How to Upload Your Show Episodes Once Your Show Is Set Up

THIS INFORMATION APPLIES ONCE YOU HAVE REQUESTED AND RECEIVED CONFIRMATION THAT YOUR SHOW FOLDER HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE PEGMEDIA ADMIN TEAM Please see details on requesting show setup at http://www.pegmedia.org/index.php?q=node/17. This step MUST be completed before you try to upload as it creates the area where your content will be stored.

Once we have set up your show folder, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to your show detail page. You can also find that link by going to the link Quick List of All Shows in the right-hand column of this website.

On your Show Detail page, at the bottom are instructions on how to upload your files together with a file selection and upload dialog.

There are two easy steps: 1) You will upload the files and 2) You will turn them into episodes.

Uploading your episodes

To upload your episodes, go to your show page as outlined above. You will need to be logged in with the username you specified on show setup as the producer. At the bottom you should see an upload box. Follow the instructions in the text included with the upload box to select files and upload. You can upload multiple episodes at one time.

After you have uploaded your episode(s)

Once you have uploaded your episodes to the server, they are put into a holding area. When you are satisfied that the episode is uploaded completely and named appropriately, you can include it as an episode in your show folder. To do that, go to your show on PegMedia.org by clicking on the show name in QUICK LIST OF All SHOWS, located on the right sidebar of the website.

If your file has uploaded properly, you should see a header on your show description that says:

Attention Show Producer: This show has hold episode files. Please click here to view and/or process.

Click that link and you will be guided through the process of making an episode out of that file or replacing the file in a current episode. You can rename the file and add episode description information.

TURNING OFF "HIDE" WHEN YOUR SHOW IS READY FOR STATIONS TO DOWNLOAD

When your show is first set up, we will also have checked the "Hide" check box for the show, so it's not yet visible to stations until you have content up and ready for download and you have made sure all your descriptions are accurate.

Once you're ready to make the show public, go to QUICK LIST OF ALL SHOWS click on your show to bring up the show detail page (don't go to an episode, but to the show page). At the bottom of the show description, you will see a link for Producer Show Edit. Click that link to get to the show edit page. Uncheck the "Hide" check box. Click the Save button and your show will be public.

Note: If your show is hidden and you are logged on as a PegMedia user other than the one set up as producer of the show, you won't see the show at all. Make sure you are first logged on as the producer.

It's not only your episode content, but also what you say about your episode:

It is up to each producer to use the best possible text in the description of their shows and episodes if they would like as many stations as possible to be broadcasting their shows. This text will be used by the stations to decide if the episode is of interest and also by them for their programming schedule descriptions and any PR they might do. Usually, it should be a paragraph or two of engaging text.

Tracking downloads of your shows:

As a producer, once you have uploaded your show episodes, you can go to your show listing in and, at the bottom of the page is additional information that only you can see, such as total downloads, who is downloading, etc. This will allow you to get a feeling as to how your show is being received by the stations.