The All Channels view displays your channels as cards on a board with visual indicators at the top right of each channel card to distinguish between draft channels, published channels, on air channels and off air channels.
The state your channel is in depends on how far along in the channel publishing process you are, and how far along in the broadcasting process you are. The channel state map below shows the state journey your channel will go through. Notice that your channel can enter the draft state at any point if you wish to make changes, but those changes must be published in order to be visible on your channel broadcast.
The first state is the draft state. This is the state of any pre-published channel.
Channels in draft state can be edited freely by selecting the “Edit Timeline” option from the All Channels view.
Channels in a draft state will also have draft rundowns for you to confirm before you publish.
You will see a red badge icon over the “View Draft Rundown” icon on the All Channels channel card to indicate if you have unpublished drafts pending. See Draft vs Published Channel State. See also Preview & Publishing.
Once you’ve published your channel, it is in a Published state. Channels in a published state can only be edited by opening a new draft state and publishing the draft to apply updates. Channels in a published state will have published rundowns for you to access.
You may also see a red badge icon over the “View Draft Rundown” icon, which indicates you have unpublished drafts pending. See also Preview & Publishing.
Channels can also have states of On Air or Off Air. An On Air state indicates the channel state for published channels that are currently on air/broadcasting. Once broadcasting has initiated, the All Channels view will update to show the “on air” channel state in the top right of the channel card.
Once a channel’s broadcasting time has lapsed and the broadcast has ended, the channel is in an Off Air state. The All Channels view will update to show the “off air” channel state in the top right of the channel card.