How to Schedule a Creative or a Playlist?

A power feature of the solution is the scheduling feature.
The Studio allows you to schedule a creative within a playlist to run in a specific date range and/or run in specific times and/or run on specific days of the week. The same way you can schedule a whole playlist to run within a player (as players can have more than one playlist).
A good example can be having one playlist scheduled to run on weekends and another playlist scheduled to run on work days. Another example can be a creative which is scheduled to run during the day time and another creative scheduled to run at night (like a screen saver).

So, how do I schedule a creative?
Edit a playlist. In the main area you’ll see the creatives of the playlist. On each creative thumbnail there is a small datetime picker icon on its top. Clicking the datetime picker icon will allow you to schedule the creative. If you scheduled the creative, the datetime picker icon will have a round clock icon on top of it, letting you know that this creative was scheduled.
If a creative was scheduled not to run at this moment, you’ll see the word “Expired” on it.
Scheduling creatives within playlist
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And how do I schedule a playlist?
The same way you can schedule a playlist within a player. Edit a player. In the main area you’ll see the playlists of the player. On each playlist thumbnail there is a small datetime picker icon on its top. Clicking the datetime picker icon will allow you to schedule the playlist.
Scheduling playlists within player

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the combinations you can have for scheduling:

Schedule to run forever
No need to change anything. This is the default.
Scheduling by forever
Schedule by dates
Click the “Set expire time schedule”, set the “Start playing from” date and time and set the “End playing at” date and time. Click “OK”.
Scheduling by dates
Schedule by time
Check the “Recurring” checkbox, set the “Start playing from” time and set the “End playing at” time. Click “OK”.
Scheduling by time
Schedule by days
Click the “Weekly” radio button and check the days you’d like to run on. Click “OK”.
Scheduling by days
Schedule by dates and time
Click the “Set expire time schedule”, set the “Start playing from” date and time and set the “End playing at” date and time. Check the “Recurring” checkbox, set the “Start playing from” time and set the “End playing at” time. Click “OK”.
Scheduling by dates and time
Schedule by dates and days
Click the “Set expire time schedule”, set the “Start playing from” date and time and set the “End playing at” date and time. Click the “Weekly” radio button and check the days you’d like to run on. Click “OK”.
Scheduling by dates and days
Schedule by time and days
Check the “Recurring” checkbox, set the “Start playing from” time and set the “End playing at” time. Click the “Weekly” radio button and check the days you’d like to run on. Click “OK”.
Scheduling by time and days
Schedule by dates, time and days
Click the “Set expire time schedule”, set the “Start playing from” date and time and set the “End playing at” date and time. Check the “Recurring” checkbox, set the “Start playing from” time and set the “End playing at” time. Click the “Weekly” radio button and check the days you’d like to run on. Click “OK”.
Scheduling by dates and time and days


Please notice that in that a playlist schedule always overrides a creative schedule. So, if you have a creative which was scheduled to run on Monday morning, but the whole playlist is scheduled to run only on Saturday and Sunday, that creative won’t run on Monday.