Welcome to your go-to-guide on global broadcast media integration. The article below will cover the following:

Looking to clip to size, share or archive your broadcast clip? Check out our dedicated article here.

What is Broadcast Media Integration?

Broadcast Media Integration is an add-on feature which allows you to take a 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 will be able to view or listen to the original content, read the transcript, see information about the program, and more!

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

Setting up Searches

Once this feature is enabled on your account, you will have the option to pick from News, Social, or Broadcast as your content type when you create a search.

Within Search:

  • Via the 'I'm Searching For' dropdown menu, Select Broadcast

  • Enter your first search term into the search box. Hit Enter. If you are familiar with Boolean please select 'Advanced Search' from the right-hand side.

  • Refine your search to TV or Radio via the source base in the top right corner

  • Select Save


All of the boolean functionality you are familiar with applies to searches for Broadcast content and we enrich this content as we do with editorial (topic, author, sentiment, etc.). To read more on setting up Boolean Searches, read this article here.

Additionally, broadcast data can be used in all of the dashboard widgets with the exception of the AVE widget.

Looking for a Specific Station

Identifing a single broadcast station can help you target your monitoring to key media locations or filter out unwanted stations that are coming into your results.

To refine your broadcast clips to a single publication, please use the following boolean operator with the name of the station:

metaData.source.name:" ... "

e.g. metaData.source.name:"ABC" would bring in clips from all TV and Radio stations that have ABC in their name.

If we are looking for mentions of Higher Education or University across the radio station 'ABC Radio National', we would write the following search string:

metaData.source.name:"ABC Radio National" AND ("Higher Education" or University)

Note: It is common for broadcast stations to include numbers with their names, such as 2GB Radio. When searching for a television station it is important to note that these number can be written as digits or words, such as 'Channel 10' or 'Channel Ten'.

Source Selection

As with editorial and social searches, there are quick pick and custom source selections. Under the quick pick source selections, Radio and Television are available. All of the other Search functionality is available for Broadcast searches as well.


Podcasts- What you need to know

We have recently expanded our partnership with TV Eyes to include podcast content. Read below for more information on the recent expansion!

Our top ranking podcasts are sourced from the largest U.S.-based directory for podcast listening. Thousands of new episodes are added and transcribed daily for search and discovery.

Currently you have access to about 25,000 Podcasts and that is growing (90% US Based, 10% International). This also includes 16 languages and dialects including English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. For specific sources, you can check the Apple Podcast directory.

If you are tracking Podcasts, you will have access to the following information:

  • Podcast Title

  • Podcast Publish Date

  • Podcast Description

  • Link to Source

  • Link to Audio File

  • Podcast Duration

  • Exact pinpoint of keyword mention & playback

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