Get Started with Broadcast Monitoring

See how to use your broadcast search to find specific clips and how you can follow channels or podcasts

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Written by Whitney W.
Updated over a week ago

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 the broadcast feature is enabled in your account, you will have the option to choose from Broadcast under Source Type within your search.

Via the Explore tab:

  1. Select 'Create' under Keyword Search. If you are familiar with Boolean you can 'Create' within Advanced Search.

  2. Type in your keywords, select update results.

  3. Next, select the 'Source Type' dropdown

  4. Select 'Broadcast' - If you would like to specify between Radio OR TV, select the arrow next the to results.

  5. Click 'Update Results'

To Save this Broadcast Search:

  1. Select Save

  2. Type in Search Name

  3. Select Broadcast Search

  4. Save

Your broadcast search has now been saved under your saved searches.

Note: If you are using an Advanced Search - all 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

Identifying 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:

sourcename:" ... "

e.g. sourcename:"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:

sourcename:"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 Broadcast source type selection, Radio and Television are available.

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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