Create Ticker


Tickers are entities in the Campaign Manager used for displaying static and dynamic text content. The main advantage of the ticker is that it could be created and displayed separately of the campaign, and it could run over multiple campaigns.

To open Ticker workspace, click on the icon in the red square like in the picture below:

Create Ticker

After clicking on the icon, the following window will appear:

Initially, there are three ways to create ticker:

1To click on the Big Plus Icon in the red square
2To click on the line new in the blue square
3Right-click on the Ticker workspace, then click on Create New in the green square

After choosing one of the ways for creating Ticker, the following window will appear:

Enter the name of the Ticker, click Create, and then the following window will appear:

Tickers are standalone entities which contain five sections: What, When, Where, Settings and History. The default view of opened or created Ticker is What Section.

What Section

What Section is divided in two parts: Content and Ticker Property. This section is responsible for entering and modifying Ticker’s content.


Content part is responsible for entering text content for the Ticker. This sections is divided on Static Content and Automatic Content. The default view of the Content part is Static Content.

Static Content is responsible for displaying static text. Textbox for entering static text is under Static Content subtab.

Automatic Content is responsible for displaying rss feeds.

To add rss feed click on the Add button under Automatic Content sub tab, and the following window will appear.

Replace with another rss url then click Ok. Newly added rss feed will be available under Automatic Content.

To delete an rss feed, select the rss and click on the Remove button, like in the picture below:

Ticker Property

Ticker Property is responsible for changing appearances, styles of the Ticker bar and text content. Features for changing appearances and styles are located in two places: part are below Ticker Property sub section, and others are in the navigation bar. To open it, click on the icon in the red square.

Options under the Ticker Property are numbered from one to six, while the 7th represents the Additional Ticker properties.

Explanation for the options is in the list below:

1HeightThis slide bar adjust the height of the Ticker bar
2WidthThis slide bar adjust the width of the Ticker bar, which by default is on maximum to cover the whole screen
3Scroll Speed
4Refresh Rate (Min)
5Item Display Settings (Sec)
6Text and Ticker bar editor
7Additional Ticker propertiesAdditional Ticker properties can be found in the navigation menu in the red square number 7

After opening Additional Ticker properties, the following slide menu will appear.

For every Ticker property, there is a description in the table below:

Ticker optionDescription
Drop Shadow
Show DatetimeShow date and time in the ticker bar
Right to leftRight alignment of the text
Show channel imageShow default channel image
Ticker Logo ImageAdd picture in the ticker bar next to the ticker text area
Ticker background ImageAdd picture in the background of the ticker bar
Background Image StyleChange the displaying style of the Ticker Background Image
AlignmentTicker bar alignment for
Gradient StyleChoose the direction of color gradient
Animation StyleChoose the appearing animation for the text in the Ticker bar

When Section

The When section gives information for the starting and the ending time of the ticker. In the bottom of the when section workspace, there's information like Total play time of the ticker, Description, Total occurrences of the ticker and etc.

Specific schedule can be added from the ribbon tab to the when section, Basic schedule or Recurrent schedule can be created for individual ticker.The schedule type part is used to choose between Basic or Recurrent schedule. There are two buttons from we can choose the Schedule type.

The Basic Schedule type has schedule range tab like on the picture. Starts and ends fields are available, from calendar box start and end dates can be selected, time can be added manually from the keyboard.

After selecting Recurrent Schedule type, new Recurrent Schedule Editor window opens up.

In this window, the Recurrent Schedule can be created with specific conditions. This editor window has three parts: Schedule range, Daily play times pattern and Recurrence pattern. In Schedule range, start date can be selected from the calendar box. There are two radio buttons available for the end date:

1. “End after X occurrences” - number of occurrences can be added to the white box

2. “End by date” - from calendar box end date can be selected

The Daily play times pattern include various options. The First options is “Occurs once at specific time” (the value is provided by the user entering appropriate time in the white box). The other option is “Occurs every”. When this radio button is selected, the white box became enabled with dropdown menu to choose: hours, minutes or seconds. Two new fields appears under dropdown menu called: “Between” and “And” (these fields define the time range when the ticker will occur).

Two radio buttons are available in the bottom of this section:

1. Single loop – ticker will play once

2. Looping for – ticker will play for time defined by the user

The Recurrence pattern part allows to choose: Daily (Every X days, every weekday), Weekly, Monthly and Yearly pattern. Selecting any of provided options appropriate settings will be opened.

If recurrent schedule type is selected in when section, pattern tab is available. As soon as “Edit Recurrence” option becomes available, select this option to edit recurrence for the ticker. In the “Schedule Range” section, starts and ends date can be selected from calendar boxes.

The schedule exception is used to define an exception to the starting and ending schedule. An exception can be added only in the frame of the starting and ending time.

The “Addition” option is used to add extra time in a day and the “Exclusion” is used to exclude a portion of the time. The “Remove” button is used to remove an addition or exclusion. The “Remove All” button is used to remove all exceptions.

Where Section

Target channel is added to where section. This section is divided into two parts: Available Channels list and Targeted Channels list. If the project has existing channels, then these channels will appear under available channels list.

By default, target channel list will be empty. Between these two parts, there are few buttons: Add selected channel, add all available channels, Remove selected channel and Remove all targeted channels. Using this buttons, one or multiple channels (using SHIFT or Ctrl key from keyboard) or all channels can be moved from available list to target list and vice versa. The channels are moved from one list to another, and is removed from the source list and added to the destination list. The same channel cannot exist in both lists.


In this area are shown some settings for the ticker. This section contains two parts: Ticker Details and Remote Interaction.

Ticker Details

Ticker Details shows a textbox to change the name of the ticker. Edited value should show when the ticker was last edited. Priority by default should be normal. Priority can be changed from the combo box. It will include the following values: lowest, low, normal, high and highest.

Remote Interaction

Remote interaction is the second part in Settings section. This settings enable a user to remotely turn on or turn off a published tickers from the player. Two options can be selected under this settings: Default published behavior is Active and Default published behavior is Inactive.

History Section

History shows all the changes that have been done to this ticker. History list view shows the entities described in the table bellow:

Field NameDescription
Entity nameEntity name will be the name of the ticker
Entity typeentity type will be always Ticker, in History will be listed different entity types
Verbverb will depend on what action has been taken (such as create, modify, delete etc.)
Descriptiondescription will state what change was done to the ticker
Useruser denotes the user that made those changes
IP addressIP address shows the IP address of the machine where the changes was carried out
Created on timewhile created on shows the date/time of when the action is preformed on the ticker

There is a search box in the history section. Bellow the search box there are three buttons: Selected user, Selected date and Selected verb, which gives filtered results for the history. By selecting any row in the history table, these buttons become enabled. The first button gives results for the history filtered by selected user, the second one gives results filtered by selected date and the last button gives results filtered by the selected verb. When selecting any of these buttons, the yellow bar appears under the search box with a link to retrieve all items. Select that link to retrieve all items in the history list or select the button again to retrieve all items.