QotD 11/29/2010 - Will stations need to monitor COVE video objects to make sure they display correctly in Merlin?

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Will stations need to monitor COVE video objects to make sure they display correctly in Merlin?

Yes. Although Merlin has been designed to seamlessly ingest COVE Pro content, it is still important that stations monitor the objects that are being automatically passed from one application to the other. Even though the metadata information supplied by COVE Pro will be identical to what surfaces in Merlin, it could still be displayed in a less than ideal way. For example, if your COVE video titles are simply episode numbers, your station may want to consider revising its metadata to make title headlines more appealing when those videos surface in Merlin. Your station will also need to be sure that promotional objects are labeled properly and do not appear to be duplicates of other Merlin content.

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