Broadcast Monitoring and Best Practices
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Written by Cheyenne V.
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Broadcast Media Integration is an add-on feature that allows you to step forward into working with traditional media through a third type of search: Broadcast.

These searches pull in radio and television clips hosted by TVEyes. When opening the clip, you can view or listen to the original content, read the transcript, see information about the program, and more!

Currently, Broadcast Media is available for the US, UK, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Jamaica, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australian markets.

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Building a Broadcast-Specific Search

Building a broadcast search is a lot like building a social or editorial search with a few additional details to keep in mind.

To build a broadcast-specific search, follow the below steps:

  1. Click Explore in the left-hand navigation bar

  2. Click Create under Advanced search

  3. Add your search string

  4. Select Source type in the Filter navigation bar

  5. Click Broadcast

  6. Select Search

  7. Click Save

Variations of Keywords

TV and Radio hits pull in using closed captioning. Therefore, we want to be mindful of the variations a keyword can be captured. For instance, say you are a sports team looking to monitor when your team wins - your keyword for “won” can also be pulled in as “one,” so we will want to add both variations in our search string.

Excluding Keywords

After your initial Broadcast search, you may find some clips that need to be more relevant to what you want to monitor. We can exclude specific keywords or phrases by using the NOT operator.


Searching for a Specific Clip

If you have a specific broadcast clip in mind, create a refined search using the details you have for the clip.

Potential Keywords

For example, if the clip is of an interview with a university professor, we'd recommend searching for keywords such as the university's name, professor's name, terms relating to the person's title 'Professor,' terms about the topic being discussed, and terms relating to their area of study.

  1. Click Explore in the left-hand navigation bar

  2. Click Create under Advanced search

  3. Add your potential keywords

  4. Select Search

Refine Your Date

  1. Click Explore in the left-hand navigation bar

  2. Click Create under Advanced search

  3. Add your potential keywords

  4. Select Last 7 days in the top right-hand corner

  5. Refine to a specific populated date range or click Custom… if you know that exact date.

  6. Select Search

Refine to TV or Radio

  1. Click Explore in the left-hand navigation bar

  2. Click Create under Advanced search

  3. Add your potential keywords

  4. Select Last 7 days in the top right-hand corner

  5. Refine to a specific populated date range or click Custom… if you know that exact date.

  6. Select Source type in the Filter navigation bar

  7. Click the arrow next to Broadcast

  8. Select TV or Radio based on where you know the clip ran

  9. Select Search


Viewing Broadcast Content

Once you have found a clip you want to watch or listen to, select the Title of the clip.

You’ll be brought to a new tab that provides the clip to listen to or watch, a transcript of the clip, and audience information or viewership.


Trimming and Sharing a Broadcast Clip

As with editorial and social searches, there are quick pick and custom source selections. Under the Broadcast source type selection, Radio and Television are available.

  1. In your Explore search, select the Title of the clip you’d like to trim

  2. Select Editor in the top toolbar

  3. Using the Timeline Scroll Bar on the clip itself, drag to the section of the clip you want to start your trimmed version.

    1. Note: We recommend following along with the transcript to understand exactly what is being said at that particular point in the clip

  4. Select the green Set Start button.

  5. Repeat step three

  6. Select the red Set End button

  7. The Duration of the clip will then be displayed on your page.

  8. Select Next

  9. Select Finish

  10. A link to your trimmed clip will be provided. Copy that link

  11. Paste the new link in any format you would like to share it in

  12. Select Done

Note: These links can be shared with your colleagues and will play the content for up to 30 days after the clip initially aired.


Staying on Top of Your Broadcast Mentions

There are two different ways you can automatically receive notifications of your broadcast clips. Please note that if you have additional source types selected in your search, you will also receive hits from those sources in the following alerts.

Every Mention Alerts

  1. Select Alerts on the left-hand navigation bar

  2. Select Ever Mention

  3. Click Create Alert

  4. Click Next

  5. Click Add search

  6. Select the search or searches you want to receive an every-mention alert for

  7. Select Ok

  8. Edit Content Settings as needed

  9. Add up to 10 email addresses for those who want to receive these alerts.

  10. Select Save

Digest Reports

  1. Select Report in the left-hand navigation bar

  2. Select Digest reports

  3. Click Create Report in the top right-hand corner

  4. Give the report a Title

  5. Select Inputs

  6. Add the search or searches you would like to create a digest report for

  7. Add recipients of this report

  8. Select Save


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