Magine Pro Glossary

Modified on Fri, 19 Jul 2019 at 04:33 PM

When working in the Magine Pro Console you will come across some specific words. Here are our definitions:


MediaMediaThe content assets that are being played. There are four kinds of media: Channels, Broadcasts, Live and VODs.

ChannelChannels are linear live streams.


Broadcasts are the individual programs that are being aired on a channel at a certain time.

ChannelAsset ID
Unique ID number that identifies the actual live program.

Stream IDUnique ID number that identifies the continuous channel feed. You will get the Stream ID from us.

EPGElectronic program guide

Start overPossibility to rewind a live program

Catch up

Possibility to play a program after it was aired

Live event
Live is as the name implies a live-streamed event. Compared to linear channels, a live media asset is time-limited and will not go on forever. Think about it as a football match, a concert, a speaker event, etc.

Files that can be played at any time.

Metadata asset
The file containing all information about a media file e.g. production year, cast, director, PG age rating, availability.

Source ID

Unique ID number of the metadata file

KindDefines the type of the metadata asset that can be used to define how it can be used and what kind of data you can add to it etc. Available “Kinds”: Movie, Show, Episode, Program, Clip.

MovieThe Kind of the metadata asset is “Movie”. On a Movie, you can add e.g. Cast, Director, Genres etc.

ShowThe Kind of the metadata asset is “Show”. I.e a TV Serie. Information about the entire series can be added to the Show, and all episodes of the same series needs to be linked to it.

EpisodeThe Kind of the metadata asset is “Episode”. An individual episode of a series. Needs to be linked to a Show.

ProgramThe Kind of the metadata asset is “Program”. Can be used for assets that don’t fall under the other kinds, e.g. News programs or sports events.

ClipThe Kind of the metadata asset is “Clip”. Currently not being used in the template service.

CollectionA set of metadata assets put together based on categories or types e.g. genre

Display type
Defines how the different platforms should visually render a collection.

Data typeDefines how collections are populated, e.g. by adding a manual list or by matching labels between the metadata asset and the collection

FeaturedA collection display type that displays the first Metadata asset that is available for the user with a big 16:9 image

Movies VODA collection display type that uses images of type “Poster”.

Continue watching

A collection that gathers all started assets so that a user can continue where she left off.

Entitled contentA collection display type to show how long a user will have access to content that they have bought.

BookmarksA collection display that is part of the watchlist feature. If this display type is used and the user has added content to the watchlist, they will also be able to remove the content from it.

Genre BrowseA display type used when the collection will consist of other collections. E.g. a collection of different genres.

ViewA view will be used as a separate page in the service. The view can either be populated with other collections vertically or by channels in an EPG grid.

LabelLabels can be added to Metadata assets. These can then be used by e.g. Collections or Packs to select

GenreGenres to classify content. All genres of a metadata asset will automatically be added as a label e.g. if the genre “Action” is added, there will be a label “genre_Action”.

Available contentRefers to linear content. Only broadcasts that have been previously aired and have catch up rights.

AdvertisementVAST tagA third-party ad tag generated by an ad server

Pre-rollAdvertisement that is played before the asset

MidrollAdvertisement that is played in the middle of the asset at specified timestamps.

Interval-rollAdvertisement that is played in the middle of a channel at specified intervals.

Post-rollAdvertisement that is played after the asset
OffersOfferThis is your marketing tool where you define the countries, the price, the currency and the type (subscription, rental, etc.) for a package.

SubscriptionA defined period during which a user has access to a package which will renew itself automatically for the same period if not cancelled. Typically monthly or yearly subscriptions are offered.

RentalA defined period during which a user has access to an asset. When the period ends the user loses access automatically. Typical for TVOD with e.g. 48 hours access.

EST (Electronic Sell Through)A user buys the right to access an asset whenever and how often she likes. The period is defined in the licence agreement.

Trial A period where a customer gets access to the content for free to test it

Third-party offerAn offer that is linked to another offer in a third party system where the billing and entitlement are handled.
PacksPackA bundle of content
PromotionsCampaignA defined discount for an offer

Promotion code

The code that needs to be consumed in a user account to receive the discount

UserUserIDA unique ID that identifies a user

OpenIDA unique method used to login to the service e.g. email

LocaleUsers language setting used in the service if supported

TagPossibility to manually mark a user account.

EntitlementThe right to access a certain content/package
PaymentsRecurringA transaction that is repeated in specific intervals

RenewedThe user is given access to certain content for a new period after a successful recurring payment

Hard cancelled

The access to the content is removed immediately.

Soft cancelledThe access to the content is removed at the end of the billing period.
ConfigurationDevice limitThe number of devices a customer can connect to their account and use to watch content

Offline contentThe possibility to download an asset to a mobile device to watch without an internet connection.

Picture in PictureA small video window that continues playing an asset while the user browses the content in the service

Concurrent Sessions

Number of streams or assets that can be started simultaneously with one account

GeoblockingRestricting the access to an asset based on the location of a user through white or blacklisting of countries

Seek stepsThe time period for fast-forwarding and rewinding buttons


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