The Planet eStream Freeview Scheduler is built around a simple HTML5 based electronic programme guide (EPG) that will be familiar to your users for ease of use. The scheduler offers your educators an easy way to record their own curriculum relevant TV and radio content to use as learning resources. Once content has been recorded, it is automatically stored in your Planet eStream media library and is accessible on demand. Users can access the browser based scheduler from any device including IOS and Android.
"The functionality and flexibility of the Freeview recording system is by far the best I have seen. Staff manage the recording and scheduling of content, from both PC and mobile devices, simply and easily with only a few minutes of user training. " Carl Wood – Assistant Network Manager – Oakham School
Users can record from any number of Freeview television and radio channels (DVB-T). All selected channels can then be buffered for up to a month* enabling your users to retrospectively tag a programme to record.
* See section under Administrative Control for full details.
"The best feature for me personally has been the fact that we can buffer programmes - I can't tell you how many times a tutor would ask if we'd recorded a programme and we'd missed it. Now we can, almost always, say "Yes, we did!" To give an example of this. A few weeks ago a tutor asked if we'd recorded a programme that aired four days before. I was able, to go into eStream and add it straight away while she was there and she was able to watch it in her classroom a couple of hours later. This is just brilliant!. " Simon Mapp, Learning Centre Assistant, Coleg Cambria
The ability to search the programme guide and take advantage of features such as ‘series link’ make scheduling recordings easy and reduce the chances of key programmes being missed. The buffering capability of Planet eStream is a fantastic resource and a great way of making sure that your educators will never have to miss out on recording curriculum content.
"Planet eStream has completely transformed the way we create, record and share video resources across all departments. Teachers often arrive in college saying, ‘I saw a great programme last night which I’d like to share with the class – can you find it?’ With Planet eStream, we can accommodate this kind of request instantly." Naomi Elliott, Head of Library and Learning Resources, Bath College
Organisations that opt for a locally hosted Planet eStream solution will have the ability to select any number of DVB-T channels to record for their own specified buffering period. There are different storage options available to facilitate different requirements for buffering, so you should liaise with our sales team at point of sale to discuss your options.
Organisations that opt for a cloud hosted Planet eStream solution will have access to our cloud Freeview Scheduler. Your users will have access to 37 pre-selected channels that buffer all programmes for up to 21 days.
Both cloud and local solutions allow administrators to set restrictions on what is recorded, offering the ability to exclude programmes based on keywords. Once you have set these restrictions, these programmes will not be available for your users to record.
All recordings will automatically include the subtitles where available and viewers will have the option to toggle these on and off.
TV and Radio Recording with Planet eStream is simple, watch how in this short video.
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