drupal and the playback server.