Channels must be described adequately and their viewing schedules identified. In some pay-TV systems, this task is extremely complex.
Some TAM providers obligate channel operators to encode their channels and programmes especially for measurement, a time-consuming and costly process with which many don’t comply, becoming unmeasurable. Others use alternative means of automated identification, also with poor reliability.
RPD systems use the pay-TV operator’s channel identification, which can range from simple and reliable (when the channel lineup rarely changes and a stable, standard channel identifier such as the DVB triad is used) to incomplete and maddeningly complex (entirely lacking a stable identifier and other essential metadata, such as the channel and feed name).
We successfully provide channel management even in these most complex environments.