Announcements on TrilbyTV
Announcements give you a way to take over all screens, or a group of screens, to show a single item from the TrilbyTV feed. TrilbyTV Players check in with the server every 60 seconds for updates. If the Player is online and active, an announcement will typically go live in less than a minute.
Make an announcement
To start, go to the Announcements Dashboard and click Add Announcement.
Choose the time to start and end the announcement. If you leave these blank, it will either start straight away or continue until you remove it. In the example below, the announcement starts on the 1st of December and will remain on screen until manually turned off.
If you are using the TrilbyTV Groups feature, then you can also select which group of screens to display the announcement on.
The last thing before saving is to select the content to play. You can choose any single item from the TrilbyTV feed. Recently used items will appear at the top of the list and you can use the search and filter tools to find the content item.
Click Save and your announcement is ready to go.
Stop an announcement
You can see what announcements are coming up next as well as historical ones that have now past. For the Current announcement, there are buttons to edit, duplicate or stop.
For Upcoming and Previous announcements there are buttons to edit, duplicate or delete. Duplicate makes it easy to quickly grab a previously used or configured announcement, change the dates, content or group and then make it live.
You may have a content item that you only wish to use for announcements. In this case, turn on Announcement content on the content item edit page. When this is on, the content will only show when specifically required, such as when used as an announcement or as part of a Playlist.
The interface is focused on Announcements and will display current and past announcements as well as options to add more, or to immediately start and stop an announcement.