TV Station setup on our wowza control panel

After you order TV Station you will receive an email with the link to the wowza control panel and login information, login to the control panel click on the overview icon  and you enter your service overview:

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There are a number of links on the right menu, configure, restart, stop, reporting, TV Station, File manager and player links.

I suggest you don’t make any changes on the configuration, the important buttons are “File Manager” were you upload your video files, and “TV Station” were you create a playlist and schedule when to start it date and time and when to stop it. You should create 2 or 3 playlists.

Reporting will give you information on the videos seen, traffic, connections and so on. On the top menu there are some links which provide information on how many viewers you have online which countries and bandwidth used.

Click on File Manager to upload or drag your videos to the server. Videos must be in flv or mp4 format. You can use a ftp software to upload the videos, but the but click on the video and drag it to the server is probably easier.

Now go back to Service Overview and click “TV Station”

on the TV station page you create a playlist, and schedule the date and time to start and date and time to stop. Add the videos and save the playlist, after that you need to restart the service so changes take effect.

When adding the videos you will see on the left the videos uploaded “Available Media” and you need to move the ones you want to the right “Build Your Playlist” some videos may have a exclamation mark, that means the bitrate on the video is higher then the allowed on your package, you better delete this videos from the server and convert them again with the correct bitrate.

after you moved the videos you want to your playlist, save it then restart the server, now at schedule time your videos will start streaming, we suggest that you create at least 3 or 4 playlists.

Go back to the service and click Media Player so you can grab the jwplayer code to paste it on your site.

But the TV Station is not only schedule playlists, you can interrupt and make a live broadcast, on service overview at the bottom there is the RTMP for the FMLE or wirecast, whatever encoder you use, the stream name, username and the password. For instructions on how live streaming is done see this post.

For further instructions on how to use our wowza control panel check the links below:

1- Live streaming

2- TV Station

3- Ondemand Streaming

4- IP Camera Re-Streaming