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Add/Manage Policy Rules

 

Introduction

How to Enable Policy

Adding Policy Rules for One Time Monetization

Adding Policy Rules for Subscription

Managing Policy Rules

How to Apply Policy Rules

 

Introduction

Add and manage different Policy Rules which you can use for different monetization method. Select a specific rule while adding a monetization method (i.e.  PPV , PPV Bundle, Voucher, Subscription etc.) You can add rules for content access duration, video resolution (i.e. HD, SD), number of views, device restriction and watch duration. You can apply the rules to a specific monetization plan where you can allow your users to watch HD/SD video, limit their content access period, number of views, access number of devices per subscription and/or watch period. You can add as many rules as you want for different monetization plans. 

How to Enable Policy

First, you need to enable policy in settings.

  • Go to “Monetization--> “Settings” in the CMS
  • Select the check box “Enable Policy” under “Policy”
  • Click on “Update

 

 

Adding Policy Rules for One Time Monetization

After enabling Policy, you can view “Policy Rules” menu in your CMS. You can add as many rules as you want for One Time Monetization plans (i.e. PPV, Voucher). 

  • To add new rules, go to “Policy Rules-->Add Rule” in your CMS
  • In the “Rule Name” field, type a name for the rule.
  • Type a short description about the rule in the “Short Description” field. (e.g. Watch content within 1 month for 2 times in HD resolution). 
  • In "Monetization Type", select "One Time Monetization" (i.e. PPV, Voucher)
  • In the "Access Duration" filed, mention for how long content can be accessed by users. You can mention the access duration in "Minutes", "Days" and "Months". If you will mention 2 days, then the users can access the content for 2  days after purchasing it.  
  • In the “Resolution” field, select the type of resolution from the drop-down (HD/SD). If you will select HD, then uses will view videos in HD resolution. If you select SD then users will see the content in SD resolution. 
  • Mention the number of views in the "Views" filed. If you will mention 3, then the users can watch a video for 3 times after purchasing it. 
  • In the "Watch Duration" field, mention the watch duration in "Minutes", "Hours" and "Days". If you will mention 10 hours, then the users can watch a video only for 10 hours once they start watching a video.
  • Finally, click on “Save

Note: Rule Name and Short Description are mandatory fields. All other fields (Access Duration, Resolution, Views and Watch Duration) are optional. You can select these fields according to your preference. If you will set Access Duration 1 month, Resolution to HD, Views to 2 and Watch Duration to 10 hours, then a user after purchasing a video, can watch it with in 1 month for 2 times in 10 hours and in HD resolution. 

 

 

Adding Policy Rules for Subscription

You can add Policy Rules for Subscription. Create rules to restrict the user to simultaneously stream content on restricted number of devices. After creating the rule, you can add it while creating the subscription plan. 

  • To add new rules, go to “Policy Rules” -->Add Rule” in the CMS
  • In the “Rule Name” field, type a name for the rule.
  • Type a short description about the rule in the “Short Description” field. (e.g. Buy this subscription plan for 4 devices)
  • In "Monetization Type" field, select "Subscription" from the drop-down. 
  • Type the number of devices in the "Restrict No. Of Devices" field. (This is specific to mobile devices, i.e. Mobile Phone, Tablet etc.)
  • In the "Restrict No. Of Simultaneous Streaming Devices" field, type the number of devices user can stream the content simultaneously (i.e. Laptop, Desktop, Tabs etc.) 
  • Click on "Save". 

Note: Rule Name, Short Description and Monetization Type are mandatory fields. The value of "Restrict No. Of Simultaneous Streaming Devices" should not be greater than "Restrict No. Of Devices". It should be same as "Restrict No. Of Devices" or less than that. 

 

 

 

Managing Policy Rules

After adding a Policy Rule, you can view it under “Manage Rules”. Here you can also edit or delete a policy rule.

  • Go to “Policy Rules-->Manage Rules” in your CMS
  • Click on "View Rules" to see a rule's Type and its Value
  • To edit a rule, click on “Edit Rule” on the extreme right side of the rule under Action
  • Make the necessary changes and click on “Update Rule
  • To delete a rule, click on “Delete Rule” under Action. (Note: You cannot delete a rule if it is already applied to any monetization plan)
  • When asked for confirmation, click on “Yes” to delete the rule

 

 

How to Apply Policy Rules

You can apply policy rules when adding different monetization methods. (i.e. PPV, PPV Bundle, Voucher, Subscription etc.) At the time of adding a monetization method, you can select the rule from the drop-down. (See Below Screenshot)

Note: Your users will not be able to see the rules. They can only view the description which you have mentioned during the creation of the rule. When they select any content, they will watch the content based on whatever policy rule is selected for that content.