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Get Your OTT Channel Started in Minutes

Let us help you get your basic OTT Channel site up and running quickly and easily! Let's go!

Welcome to Endavo. We’re thrilled you’re here! Endavo helps you create your own OTT Channel, broadcast Live Interactive Events, and so much more. But best of all, you'll be able to monetize your channel your way!

But, before you build your digital empire with all the advanced Endavo features at your fingertips, let’s GET YOU STARTED 🚀…

This is all you need to get started: 

  • Your site Logo. Preferred logo size for your Web App logo is minimum 100px height for best display. We auto-reduce the size to 40px on the Web App, so your logo should look satisfactory at 40px height, preferably a horizontal format (L > H), like this one (Learn More):

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  • Banners for your home page. Start with one or two, you can add more later. You will learn to use home page banners to promote and link directly to content, events, etc. Your Banner size should be 1920 x 685 (or same ratio), like this one:

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  • Graphics for your Channel. You need 2 sizes, Banner and Landscape. Your Banner size should be 1920 x 685 (or same ratio) and your Landscape graphic should be 1920 x 1080 (or same ratio), like these: 

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  • Your amazing Videos, of course! It's best to have at least 5 videos to add to your channel to fill a home page, but you can start with as many or few as you have ready now.

You can CLICK HERE to see a demo OTT Channel site, so you can see what your basic site should look like once set up. 

Now that you have the basic ingredients, Let's Get Started and you'll be up and running in 5 easy steps! 🚀🚀

NOTE: when you first log in, you’ll use the tabs at the top of your screen to navigate the Endavo dashboard:

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Step 1. Add a Logo to your site. Go to Apps > App Options > Main App (or other App Options if you've created)


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    • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Edit. Under General Options, click Choose File beside Logo Image and upload your file. Once you upload your logo, click Save at bottom of page.
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Step 2. Add Home Page Banners to your site for branding and promotion.

    • Banners - upload one or more 1920 x 685 banners you'd like to put on your home page, By clicking Banners > Add New. Complete the form and upload your file (check both size boxes). If you already have a home page Banner Group created, add the Banner to the group. If you are using the Banner to promote a channel or content, add a Link as shown below.
QUICK TIP: For new OTT Channel Trial accounts, we have already added a Banner Group that is already assigned to your Web App. You can just add Banners to the Home Page Slider group or create your own Banner Group. If you create a new group, you must assign it to your App Options in order for it to be published to the respective App (see below):

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    • Banner Groups - if you would like to create a new banner group (optional) that you can apply to your Web App, then simply click Banner Groups > Add New to create a new group. You can add existing Banners to your new Banner Group after you Save it or you can add Banners to Banner Groups on the Banner edit screen (shown above). 
    • Add new Banner Group to Apps (optional) by clicking App Options > (Main App) > Edit. On the edit screen, go to Homepage Sliders section to change your Banner Group, then click Save once changed. 

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Step 3. Add your Channels. All videos and events must belong to a Channel, so it's a good idea to create your initial Channels before uploading videos or adding live events. Create your Channel by clicking Channels > Add New. To set up a basic channel you just need to complete a few things on the Channel setup/edit screen (you can edit later to add more options). 

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    • Add Channel Title.
    • Type - choose Standard unless you are planning to upload episodic content into a season that gets added to a Series. 
    • Available For - choose Guests unless you want members or subscribers only to have access to the channel. 
    • Landscape Images - here you will do 2 uploads: upload your 1920 x 1080 Landscape image and check the Landscape and Background boxes; after saving Channel, then edit Channel to add your 1920 x 685 Banner image and check the Banner box. 
    • Description - add your channel information here.
Step 4. Upload your Videos. Getting videos added to your Channel is a 2-step process:  Upload and Activate.
    • Upload - easily upload your files from your hard drive, Dropbox or Google Drive account. FTP can be used for large/bulk uploads. Click on the Upload tab to begin uploading. 
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    • Activate. Click Activate on an uploaded file to get it added your channel and account. You can complete the basic information to quickly activate videos by adding a Title and adding to a Channel, then come back and edit later to add more information and options. It's a good idea to add as much information as possible to all your videos, including good description, for discovery and search engine purposes. 
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QUICK TIP: The Endavo system will automatically create your video "thumbnail"  (Landscape image) for display on your Web App, or you can upload your own or choose your own frame from video (after item is saved). You can also upload your own portrait images if you plan to use them at any point. 

Step 5 (optional). Manage your Playlist. Playlists determine which channels and videos are published to your Web App (and other apps and feeds). Playlists are then assigned to your App Options. 

QUICK TIP: for new OTT Channel Trial users, we have already set up a Default Playlist and assigned it to your Main App Options. We have also checked Auto Add Channels to your Default Playlist, so any new channels added will get added to the Default Playlist, therefor your Web App. 
    • Just click on Playlist tab and click on a playlist name. You can change options by clicking Edit then Save, or scroll down to add/remove channels and individual videos on your playlist 
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    • If you want to create a new Playlist (optional) click Playlists > Add New, then complete the short form and save. 
    • Add or change Playlist in App Options (optional) by clicking App Options > (Main App) > Edit

At this point, you should have your basic OTT Channel up and running. You’re ready to distribute your awesome content to the world and we’re stoked about that! But there is SOOO much more OTT superpower at your fingertips. To learn about more advanced Endavo options, like setting up subscriptions, live pay-per-view events, donations, and more, please review more Getting Started articles to keep going 🚀🚀🚀