DCR Podcasts in Digital

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Steps

This document assumes you have implemented Digital Audio with Live AM/FM stream measurement. It outlines the new parameters you will use to implement podcast measurement with the DCR content type.

  1. Send a list of your podcasts or programs to your TAM
  2. Update the parameters you use to call the SDK play and playheadPosition. Reference the appropriate Changes for Podcast Measurement below.
  3. Obtain Nielsen Podcast certification once your changes are complete and tested
  4. Complete a Production License with your Nielsen Account Representative

Library

Use the same library as Digital Audio, live AM/FM stream measurement.

Changes for Podcast Measurement

play

Continue to use play to pass the channel descriptor information through the channelName parameter when the user taps the Play button on the player.

loadMetadata

Use loadMetadata to pass 'content' Digital Measurement Metadata. The CMS data must be passed as a JSON object.

     (void) loadMetadata :(id)metadata;

Refer to loadMetadata for the list of parameters to be passed in the JSON object.

Note: The loadMetadata call after the first play call must have ‘content’ details ("type": "content"). This call should occur before any preroll ad starts playing.

playheadPosition for "content"

You will continue to use playheadPosition to pass the position of the playhead while the content is being played; however, you will pass the relative position from the beginning of the file.

     (void) playheadPosition: (long long) playheadPos
Key Description Values Required? (Y/N) Example
On-Demand Audio Position taken from beginning of the content in seconds. Client-defined Yes Current player position from beginning of the content.

playheadPosition Syntax Example for iOS

    CMTime curTime=[player currentTime];
    long pos=CMTimeGetSeconds(curTime);
    [nAppApiObject playheadPosition:pos];

API Parameters Example

Convert the API calls below to the OS and language requirements for your platform.

Call play with channelName JSON as below.

{
   "channelName": "KABC-FM Morning Show"
}

Call loadMetadata with JSON metadata for content as below.

{
  "type": "content",
  "assetid": "pod345-67483",
  "program": "KABC MorningShow",
  "title": "20171125: HR1",
  "length": "3600",
  "segB": "CustomSegmentValueB",                        // station call letters and band are optional here                   
  "segC": "CustomSegmentValueC",
  "isfullepisode": "y",
  "airdate": "20171125 06:00:00",
  "adloadtype": "2",
  “pipmode”:“false”,                  
  "progen":"GV"
}

Call playheadPosition every one second until a pause / stop.

Type Sample code Description
Start of stream [nielsenMeter play: channelName]; // channelName contains JSON metadata of program being played
[nielsenMeter loadMetadata: contentMetadataObject]; // contentMetadataObject contains the JSON metadata for the content being played
Content [nielsenMeter playheadPosition: position]; // playheadPosition is position of the playhead while the content is being played
End of Stream [nielsenMeter end]; // Content playback is completed.

Call playheadPosition every two seconds until a pause / stop / another loadMetadata is called. Playhead should be passed for the entire duration of ad pod, if the ad pod details are passed as part of loadMetadata.

The sample API sequence can be used as a reference to identify the specific events that need to be called during content and ad playback.

Type Sample code Description
Start of stream [nielsenMeter play: channelName]; // channelName contains JSON metadata of channel/video name being played
[nielsenMeter loadMetadata: contentMetadataObject]; // contentMetadataObject contains the JSON metadata for the content being played
Preroll [nielsenMeter loadMetadata: prerollMetadataObject]; // prerollMetadataObject contains the JSON metadata for the preroll ad
[nielsenMeter playheadPosition: position]; // position is position of the playhead while the preroll ad is being played
[nielsenMeter stop]; // Call stop after preroll occurs
Content [nielsenMeter loadMetadata: contentMetadataObject]; // contentMetadataObject contains the JSON metadata for the content being played
[nielsenMeter playheadPosition: position]; // position is position of the playhead while the content is being played
[nielsenMeter stop]; // Call stop after the content is paused (ad starts)
Midroll [nielsenMeter loadMetadata: midrollMetadataObject]; // midrollMetadataObject contains the JSON metadata for the midroll ad
[nielsenMeter playheadPosition: position]; // position is position of the playhead while the midroll ad is being played
[nielsenMeter stop]; // Call stop after midroll occurs
Content (End of stream) [nielsenMeter loadMetadata: contentMetadataObject]; // contentMetadataObject contains the JSON metadata for the content being played
[nielsenMeter playheadPosition: position]; // position is position of the playhead while the content is being played
[nielsenMeter end]; // Called at the end of content
Postroll [nielsenMeter loadMetadata: postrollMetadataObject]; // postrollMetadataObject contains the JSON metadata for the postroll ad
[nielsenMeter playheadPosition: position]; // position is position of the playhead while the postroll ad is being played
[nielsenMeter stop]; // Call stop after postroll occurs

Note: Each Ad playhead should reset or begin from 0 at ad start. When content has resumed following an ad break, playhead position must continue from where previous content segment was left off.

Nielsen Measurement Opt-Out Implementation

Opt-out implementation for podcasts is the same as live AM/FM stream measurement.

Technical Guides

Type OS DCR Implementation Guide SDK Documentation
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Video
iOS
DCR Video iOS SDK iOS SDK API Reference
Android
DCR Video Android SDK Android SDK API Reference
Technical Guides
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Digital Measurement Onboarding Digital Measurement Metadata
Digital Measurement Testing Digital Measurement Interruption Scenarios
Digital Measurement FAQ
Digital Pre-Certification Checklist App SDK Digital Pre-Certification Checklist Browser SDK