/channels

Channels are playlists of videos. These playlist can be published inside a player as JSON or published as RSS feeds. Use these calls to create new channels, search for channels, manage the channel properties (title, description etc.) and delete channels.

Types of Channels

There are several types of channels: manual, dynamic, trending, feed, search, and article matching. The type is selected upon creation and cannot be changed afterwards.

Warning

Article Matching, feed, search, and trending type channels must be enabled per account. Please contact us to get your account upgraded.

  • Article matching playlists insert contextually relevant videos into your articles. Filtering rules apply, including tag rules (inclusion and exclusion) and recency filtering.
  • Dynamic channels are automatically kept up to date by the system. They are compiled based on the specified rules (e.g. all videos that are tagged with soccer, ordered by date, only including videos added in the last 30 days). These rules are part of the properties of dynamic channels.
  • Feed channels return a set of recommended videos based on a currently-playing source video. The JW Recommendations Engine continually updates a channel’s results. They are also filtered based on the specified rules (e.g. all videos that are tagged with soccer, only including videos added in the last 30 days). These rules are part of the properties of feed channels. Feed channels are known as ‘Similar Video Playlists’ in our customer dashboard.
  • Manual channels are ordered by the user manually. Using the /channels/videos API calls, videos should be added to, positioned in and removed from a channel.
  • Search channels contain videos ordered by similarity to a search term or phrase. Videos can also be filtered based on the specified tag inclusion and exclusion rules (e.g. all videos that are tagged with soccer) as well as the publish time of the videos (recency). These rules are part of the properties of search channels.
  • Trending channels contain videos ordered by by the recent popularity of a video. The are automatically updated by the system. They are also filtered based on the specified rules (e.g. all videos that are tagged with soccer, ordered by date). These rules are part of the properties of trending channels.