Detect Live & Timeshift TV Channel

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Detect TV Channel for Second Screen

Live TV Channel Detection Service enable apps recognize which TV Channel is being watched by the user and trigger the interactive content to users.

Let’s get started!

Step 1

Create a Live Channel bucket: You can ingest your own live channels by creating your own bucket and add local stream URLs to it. You can also import the live channels that you have already ingested or shared by others by choosing “Import from existing channels”.  Follow the instruction below:

[Optional] Create a Timeshift Channel: Please check “Enable Timeshift” while creating the Live Channel buckets if you require the timeshift channels.You can input the nunber of hours you need for “Timeshift Period” and select the timeshift enabled channels to the timeshift channels buckets.  Follow the instruction below:

 

 

Step 2

If you created your own bucket, you need to use Live Channel Fingerprinting Tool to generate fingerprints of live channels on your local server.

Step 3

Create a Live Channel Detection project and add the buckets you want to use.

live tv channel detection project

Step 4

Save the “host”, “access_key”, “access_secret” of your project. You can find them in places shown below.

audio recognition key

Step 5

Follow one of our programming demos to recognize a tv channel. If you have project and bucket ready for test, we suggest you use iOS and Android Demo for quick test.

Step 6

See Live Channel Metadata to get familiar with the JSON structure of the response data for future development.