TV Mode / Billboard TV
Get rid of Cable and start making money from your TVs by making your digital signage TV or Live Stream focused and run ads alongside from local small businesses, your own business or special and more.
What is Billboard TV?
With DAM you can create your own TV network through our Digital Signage or Digital Billboard system. With the latest software you can program video content from any YouTube account to stream at a specific time and date within a 2-minute window to any Ad Server you control in your network. This is as close to having your broadcast studio as network TV as you can get without the need for FCC license or content copyrights.
You can also send ANY streamable video content as long as you have its address and it’s free to stream which is how many LIVE TV stations send their content to Roku, Amazon Fire Stick and websites like Netflix and Hulu.
This takes advertising to a new level and removes all the politics and legal red tape from media distribution. This new feature opens up all types of possibilities for information for you that makes DAM the best Digital Signage system on the planet for the investment and creating profit.
How can I use Billboard TV?
Let’s say you have a Digital Sign (Billboard) inside a Salon and there are people waiting to be served. Normally your digital signage would be displaying ads every 15 seconds which gets boring after a few minutes. Now you can break up these random ads with programmed content like Movies, TV Shows, Funniest Videos, Video Commercials, Sports, Weather, News and more.
You can also change the format of the digital signage system to be TV Mode only and just use the right side sponsor area for static ads. This way the content becomes 100% live video with static ads being the secondary focus. This is great for places where people have to sit and wait for long stretches of time.
The best thing is that you can now sell video content just like the large networks and have it displayed in a public place with no need for FCC approval or copyright royalties payments. The DAM system is privately owned showing publicly allowed content from YouTube, uploaded videos or live streams from all over the world which defeats all these restraints.
DAM Billboard TV Mode Setup
To set the system into Billboard TV Mode it takes two parts. Part one is a jpg image that’s named a specific way so the system knows what the second file to load that holds the long URL of a Live Stream. Below you see an example of what your image would be named to grab a text file named “filename000.txt”. Inside this text file, you create with something like Notepad would just one line of text that was the full URL of the live stream you want to be shown on the digital signage system. You can also use Youtube and Vimeo video URL too.
Container formats: 3GP,[a] ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska (MKV), MIDI,[b] QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, Blu-ray, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, DVB, HEIF, AVIF
Capture devices: Video4Linux (on Linux), DirectShow (on Windows), Desktop (screencast), Digital TV (DVB-C, DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-S2, DVB-T2, ATSC, Clear QAM)
Network protocols: FTP, HTTP, MMS, RSS/Atom, RTMP, RTP (unicast or multicast), RTSP, UDP, Sat-IP, Smooth Streaming
Network streaming formats: Apple HLS, Flash RTMP, MPEG-DASH, MPEG Transport Stream, RTP/RTSP ISMA/3GPP PSS, Windows Media MMS
Video coding formats: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, H.265/MPEG HEVC, AV1, HuffYUV, Indeo 3,[f] MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo 3&4,[g] Sorenson, Theora, VC-1,[h] VP5,[h] VP6,[h] VP8, VP9, DNxHD, ProRes and some WMV.
These two sample files are required to activate the TV Mode of your Digital Signage system